Family Guy

Season 6 Episode 1

Blue Harvest

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 23, 2007 on FOX
8.5
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With the Griffins stuck at home during a blackout, Peter begins to tell a story, which leads to a Star Wars flashback. Acting out scenes from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Peter plays Han Solo, Lois is Princess Leia, Stewie becomes Darth Vader, Brian plays Chewbacca, and Chris is Luke Skywalker. Cleveland and Quagmire will play the parts of R2-D2 and C-3PO, while Herbert is the wise Obi-Wan Kenobi.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • "Family Guy" goes "Star Wars".

    6.5
    "Family Guy" goes "Star Wars".



    Peter Griffin tells his family a fairly amusing, parodic version of the perhaps best known sci-fi saga's first part (or third, however you want to look at it). Griffin family is transformed into Star Wars characters, along with their friends, and you can expect highly sarcastic scenery.



    Knowing the show, I hoped for something outrageously fun, but they stuck to the source material pretty loyally - almost too much.moreless
  • First Star Wars themed episode

    8.5
    With the Griffins stuck at home during a blackout, Peter begins to tell a story, which leads to a Star Wars flashback. This episode was great...not into Star Wars, but the parody for it kinda made it funnier. I didn't has that much laughs here in certain parts. The characters as the Star Wars characters were great choices especially Stewie as Dark Vader. My only complaints are most likely some of the boring parts and Herbert's character (meh...). I don't remember some of the parts that I laughed. I did know the beginning it was funny. Some of the lines were hilarious. I'd have to say that the storyline is just entertaining to watch. Overall a great start for the Star Wars parody. 8.5/10moreless
  • Why did this get a dvd?

    1.1
    Wow i can't believe Family Guy did a horrible 1 hour special using uncreative jokes and hardly even making fun of star wars. (I guess robot chicken did all the jokes) it was like, lets make a one hour episode taking most of the jokes from last week and putting them in this weeks episode. There were hardly any funny jokes and the running gags weren't that great. The worst part of this episode, was the fact that Herbert sang, i had to turn off the tv because i was worried my head might have exploded if i had to hear it for one more minute. when family guy can really make fun of star wars let me know but i won't hold my breath waitingmoreless
  • Perfect.

    10
    With the Griffins stuck at home during a blackout, Peter begins to tell a story, which leads to a Star Wars flashback. Acting out scenes from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Peter plays Han Solo, Lois is Princess Leia, Stewie becomes Darth Vader, Brian plays Chewbacca, and Chris is Luke Skywalker. Cleveland and Quagmire will play the parts of R2-D2 and C-3PO, while Herbert is the wise Obi-Wan Kenobi.



    I love Star Wars and Family guy, them combined is pretty clever.



    Reccomend this to all Star Wars fans.



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  • superb

    9.0
    What I liked: the opening scroll, Peter's bored story of how Meg was born, "I made a Darth dookie", the Cantina scene, Herbert singing "I've had The Time of my Life", Chris and Peter arguing over Robot chicken at the end, amongst other things.



    This is one of Family Guy's most popular episodes, and whilst I like it, I don't really see all the hype. It did have some humorous parts and it was entertaining, but I don't think I would call it one of their best episodes, personally. Still, it is pretty good, and it does get a "B" or so as a grade from me.moreless
Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (season 2+)

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

Peter / Stewie / Brian / Quagmire / Tom Tucker (and various)

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

Cleveland/Herbert/Performance Artist/Greased-Up Deaf Guy (and various)

Luke Adams

Luke Adams

Voice

Guest Star

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

Clark Griswold

Guest Star

Beverly D'Angelo

Beverly D'Angelo

Ellen Griswold

Guest Star

Alec Sulkin

Alec Sulkin

Various

Recurring Role

Adam West

Adam West

Mayor Adam West as Grand Moff Tarkin

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H. Jon Benjamin

H. Jon Benjamin

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Music:
      (I've Had) The Time Of My Life by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, sung by Herbert (Obi-Wan)
      It Might Be You by Stephen Bishop

    • Joe Swanson can only be seen as Luke's friend Biggs on the DVD.

    • When Red October is shown all the X-Wings around it have their S-foils already open, but 2 shots later their S-foils are just opening up.

    • The episode occasionally problematizes the events of A New Hope. Most notably, Luke questions whether Han is correct in using parsecs as a measure of time rather than distance, a common source of debate among fans.

    • The Star Destroyer in the beginning scene has a Bush/Cheney 2004 bumper sticker.

