family guy

After a ridiculous episode in which Peter Griffin shoots Cleveland Brown, Jr, the son of his black friend and next door neighbor, and nearly burns down their home, Brown, Sr. shows Family Guy viewers how to get the media to disappear and stop covering a shooting. At the end of the episode, Peter Griffin takes responsibility for the shooting, telling the angry mob that Cleveland, Jr. didn’t do anything wrong.

Peter surrenders himself to the police and is prepared to go to prison for his mistakes when Cleveland, steps in and takes the blame himself, telling reporter Tricia Takanawa, “I, Cleveland Brown, a black man, shot Cleveland Brown, Jr., another black man.” The assembled crowd immediately disappears.

Brown: Wait a minute. Peter didn’t shoot my son. I did. Peter was just taking the blame for me. He’s a good friend.

Takanawa: Eh, Mr. Brown, what exactly are you saying?

Brown: I’m saying that I, Cleveland Brown, a black man, shot Cleveland Brown, Jr., another black man.

Peter Griffin: Wait, wh-where did everybody go?

Brown: You want to make the media go away? Just mention black-on-black crime.

Brian Griffin: Boy, the world we live in, huh?

Art imitates life.