17. Young Parent Trap
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During a parent-teacher night at Stewie's school, Peter and Lois are mistaken for a young couple and spend the day out with another couple. While admiring their apartment, they discover there's an empty unit with a toilet shaped like a Hungry Hungry Hippo and they quickly snap it up. Despite momentary hesitation from Lois, they decide to leave Chris and Meg alone in the old house. Chris later discovers where they're staying thanks to a report of loose meat in a swimming pool so Meg and Chris pose another young couple and move in.
Tropes: Acquired Situational Narcissism: Peter and Lois get big heads when joining younger parents. Brutal Honesty: Peter at one point criticizes how hideous a clay horse made by a kid is. The kid who made it is upset but his grown-up self says that he respects his honesty. Continuity Snarl: Without their parents around, Meg and Chris prove incapable of looking after themselves and allow the house to fall apart. Despite the episode \"Trading Places\" showing that the two of them are actually more capable of keeping the house afloat than their parents. Death of a Child: The young parents' children all drown in a pool while their parents go to a musical event, with Stewie as the sole survivor. Stewie tries to fish them out in a possible attempt to save them, but fails miserably. The Dog Bites Back: Offscreen. With Peter and Lois gone, Chris and Meg assume control of the house. The first thing they declare is that they are going to crate Brian. Smash Cut to both Chris and Meg trapped in a kennel. Paper-Thin Disguise: All Chris and Meg did was change their clothes and hairstyles, along with Chris wearing a fake mustache and Meg wearing different glasses. Lois sees through these disguises. Parental Neglect: All the millennial parents leave their children unsupervised at home while they go to Coachella, resulting in their deaths in the pool while Stewie is the only survivor. Purely Aesthetic Glasses: Lois eventually reveals that she and Peter are old and that Chris and Meg are young to the couple that mistook them for millennials. She accuses them of being able to realize that sooner if they didn't wear glasses for aesthetic reasons. When they take the glasses off, they're shocked at the Griffin's true ages. Shout-Out: Peter references Fast Times at Ridgemont High when parodying the famous Sexy Surfacing Shot scene, by climbing the pool ladder himself. He also does a Charles in Charge crossword puzzle. Skewed Priorities: Chris is more concerned with bragging about his start-up businesses than finding out where his parents are. Meg lampshades it. What Happened to the Mouse: The small subplot of Stewie being left alone and the kids drowning in the pool is never resolved beyond Stewie being back at home in the final scene.
After pulling double duty as twins Annie and Hallie in her first major role, Lohan went on to become one of the biggest and brightest young stars in Hollywood with Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, Just My Luck and A Prairie Home Companion.
Get the picture! Hendrix portrayed Meredith Blake, Nicky's young, hot and bitchy fiancée, which came after taking on the mean girl role in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion in 1997. What a legend!Post-Parent Trap, Hendrix starred on FX's Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and appeared on 90210 and Anger Management. And in 2019, Hendrix stepped into the iconic stilettos of Alexis Carrington for The CW's Dynasty reboot. A huge animal rights activist, Hendrix founded The Pet Matchmaker, an organization that rescues animals and tries to find homes for them.
Eleven years and nine months later, the twins are coincidentally sent to the same summer camp, where they form an intense rivalry. After Hallie and her friends perform a dangerous prank on Annie's cabin, the twins are sent to the isolation cabin, where they begin to bond over their similarities. After discovering the parallels between their respective family situations, they show one another a photograph of their parents and realize they are twins who were separated at birth. They decide to switch places to convince their parents to reconcile; each girl trains the other to act like her.
After Chessy notices changes in \"Hallie's\" behavior, Annie confesses her identity to Chessy, and she agrees to keep it a secret from Nick. While on the phone with Annie discussing Nick's impending wedding to Meredith, Hallie is caught by her grandfather, who forces her to tell Elizabeth the truth. Elizabeth and Hallie decide to travel to California to establish joint custody of the twins between each parent.
