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TV Tonight: "Family Guy" Takes on Star Wars

TV Tonight: "Family Guy" Takes on Star Wars

Three of Fox's animated series — "Family Guy," "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" — return tonight with their season premieres. I'm pretty excited for "The Simpsons" 19th (yes, that's nineteenth) season opener, especially considering it has a Spider Pig cameo. But the one that really has my interest is "Family Guy" because of its long-awaited Star Wars parody, "Blue Harvest."

Now, I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan ever, but for some reason, parodies of the movie empire just get me (remember "Robot Chicken"?). And while I thought the one clip I saw of the hour-long "Family Guy" episode lingered a little too long on a gag with a couch, there are a few inspired moments, including everything about the way Stewie is drawn as Darth Vader. To check out a clip,

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CoolLikeThat CoolLikeThat 9 years
We are Star War fans. I do not watch Family Guy, but I had to tune in for this. I thought it was pretty clever.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
something is wrong if you dont think family guy is funny, and this episode was amazing! Its very time consuming, and hardly lazy to tackle such a iconic movie, because there is so much room for serious error. My favorite parts: 1) Jumping to light speed in the Millenium Falcon and hearing the "dr who" music, than seeing Tom Bakers Face! 2) Meg only being the garbage chute monster! 3) John Williams and orchestra being burnt along side aunt baru and uncle owen. and so much much more!
verily verily 9 years
It was funny most of the time and the couch gag was very spot on (the writers rock at writing "real" dialogue). However, I thought doing a parody of Star Wars scene for scene was really lazy.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I watched it with my boyfriend last night! It was definatly funny!!!!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
HIlarious! I absolutely loved it. And I'm a Star Wars and Family Guy fan as well. :)
esk4 esk4 9 years
no nikkih I am a huge star wars fan... and family guys fan
nikkih nikkih 9 years
Am I the only girl that's a huge Star Wars fan?? I thought this episode was classic!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I love Family Guy!
Lovely_Ess Lovely_Ess 9 years
okay so I must say the family guy episode was HILARIOUS!!!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i don't watch family guy but i like this.
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
I love Family Guy and I love Stewie even more!!
bart-simpson bart-simpson 9 years
LOL stewie in that huge Darth Vader helmet reminds me of the movie Spaceballs with Rick Moranis' character who wears a similar size Vader helmet on his tiny body
Bookish Bookish 9 years
Everything demeter said. Stewie is the best thing about Family Guy, and when it comes to cartoons for grown-ups, Futurama is much better.
Cadet Cadet 9 years
Men are incompetent movers. This couch gag eerily resembles my brother trying to move out of his apartment...
areasontohope areasontohope 9 years
Oh my boyfriend is gonna be excited about this.
demeter demeter 9 years
Seriously, the only reason I watch this show is for Stewie. I think Futurama is SOOOOO much better!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I love Stewie as Darth Vader. That huge helmet head on a teeny body :ROTFL:
PrincessTracy PrincessTracy 9 years
Wow I almost forgot this was boyfriend is gonna be WAY too overly excited...I might need to leave for a while, lol. Awwww maaaannn.....I'm gonna miss Bridezillas for sure!
kelleylocke kelleylocke 9 years
I must be the only person alive who doesn't think Family Guy is funny or clever.
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