In an exclusive clip from Family Guy’s upcoming Christmas episode — shared with Looper ahead of the episode’s premiere on Sunday, December 13 — Peter (voiced by series creator Seth MacFarlane) is more “bah humbug!” than he is merry and bright.
He’s seen outside in the front yard, patches of snow dotting the grass, putting up the “2020 Christmas decorations” with his son Chris (voiced by Seth Green) and anthropomorphic pet dog Brian (also voiced by MacFarlane). After Peter spouts out some harsh words and very questionable rhetoric about what the Griffin family’s nativity scene looks like this year, Chris asks him, “Dad, what are you saying?!” Peter, all in a huff, snaps back that he “doesn’t like what the world is” today, in our more inclusive society. Brian tells Peter to relax, but there’s another big reason why he can’t.
A Family Guy Christmas without Lois
Peter explains it in much more, ahem, sexist terms, but the Griffin family patriarch isn’t able to cool his jets, hold his horses, or take a deep breath and think of his happy place because his wife Lois (voiced by Alex Borstein), who usually spearheads several Christmas-decorating activities, “had to go help her sick aunt or something” and isn’t there to string up lights, hang wreaths, or place decorative white-wire reindeer in the yard.
The short synopsis for the episode, aptly and cleverly entitled “The First No L,” reveals that the other members of the Griffin family actually failed to help Lois with the Christmas shopping, so she walked out on them.
It’s now up to Peter, Chris, Brian, Meg (voiced by Mila Kunis), and Stewie (also voiced by MacFarlane) to save Christmas and make the holiday a happy one even without the help of Lois.
It’s sure to be a wild ride, as it is customary for Family Guy. Tune into the episode — the ninth one of Family Guy season 19 – this Sunday, December 13, at 9:30 PM ET/PT on Fox.