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|in_a_sentence=There's a new guy in town.
|first_aired= May 2, 1999
|first_aired= April 25, 1999
|guest_starring=[[Patrick Warburton]], [[Jennifer Tilly]], [[Jon Cryer]], [[Michelle Kwan]]
|guest_starring=[[Patrick Warburton]], [[Jennifer Tilly]], [[Jon Cryer]], [[Michelle Kwan]]
|featuring=[[Peter Griffin|Peter]], [[Joe Swanson]], [[Bonnie Swanson]]
|featuring=[[Peter Griffin|Peter]], [[Joe Swanson]], [[Bonnie Swanson]]

Revision as of 16:07, July 21, 2013

Lois and Stewie meet Joe Swanson.

A Hero Sits Next Door
There's a new guy in town.

Season: 1 Episode: 3
Total Episode Count: 3
Prod. no.: 1ACX05
First Aired: April 25, 1999

Guest Starring: Patrick Warburton, Jennifer Tilly, Jon Cryer, Michelle Kwan
Featuring: Peter, Joe Swanson, Bonnie Swanson
Also Appearing: Lois, Meg, Stewie, Brian, Chris, Kevin, Mr. Weed, Johnson, Tom Tucker, Guillermo, Hideo, Little Orphan Timmy, Tammy, Teletubbies, The Grinch, Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, Michelle Kwan, Vanna White, Pat Sajak
Musical Numbers: Jesus Loves Me

Director: Monte Young

Writers: Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman
Storyboarders: Ron Brewer, Don Sciore


Mr. Weed introduces Guillermo, a ringer he hired to ensure the company’s victory at the annual softball game. Peter injures Guillermo with a wild pitch during practice and must find a new player to replace him.

Meanwhile, Lois is trying to become friends with the new neighbors, much to Peters disapproval, until he discovers that his new neighbor, Joe Swanson, played ball in college and invites him to play; when Joe shows up on the field, however, Peter (and the other players) are horrified to see that he is wheelchair-bound, and yells, “Holy crip, he’s a crapple!” in confusion. Joe turns out to be a fantastic player, however, and leads the team to victory. In addition, he is also a heroic policeman, and soon becomes very popular to others.

The fame of Joe makes Peter jealous, and wants to be a hero too. Peter decides to perform a heroic deed to compete with Joe and attempts to stop a bank robbery in progress. He and Brian are taken hostage until Joe convinces the robbers to surrender. Peter is disappointed, but his family tells him that he is their hero.

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