Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy (It's a Trap! / Blue Harvest / Something, Something, Something, Darkside)
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It's a Trap!
Clear some space for the third chapter of the funniest freakin’ trilogy in the galaxy! Once again, the Family Guy alliance travels far, far beyond the beyond the boundaries of good taste to bring you an outrageous sci-fi spoof filled with hilarious humor, adequate animation and a happy ending (giggity). So get ready to experience the lighter side of the Dark side with Peter Solo, Chris Skywalker, Princess Lois, Stewie Vader...and some surprising new faces. May the laughs be with you!
Something, Something, Something, Darkside
The Griffins reprise their roles as the saga continues in this hilarious Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back spoof.
What better way to launch Family Guy's sixth season and commemorate Star Wars' 30th anniversary than with this double-length Very Special Episode, a full-scale, awesomely animated spoof that recasts George Lucas' saga with Family Guy's galaxy of characters: Chris (Seth Green) is Luke; Lois (Alex Borstein) is Princess Leia; Peter (Seth McFarlane) is Han Solo, but not, as expected, Jabba the Hut; Brian (Seth, again) is Chewbacca; Quagmire (and again, Seth) is C3PO; Cleveland is R2D2; Herbert, the creepy senior pedophile, is Obi-Wan (both voiced by Mike Henry); and, of course, Stewie (Seth, already) is Darth Vader ("My diapers have gone over to the dark side"). Poor Meg is reduced to a cameo as the hideous reptilian creature that haunts the garbage compactor. Blue Harvest is reverently faithful to A New Hope, while engaging in typical Family Guy pop-culture references (everything from those old Grey Poupon commercials to Doctor Who, Airplane, Dirty Dancing, and Deal or No Deal) and bizarre digressions (the iconic opening crawl detours into an appreciation of a "way naked" Angelina Jolie in Gia). Along for the wild ride are Judd Nelson, who contributes a voice cameo as John Bender for a Breakfast Club gag, Rush Limbaugh railing against futuristic affirmative action on Tatooine talk radio, and Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase as the vacationing Griswolds observing the rebellion from their orbiting station wagon. A Star Wars spoof in 2007 isn't exactly uncharted territory. As Chris Griffin notes in this episode's final moments, Robot Chicken brilliantly did it months earlier (and let us not forget Mel Brooks' Spaceballs from 1987; or, on second thought...). But the Force is strong with Family Guy, and who could resist the opportunity to hear the Muzak playing in a Death Star elevator? --Donald Liebenson
Something, Something, Something, Darkside
Chris Griffin is right: when it comes to obsessive geekery and mining absurdity from the minutiae of the Star Wars universe, the comic force is stronger with Robot Chicken. But Family Guy strikes back with the second episode in its goof on the original holy trilogy. The animation is more impressive than the jokes, which are scattered all over the galaxy--the good (an Empire recruitment film), the bad (Yoda's teachings revolve around guy-movie trivia), and the ugly (wholly gratuitous--and here unbleeped--F-bombs). Devoted viewers will catch in-jokes inside of other in-jokes (this program takes its title from the season 5 episode "Barely Legal," in which the Emperor discovers the formula for great Star Wars dialogue). There is some interesting stunt casting with nebbish Mort Goldman as Lando Calrissian and the Giant Chicken as Boba Fett. James Caan cameos, as does, sorta, Tom Selleck. And Meg is once again reduced to embodying a hideous space creature, although at least she gets a line of dialogue. The DVD and Blu-ray editions contain metachlorine-rich extra features, including lively (and at times slanderous) audio commentary by Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, writer Kirker Butler, director Dominic Polcino, and others; optional trivia pop-ups; and a table read of the Something, Something script. There is also a sneak-preview table read of the next installment, We Have a Bad Feeling About This. If I were an Ewok, I'd be worried, or on the phone to a lawyer. --Donald Liebenson
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I named my cat, "Stewie". If you get as much out of this show as I have, whatever your circumstance is, I empathize with you. Of all the animated shows, this one stands out if only for the live orchestra; the animation is only good enough for the writer to scrape by. That might be to protect the health of the viewer when the story stretches credulity. The characters and setting of this show remind me somehow of, "Golden Girls", and I mean that in the kindest sense; the voice-talent is the best, and they had terrific writing. How can you animate an ad-lib?
I still get excited when I come across an episode I hadn't already seen.
The main characters are Peter Griffin, Chris Griffin, Lois Griffin, Brian (the white pup), Stewie Griffin and last but not least, Meg Griffin who is tortured and put down by nearly everyone, especially her main family! Oh, joy!
This cartoon comedy takes place in a fictitious place in Quahog, Rhode Island and the script was finished in 1999, by the uberly awesome, Seth Green, and originally produced for Fox.
Peter is very funny, but he holds a somewhat considerate and compromising character, especially when it comes to his dear wife, Lois. Chris Griffin is a douche bag, to be put lightly. He's pretty clueless, likes to play with his pathetic little "paddle ball" thing, and thinks about how sad his non-existent sex life is! LOL He also has hinted at being confused at best with his sexuality. I think this has been made clear in 1 or 2 episodes. Once in a while though, when he's not being threatened by the Evil Monkey that scarily points to him from his closet, he manages to spew some thought-provoking knowledge to his parents, and sometimes to Meg.
Meg is the unlucky sister of Chris, and the daughter to the hilariously heavy-weight, Peter and the level-headed and overworked mother, Lois. She spends her days trying to fit in and be "one of the guys", but seldom does it work! As far as we know, she has had one boyfriend, and it probably lasted a short, short time. He was a loser anyway! She's relatively smart, but is highly ignored and unaccepted. Next is Stewie, the baby. He is pretty evil when it comes to the way that his brain works. If he's not plotting plans to dominate the majority of the world, he's conjuring a plan to kill his mother, Lois. Stewie talks, but for the most part, it seems that no one really understands him. Lastly, Brian is the intelligent white dog, who also happens to be a smart-mouthed drunkard. It's sad how he falls out of chairs, and falls onto the floor half of the time, but strangely, any human, especially Stewie, understands every word he manages to mumble.
This show is number 2 in comical relief to very few Adult Swim shows. The only one that I favor over said show is probably The Oblongs.
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