Family Guy Parodies Star Wars

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Popular cartoons like South Park, The Simpsons, and Family Guy often reference pop culture and parody popular works of media. The clip I'm sharing today is the trailer for Family Guy's 'Something, Something, Something Dark Side'.

To give a little background, Family Guy originally made a tribute parody episode to the 30th anniversary of the original Star Wars move. Since it got so popular, the television show made episode parodies of the remaining two Star Wars original trilogy movies. 'Something, Something, Something Dark Side' is the second installment.

The extended length episode features the characters of the Star Wars movie with characters from Family Guy portraying them. Peter plays the part of Han Solo, Brian is Chewbacca, etc. The episode features a shortened plot of the film (mostly the more famous and visually striking scenes) and adds Family Guy-style hilarious toilet humor. The parody element also goes down to the poster of the episode in IMDB which uses similar devices like the Star Wars text to parody the Star Wars poster. Parodies are often used as satire or to make fun of what is being parodied, and the trailer makes it obvious that the episode is filled with comments about the original film.



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Haha Family Guy creators sure know how to make funny parodies. Being a fan of the original Star Wars, this one is by far one of my favorites. I love that it so closely resembles the original film in plot and design, yet just a few things are reversed or made fun of to make it a completely different story.

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