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Family Guy: It’s a Trap!
Directed by Peter Shin.
Return of the Jedi gets the Family Guy treatment as Han Solo (Peter), Chewbacca (Brian), Princess Leia (Lois) and Luke Skywalker (Chris) continue their battle against Darth Vader (Stewie) and the Evil Empire.
Back in 2007 Seth MacFarlane and his Family Guy team earned rave reviews (not to mention an Emmy Award nomination) for Blue Harvest, their hilarious parody of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope that saw characters from the hit animated show recast into roles from a galaxy far, far away. Two years later it was the turn of The Empire Strikes Back with the sequel Something, Something, Something, Dark Side, and now the circle is complete with this latest offering, It’s a Trap! »
It was appropriate that for the last Twitter-Wood update of 2010, the feed included plenty of examples of what made the year great. "Black Swan" reactions continued to appear, while Michael Ian Black and Brody Stevens wished horrible fates upon people for the new year and Seth MacFarlane proposed a New Year's resolution for anyone who hasn't picked one yet.
Ice-t sounded off with his feelings about the police, as he apparently got pulled over this week. His rant, as well as Jeremy Piven's fear of saunas and Anna Kendrick's love for the show "Misfits" can be found down below.
I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 30, 2010.
@jeremypiven Straight men have never seen a sauna @ a gym, they might have unicorns we don't know!
"Black Swan" pt. 1: @rustyrockets Mum,I'm the swan queen! This ballet company is too competitive, »
- Brian Warmoth
From Stewie railing against Lois to Sue Sylvester dissing Will's hair to Abed quoting one 80s movie after another, 2010 was a dynamite year in the realm of TV quotes.
While loyal readers know they can visit sections such as our comprehensive collection of Family Guy quotes at any time, we've stopped to highlight the following utterances from the year that was.
Read on, prepare to laugh and chime in below if we've forgotten your favorite quote...
Brian: Her fists are so dangerous, she's not allowed to be a lesbian. | permalink Quagmire: What can I say? I really like watching her box.
Peter: That means two things. | permalink Brian: You invented a time machine, but you can't get us out of a safe?
Stewie: Yeah, that's science. I'm not Houdini. | permalink Artie: Adultery means cheating.
Brittany: I thought it meant being stupid. Like being a dolt. | permalink Sue: I can't »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
Family Guy – It’s a Trap went on sale on Monday and to celebrate we’ve been sent this rather funny montage of clips from a stunt which was carried out to promote it last week which, given all the snow we’ve had recently, was entitled It’s a Snow Trap!
It wasn’t just commuters and holidaymakers who found themselves stranded in the snow this week. Even Stormtroopers were caught up in the white stuff after their Star Destroyer got snowed in along with a certain diabolical baby from Family Guy!
Those passing by Waterloo South Bank on Tuesday witnessed a group of Stormtroopers stranded in the snow, and to make matters worse they were attacked by none other than Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin, the scheming baby hell bent on world domination who caused havoc on a Boris bike!
The characters were in Central London to celebrate »
- David Sztypuljak
Christmas is over, the sales have begun, and the studios have rolled out all their big new releases this week. So while you’re out bargain hunting why not check out this weeks new DVD and Blu-ray releases:
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (DVD/Blu-ray/Steelbook)
Hot Fuzz’ helmsman Edgar Wright takes the reins on this epic adaptation of the cult comic book about a loveable loser who must prove his love by battling his girlfriend’s seven evil exes. Fast-paced and frenetic fun for the videogame generation, this pop-culture spectacular really is the Bob-omb! Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams… literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him.
Family Guy: It’s A Trap! »
Family Guy: It’S A Trap
Another year, another Family Guy Star Wars spoof, and as Stewie says at the beginning of the episode: “We’re about to do Jedi, aren’t we?” Yes it’s the last (hopefully) of the animated parody’s of George Lucas’ sci-fi classics, taking on what many see as the lesser of the original trilogy, Return of the Jedi. So does this make for a lesser spoof? Well frankly yes.
The plot follows Jedi pretty closely, with Luke Skywalker (Chris) and Princess Leia (Lois) attempting to free Han Solo (Peter) by infiltrating the palace of Jabba the Hutt (Joe) before teaming up with the Ewoks to take out the Imperial base on Endor, whilst the Emperor (Carter Pewterschmidt) and »
Completing their lampooning rampage across the pop culture cornucopia of George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy Family Guy: It’s A Trap! is Seth MacFarlane’s take on Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
The DVD and Blu-ray of the three special episodes has all the ribald non sequiturs the show is famous for as well as the obligatory celebrity cameos with Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn from Star Trek and Carrie Fisher gamely jumping into the ring with the Family Guy team for this special.