    • When Chris (Luke) is flying down the trench of the Death Star, his targeting computer shows an increasing number at the bottom of the screen. However, in A New Hope, the number is decreasing, as it is supposed to measure distance to the exhaust port at the end of the trench.

    • This episode does a callback to Al Harrington's "Wacky waiving inflatable arm-flailing tube men" fromStewie Griffin: The Untold Story with Darth Harrington and his "Intergalactic proton powered electrical tentacled advertising droids."

    • In the Cantina, The Evil Monkey can be seen sitting in a booth.

    • Title Sequence:
      Episode IV
      A NEW HOPE

      It is a time of civil war, and renegade paragraphs floating through space.

      There's cool space battles, and the bad guy is the good guy's dad, but you don't find that out 'til the next episode.

      And the hot chick is really the sister of the good guy, but they don't know it, and they kiss. Which is kind of messed up. I mean, what if they had done it instead of just kissed?

      Angelina Jolie kissed her brother once. Yeah, she did. You know it, I know it, and her dad knows it. That's why they hardly ever talk anymore. You can run away to Africa, but you can't run away from the truth.

      Oh, by the way, here's a tip for you: when this is over, go out and rent the movie "Gia." She's way naked in it and makes out with another chick and everything. It's awesome. I stumbled across it late night on HBO after I had just got back from hockey, and I almost fainted, But I digest...

      Princess Leia was coming back from buying space groceries when this happened...

    • The Imperial March is playing in the elevators of the Death Star, but in a 'lift music' muzak style.

  • QUOTES (34)

    • Death Star Officer 1: Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they've obtained. This station is now the ultimate power in the universe.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): That is fantastic! Terrific work! So no weaknesses at all, huh?
      Death Star Officer 1: N- (considers) no.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): You, uh, you hesitated there. Is there something I should know?
      Death Star Officer 1: No, it's virtually indestructable, like 99.99 percent.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): Uh...OK, wouldn't be doin' my job if I didn't ask what's the .01?
      Death Star Officer 1: Well, I- I mean, there's this little hole, it was kind of an aesthetic choice by the architect, and if you shoot a laser into this hole, uh, the station blows up.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, that sounds like a pretty big design flaw there.
      Death Star Officer 1: No, no, no the hole's only two meters across.
      Mayor Adam West (Grand Moff Tarkin): Well, that's no bigger than a womp rat.
      Death Star Officer 1: Exactly. And even to get within range of it, you have to skim along this whole trench, it's not a big deal.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): Well, I mean, I mean, can't we board it up or, you know, put some plywood over it or something?
      Death Star Officer 1: Well, that would look terrible! I mean, we got to think about re-sale.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): Re-sale? Wh-what are you talking about? This property is right above Sunset, the value's only gonna go up.
      Death Star Officer 1: Lord Vader, your inside references to the Los Angeles real estate market haven't given you the clairvoyance to turn a profit on that condo in Glendale, nor has it-
      (Vader begins choking him with the Force)
      Stewie (Darth Vader): I find your lack of faith disturbing. That property is in a prime location, twenty minutes to the beach, twenty minutes to downtown!
      Death Star Officer 1: (choking) There's nothing to do downtown!
      Mayor Adam West (Grand Moff Tarkin): Enough of this! Vader, release him.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): As you wish. (releases the officer, who collapses on the table, gasping for air) All right, so we gonna plug up that hole?
      Death Star Officer 2: Yeah, we can get it done tomorrow if price is no object.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): Eyuuuuh...
      Death Star Officer 2: We'll get estimates.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): Yeah, get estimates, yeah ha, yeah, yeah ha ha, yeah.

    • Cleveland (R2-D2): You can kiss the lower part of the back of the canister that is my body!

    • Stormtrooper: The Death Star is getting closer!
      Quagmire (C-3PO): And Leia's getting l-a-a-arger! (jiggles Leia's stomach)

    • (to Quagmire [C-3PO])
      Cleveland (R2-D2): You still got that bag I gave you? It's gonna be a long ride.

    • Chris (Luke): Look at this! Who throws out half a pizza?
      Peter (Han): And look at this couch. Sombody threw out a whole couch and it's in great shape.
      Brian (Chewbacca): Yeah, put a little Febreeze on that, scrub it out a little bit, it'd look great in your appartment.
      Peter (Han): You know what? I know we got a dangerous job to do here, but... I'm taking this. I'm taking this couch.

