[He opens the magazine] Wow those are some broad shoulders.
Season: 8 Episode: 4 Total Episode Count: 130 Prod.
no.: 7ACX02 First Aired: November 8, 2009 Guest Starring: Nana Visitor, Aimee Garcia Featuring: Brian, Rita Also Appearing: Peter, Lois, Stewie, Meg, Chris, Mayor Adam West, Joe Swanson, Charlie Brown, Lucy van Pelt, Nicole, Patrick Swayze, Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Mrs.
Garrett, Bruce Willis, Reginald Vel Johnson, Paul Gleason, Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Bill Murray, Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr., Promotional appearance: Manny, Diego, Sid, C-3PO, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker Musical Numbers: Maybe Director: Pete Michels Assistant Director: Bao Nguyen Writers: Tom Devanney Storyboarders: Steve Fonti, Jeff Stewart Plot: With the closing of the video store, Mayor Adam West happily acquires the Garbage Pail Kids movie while Peter gets a copy of Roadhouse starring Patrick Swayze.
The episode featured guest performances by Hart Bochner, James Burkholder, Aimee Garcia, Jack Samson, Stacey Scowley, Debra Skelton, Reginald Vel Johnson, Nana Visitor, Tico Wells, Mae Whitman, and Bruce Willis, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series.
"Brian's Got a Brand New Bag" was released on DVD along with seven other episodes from the season on June 15, 2010. During a visit to a closing video store during a DVD sale, Peter decides to buy Road House and, after watching it, decides to start roundhouse kicking everything in sight including his family.
To his family's amusement and dismay, they hit it off and get engaged only to have Rita break her hip while making love with Brian.
When Rita says that Brian is 'self-absorbed', Brian lashes back at the criticism, calling Rita an "old bag." She is voiced by Nana Visitor.The episode premiered during an "all-Seth Mac Farlane" schedule, preceding the live-action episode Seth and Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show.The episode was written by series regular Tom Devanney and directed by Pete Michels.Brian makes the most of the opportunity to make a date but when he arrives at her house he finds out from her mother Rita that she has already gone out with someone else.Brian ends up attracted to Rita and asks her out instead.She also still uses old-fashioned words, which confuses Brian.Then before leaving he admits he can't understand her.It received very mixed reviews from critics for its storyline and many cultural references.According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 7.38 million homes in its original airing."Brian's Got a Brand New Bag" is the fourth episode of the eighth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy.It premiered on Fox in the United States on November 8, 2009.