S08E07 Jerome Is the New Black
Peter, Joe and Quagmire are depressed over their previous foursome still being a threesome, months after Cleveland's departure. The group decides to begin "auditioning" for a replacement to round out their group, and eventually settle on a smooth-jiving black man named Jerome. Peter hits it off with Jerome, until learning that Lois dated Jerome 20 years earlier. To Peter, it could just have well have been yesterday, and he soon develops an angry, jealous fit over the thought that a black man - let alone anyone - once had a relationship with Lois, and he demands an end to the friendship, Lois of course refusing. One night, a drunken Peter, fuming over Jerome, throws a beer bottle through the window of his house, knocking over a lamp and sparking a fire that destroys his house. The next morning, Peter learns that Lois invited Jerome to stay with the family until he can find a new place to live. Peter is unable to contain his jealousy, and after a series of pratfalls - including Jerome ...