    • Red Leader: All wings, check in!
      Red 3: Red 3, standing by!
      Red 6: Red 6, standing by!
      Red 5: Red 5, standing by!
      Red Button: Red Button, standing by!
      Red Foxx: Red Foxx, standing by!
      Big Red: Big Red, standing by!
      Red October: Red October, standing by!
      Helen Reddy: Helen Reddy, standing by!
      Simply Red: Simply Red, standing by!

    • Stormtrooper #1: Hey, did you hear something?
      Stormtrooper #2: Probably just another drill. You know, that last drill we had, I was about to finally bone my girlfriend, and then we heard that there was this drill, and she told me there was no way.

    • Peter (Han): Strap yourselves in. We're going to hyperspace.
      Herbert (Obi-Wan): Did he say "strap-in" or "strap-on"?

    • Pignose: He doesn't like you.
      Chris (Luke): Sorry.
      Pignose: I don't like you either.
      Chris (Luke): You don't even know me!
      Pignose: You know, that's fair. My name's Pignose and this is my brother-in-law, Scott. He visiting from Hoth.
      Scott: I don't know why they call it Hoth. They should call it Coldth.
      Pignose: Settle down now.
      Scott: I'm up after the band.

    • Mouse Droid: You ain't gonna believe what just I just seen.
      Mouse Droid 2: Tyra Banks?
      Mouse Droid: See, now you say something better, so my thing don't sound cool no more.
      Mouse Droid 2: Oh! Come on, what did you see?
      Mouse Droid: I don't remember. I was just thinking about Tyra Banks.
      Mouse Droid 2: Can you imagine?
      Mouse Droid: Every night! Don't shake my hand.
      Mouse Droid 2: You ain't got no hand! You're a little truck.

    • Chris (Luke): One of these days, I'm just gonna take off and join the Rebellion whether you like it or not.
      Barbara Pewterschmidt (Aunt Beru): Over my burnt carcass.

    • Lois (Princess Leia): Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope. All right, now what do I click?
      Cleveland (R2-D2): Click "Preferences".
      Lois (Princess Leia): OK, I've clicked "Preferences".
      Cleveland (R2-D2): Now go to "Default Media Browser".
      Lois (Princess Leia): OK...there's a little hourglass and it's...it's not letting me do anything. It...it says "Buffering", what is that?
      Cleveland (R2-D2): Just give it a minute.
      Lois (Princess Leia): All I'm trying to do is make an MPEG!
      Cleveland (R2-D2): All I'm trying to do is tell you to wait a minute!
      Lois (Princess Leia): OK, relax.
      Cleveland (R2-D2): Now click "Import Video File".
      Lois (Princess Leia): All right. It's...it's telling me I have to download Real Player 7.
      Cleveland (R2-D2): You know what? I'll just bring it to him myself.

    • Stewie (Vader): So, Obi-Wan, we meet again. What part of "Stay fifty yards away at all times" don't you understand?

    • Chris (Luke): (About the Millenium Falcon) What a piece of junk!
      Peter (Han): Thank you. This was my brother's. He died of leukemia. How you feel about now?

    • Herbert (Obi-Wan): My sexy friend and I are looking for a ship.
      Peter (Han): Well, you're in luck! I'm Han Solo, captain of the Millenium Falcon, and the only actor whose career isn't destroyed by this movie.

    • Quagmire (C3PO): Who would you rather do: Jabba the Hutt right after a shower, or a service droid?
      Cleveland (R2-D2): My father was a service droid!

    • Chris (Luke): You don't believe in the force, do you?
      Peter (Han): Oh, you mean that thing you just learned about three hours ago, and am now judging me for not believing in?

    • Stewie (Darth Vader): I have you now, young Skywalker. And with today's gas prices, not a moment too soon!

    • Lois (Leia): Governor Tarkin. I smelled your stench as soon as we were brought on board.
      Stewie (Darth Vader): Um, actually, that's me. I made a Darth Doodie.
      Mayor Adam West (Grand Moff Tarkin): Princess Leia, we've decided to test our Death Star planet blower-upper gun on your home planet of Alderaan.
      Lois (Leia): NO!
      Mayor Adam West (Grand Moff Tarkin): She said no. Should we still do it?
      Stewie (Darth Vader): Yes.

    • Announcer: Intergalactic Proton Powered Electrical Tentacled Advertising Droids! Intergalactic Proton Powered Electrical Tentacled Advertising Droids! Intergalactic Proton Powered Electrical Tentacled Advertising Droids!
      Harrington: Hi I'm Darth Harrington of "Darth Harrington's Intergalactic Proton Powered Electrical Tentacled Advertising Droids Emporium and Moon Base"! Due to a garbled subspace transmission, I am now currently over-stocked on Intergalactic Proton Powered Electrical Tentacled Advertising Droids and I am passing the savings on to yooouuuu!

