Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 20

Something, Something, Something Dark Side

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 23, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Peter makes good on another power outage at home--by entertaining his family with a retelling of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Newcomers to the story include Mort as Lando Calrissian, Chris' boss Carl as Yoda, and the Giant Chicken as the nefarious Boba Fett.moreless

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  • family guy blue hervest

  • Part 2 of the Star Wars parody

    Peter makes good on another power outage at home--by entertaining his family with a retelling of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Newcomers to the story include Mort as Lando Calrissian, Chris' boss Carl as Yoda, and the Giant Chicken as the nefarious Boba Fett.

    9.5/10 Hilarious
  • Perfection!..

    The perfect sequal to the perfect parody.

    The sentence could describe it all but there is a score bar for that.

    In a universe that an episode like Blue Harvest could get an 8.* score. (Which indicates that it is a fair universe) This one should get 9 at least. Seriously there is a it's not what it is used to be crab going on and all the ratings of all recent episodes are decreasing incredibly. I laughed so hard on this episode until someone warned me. The knee thing that AT-AT did was balistic.

    (I think I'm in a group of people that aren't effected by the used to be better nonsense. I've started watching FG 5 months ago and watched all seasons in an order. While watching then frequently I wasn't able to found any flaws that wasn't already there from the very first episode. In any show there are better episodes / seasons than usual but i couldn't found any reason to believe that newer seasons of Family Guy won't be funny.I believe the problem is people got used to Family Guy. The show is on the air since 1999, which makes 8 years if you ignore cancellations. The same concept could be boring but watch American Dad. You'll see Seth Macfarlene still got it. So don't make excuses such as it's not funny anymore. The guy who writes American Dad (which gets highly good reviews) writes this show.)

    Can't wait to see the last section of the trilogy.moreless
  • the season finale

    A few good episodes of Family Guy this season, but I would hardly call it a step in the right direction. Family Guy just is not what it once was (even the fart humor is not as good as it used to be.)

    Why they felt the need to do yet another Star Wars episode I do not know, but hopefully this is the last. Sure, a few funny lines here and there, but the concept has been so played out between this and the Robot Chicken episodes.

    It's enough with Star Wars already. We get it, a lot of nerds loved the movie. Move on.moreless
  • please give it up seth..

    Family guy.. a once legendary comedy is now just a sad desperate cry for seth macfarlane to keep making television. Why is the fox sunday lineup 3/4 Macfarlane crap.. cleveland show, american dad, and family guy are all sad and not even funny. To top it off.. this episode just made star wars look bad. Give up seth.. your not funny anymore. Dont keep pushing family guy along just so you can reach 10-20 seasons and be the next simpsons. Honestly does anyone still watch family guy and actually laugh? It just makes me cringe now because its like they dont even try. Once again.. give it up Macfarlane.. take a break and try again when you have some new ideas. Wait for south park to make a few more seasons and you will have some more material to rip offmoreless
Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Meg (Production Season 2+)

Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane

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

Seth Green (I)

Seth Green (I)

Chris (and various)

Alex Borstein

Alex Borstein

Lois (and various)

Mike Henry (VI)

Mike Henry (VI)

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

John Bunnell

John Bunnell


Guest Star

James Caan (I)

James Caan (I)


Guest Star

Joe Flaherty

Joe Flaherty

Western Union Man

Guest Star

Johnny Brennan

Johnny Brennan

Mort Goldman as Lando Calrissian

Recurring Role

H. Jon Benjamin

H. Jon Benjamin

Carl as Yoda

Recurring Role

Kirker Butler

Kirker Butler


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Bruce plays Admiral Firmus Piett. However, when the probe finds the Rebel base, he already has the admiral insignia even though he was still a captain.

    • Music:
      Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? by Paula Cole
      Turn The Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson (with reworked lyrics)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Peter: (after finishing the story) Well, let's see Robot Chicken top this one.
      Chris: Actually, I think they did a pretty good job with that already, Dad.
      Peter: Well, I'll have to take your word for it. I don't watch Comedy Central.
      Chris: It's on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Dad. I'm pretty sure you know that.
      Peter: I don't know that. I haven't seen that show in a while and I don't know that anyone else has.
      Chris: Oh, I think plenty of people have. Their fans are pretty loyal to them.
      Peter: Oh yeah? All forty-two of them?
      Chris: (sighs) I'm not gonna let you get to me this time, Dad. I'm not gonna let you get to me.
      Peter: Well, maybe I got time for another story, then. It's called Without a Paddle.
      Chris: Fuck you, Dad!

    • Darth Vader (Stewie): There is no escape. Don't make me destroy you. Join me, Luke.
      Luke (Chris): I'll never join you!
      Darth Vader (Stewie): Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
      Luke (Chris): He told me you killed him!
      Darth Vader (Stewie): No, I... Hang on: Spoiler alert! I am your father.
      Luke (Chris): Well, that's fine, but I don't see how that affects anythin... WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?

    • Princess Leia (Lois): (as Slave-1 flies off) Oh, no. We've lost Han. They're taking him to Jabba's palace.
      C-3PO (Quagmire): Well, even though we know exactly where he's going, we should rescue him in three years.

    • Princess Leia (Lois): What's all this slime on the floor?
      Chewbacca (Brian): Yeah. It feels like we're in Rod Stewart's stomach.

    • Princess Leia (Lois: May I have everyone's attention, please? We're evacuating into outer space, with literally infinite directions in which to flee. However, we have decided that our transports will travel directly toward the fleet of Star Destroyers. Any questions?
      Rebel Pilot: Yeah, um, is there someone from the military we can talk to? A man, perhaps?

    • C-3PO (Quagmire): Sir, the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field are two to one.
      Han Solo (Peter): Never tell me the... Actually, that's not bad.

    • (The Millenium Falcon flies into an asteroid belt)
      Princess Leia (Lois): We're going to be pulverized!
      Han Solo (Peter): Look, we've got four or five of the main characters in here; I think we'll be fine!

    • Princess Leia (Lois): Why, you stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking... nerfherder! Han Solo (Peter): (punches her) You can't use that word! Only we can use that word!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The DVD for this episode will go on sale December 22, 2009, well in advance of its TV airing.

    • The title is a joke from the previous Family Guy episode, 'Barely Legal', in which "the emperor figured out the formula for perfect Star Wars dialogue", which was "Something, something, something Dark Side. Something, something, something, complete."


    • The Jetsons

      The beginning features Elroy Jetson flying to school, complete with the opening theme from the Hanna-Babera series.

    • Her Alibi

      When hanging from the bottom of Bespin, Luke calls for Leia, and also Tom Selleck, who appears to be looking up as if he's heard Luke, in a clip from Her Alibi

    • Peter: Well, maybe we have time for another story. It's called "Without a Paddle".

      Without a Paddle was a film starring Seth Green (who voices Chris). During Peter and Chris's debate, Peter uses this reference to mock Seth Green's career, as the film was not well received by critics.

    • Leonard Nimoy
      Darth Vader (Stewie) uses a baseball bat to destroy a mailbox with the surname, "Nimoy", in reference to actor, Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original Star Trek series.

    • Rocky IV
      Yoda (Carl) teaches Luke (Chris) the Force in a training montage similar to the scene where Rocky trains for his fight against Ivan Drago. Live-action scenes of Ivan Drago from the actual movie are shown.

    • Back To The Future II

      At the end Luke get a letter stating that Doc Brown is stuck in 1885 and "To Be Concluded" flashed on the screen.

    • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

      The entire episode is a Family Guy style re-telling of the second movie in the original Star Wars trilogy.

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