“Family Guy” made a brief visit to Chicago during Sunday’s episode, “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” And like most things “Family Guy,” it was both funny and insulting.
Peter is sent on a business trip to Chicago and – at the recommendation of two local business men, one of whom calls Chicago “one of the great cities of the world” – visits the Art Institute of Chicago. While at the museum, Peter opts for the audio tour, narrated by late Chicago actor Dennis Farina.
“Hey there, chief. Dennis Farina here and welcome to our museum,” said Farina in one of his last roles before passing away in July. “Just so you know, I’ll be eating through most of this. … ah, man, that’s good sausage.”
Peter listens on as Farina talks about the museum’s art, including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s At the Moulin Rouge, which can, in fact, be found at the Art Institute, and Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory, which is actually part of the collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
“Here’s a picture by this guy Salvador Dali,” Farina said. “This guy, I’m telling you, was a freakin’ wackadoodle.”
Griffin is so inspired by what he witnesses, he decides to visit other cities and become more cultured. He isn’t, however, as big of a fan of the women of Chicago.
“Man, I’m like the fifth most attractive woman in Chicago,” Griffin said while walking the streets.
See what I mean about insulting?
This was the second time “Family Guy” referenced the Art Institute. Stewie reenacted the Art Institute scene in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” during an episode in season five, but for some reason referred to it as the Chicago Museum of Art.
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