In the opening scene, Peter lists 29 shows that have been canceled by FOX after short runs in the last few years. Not only is this a joke at how FOX cannot keep many shows around (Peter says that "Family Guy" itself was canceled to make room for these "terrific shows"), but the last mentioned, Greg the Bunny
(2002), is a reference to a short lived show starring Seth Green
, the voice of Chris Griffin on "Family Guy". Also, That '80s Show
(2002), another show mentioned, ran a few episodes and was based on That '70s Show
(1998), which stars Mila Kunis
, the voice of Meg Griffin. Peter also mentions The Tick
(2001), where Patrick Warburton
, who voices Joe Swanson, played the title character, and Titus
(2000), in which Alex Borstein
, who voices Lois Griffin, made an appearance during one episode. See more
Everybody, I got bad news. We've been canceled.
Oh, no, Peter, how could they do that?
Well, unfortunately, Lois, there's just no more room on the schedule. We've just got to accept the fact that Fox has to make room for terrific shows like "Dark Angel," "Titus," "Undeclared," "Action," "That 80's Show," "Wonderfalls," "Fastlane," "Andy Richter Controls the Universe," "Skin," "Girls Club," "Cracking Up," "The Pits," "Firefly," "Get Real," "Freaky Links," "Wanda at Large," "Costello...