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A Bag of Weed

A Bag of Weed is a song sung by Stewie and Brian in “420”, as a song of political protest, to legalize marijuana. It is set to the tune of the song, “Me Ol’ Bamboo” from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang“.

The song was featured again in “Griffin Winter Games”, where a flashback, showed Meg being edited into the scene, wherein she noted that marijuana was legal in Alaska.

Lyrics

Stewie: Now, everybody gather round and listen if you would
When I tell you every person needs a way of feeling good.
Brian: Every kitty needs a ball of string and every dog a stick
Stewie & Brian: But all you need is a bag of weed to really get a kick.
All: One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight!
A bag o’ weed, a bag o’ weed
Oh, everything is better with a bag o’ weed.
It’s the only help that you’ll ever need
Because everything is better with a bag o’ weed!
Stewie (Speaking): There you go. You’re all getting it now.
Ensemble: When Texas people wanna feel good,
Stewie (Speaking): They go assault a queer.
Ensemble: When stupid people need a thrill,
Brian (Speaking): They rent The Rocketeer.
Ensemble: When Michael Jackson needs a rush,
Stewie (Speaking): He humps a guy like me.
Ensemble: Right!
All: But all we need is a bag o’ weed to keep us worry free.
One, two, three, ho!
A bag o’ weed, a bag o’ weed
Oh, everything is better with a bag o’ weed.
No, you don’t need meth and you don’t need speed
Because everything is better with a bag o’ weed.
Stewie (Speaking): Have a go, Brian.
Brian: As Mr. H. L. Mencken said, “The common man’s a fool”
Stewie: And just like Helen Keller said, “Poof do kee dee poh pool.”
Brian: But try and use your heads and don’t buy into all the fear
All: Hey!
Because all we need is a bag o’ weed
To make us wanna cheer.
And one, two
A bag o’ weed, a bag o’ weed
Oh, everything is better with a bag o’ weed.
You can try and fight, but we’re all agreed
Because everything is better with a bag o’ weed.
(instrumental break)
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight
And a one, two, three, four
And a five, and a six, and a seven. Oh!
A bag o’ weed, a bag o’ weed
Oh, everything is better with a bag o’ weed.
You’re a happy guy when you plant the seed
Because everything is better with a bag
O’
Weed!
Oh, everything is better with a bag of weed!

A Bag of Weed is a song sung by Stewie and Brian in "420", as a song of political protest, to legalize marijuana. It is set to the tune of the song, "Me Ol' Bamboo" from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". The song was featured again in "Griffin Winter Games", where a flashback, showed Meg being edited…

420 (19 Apr. 2009)

TV Episode | TV-14 | 22 min | Animation , Comedy

Brian becomes the leading proponent for legalization of marijuana in Quahog.

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When you have writers, they are obviously going to be people with opinions. Most shows, especially those that serve as social commentary (Family Guy, South Park, The Simpsons) are going to express those opinions loud and clear, but, rarely are they as preachy as this, Seth MacFarlane’s rationale of why marijuana should be legalized. It’s as preachy as one of those old after school specials, but with the morals reversed.

Quagmire gets a new cat, and it changes him. Peter, Cleaveland, Joe and Brian go in to pull a prank on Quagmire’s cat, but Peter ends up killing it. On the way back from disposing the cat, Peter is pulled over and Brian is caught with weed. Brian preaches to the man, and with Stewie’s help gets pot legalized. Peter and Lois’s dad Carter try to make an anti-pot campaign meanwhile. Mediocrity ensues.

Brian in recent years seems to have become, more than any other character, the mouthpiece for the writers. Brian makes some valid points, but every episode where Brian fights for or against something just seems like the writers hiding behind this character. Unlike in South Park, there is no cleverness involved in proving a point. Instead, it’s as though someone is just telling us why something should be, and never is the opposite viewpoint given. This show, especially this episode, are becoming like Michael Moore documentaries. They have the passion behind them, but never any opposite views, and this episode just isn’t very funny anyway.

“Family Guy” is a one sided show, and this episode shows how one sided it really is. Whether or not you’re for the legalization of marijuana, you can still see how preachy this episode is. Maybe Mr. MacFarlane should release a documentary on why this issue is important to him instead of putting fans of his series through episodes like this.

My rating: * 1/2 out of ****. 30 mins. TV14

Directed by Julius Wu, James Purdum, Peter Shin. With Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis. Brian becomes the leading proponent for legalization of marijuana in Quahog.