Family Guy Review: "The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair"
In a great episode of Family Guy, the show went back to its roots by bringing back our favorite evil baby.
If anyone’s been wondering, like myself, just why Stewie has stopped trying to kill Lois and traveling back in time, it’s because Stewie has a weakness: his feet. This is what we learned on "The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair."
By trying to infuse himself with evil, Stewie accidentally creates an evil clone of himself, the only difference being the reverse colors of his overalls and shirt. Unfortunately, Evil Stewie doesn’t possess the subtle evilness of our beloved Original Stewie and goes on a murderous rampage, in which he kills Koolaid Man and laps up his “blood.”
In an epic fight of evil naked babies, Original Stewie and Evil Stewie battle for Brian and the right to be the only evil baby on the show. Because they’ve destroyed each other’s clothing, Brian can’t tell them apart anymore. When one of the Stewies laugh at his feet, Brian blasts him and go home with Stewie... or so we think.
In an alternate plot, neglected Meg finally gets some love and attention. In taking care of Joe Swanson, she falls in love with him and wants to be the mother of his children. Despite all the gross gore from Evil Stewie’s rampage, I would say the most shocking scene of the episode came when Meg breastfeeds Susie Swanson! Something about that is so primal and disturbing.
We will actually see a follow-up to the Evil Stewie storyline? Ponder that as you review a few Family Guy quotes from the episode:
Bonnie: I need these voiceover checks to support my gambling addiction. | permalink
Meg: We haven't made love in two weeks!
Joe: We haven't made love ever! | permalink
Meg: Sometimes, it's really hard being me. So I guess I just make "meganaid."
Joe: That sounds disgusting. | permalink
Joe: Hey can you tell me what that Lady Gaga is? Is that a band... or a soda, or a store, or one of those terms like "donkey punch?"
Joe: Is it a douche? Is Lady Gaga a douche? Well, whatever it is, I don't like it. | permalink