The Son Also Draws
Chris accompanies Peter into the wilderness, hoping to tell him that he only wants to draw instead of being in the Scouts. Delirious from hunger, Peter begins talking to trees and sees a vision of his spiritual guide, The Fonz.
He finally listens to Chris's complaints and realizes his son is a talented artist. They return to the casino and reclaim their car. The episode ends with a parody of NBC's "The More You Know" public service announcements. Lois, Stewie, and Meg counteract stereotypes about Natives, Mexicans, and Swedes, respectively. But when Peter continues about Canadians ("Canada sucks"), he doesn't correct himself and "The More You Know" logo doesn't appear.
How bad is this episode? Pretty bad. Here are some of the mistakes and stereotypes:
Wow. This episode is more ignorant than the Simpsons and King of the Hill episodes about Indian casinos and almost as bad as the South Park episode. About the only thing missing is the Indian waitresses in skimpy Pocahontas outfits.
What is it with all these TV shows doing episodes about Indian casinos? Is it the imagined conflict between traditional cultures and modern commerce? Or perhaps it's imagined insincerity of Indians trying to earn a living like everyone else.
Yes, I think that's it. No TV show has dared to spend an entire episode mocking a black Juneteenth or Kwanzaa celebration, a Latino quinceañera, a Chinese New Year, or a Jewish bar mitzvah. That would come across as pure racism.
But as I've said before, Indians are the last safe target. In a perfect example of "hipster racism," creative people can mock Indians to demonstrate that they're not "PC." That they're "equal opportunity offenders" who will criticize "everyone"--meaning Indians but not blacks, Latinos, Asians, or Jews.
For more on the subject, see TV Shows Featuring Indians.