We quickly move on to the main plot, which is Brian's sudden inability to hold his bladder. Although he initially tries to blame it on Stewie, the truth of Brian's "accidents" is soon revealed.
Television shows from the time would have you believe that the entire nation was in a survivalist panic. Frankly, this wasn't really the case. Sure, a lot of people lost their heads, but most people felt like the world was probably going to keep turning just as it always had. And so it did.
The episode begins when Lois' fabulously wealthy Aunt Marguerite comes to visit for a week, and immediately drops dead. She wills her luxurious summer home in Newport - Cherrywood - to the Griffins, who move in immediately.
This is the first of several episodes which explores the gulf between the Griffin family and Lois's insanely wealthy family, the Pewterschmidts. Lois and Peter's earliest days have been retold several different ways, but the core story always remains the same: Peter was a towel boy who caught Lois's eye at the pool.