Nursing home life doesn't agree with Carter

Grumpy Old Man
After Lois' father falls asleep while driving, the Griffins visit retirement communities in Florida.

Season: 10 Episode: 9
Total Episode Count: 174
Prod. no.: 9ACX07
First Aired: December 11, 2011

Guest Starring: Adam Carolla, R. Lee Ermey
Featuring: Carter Pewterschmidt, Barbara Pewterschmidt, Peter Griffin
Also Appearing: Lois Griffin, Chris, Meg, Brian, Stewie, Quagmire, Tom Tucker, Joyce Kinney, Tricia Takanawa, Joe, Herbert, Consuela, Death, Superdeath, Mayor Adam West, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, Ryan, Bill, McCartle, Dr. Grace Augustine, Jake Sully, Angela Lansbury
Musical Numbers: Grampa's Here, Criminal

Director: John Holmquist

Assistant Director: Rick Del Carmen
Writers: Dave Ihlenfeld, David Wright
Storyboarders: Won Ki Cho, Mark Covell, Debbie Shin


It’s winter in Quahog, and Lois’ parents, Carter and Babs, take Stewie away on a trip. But when Carter falls asleep at the wheel, he ends up in the hospital. When Joe comes to take away his driver's license, he wonders what he'll do about his work. Babs and the family talk him into taking retirement.


The guys and the Griffins suddenly find themselves stuck with Carter hanging out with them. Peter and Lois convince her parents to move to Florida to check out retirement communities, but after looking things over Carter refuses to consider living there until Peter talks him into giving it a shot for one day. After Peter takes him shopping and playing bingo, Carter comes to like it and the Griffins leave Carter and Babs behind and return to Quahog.

Six months later Lois gets a call from her mother that there is something wrong with her father. The family rushes back down to Florida to find Carter listless and unresponsive. While Lois and Babs worry, Peter hits on an idea of taking Carter back to his office at Pewterschmidt Industries Peter explains that his plan is to put some challenge back into Carter's life and starts by issuing a series of instructions for the company until Carter snaps out of his funk and takes control again. Carter insists that he'll never retire and they agree that they'll never try to put him in a nursing home again. Just then, Peter's mom calls from the nursing home where she is to complain and tries to talk Peter into visiting for Thanksgiving while Peter remains non-committal. When he is finished, Lois makes sure she stays in the home.

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