Here’s an exclusive clip from the DVD extras in which the creators talk about setting up the scene on Jabba’s barge. The Blu-ray and DVD set is out on the 27th of December and we hope to have our review of the set up on HeyUGuys shortly.
And as a special Christmas treat here are some stills to wow friends and amuse grandparents. »
- Jon Lyus
It’s tough to make a parody out of what was probably the least loved Star Wars movie (before the prequels came along, of course). While I enjoyed Return of the Jedi, I didn’t find it as enjoyable as A New Hope or Empire Strikes Back. But Family Guy had already remade the two previous Star Wars movies in their own image and so it’s not surprising that they tackled the last one.
Here’s the thing about It’s a Trap!: it’s amusing. It’s amusing because most of Family Guy is amusing. Yes, there are fart jokes and they usually draw some jokes out (like yet another random appearance by Conway Twitty that doesn’t make sense), but I never hate Family Guy because I can always find things to laugh at in any episode. So yes, there are amusing things about It’s a Trap! »
Chicago – The opening crawl of “Family Guy: It’s a Trap!” jokingly suggests that the viewer should lower his expectations since the writers had totally run out of steam by this point and were pressured by Fox into doing a spoof of “Return of the Jedi” to close out their “Star Wars” trilogy, now released in one Blu-ray set known as “Laugh It Up, Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy.” The warning is somewhat accurate (although that’s largely because “Jedi” is the least-interesting film to spoof) but there’s still some damn funny stuff in here and fans of either Lucas or MacFarlane don’t want to miss it.
Blu-Ray Rating: 3.5/5.0
It started when the “Family Guy” team turned their knowledge of the Lucas trilogy (something chronicled in a half-hour featurette on “It’s a Trap” in which several of the major players merely play “Star Wars Trivial Pursuit »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Imperial stormtroopers from the Star Wars franchise proved yet again the poor intelligence of the Empire when they turned up in London's Waterloo South Bank yesterday to do battle with Family Guy's Stewie Griffin, promoting the release of the Sw-related Family Guy Presents: It’s A Trap! on Blu-ray. Not only was the operation too underfunded to provide those great flying bikes from 1983's Return Of The Jedi (it was strictly 'pedal-power' for this offensive) but not one stormtrooper showed up in the snow-issue battle-kit familiar to Star Wars fans from The Empire Strikes Back (1980)...
The terrible thing is that you just know it's the commanders who are going to get it in the neck...
Family Guy showrunner Seth MacFarlane has revealed that the Fox series may produce a series of special episodes spoofing the Star Trek films. The animated show's final Star Wars parody will air in May 2011 and was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD. However, MacFarlane told TV Squad: "These [episodes] are very tiring to do. It's like doing a movie at the same time you're doing a TV series. Particularly with animation, that's a lot of work. We'd like to take a break [before making any more (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
On Tuesday, the final Family Guy Star Wars parody will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. Chances are it will air on Fox at a later date (perhaps as the season finale?), although no official date has been announced yet. The success of the two previous Star Wars parodies - the second of which aired this past Sunday on Fox - guaranteed that Seth MacFarlane and company were going to parody Return of the Jedi.
Scenes from "It's a Trap!" were first shown at Comic Con in July. I was in the audience and thought the special episode looked hilarious, as most of the other Family Guy Star Wars spoofs have been. In mid-November we posted a lengthy promo featuring a variety of scenes from the parody.
Now MTV has two videos featuring sneak peeks of multiple scenes from the episode. You can view them below. Make sure to pick »
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Trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, five people discover that the Devil is among them - and no one can escape their fate. This chilling, supernatural thriller from M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to a heart-stopping ending with a truly wicked twist.
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In this charming, critically acclaimed tale of rumors and reputation, Olive (Emma Stone), an average high school student, sees her below-the-radar existence turn around overnight once she decides to use the school's gossip grapevine to advance her social standing.
