The family as a singing group

Don't Make Me Over
Tired of being ugly, Lois gets Meg a makeover.

Season: 4 Episode: 4
Total Episode Count: 54
Prod. no.: 4ACX03
First Aired: June 5, 2005

Guest Starring: Tara Strong, Gene Simmons
Featuring: Peter Griffin, Lois Griffin, Meg Griffin, Chris Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian
Also Appearing: Glenn Quagmire, Joe Swanson, Cleveland Brown, Mort Goldman, Patty, Esther, Ruth, Mayor Adam West, Horace, Gene Simmons, Tom Tucker, Connie DiMico, Gina, Craig Hoffman, Tricia Takanawa, Dr. Diddy, Effeminate cow, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Iovine, Ms. Swan, Neil Armstrong, George W. Bush, Tony, Dorothy, The Tin Man, Scarecrow
Musical Numbers: The Morning After, Don't Stop Believin', Gonna Buy Me a Rainbow, I Want to Have Intercourse with You

Director: Sarah Frost

Assistant Director: Jeff Stewart
Writers: Gene Laufenberg
Storyboarders: Aldin Baroza


Meg asks Craig Hoffman on a date, but he turns her down. She looks to her family for support. In an effort to cheer her up, Lois takes Meg to the mall, where Tricia Takanawa is giving away free makeovers. Meg gets the ultimate makeover and instantly becomes popular.

Don't stop believing

Meanwhile, the Drunken Clam is suffering due to a mall built across the street, so Peter and friends drag out a karaoke machine that Horace had kept in a storage room. When Peter, Cleveland, Quagmire and Joe team up to sing Journey’s song “Don't Stop Believin'”, people swarm to the bar. Thrilled with their success, the group starts a band and travel to their first gig at a prison. The band, named "Fat, Horny, Black, and Joe", is about to launch into their opening number when they realize they don’t know any songs, and the prisoners riot as a result. Peter’s family, who are attending to support him, hastily take the stage and sing.

Despite the family’s talent, their producer Dr. Diddy is more interested in exploiting Meg’s new look to make her a teen sex symbol. Meg’s newfound stardom goes to her head, causing resentment among the other family members; nevertheless, they travel to New York to perform on Saturday Night Live. Meg is immediately seduced by Jimmy Fallon and loses her virginity to him; she fails to realize that the entire encounter is being aired on live television, despite the fact that Fallon keeps glancing at the camera and laughing. Peter attacks Fallon on stage and beats him up, because Peter dislikes his acting. The Griffins return home, where Meg reverts to her old look, saying “being beautiful is too much work.” The episode then ends with a Saturday Night Live-style goodbye, leading into Showtime At The Apollo. When Brian shuts it off, he defends himself when he tells the audience he does not believe it to be due to his aforementioned racism towards blacks, then proceeds to bark at them.

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