Finger Lenting Good
Things get scary when the family gets drunk with Bullock.
Season: 8 Episode: 08
Total Episode Count: 141
Prod. no.: 7AJN07
First Aired: January 6, 2013
Guest Starring: Rhea Perlman, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Diamantopoulos
Featuring: Francine Smith, Roger
Also Appearing: Stan, Steve, Klaus, Hayley, Jeff Fischer, Avery Bullock, Greg Corbin, Terry Bates, Brian Lewis, Becky Arangino, Daniella, Stephanie, Mrs. Simmons
Musical Numbers: Nothing Compares 2 U, Orpheus in Hades
Director: Joe Daniello
Assistant Director: Patrick Kochakji
Writers: Laura McCreary
Storyboarders: Casey Coffey, Brian Mainolfi
Roger's Disguise: Night runner from "Great Space Roaster"
Plot: As Steve comes in crying over their long-time mailman retiring, Stan yells at him as they have both broken their New Year's resolutions. In fact, the entire family is revealed to have broken their resolutions. Roger announces his upcoming Mardi Gras party and Francine latches on the idea of using Lent to start the resolutions again by giving up their vices. As the family starts to pass, Francine offers to turn them completely loose at the party if they go along.
The next day, they have trouble sticking to their promises for Lent but they arrive home to find out that Bullock has been contracted to keep their promises as part of his own promise for Lent and threatens to cut off the finger of the first person to fail keeping their word. Bullock reveals that the deal ends when he gets a finger and the family tries to set up each other to fail. Francine tries to keep everyone together but arrives home to find the family butchered each other. Under stress, Francine lights a cigarette and breaks her vow as the family reveals they were faking to set her up since it was her idea. Bullock arrives to take Francine's finger as she gives the family the bird.
As Bullock prepares, Francine gets the shakes but intends to go through with her promise. As Bullock starts to take Francine's finger, the family all steps up to save Francine's finger and Bullock spares Francine. As they celebrate, Stan cuts off his finger to show that he could still go through with a promise as Bullock hides in a cubbyhole in the house.
After the blowout, Roger awakes to have found he fell in love but the only remainder of his date is a pastie. Roger tries strip joints without luck but is sent to see an old-timer and finds out it isn't a professional's pastie. Roger tries a hospital without luck but finds his own breasts are loaded with spiders. As Roger walks home, he spots a home with the same symbol and finds out the house has three women who attended his party. When none of the daughters are the right size, he finds another step-daughter milking a cow and the cow is revealed to be the right breast.