Family Guy

Season 8 Episode 20

Something, Something, Something Dark Side

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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."

  • Allusions

    • 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.