Hmm...a little odd to bring back Patrick Pewterschmidt if they couldn't get Robert Downey Jr. to reprise the role.
This one was ok. Didn't really get too much out of Fat Guy Strangler Revisited. But it wasn't overly terrible and still beats anything from last season. Same for the B-plot with Stewie and the Queen album cover. Although I did enjoy the two plots coming together and the giant robot appearing at the end.
But I'll admit, the manatee gags were top notch this week. The "sitting duck" joke had me rolling, just because it (and the Jeffrey Ross cameo) was so unexpected. Ditto for the Riddler bit and the random Jason appearance.
I was bugged as to why Chris wouldn't have been killed first, but that's probably a "TV" problem. I didn't see the reveal coming until about a half a second before it happened, which is the best kind of timing when you're watching shows like this. Adam West's negative hot dog count was probably the most random bit from this episode for me.
Wow. I had previously read somewhere the theory that when the Pearl Orientation video mentioned that the people under observation would do something regularly, that they were referring to the injections of 'vaccine' and not pushing the button.