GenreAnimation, Comedy Season number6 Air dateSeptember 23, 2007 Next episodeMovin Out (Brians Song) LanguageEnglish
DirectorDominic Polcino (1/2)
Peter Shin (3) WriterAlec Sulkin, Kirker Butler, Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, David A. Goodman, George Lucas Release dateDecember 21, 2010 (2010-12-21) Similar moviesBlue Harvest and Something - Something - Something - Dark Side are part of the same movie series
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Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy consists of three episode specials of the American animated sitcom Family Guy. The episodes are a crossover and parody retelling of the original Star Wars trilogy Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), and Return of the Jedi (1983). The first episode, "Blue Harvest" (2007) was created in honor of the original film's 30th anniversary. Due to its popular success, it was followed by two direct-to-video sequels: "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side" (2009) and "It's a Trap!" (2010), which were subsequently aired on television, in edited versions, omitting most profanity and sexual references. The trilogy was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the United States on December 21, 2010. Its title comes from an insult Han Solo said to Chewbacca in The Empire Strikes Back.
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During power outages, Peter Griffin tells his family the stories of the original Star Wars trilogy films, with characters from Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad! playing the Star Wars roles. A running joke at the end of the episode deals with Chris Griffin (voiced by Seth Green) criticizing Peter's take on Star Wars as a ripoff of Robot Chicken: Star Wars, to which Peter argues back about his disappointment with Seth Green films.
Peter Griffin as Han Solo
Brian Griffin as Chewbacca
Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker
Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO
Carter Pewterschmidt as Owen Lars / Emperor Palpatine
Roger as Moff Jerjerrod
Tim the Bear as Wicket
Tom Tucker as Death Star News Anchorman
Lois Griffin as Princess Leia
Barbara Pewterschmidt as Beru Lars
Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker
Meg Griffin as the Dianoga / the Exogorth / the Sarlacc
Cleveland Brown as R2-D2
Herbert as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Bruce as Greedo / Captain Piett
Rallo Tubbs as Nien Nunb
Consuela as Darth Vader's maid (herself) / Jabba's doorguard
Adam West as Grand Moff Tarkin
Joe Swanson as Biggs Darklighter / the probe droid / Jabba the Hutt
Mort Goldman as a Jawa / Lando Calrissian
H. Jon Benjamin
Carl as Yoda
Ernie the Giant Chicken as Boba Fett
Dee Bradley Baker
Klaus Heissler as Admiral Ackbar
Angela as Mon Mothma
Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold
Beverly D'Angelo as Ellen Griswold
Rush Limbaugh as Himself / Red 6
Helen Reddy as Herself
Mick Hucknall as Himself
Alex Thomas as Himself
Judd Nelson as John Bender
Something, Something, Something, Dark Side
James Woods as Himself / General Veers
John Bunnell as Himself
Elizabeth Banks as Herself
Dolph Lundgren as Captain Ivan Drago (live-action footage from Rocky IV)
Brigitte Nielsen as Ludmilla Vobet Drago (live-action footage from Rocky IV)
Michael Pataki as Nicoli Koloff (live-action footage from Rocky IV)
Tom Selleck as Himself (live-action footage from Her Alibi)
James Caan as Himself
Joe Flaherty as Western Union worker from Back to the Future Part II
It's a Trap!
Rush Limbaugh as the Rancor
Ted Knight as Judge Smails (live-action footage from Caddyshack)
Anne Hathaway as Hot Blonde
Bruce McGill as John Williams
Mary Hart as Herself
Conway Twitty as Himself (archive footage)
Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Michael Dorn as Lieutenant Worf
At the 2007 Comic Con, a series of clips was shown at a panel for Family Guy from the season premiere episode, showing the Family Guy characters as Star Wars characters. The episode aired on September 23, 2007, with some slight changes from the clips shown at Comic Con. Parts of this episode were shown at Star Wars Celebration IV, at which Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, a Star Wars fan since childhood, was a special guest, and again at Comic-Con International 2007. The episode was officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, especially George Lucas, who revealed in his conversation with MacFarlane that he has TiVoed every single episode of Family Guy without having to buy the DVDs and, in addition to Jackass, it's the only show he watches. MacFarlane said they were extremely helpful when the Family Guy crew wanted to parody their works.
"Something, Something, Something, Dark Side"
The episode was written by series regular Kirker Butler, before the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike, and before his leave from the series in order to become co-executive producer of the Family Guy spinoff series The Cleveland Show. Butler wrote the first draft of the episode in four weeks, under the guidance of series creator Seth MacFarlane. The episode was directed by Dominic Polcino, who had previously directed "Blue Harvest". This was the last episode in the series to use hand-drawn animatics, before transitioning to computer-designed animatics.
"It's a Trap!"
It was announced in March 2009 that the cast of the show had read through an early draft of the script under the working title, "Episode VI: The Great Muppet Caper". The second working title, "We Have a Bad Feeling About This," was a reference to the recurring catchphrase used in the Star Wars films. The settled-upon title is a reference to the line by Admiral Ackbar in the film.
Blu-ray region code inconsistency
Whilst the first and third episodes are "Region All", and therefore able to play on any Blu-ray player worldwide, "Something, Something, Something Dark Side" is region-locked, forcing viewers to buy the set marketed towards their own region if they don't own a multi-region Blu-ray player.