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If I'm Dyin' I'm Lyin' 

Peter pretends Chris is dying so that Make-A-Dream-Come-True foundation can save a cancelled TV Show.


Swinton O. Scott III (as Swinton Scott III), Peter Shin | 1 more credit »


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Tom Tucker / God / Rufus Griffin / TV Announcer / Greg Gumble / Craig T. Nelson / NBC Assistant / Mr. McCloud / Kidnapper / God's Assistant (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Girl / Receptionist / Female Crowds / Female Classmate / Peggy (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin / Jeremy / NBC Employee / Male Crowds (voice)
Lori Alan ... Diane Simmons (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Martin Mull ... Mr. Harris (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Black To The Future Narrator (voice)
Peter Roth Peter Roth ... Steven C. Callaghan (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Dirk Bandit / JJ Evans / Tommy (voice)
Fred Tatasciore ... James Evans, Sr. (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson (voice)


When Peter and Chris' favorite TV show is canceled, Peter hatches a scheme to get it back on the air: by having Chris pretend to be dying of a rare disease, Peter convinces a dying wish charity to lobby the network to re-air the show in exchange for the TV rights to Chris' death. Peter then tries to back out of his end of the deal by claiming to have miraculously healed the fatal disease, but doesn't count on what will happen when people believe he's telling the truth. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fake illness | See All (1) »


Animation | Comedy


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (as Dolby Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to God's secretary, his last name is Patterson (though based on God's reaction to this, it may or may not be true.) See more »


As Peter goes in and out of the front door to talk to Lois and tell the man that he has healed Chris, the door changes from red to brown and back on the outside. See more »


Chris Griffin: Dad, when you said, "Chris finished his homework," were you talking about me? Because if you were, I think you just lied to Mom.
Peter Griffin: Chris, everything I say is a lie.
[Catches the problem]
Peter Griffin: Except that. And that. And that. And that. And that. And that. And that.
Peter Griffin: And that.
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References Jungle 2 Jungle (1997) See more »

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