    • Chris: Didn't Robot Chicken already do this three months ago?
      Peter: I wouldn't worry about it, Chris. I don't even think people are aware of that show's existence.
      Chris: Well, I don't know, Dad. I think a decent number of people watch it.
      Peter: Oh, really? Define 'decent'.
      Chris: I think it's the highest rated show on Cartoon Network, and the Star Wars episode doubled that audience.
      Peter: Well, yeah. But double ten people is like twenty people. So, uh, what kind of numbers are we talking about here, you know?
      Chris: Don't be glib about this stuff, Dad. It's a legitimate show and they beat you to the punch.
      Peter: Uh, I don't know about that, Chris. To me, a legitimate show is on ABC, CBS, NBC... you know, one of the real networks.
      Chris: Hahaha. I don't know about that, Dad.
      Peter: And besides, what's up with that fifteen minute runtime? What is that? It's like fifteen minutes of guys playing with Star Wars dolls. Oh yay!
      Chris: Oh, so you do know the show!
      Peter: I read part of a review online. I am not a fan.
      Chris: You know, Dad. You're a real jerk!

    • Ellen Griswold: Clark, I don't like the look of this neighborhood
      Clark Griswold: Come on, Ellen, it's important for the kids to witness the plight of the Rebellion. Kids, you noticing all this plight?
      [An X-Wing flying next to them is shot down]
      Clark Griswold: (Starts rolling up his window) Roll 'em up!

    • Chris (Luke): Hey Han!
      Peter (Han): What!
      Chris (Luke): Why do they call them TIE-Fighters?
      Peter (Han): No idea!
      (Inside TIE-Fighter cockpit)
      TIE Fighter Pilot: (Shouts in Thai)

    • Chris (Luke): (after shooting a TIE fighter) I got him! I got him!
      Peter (Han): Great kid, don't get penisy.

    • Chris (Luke): They're coming too fast!
      Peter (Han): (Under his breath) Ah boy, nickel for every time that's happened. (yelling) Just keep shootin' Luke.

    • Quagmire (C-3PO): Hey, mind if I turn on the radio?
      Announcer: WTAT Tatooine's all-talk radio.
      Rush Limbaugh: My good friends, the liberal galactic media is at it again, they never stop. Now they're trying to convince us that Hoth is melting. Well that's crazy, just trying to scare us. Well if that wasn't enough to get you mad, we now have news that Lando Calrissian has been made the chief administrator of the Bespin mining facility. Gee, I wonder how he got that job. Well let me tell you how he got that job, affirmative action strikes again. The time is 8:50.

    • Chris (Luke): Well, I guess I'll go bulls-eye some womp rats in my T-16.
      Quagmire (C-3PO): My god, you shoot small animals for fun? That's the first indicator of a serial killer, ya freak.
      Chris (Luke): There's two suns and no women, what the hell am I supposed to do?

    • Lois (Leia): (to Luke) Aren't you a little fat to be a storm trooper?
      Chris (Luke): Well, stay here and rot, you stuck-up bitch.
      Lois (Leia): Wait! Who are you?
      Chris (Luke): I'm Luke Skywalker. Me and Han Solo and Obi-Wan are here to rescue you.
      Lois (Leia): Wait! Obi-Wan Kenobi?
      Chris (Luke): Yeah. Suddenly I'm not so fat, huh?

    • Herbert (Obi-Wan): Mos Eisley spaceport, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
      Cleveland (R2-D2): My sister Regina-D2 lives here.
      Quagmire (C-3PO): Is she single?
      Cleveland (R2-D2): She's a lez-bot.

    • Chris (Luke): R2, what are you doing out here?
      Cleveland (R2-D2): Beep boop beep.
      Quagmire (C-3PO): He says there are several creatures approaching from the southeast.
      Cleveland (R2-D2): That's not what I said. I said there ain't a pack of menthols on this planet.

    • (Alarm is sounding)
      Quagmire (C-3PO): Ya hear that? It sounds like we're being boarded from the rear, and not the "Hey take a deep breath, let's experiment" kind of boarded from the rear.

