It originally aired on Fox in the United States on March 21, The title of the episode, like Season 4's Peterotica and Petergeistis a portmanteau between "Peter" and " Harassment ". The episode follows Peter after he becomes a paparazzoand begins to annoy the citizens and local celebrities in Quahog, and eventually breaks his glasses.
Peter then becomes the target of sexual lust by his boss at the Pawtucket Brewery, Angelawho finds him attractive without his occasional eyewear. Continually refusing to have relations with her, Peter tries to avoid Angela, but she fires him and attempts suicideleaving him with no other choice but to acknowledge her deep-rooted sexual desires.
The episode was written by Chris Sheridan and directed by Julius Wu.
It received mostly mixed reviews from critics for its storyline and many cultural references, in addition to receiving some criticism from the family of Terri Schiavo for its opening act. According to Nielsen ratingsit was viewed in 6. Panning the camera down to another row in the auditorium, Peter notices actor Richard Dreyfussand begins recording him, while pestering him with personal Peter gets sexually harassed by his boss. Deciding to sell the video to TMZPeter quickly becomes enthralled with being a Paparazziand decides to buy a professional-grade video camera.
He then begins recording other town celebrities, including Tom TuckerMayor Adam Westand Ollie Williamsthe latter whom smashes Peter's camera, as well as his glasses. Unable to fix them in time for work the next day, he decides to wear contacts instead.
Once he arrives at work, his boss, Angela, notices something different about his appearance and develops a sexual attraction for him. Angela begins hitting on Peter, enlisting him to do various odd sexual favors for her. This culminates in her inviting Peter to her house one evening, which Peter realizes as an attempt to have sex with him.
Peter fears of going against her will result in being fired, and agrees to visit Angela. He then enlists his neighbor, Quagmireto go with him, and hides inside Peter's clothing, planning to have sex with Angela, in the place of Peter.
He soon backs out, however, when he finds Angela to be unattractive, leading Peter to have to refuse to have sex with her, and eventually being fired from his job.
Deciding to drink away his sorrows, Peter begins watching an old film featuring Robert Mitchumin which he slaps a woman. Mitchum then breaks the fourth wall and tells Peter to stand up for himself.
Deciding to use physical violence against Angela, Peter drives to her house where he finds her in her car in the garage, trying to die from carbon monoxide poisoning. Quickly resuscitating her, Angela confesses that she has no hope in life, after not having Peter gets sexually harassed by his boss with another man for more than ten years. Deciding to help her out by getting her a date with another man, Peter disguises himself as a high society Englishman named "Reginald Knickerbocker.
Peter, as Reginald, reluctantly agrees, rekindling her will to live. Seeing through his disguise, Angela then rehires Peter.
The episode was written by Family Guy executive producer Chris Sheridanwho joined the show in its first seasonwriting the second episode of the series " I Never Met the Dead Man ". Recurring guest voice actors John G. It was also followed by the short-lived live-action series Sons of Tucson. It was watched by 6. The episode also acquired a 3.
Reviews of the episode were mostly mixed, calling the storyline "a string of poorly executed jokes with some mild successes sprinkled here and there. Club called the storyline a "junk drawer," criticizing the writers' overuse of jokes, "in the hopes some of them [would] land. My first thought was how this attempt at satire must have been enormously difficult and painful for my mother.
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