Now her classmates (Amanda Bynes, Aly Michalka) are turning against her and the school board is becoming concerned, including her favorite teacher (Thomas Haden Church) and the distracted guidance counselor (Lisa Kudrow). With the support of her hilariously idiosyncratic parents (Stanley Tucci, »
Tossing zingers at "Star Wars" is old hat for "Family Guy" and its creator Seth MacFarlane. The edgy Fox series has already poked fun at the first two installments in George Lucas' original sci-fi trilogy with "A New Hope" and "Empire Strikes Back" parodies titled "Blue Harvest" (a reference to the original working title of the first "Star Wars" film) and "Something, Something, Something, Darkside" (a reference to, well, nothing), respectively.
Both spoofs have been gargantuan hits, both on TV and DVD -- so it doesn't take a Jedi with an off-the-charts metachlorian count to see why MacFarlane and co. have decided to round out their very own trilogy with the "Return of the Jedi" parody "It's a Trap!" (which, by the by, derives its named from the famous line uttered by General Ackbar in the film).
The one-hour long movie hits DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, December 21, but »
- Tom DiChiara
If you always thought that Return of the Jedi would benefit from toilet humor, good news: Seth MacFarlane has reimagined the Richard Marquand classic to do just so in Family Guy's third and final Star Wars parody: It's a Trap! The feature, which will be released on DVD tomorrow, includes Han Solo flatulence jokes, Paraplegic Joe as Jabba the Hut and a cameo from Pee-wee Herman. If that isn't enticing enough, allow MacFarlane to sell you on the latest George Lucas homage: "It's more of exactly the same kind of jokes you've seen in the other two. So if you like those, this is the same and you'll enjoy it just as much." Take your first look ahead. »
Kunis and MacFarlane already work on TV’s Family Guy, so we completely understand and absolutely love his choice (you agree, right?)
Ted is about a guy who wishes as a boy for his teddy bear to come to life, but twenty-five years later, he’s developed a dislike for him.
Mila Kunis will play the girlfriend of the main character, who wants their relationship to go to the next level, which requires losing the bear. In her frustration she looks for solace from her “cad of a boss,” who would be played by Adam Scott.
And, at this moment we know that Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star in the movie as well, and here’s what »
'It's definitely the most visually stunning of all of the ones we've done,' creator Seth MacFarlane tells MTV News.
By Eric Ditzian
Brian, Peter and Lois Griffin in "Family Guy: It's A Trap!"
Back at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane showed off a first-look at "It's a Trap!," the final installment in the animated series' parodies of the "Star Wars" franchise. But unless you were lucky enough to be sitting in those hallowed, geek-filled halls, you've barely seen anything from the hour-long episode, which tweaks "Return of the Jedi" to hilarious effect.
That's why MTV News is happy to present nine minutes from "It's a Trap," which hits DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday. "It's more of exactly the same kind of jokes you've seen in the other two," MacFarlane deadpanned in a Comic-Con chat with us. "So if you like those, this »
Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy ($27.99 Blu-ray, available December 21)
Family Guy's first two Star Wars parodies were a perfect mix: one part reverence for the classic sci-fi film series and two parts Seth MacFarlane outrageousness. The latest and final riff-off in the planned trio, It's a Trap, premieres in this box set before making its TV debut next year. May the goof be with you. ...
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- TV Guide Network News
Say this for the Griffin family: They do not think small (or especially clean) when they make out their Christmas wish lists.
"Family Guy" aired a Christmas episode Sunday (Dec. 12), and it included the catchy, wish-filled and not a little filthy song below. Sing along as Peter wishes for "Jessica Biel and Megan Fox, wearing nothing but their socks," Meg hoping for the voices in her head to become more benign, and Stewie asking for some yellowcake uranium. And also Chutes and Ladders.
Have a merry Quahog Christmas, everyone. And maybe save this video till the kids are tucked in.
The R-rated comedy centers on the “bromance” between Mark (Wahlberg) and his talking teddy bear, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane), the miraculous product of Mark’s boyhood wish.
In a reunion of the two Max Payne leads, Kunis, who provides the voice of Meg on “Family Guy,” will play Wahlberg’s girlfriend, Lori, who gets fed up with Ted’s cursing, drinking and pot smoking and forces the developmentally-stunted Mark to separate from Ted.
When Mark and Lori break up after a night of his drunken debauchery, she agrees to date her boss, Rex, an obnoxious, persistent creep with an odd fetish. Scott, best known for his starring roles on the short-lived series “Party Down” and NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” will play the boss, according to the Hollywood Reporter. »
- Jeff Leins
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