The 2000-Year-Old Virgin (Family Guy)

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The 2000-Year-Old Virgin (Family Guy)
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An episode that features a religious figure trying to get laid is bound to cause quite a storm amongst fans.
Series: Family Guy
Part of Season: 13
Episode Number: 6
Air Date: December 7, 2014
Writer: Ted Jessup
Director: Joseph Lee
Previous episode: Turkey Guys
Next episode: Stewie, Chris, and Brian’s Excellent Adventure


The 2000-Year-Old Virgin is the 6th episode of the 13th season of Family Guy.

Plot

Peter tries to get Jesus hooked up with a woman after learning that Jesus is still a virgin after 2000 years

Why It Sucks

  1. The main problem with this episode is how it portrays the religious figure, Jesus Of Nazareth. The episode portrays Jesus as a deceptive womanizer who has the habit of sleeping with a married woman once a year and bribes their husbands to let him do this with gifts. This portrayal of Jesus is considered to be blasphemous to many Christian fans of this show.
  2. The blasphemy does not stop there as one of the Ten Commandments Christianity has is "thou shall not commit adultery", yet the episode reveals that Jesus has committed adultery multiple times with married women, which makes him and God look like hypocrites through their episode portrayals of them and how God seemingly lets Jesus engage in this kind of behavior.
  3. Misleading Title: Even though the title says "The 2000 Year Old Virgin", the episode reveals that Jesus is not a virgin and that he lost his virginity a long time ago.
    • The title of this episode is distasteful and lazy as it is not only focuses on an episode where a religious figure tries to lose his "virginity", but the title seems to be rehashes from the American Dad! episode "The 42 year Old Virgin", which is just as controversial albeit for different reasons.
  4. Peter is very unlikable in this episode as he not only allows Jesus to try to sleep with Lois but the episode also implies that Peter is a pedophile and in possession of child pornography as he dumps his laptop into a lake with that laptop implied to have obscene photos of underage kids on it.
  5. There are a lack of jokes in this episode and the jokes that do exist in the episode are unfunny and distasteful, ranging from the aforementioned laptop dumping to a cutaway that makes fun of Carrie Underwood and her song “Jesus Take The Wheel”.
  6. The dream sequence Peter has while he relaxes in the massage chair Jesus bribed him with is very cringeworthy and can be considered just as blasphemous as the dream depicts Jesus and Lois making love on a picnic mat outdoors while Peter watches from a water tube.
  7. Sexism and misandry towards men is seemingly promoted in this episode as it depicts all of the male characters as perverts and teaches that all men are by nature perverted people who can’t control their lust, which is not true.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Lois is likable in this episode as while she had cheated on Peter in the past, she resists the temptation to sleep with Jesus, and she wasn't flanderized like she usually is.
  2. The Tasmanian Devil cutaway is somewhat touching.

Reception

The 2000-Year-Old Virgin was condemned by several Christian news outlets as they criticized the episode for it’s portrayal of Jesus with several of these outlets calling the episode "blasphemous". It received a 5.8/10 on IMDb.[1]

Trivia

The title is a reference to the Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks comedy sketch The 2000-Year-Old Man as well as the film "The 40-Year-Old Virgin".

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