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Peter's (voice of Seth MacFarlane) crusty old father, Francis (voice of Charles Durning), retires from Pawtucket Mills after 60 years. Francis is not exactly close to the family (he wanted Peter to marry a Catholic girl), but when Peter invites him to move in, he agrees. Stewie (voice of Seth MacFarlane) immediately adores the old tyrant, and takes to reading the Bible, but the rest of the family doesn't appreciate his domineering religiosity. "I didn't even know there was a 5:00 a.m. mass," says Chris (voice of Seth Green) one morning. "I didn't even know there was a 5:00 a.m." Peter claims the Bible is read in his house, but when Francis asks what his favorite book of it is, he fudges, "the one where Jesus swallows the puzzle piece and the man in the big yellow hat has to take him to the hospital?" Francis chastises Meg (voice of Lacey Chabert) for holding hands with the boy next door, and mistakes Chris' innocent trip to the bathroom for self-abuse. He even disapproves of the family watching The Dick Van Dyke Show. But things really get bad when Peter gets his father a job at his own place of employment, the toy factory. Francis' hard work quickly earns him a job as shop foreman. He's a tyrant, and when Peter tries to stand up to him, he gets fired. But Peter comes up with a "crazy idea" to resolve things. It involves kidnapping the Pope.