The twins, with the help of Martin and Chessy, arrange for a meeting between Nick and Elizabeth at the Stafford Hotel in California. Upon reuniting with Elizabeth, Nick realizes that he has had Annie with him since the end of camp, though he is delighted by this. Elizabeth also meets Meredith and learns of her engagement to Nick. Annie and Hallie attempt to recreate the night their parents met by arranging dinner on a yacht. Nick and Elizabeth discuss their breakup, which occurred when Elizabeth ran off after a fight, secretly hoping Nick would follow her. They agree on shared custody, but decide against resuming their relationship. Elizabeth plans to fly back to London with Annie the next day, but the twins refuse to reveal which one is which unless the entire family takes a camping trip. Elizabeth insists that Meredith go in her place so she can become acquainted with the twins before marrying Nick.
More than 1,500 young actresses submitted audition tapes for the dual roles of Hallie and Annie. Director Nancy Meyers was looking for \"a little Diane Keaton\" to play the parts. Before Lohan was cast in the roles, actresses Scarlett Johansson, Mara Wilson, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Jena Malone all either auditioned or were considered for the roles, with Malone turning the roles down multiple times.
The instrumental music featured prominently in the hotel scene where the girls and their parents cross paths serendipitously is \"In the Mood\", which was previously made famous by the Glenn Miller band. The song \"Let's Get Together\" is also quoted over the Walt Disney Pictures logo, and at the end of Alan Silvestri's closing credits suite.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 86% based on 51 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10. The website's critics consensus states: \"Writer-director Nancy Meyers takes the winning formula of the 1961 original and gives it an amiable modern spin, while young star Lindsay Lohan shines in her breakout role.\" Metacritic gave the film a weighted average score of 64 out of 100, based from 19 critics, indicating \"generally favorable reviews.\"
Lindsay Lohan was born on July 2, 1986, in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, and grew up in Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island, New York. She is the eldest child of Dina, and Michael Lohan. Her father, a former Wall Street trader, has been in trouble with the law on several occasions, while her mother is a former singer and dancer. Lohan has three younger siblings, all of whom have been models or actors: Michael Jr., who appeared with Lohan in The Parent Trap, Aliana, known as \"Ali\", and Dakota \"Cody\" Lohan. Lohan is of Irish and Italian heritage, and she was raised as a Roman Catholic. Her maternal antecedents were \"well known Irish Catholic stalwarts\" and her great-grandfather, John L. Sullivan, was a co-founder of the Pro-life Party on Long Island. She began home-schooling in grade 11. Lohan is a natural redhead.
Lohan remained in her role on Another World for a year, before leaving to star in Disney's 1998 family comedy The Parent Trap, a remake of the 1961 movie. She played dual roles of twins, separated in infancy, who try to reunite their long-divorced parents, played by Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson. The film earned $92 million worldwide, and received largely positive reviews. Lohan received unanimous acclaim for her debut performance. Critic Kenneth Turan called Lohan \"the soul of this film as much as Hayley Mills was of the original\", going on to say that \"she is more adept than her predecessor at creating two distinct personalities.\" The film won Lohan a Young Artist Award for best performance in a feature film as well as a three-film contract with Disney.
In 2004, Lohan had lead roles in two major motion pictures. The first film, Disney's teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, earned a domestic box office total of $29 million, with Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo commenting that it was \"well above expectations as it was strictly for young girls.\" But the film was not met with critical acclaim. Robert K. Elder of the Chicago Tribune wrote that \"though still a promising star, Lohan will have to do a little penance before she's forgiven for Confessions.\" Her second lead role that year, in the teen comedy Mean Girls, marked Lohan's first movie independent of Disney. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $129 million worldwide and, according to Brandon Gray, \"cementing her status as the new teen movie queen.\" Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle wrote that \"Lohan is sensitive and appealing, a solid locus for audience sympathy.\" David Rooney from Variety said that \"Lohan displays plenty of charm, verve and deft comic timing.\" Lohan received four awards at the 2004 Teen Choice Awards for Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, including Breakout Movie Star. Mean Girls also earned her two awards at the 2005 MTV Movie Awards. In 2021, The New Yorker critic Richard Brody placed Lohan's performance in Mean Girls at number eleven in his list of \"The Best Movie Performances of the Century So Far\". 59ce067264