Plot[ edit ] Upset that Cleveland left the quartet to move to Stoolbend, Virginia, Peter , Quagmire and Joe decide to interview potential friends to fill the vacancy, and are approached by a fellow bar patron named Jerome. After impressing the group with his dart skills , they decide to let Jerome join as their new fourth member.
Later, when Peter introduces Jerome to Lois , she reveals that the two used to date. Peter grows jealous and, in a fit of drunken rage, throws a bottle through the window of Jerome's home, inadvertently causing a fire and burning down his house. Jerome, unaware of the fact that Peter was the vandal who burned down his house, later told Lois "When I find the guy who did it, I'm gonna rip his arms off and do his wife in front of him!
As time goes on, Peter cannot contain his jealousy and eventually appears to dress as a member of the Ku Klux Klan , though it is immediately revealed that Peter's intention is to dress as a ghost carrying a torch, kicking Jerome out. During an argument, Lois reveals that Jerome had bought Peter a gift, and he goes on to apologize to Jerome for being so insensitive.
Jerome forgives him and he remains friends with Peter, but admits to having had sex with Meg , to which Peter indifferently responds. Meanwhile, Brian tries to join Peter's group, but Peter says it is not a good idea because Quagmire dislikes him.
Brian attempts to rectify the situation outside Quagmire's house. However, Brian ends up making things worse by mistaking Quagmire's sister, who is hiding out from her abusive boyfriend, for one of his dates.
Brian tricks Quagmire into going to dinner with him by making him think Cheryl Tiegs , Quagmire's long-lost love, is the one inviting him. At dinner, Brian attempts to make small talk, but Quagmire does not soften up.
Finally, Brian asks Quagmire why he does not like him. Quagmire responds with an angry tirade detailing everything about Brian he finds reprehensible, at the end of which he calls Brian "a big, sad, alcoholic bore". Brian then returns home, having been crying on the way back.
Stewie cheers him up by saying that he only needs to like himself, and then professes his own admiration for Brian by letting him spend the night in his room. Production and development[ edit ] Kevin Michael Richardson provided the voice of Jerome. First announced at the San Diego Comic-Con International , the episode was written by series regular John Viener, and directed by Brian Iles before the conclusion of the eighth production season.
The episode was produced to introduce a new fourth member to replace Cleveland Brown , after removing him from Family Guy, in order to create the spin-off series The Cleveland Show , which is also executive produced by Seth MacFarlane , as well as his voice actor, Mike Henry , and writer Richard Appel. Peter then goes on to express his desire to finally replace Cleveland, stating that their group is just like the Muppets character Statler without Waldorf.
Racing to the kitchen, the two discover that she was only complimenting his food, with Don Knotts as Ralph Furley from the sitcom Three's Company also appearing. It was followed by MacFarlane's second show, American Dad! It was watched by 7. The episode also acquired a 3. Club's Todd VanDerWerff commented that he thought the episode "started out well before sort of just petering out as the episode went on," comparing it to South Park 's attempt to replace Kenny McCormick , before ultimately reintroducing the character into the series.
In the conclusion of his review, VanDerWerff praised Quagmire's monologue, commenting "it's certainly amusing that the show is spending all of this time tearing down the one character who's a mouthpiece for the creator. Archived from the original on Richardson, Kevin Michael