Lois and Peter take a romantic gondola ride
The Griffins go to Italy.
Season: 12 Episode: 05
Total Episode Count: 215
Prod. no.: BACX04
First Aired: November 17, 2013
Guest Starring: Michelle Dockery
Featuring: Peter Griffin, Lois Griffin
Also Appearing: Meg, Chris, Stewie, Brian, Rupert, Joe, Tom Tucker, Tricia Takanawa, Bart Simpson, Rallo Tubbs, Bobby Hill, Steve Smith, Allen Gregory, Louise Belcher, Bender, Manny Delgado, Bob Hanley, Jim, Southern Italian Peter, Joe's Mom, Digger, Mr. Spock, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mario, Luigi, Mr. Miyagi, Daniel LaRusso, Dean Martin, Steve Buscemi
Musical Numbers: Volare, The Star-Spangled Banner, Break-a the Poops Up, Bouncin' Around Italia
Director: Mike Kim
: Anthony AgrusaWriters
: Wellesley Wild Storyboarders
: Helen Kim
, Eric Sanford
, Debbie Shin Plot
When the Griffins find out that the airlines are in a price war, Lois talks Peter into taking a trip to Europe. Peter is reluctant and tries to convince the family to stay home but Lois lands a set of tickets to Italy and fools Peter into thinking they are going to a water park until they are on the plane. Despite Peter's anger at being tricked, Lois tries to get him to look on the bright side of sparking their romance. They tour Italy but Peter decides he would rather stay in the hotel room so Lois goes off without him. Brian criticizes Peter and makes him look out the hotel window as Lois decides to on a scooter ride with an Italian guy. Peter tries to intercept them but Lois brushes him off. Peter gets advice from Dean Martin to show her some Italian charm and approaches Lois with a new attitude. Lois is reluctant to buy into it at first but Peter goes to great lengths and eventually wins her over.
Feeling that their life has become much better, Peter burns their passports and decides the family will stay in Italy. A month later, they have become fully integrated as Italians. However, Lois worries that they are falling behind with Peter not working and longs to return home. The family goes to the consulate to get their passports back but find it is a bureaucratic nightmare. Facing an expensive, long wait, they decide to sneak back into America. Stowing away on a cargo ship and posing as sex dolls, they eventually make it home. Looking back, they enjoyed their experience as Meg runs off with her new boyfriend Mario and his brother, Luigi.