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FGIfImLyingImDying

First Aired: April 4, 2000


Plot: Peter becomes very upset when NBC cancels his favorite show—Gumbel 2 Gumbel—a sitcom starring brothers Bryant Gumbel and Greg Gumbel. Lois suggests he use the series’ cancellation to help Chris improve his study habits. To get the show back on the air, Peter decides to tell the “Grant-a-Dream” Foundation (a parody of the Make-a-Wish Foundation) that being able to watch the show is Chris’s dying wish. To this end, he makes up a disease called “tumasyphilisitisosis,” the symptoms of which include growing extra nipples (actually pepperoni slices) across one’s torso. (Peter eats two of them, to the disgust of the Grant-a-Dream agent.)

An agreement is brokered between Grant-a-Dream and NBC in which the Gumbel show will be put back on the air if NBC can get the film rights to Chris’s death. Peter is overjoyed with Gumbel 2 Gumbel is back on the air, but he panics upon learning that mourners are holding a candlelit vigil on their front lawn. When the network comes to claim their part of the deal, Lois finds out about the scam and tells Peter to tell the truth, but he could possibly face prison time for fraud. Acting out of desperation, he casually claims to have cured him and gets off the hook. Thus Peter gets a reputation for being a healer, and people start worshipping him as a god. Infuriated, the real God sends six plagues upon his house. When Chris is crushed by a giant golden statue of Peter during the final plague (death of the firstborn son), Peter admits that he is not God, thus ending the plagues and saving Chris’ life.

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