First Aired: September 23, 1999
Plot: Lois’ wealthy aunt Marguerite Pewterschmidt comes to visit, but drops dead on their doorstep (much to Peter’s relief—“Be careful what you wish for, eh, Lois?”). A videotaped message from Aunt Marguerite informs Lois that she has inherited Cherrywood Manor in Newport, Rhode Island.
There, the Griffins receive a warm musical welcome from the house’s staff, and they perform a song like in the musical Annie. They immediately leave afterward (“The old bag only paid us up through the song.”). Peter hires them back after admitting that he secretly sold their former house in Quahog.
Naturally, Peter has trouble fitting in with the blueblood cluster, while Stewie adapts immediately to ordering servants around, even commanding two to fight to the death for his amusement. Peter begs Brian to teach him how to be a gentleman. After several attempts through regular methods, Brian resorts to shock therapy. When Peter arrives at a ritzy auction that night, Lois is shocked to see him behaving himself and conversing easily with the upper crust crowd. Unfortunately, he also appears to believe himself fabulously wealthy, as he nonchalantly bids $100,000,000 for a vase.
Lois demands that the family return to Quahog as soon as possible; she says that she left Newport because it changed people in much the same way that her family is changing. Brian is only able to snap Peter out of his delusion by comparing him to Lando Calrissian and smashing his Star Wars collector’s glasses. Although Peter returns to reality, he is still $100,000,000 short on covering his auction bid when a representative from the Historical Society comes to collect. After several futile attempts to “prove” that Cherrywood Manor has enough historical value to cover the bid, Peter finds a set of hidden photographs. The pictures show several prominent American figures (including Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and Ulysses S. Grant) at Cherrywood Manor, which was a brothel/whorehouse at the time. Not only does the discovery make Cherrywood enormously valuable, but Peter sells one of the pictures to the tabloids to repurchase their old house.
In the end Peter no longer cares what Lois’s family thinks of him, since her ancestors were nothing more than a bunch of pimps and whores.