|Season 1, Episode 18|
|Air date||May 30, 1999|
Chitty Chitty Death Bang
Road to Rhode Island
Da Boom is the third of season two of Family Guy. It is the tenth episode, overall.
The Griffins bring in the New Millennium with a bang.
On December 31, 1999, a costumed man warns Peter about the dangers of Y2K. Peter locks his family up in a bomb shelter that evening. A nuclear holocaust occurs at the stroke of midnight, destroying much of Quahog and mutating or injuring many of the surviving citizens. The Griffins are free from mutations.
When food runs out, the family travels to Natick, Massachusetts, in hopes that the “Twinkie” factory survived. On the way, Stewie is exposed to nuclear waste and later mutates into an octopus-like creature. Upon their arrival at Natick, they establish a town, dubbed New Quahog, which Peter mismanages into chaos. Octopus Stewie notices that he has put on weight, and then begins to lay eggs.
Peter is eventually kicked out of the town he founded, and his family follows him, deciding where they should go next: a Carvel factory in Framingham, Massachusetts. Meanwhile, Stewie’s spawn hatch, and begin to kill the New Quahog citizens.
The episode ends in a live-action parody of a famous episode of Dallas, where Pam Ewing wakes to find her husband Bobby in the shower. She tells him about the episode, which was apparently a dream. This is a parody of the famous Dallas shower scene, where an entire previous season of Dallas was revealed as a dream.
- After Peter pushes Lois into the basement and before Act 1 ended, Lois, Chris, Meg, Stewie, and Brian put on their radiation suits onscreen. Lois is first to put on a radiation suit, Chris is second to put it on, Meg is third to put it on, Stewie is fourth to put on radiation suit (Stewie has trouble putting on his radiation suit so Lois puts it on Stewie), and Brian is last to put it on.