The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou


The voice of a guest at the tanning-party which Stewie is hosting was provided by Mike Barker. Seth MacFarlane comments on the DVD commentary that "its nice to hear Mike Barker back on Family Guy," as Barker had performed multiple voices of characters in previous episodes. Peter stating "I'm going to prison, aren't I" when hiding up the tree caused a little bit of trouble for the show. A sketch had been created showing Brian falling asleep when watching "Late Night with Bib Fortuna" while Stewie was still in the tanning booth, but it did not seem good enough to air, so it was never broadcast. When Stewie is being sprayed by Brian with sun-screen, Ralph Furley enters the room and believes Brian to be ejaculating over Stewie. The cream was originally intended to keep squirting out of the bottle as if Brian were continuing to ejaculate despite Mr. Furley's presence, but it "did not seem to go ahead" and was removed completely. MacFarlane comments that he was amazed that broadcasting standards allowed them to do what they did not the televised version. A deleted scene was made and designed to happen directly after Peter makes Meg throw-up in the kitchen by releasing wind next to her which showed Peter giving Chris his lunch money for school, then taking it off him as he is boarding the school bus. The gag showing Dick Cheney at a Walmart telling customers to "go fuck yourself" was described by MacFarlane to be "way too unacceptable" for television and was thus censored. Peter falling to the floor after being pushed away from hitting Randy by Chris was very difficult to do, as it is difficult to do slow-motion in animation.

Cultural references

An unused ending to the episode had been similar to the ending of 1984 American comedy film "Revenge of the Nerds", but "it never really clicked", hence, it was not broadcast. Stewie at a party with other tan-obsessed people is a reference to the Tony Lacey scene in "Annie Hall".] adding that "The idea of Peter going overboard with his newfound desire to bully his family and friends is also not quite as funny as it could have been." In a negative review by Brett Love of TV Squad. he noted " [the episode] was something of the opposite of "Peter's Two Dads." Where that one excelled with the structure of the story, this one wasn't as strong. [cite web|url=|title=Family Guy: The Tan Aquatic With Steve Zissou|publisher=TV Squad|author=Love, Brett|date=February 19, 2007|accessdate=2008-02-01]


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* [ "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou"] at The Internet Movie Database
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