Burning Down the Bayit
Peter, Quagmire and Mort decide to burn Goldman's Pharmacy down to collect insurance money.
Season: 10 Episode: 15
Total Episode Count: 180
Prod. no.: 9ACX13
First Aired: March 4, 2012
Guest Starring: Scott Bakula
Featuring: Mort, Peter, Quagmire, Joe
Also Appearing: Lois, Stewie, Brian, Chris, Meg, Bonnie, Dr. Hartman, Tom Tucker, Joyce Kinney, Miss Dumont, The Beatles, Scott Bakula, W. C. Fields, RoboCop, Wheel-Cher
Musical Numbers: If I Could Turn Back Time, If This Is It
Director: Jerry Langford
: Michael RundleWriters
: Chris Sheridan Storyboarders
: Megan Kelly
, Michael Loya
, Dave Sherburne Plot
After Peter gets Quagmire hurt when he runs over one of Brian's bones with the lawnmower, they stop by Mort's pharmacy to get some antibiotics. There they find out that Mort is overwhelmed with financial troubles since Muriel died as she was able to cheat the customers successfully. They try to help out but make things worse and end up killing a bus load of teenagers. Desperate, Mort tells of how his cousin's place burned down leaving him with a large settlement. Quagmire has some reservations but they agree to the plot and burn down the pharmacy.
After they collect, Quagmire continues to worry and Joe seems to hang around more than they expect. When Joe starts to discover they things aren't adding up at the fire, the guys try to distract him. As Quagmire is about to crack, Joe arrives after finding a voice mail of Peter talking about the crime after accidentally dialing Joe with his phone in his pocket and places the group under arrest. Mort threatens to run but refuses after seeing his old gym teacher ready to laugh at him.
At the station, Joe interrogates the guys with varying degrees of success. When he points out they are going away for the crime, they question whether or not he had ever been screwed over by an insurance company. Joe recalls that after his paralyzing accident, the insurance company refused to pay for a procedure that would have saved his legs. While Joe still feels that the guys committed a crime, he erases the evidence and frees the guys.