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Role reversal

Peter Problems
or, How Peter Got His Groove Back

Season: 12 Episode: 09
Total Episode Count: 219
Prod. no.: BACX08
First Aired: January 5, 2014

Guest Starring: Marlee Matlin
Featuring: Peter Griffin, Lois Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Joe Swanson
Also Appearing: Stewie, Brian, Chris, Meg, Dr. Hartman, Droopy Dog, Angela, Stella, Duke, Tom Huang, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy
Musical Numbers: Stayin' Alive

Director: Bob Bowen

Assistant Director: Jacob Hair
Writers: Teresa Hsiao
Storyboarders: Annemarie Brown, Jonathan Gebhart, Orlando Gumatay

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Peter gets a promotion at work to forklift operator, quickly becoming a master at it and treating the guys to fun. However, when he attempts to chug an entire vat of beer at work, he passes out, wrecks into a executive meeting and is fired. Lois nags Peter about getting another job and decides to get a job of her own to help out with the bills. After Lois lands a job as an assistant manager at a grocery store, Peter finds himself left in charge of the household while Lois works. But when Lois comes home and feels like a little romance, Peter discovers he is unable to perform.

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After being humiliated by the family, he goes to see Dr. Hartman on Lois' advice but the doctor is no help. At the Drunken Clam, he tells the guys and they volunteer to help him. Their various stunts fail and Quagmire decides that the solution is for Peter to get his old job back. He goes to bat for Peter with Angela and between his plea and Peter redeeming a "coupon" for a rehire, they succeed. At the grocery store, he tells Lois that not only did he get his job back, but his sex drive is back as they have sex right in the store.

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