|Mr. Weed as a ghost|
40's (estimate; deceased)
Boss of Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory
Mr. Jonathan Weed is the owner of The Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory and Peter's first boss. He first appeared in "Death Has a Shadow". In "Mr. Saturday Knight", Mr. Weed choked to death and the toy factory was torn down and replaced with an adult toy factory, putting all of his employees (including Peter) out of a job. He was voiced by Butch Hartman in the pilot episode, before being replaced by Carlos Alazraqui for the rest of the series.
Mr. Weed was never revealed to be homosexual; however, he preferred the company of men within his chamber quarters, and there are several instances that suggest he was gay. In "A Hero Sits Next Door", after he hires a ringer named Guillermo to play for his company's softball team, Peter says that he walked into the locker room and saw Guillermo "bench pressing" Mr. Weed. In the same episode, he describes Joe Swanson as attractive. In "The King Is Dead", Peter invents Mr. Zucchini Head which resembled a vibrating sex toy. Mr. Weed takes the toy into his office and does not come back out with it. In a scene from "Death Has a Shadow", Peter breaks off the penis from The Statue of David and throws it through Mr. Weed's window. Mr. Weed names it Eduardo and takes ownership of it. In "Mr. Saturday Knight", at the showing of his will for the company, the lawyer accidentally plays a tape of Weed making breakfast in his underwear and being filmed by a male companion.
In "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar", he collaborates with Gloria Ironbachs in deciding to discipline Peter by sending him to women's sensitivity training.
He was a fan of the Boston Red Sox, as seen in "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington" when he roots against the New York Yankees.
When Brian asks the ethnic origin of the name "Weed" in "Mr. Saturday Knight", Mr. Weed tells him the name was given to his grandfather when he came to America. He then informs Brian his real name is Bermuda Grass. Mr. Weed died in the Griffin home after accidentally choking on a dinner roll. After his funeral, Mr. Weed left a videotaped will to all his employees. The tape first shows another man videotaping Mr. Weed making an omelet, followed by the embarrassed lawyer fast-forwarding it to the real will. Mr. Weed then surprisingly reveals that the Happy-Go-Lucky Toy Factory is to be demolished in order to make way for the Happy-Go-Lucky Terminal Disease Institute. As a result, Peter and his co-workers all lose their jobs. Peter seems to be hit the hardest, and he struggles for a job for several episodes. Ironically, the dinner was meant to impress Mr. Weed enough to give him a promotion, which Peter received just before Mr. Weed's death and ensuing dissolution of the company.
He wasn't mentioned again until "Lois Kills Stewie". When Stewie is about to execute Lois, he tells her, "Say hello to Cleveland for me. . . oh, and Mr. Weed."
Mr. Weed is a tall, lanky Italian man, with slightly dark skin. He has slickly whirly black hair and a pencil thin black mustache. He wears a black suit with a red tie and a white shirt underneath. He also wears black pants and black shoes.
Mr. Weed is a stern and particular boss and a strictly no-nonsense kind of guy. He takes the toy making business very seriously and is especially despondent with Peter's tomfoolery. For some reason, Mr. Weed is too forgiving of Peter's antics and continues to let him work for his company, when he really shouldn't.
Mr. Weed is a homosexual, a running gag is for him to engage in all sorts of queer behavior, which range from mildly effeminate subtleties and blatantly homosexual acts of gayness. He is very sexually active, especially with his husband, who he can't seem to keep his hands off of. Despite being in a committed relationship, Mr. Weed has made sexual passes at other men and cheated on his husband.
- Death Has a Shadow
- Do and Die
- A Hero Sits Next Door
- Mind the Baby Gap
- Wasted Talent
- Holy Crap
- The King is Dead
- Da Boom (Cameo)
- I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar
- Employee for Fire
- Love is in the Air (Cameo)
- Pubic Indecency
- Power Over Peter
- Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington
- The Sandloss
- One if by Clam, Two if by Sea (Mentioned)
- Mr. Saturday Knight
- Lois Kills Stewie (Mentioned)
- Coma Guy (Imagination Sequence; Non-Speaking Cameo)