OMG this was just about the awesomest thing ever. Even if you hate "Family Guy" - and if you do, there's something wrong with you - their hour long take on "Star Wars" was funny, smart, funny, chock full of references for nerds, funny, funny, and funny. THAT is how you premiere a season. Unlike "The Simpsons." Speaking of which, I have another thread to start...
Agreed. The scrolling text at the start has been done to DEATH, and yet it was funny as all hell. Loved the Robot Chicken discussion at the end of the ep too. Everything in between was pretty great too.
Proud member of the Dwight Army of Champions. And also a Communist.
I like Family Guy, but I think I'm about done out on the Star Wars homages/parodies. Which is not to say there wasn't some good stuff in this episode. I particularly liked the Robot Chicken stuff at the end.
I had lost a lot of love for family Guy in the last year or so. I don't think I watched a single episode last season. But this was pretty good stuff. Some of it fell flat (like Magic Johnson) but there were some truly great laughs in there too. The old man pervert doing the Dirty Dancing spoof floored me, as well as him limp lightsaber. That character has always cracked me up, which is a little disturbing. Too bad he didn't make a comment about Luke's "big arms". I liked Meg's cameo in the trash compactor too.
And the animation was incredible, the space shots were spot on.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
This was definitely classic Family Guy "throw everything against the wall and see what sticks". Several of the longer bits didn't really do it for me, but the cameos and references more than made up for it.
Loved the cantina band.
Favorite line: "Then stay here and rot, you stuck-up bitch."
"As you may have read in Robert Parker's Wine Newsletter, 'Donaghy Estates tastes like the urine of Satan, after a hefty portion of asparagus.'" Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock
I was laughing pretty hard at the couch gags, but when they were sitting on it in the cockpit, that killed me. Little stuff like that and the laser troopers complaining about not having a railing cracked me up. Other stuff I enjoyed:
- Random Meg bashing continues by making her the garbage monster. For some reason it always cracks me up when they rip Meg for no apparent reason.
- Peter shot first!
- Stewie's humongous head in the Vader mask.
-"Great, kid, don't get penis-y."
I also thought the animation was fantastic in the space scenes. The Imperial cruisers looked perfect.
-The Big Kat When you're tired of wishing on a falling star, you gotta put your faith in a loud guitar. -KISS
Ok, so the couch gag got a little old, but the rest of the episode fired on all cylinders. A definite fav and I'll hold out some hope that they eventually do Empire and Jedi somewhere down the line.
Man, the dirty old man has really grown on me over the years...which makes me feel horribly dirty. Nice to know I'm not the only one that feels that way. You can't help but love the old pedophile...and feel somewhat sick by doing so. Which I'm certain is Seth MacFarlane's intention, that sick genius bastard.
I loved this episode, but "throwing things against the wall" is right on the money. Most of the stuff was golden, but some of it...well...
Things That Worked "Kids? Noticing all this plight?" - By far the bit that cracked me up the most. I don't know if it was my love of National Lampoon's Vacation or the fact they apparently got Chevy and Beverley to do the voices or what, but I loved this.
- The bit about not having a railing. - Peter Graves - "Don't get penisy!" - Peter shooting first - Everything with the couch - All the various 'Red's - The New Yawker Italians at Owen & Beru's - 90's Printer - Family Guy v. Robot Chicken
Things That Didn't Work
Perverted Old Man Kenobi - Maybe I'm in the minority, but this didn't work for me at all. I think the perverted old guy should be a bit, a once a year-type appearance. Having him around so much really fell flat with me, and the Dirty Dancing was only funny for Peter and Brian swaying to the music. Not even the limp lightsaber got a chuckle outta me.
- 'Pipe-Armed Whatever Robot That Wasn't Funny' ad. What the hell was this??
All in all though, I liked the Robot Chicken episode better but only for one reason...
Originally posted by BoromirMarkThings That Didn't Work
Perverted Old Man Kenobi - Maybe I'm in the minority, but this didn't work for me at all. I think the perverted old guy should be a bit, a once a year-type appearance. Having him around so much really fell flat with me, and the Dirty Dancing was only funny for Peter and Brian swaying to the music.
No, it wasn't just you. The whole song was pointless and completely unfunny. The rest of him was just there with maybe a small laugh or two.
Liked the rest of the show just fine, but that part really annoyed me.
I thought it was great. I liked the line about having to do the rest of the show with Danny Elfman. I thought the Dirty Dancing Obi-Wan was pretty good. My g/f was looking at me like I was retarded because I find that stuff funny.
Originally posted by BoromirMark'Pipe-Armed Whatever Robot That Wasn't Funny' ad. What the hell was this??
It was a send-up of the commercial from the three-part Stewie adventure. Instead of "Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm-flailing Tubeman", it was "Intergalactic Proton-powered Electrical Tentacled Advertising Droids".
I like that they're using John Williams' score and basically the same continuity. After what Singer did with X-Men, I have faith that he can get the job done, but I'm reserving any anxiety over whether it'll suck until I see the film.