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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
24 hours ago I meant to post:

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...



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.43
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.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.92
I typically hate Family Guy, but this episode was really good. I had a genuine laugh at the Danny Elfman appearance.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
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.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.33
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.




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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.06
They won me over at the opening paragraph.

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."

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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.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    The scrolling text at the start has been done to DEATH, and yet it was funny as all hell.


... Um, so what was the name of that Angelina Jolie movie again?





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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
Did you know the old guy is supposed to be a pedophile? I'm not sure if the show's managed to make that clear or not.

Jesus, I mean I liked the show and everything (the Cantina band killed me), and I'm not sure who else they could've used to play Obi-Wan but goddamn does a little of that character go a long way.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.65
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.

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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.04

Great "Airplane" reference too.

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.33
    Originally posted by Mayhem

    Great "Airplane" reference too.

    "And Leah's getting laaaaaarger ..."


Oh yeah, and the Peter Graves cameo: "I just want to say good luck. We're all counting on you".




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.31
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...







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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.46
I thought the couch bit was the best bit and it didn't even have much to do with Star Wars.
They totally captured the experience of trying to move a large couch through a small doorway.

I liked the Watto flying into the lightsaber/bug zapper scene as well.

Missed the episode. God bless Youtube.

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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.07
Boring. As. Hell. For someone that likes Family Guy and loves Star Wars, there were maybe two or three laughs and a lot of uncomfortable silence.

It looked beautiful; this was some of the best animation I've seen from a limited-animation show like this. But other than that, Robot Chicken's episode was VASTLY superior.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
    Originally posted by kentish
      Originally posted by Mayhem

      Great "Airplane" reference too.

      "And Leah's getting laaaaaarger ..."


    Oh yeah, and the Peter Graves cameo: "I just want to say good luck. We're all counting on you".

Of course you mean Leslie Nielsen...that was good.

I find it funny that they got Rush Limbaugh to do the voice of the Rush Limbaugh-like radio guy.

The use of the Doctor Who effect, complete with Tom Baker's face appearing was awesome.
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.08
    Originally posted by BoromirMark
    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.


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.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.33
Duh. Thanks for the correction, spf. As a rabid fan of Airplane! I feel like an idiot.




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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.43
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.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.06
    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".

Hee hee... Darth Harrington.

That and more can be found here.




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