Brian goes to pick up Stewie from visiting his grandparents in Palm Springs, and they miss their flight home due to Brian's drunkeness. During their car-stealing, train-hopping, hitch-hiking trip back to Rhode Island, they stop by Austin, TX so that Brian can deal with his mother-abandonment issues. There they find that Brian's mother has died and been stuffed by her owners, so they give her a proper burial. Lois makes Peter watch relationship communication tapes that are actually pornography. Chris and Meg play a stupid word guessing game.