Chris starts High School, and then joins the Peace Corps
Season: 4 Episode: 13
Total Episode Count: 63
Prod. no.: 4ACX16
First Aired: September 25, 2005
Guest Starring: Carrie Fisher, Jay Mohr
Featuring: Chris Griffin, Peter Griffin
Also Appearing: Lois, Meg, Stewie, Brian, Quagmire, Joe, Cleveland, Adam West, Evil Monkey, Gary, Karen, Chief Oleki, Loka, Hidalgo, Beth, Patty, Doug, Angela, Opie, S&M cow, King Arthur Griffin, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Paul Reiser, Kevin Federline, Will Ferrell, Joe Pesci, Sandy Duncan, Lou Gehrig, Vincent Gambini, Guinevere
Musical Numbers: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, My Left Foot, Pancakes
Director: Seth Kearsley
: Perry ZombolasWriters
: Mark Hentemann Storyboarders
: Aldin Baroza
, Zeus Cervas
, Eric Moxcey Plot
Chris is excited to become a freshman at the local high school, until Joe tells Chris about the “Freshman Hunt,” a hazing ritual in which the freshmen are beaten with paddles by everyone. When Chris shows up at school Lois yells out “Freshman!” to lure over other students. After a short chase Chris is caught, and is paddled by several people, including the mayor. As a result, Chris asks Brian for advice and he tells of joining the Peace Corps.
In the meantime, Peter, who has been unemployed for quite some time, goes to work at the Pawtucket Brewery, where drinking on the job is allowed as long as the employee can control himself. But Peter can’t control his drinking, so he is demoted to working for a mentally handicapped man whom he can’t understand, but is more qualified than him.
Chris decides to join the Corps and goes to South America, where he becomes popular with the natives. When he gets the tribe to dance, he is married to the chief’s daughter, as dictated by the tribe’s customs.
When Lois learns of this she immediately travels down to the country with the rest of the family. Disillusioned with his new job, Peter is as eager to go there as anyone else. Upon their arrival Peter is seen as the richest man in the country with just $37. Many of the natives of the country then become Peter’s slave for just nickels and dimes. When Chris accuses Peter of “using” the natives to escape his troubles Lois points out that that is also what Chris did. Chris then decides to return to Rhode Island, telling his wife that he must leave her, casually referring to his status as a freshman. The natives respond exactly as the upperclassmen in Quahog do, so they chase the Griffins with spears and poison darts. The Griffins escape on a seaplane, but forget Meg, who is left face-down in the river riddled with darts and arrows.