When You Wish Upon a Weinstein
Family Guy Season 3

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While Chris (voice of Seth Green) has problems with his math homework, an insurance salesman talks Peter (voice of Seth MacFarlane) into using Lois' (voice of Alex Borstein) rainy day money to buy "volcano insurance." When Lois finds out about it, she's very angry, and questions Peter's maturity. "If I'm a child," Peter responds, "you know what that makes you? A pedophile." When Peter finds out that Quagmire (MacFarlane) and Cleveland (voice of Mike Henry) both have Jewish people handling their finances, he decides to find a Jew of his own to help him with his money. He sings a little prayer, "I Need a Jew," to the heavens, and the next day, Max Weinstein (voice of Peter Riegert), an accountant, shows up at his door with car trouble. Peter convinces Max to get his money back from the insurance agent, and balance his checkbook. Peter even goes with Max to temple. Convinced that Judaism is the path to wisdom and financial security, Peter decides that Chris should convert and have a bar mitzvah. When the rabbi (voice of Ben Stein) at Temple Beth Thupporting Actor refuses to perform the ceremony, despite Peter's contention that his son is "bi-curious," Peter drags Chris off to Las Vegas for a quickie bar mitzvah. When Lois finds out where they've gone, she frantically races to stop them. This episode features the voices of Tom Kenny, Mark Hamill, and Ed McMahon. It was never aired on FOX, presumably due to its controversial nature. It eventually debuted on Cartoon Network, with one line from Peter's song changed, and was included in the Family Guy, Vol. 2 DVD set.

Cast

Seth MacFarlane
as Peter Griffin/Stewie Griffin/Brian Griffin
Ed McMahon
as Himself
Peter Riegert
as Max Weinstein
Alex Borstein
as Lois Griffin
Seth Green
as Chris Griffin
Ben Stein
as Rabbi Golberg
Mila Kunis
as Meg Griffin
Mark Hamill
as Luke Skywalker
Ricky Blitt
as Mordecai
Bob Denver
as Gilligan
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