    • (Power goes out, the whole family gasps)
      Lois: Oh my god, the power's out.
      Chris: What are we gonna do now?
      Brian: Well, we could light some candles and read.
      (rest of the family pauses before breaking out in laughter)
      Chris: Yeah right.
      Stewie: Yeah that'd be great.
      Peter: Yeah, read the inside of my butt.

    • Quagmire (C-3PO): Hey, thanks for the sex, early nineties printer.
      (Printer prints out a heart slowly)

    • Obi-Wan (Herbert) (voice-over): Use the force, Luke.
      Luke (Chris): Obi-Wan?
      Obi-Wan (Herbert) (voice-over): Yeah, it's me. Use the force. Force that thing in there, just like I showed you with those puppets. Except don't tell nobody 'cause you'll get in trouble.

  • NOTES (6)

  • ALLUSIONS (23)

    • The Breakfast Club

      The guy asking the man addressing the pilots whether Barry Manilow knows he raids his closet is a reference to the movie The Breakfast Club, in which one of the students that always has detention asks the principal a similar question.

    • Chewbacca: Wacca, wacca!

      This is a reference to the Muppet Fozzie Bear, who often says "Wacca, wacca".

    • THX-1138

      Han says, "Prisoner transfer from cell block 1138." THX-1138 was an early short film by Star Wars creator George Lucas.

    • Sanford and Son

      Foxx dies saying "I'm comin', Elizabeth!" after he is shot down, as he often did when playing Fred Sanford.

    • Han Shot First

      In Star Wars fandom, the phrase "Han Shot First" refers to the scene between Han Solo and Greedo in the cantina. In the original Star Wars release, Han Solo shot Greedo first. In each subsequent re-release, the scene was changed to show Greedo shooting first (which many fans disapproved of). In this episode, Peter/Han shoots first, mimicking the original version of the scene.

    • National Lampoon's Vacation

      During the attack on the Death Star, the Griswold family is shown in their station wagon.

    • The Hunt for Red October

      When all wings are called to check in, one of the "Reds" to check in is the submarine Red October, from the movie The Hunt for Red October.

    • Blues Brothers

      The song playing when Peter/Han Solo tells them to act cool is Minnie the Moocher, which was also used as a diversion in the movie The Blues Brothers

    • History Of The World Part I

      The scene where R2 asks C3PO (a la Cleveland and Quagmire) if he thinks the Empire will fall, all the while enjoying some herb, is a quick reference to Mel Brooks' History Of The World Part I.

    • Dirty Dancing

      Obi-Wan's performance of "Time Of My Life" is taken straight from the movie Dirty Dancing.

    • Asteroids

      After coming out of hyperspeed, the Millennium Falcon enters an asteroid field. Footage from the classic arcade game Asteroids is shown.

    • American Dad!

      Roger from Seth MacFarlane's other animated sitcom American Dad! is seen in the cantina.

    • Futurama

      In the cantina scene, Bender from Futurama is seen sitting at a booth.

    • Earth, Wind, and Fire

      Cleveland mentions that he wishes he could listen to some Tatooine, Wind, and Fire.

    • People's Court

      When Chris introduces John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra he asks them to play the theme from The People's Court.

    • Grey Poupon

      When the Jawas pull up to the stoplight in their sandcrawlers, they reenact an old television commercial for Grey Poupon gourmet mustard.

    • Doctor Who
      The hyperspace scene shows an opening sequence of the cult science fiction show Doctor Who, complete with the signature haunting theme music and a picture of the Doctor's fourth regeneration (as played by Tom Baker), the most recognizable form of The Doctor in the US.

    • Robot Chicken

      Chris and Peter make a reference to Robot Chicken at the end, specifically the fact that Robot Chicken made its own parody of Star Wars. Seth Green (who plays Chris) is obviously poking fun at himself.

    • Home Movies

      When Luke, Obi-Wan, and the droids enter the cantina, you can see John McGuirk from Home Movies sitting in a booth.

    • Airplane!
      The scene where Leslie Nielson appears in the Millenium Falcon is from the film Airplane!, as well as Quagmire/C3PO's line "...and Leia's getting larrrrrrger!"

    • Deal or No Deal:

      When Darth Vader (Stewie) is about to capture Princess Leia (Lois) he has to choose from 26 suitcases and 26 ladies like what is done in the show Deal or No Deal.

    • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

      The entire plot of this episode is a re-telling of the first movie from the original Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

    • Blue Harvest

      This is a reference to the original working title to Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi the final episode in the original Star Wars Trilogy. This title was used to keep the secrecy of George Lucas' intentions with the movie.

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