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Blue Harvest 

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With the Griffins stuck at home during a blackout, Peter tells the story of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

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Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode credited cast:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / Tom Tucker as Imperial Newscaster / Carter Pewterschmidt as Uncle Owen / Safeguard #1 / Italian #2 / White Guard #2 (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin as Princess Leia / Barbara Pewterschmidt as Aunt Beru (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown as R2-D2 / John Herbert as Obi-Wan Kenobi / Bruce the Performance Artist as Greedo / Fouad as Imperial Officer (voice)
Lori Alan ... Diane Simmons as Imperial Newscaster (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Baker ... The Doctor (archive footage)
John G. Brennan ... Mort Goldman as Jawa (voice) (as Johnny Brennan)
Steve Callaghan Steve Callaghan ... Rebel Soldier (voice)
Chevy Chase ... Clark Griswold (voice)
Beverly D'Angelo ... Ellen Griswold (voice)
Mark Hentemann Mark Hentemann ... Opie as Tusken Raider (voice)
Mick Hucknall ... Self (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Ollie Williams as Imperial Meteorologist / Redd Fox (voice)
Rush Limbaugh ... Rush Limbaugh / Red 6 (voice)
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Storyline

With the Griffins stuck at home during a blackout, Peter tells the story of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The title is based on the fake working title for the third Star Wars movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) for a show that parodied the Star Wars saga. See more »

Goofs

During a light saber duel between Obi Wan (Herbert) and Darth Vader (Stewie), Darth Vader uses a red light saber. After killing Obi Wan, Darth Vader is seen with a blue light saber as stormtroopers fire on the Millennium Falcon as it departs. In the next shot that shows Darth Vader, he is again holding a red light saber. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Title card/crawl: A long time ago, but somehow in the future... It is a period 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. Yeah, she did. You know it, I ...
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Alternate Versions

DVD includes extra scenes:
  • Extended conversation among the troopers on Tantive IV after one says "What if they come in a different door?" His compatriots mock him, to which he replies "Why is it you're much nicer to me when the other Rebels aren't around?"
  • There's a line to get into Chalmun's Cantina that Chris/Luke, Herbert/Obi-Wan, Quagmire/C-3PO and Cleveland/R2-D2 stand in; Herbert uses the Jedi mind trick to get them past the stormtrooper bouncer
  • sequence of Quagmire/C-3P0 and Cleveland/R2-D2 hiding behind a door when the stormtroopers are knocking on them; the stormtroopers try to lure them out by saying they're with Publisher's Clearing House
  • extended scene of Stewie/Vader making jokes about defecating in his diaper
  • Death Star News report about the destruction of Alderaan with Tom Tucker, Diane Simmons, and Ollie Williams
  • the elevator Chris/Luke, Peter/Han and Brian/Chewbacca take stops at a stormtrooper church, where a stormtrooper wedding is being held, before reaching Detention Block AA-23
  • scene of Mayor West/Tarkin and Stewie/Vader talking about planting a homing beacon on the Millenium Falcon, and how Stewie saw them make off with West's couch
  • John Bender from "The Breakfast Club" is at the Death Star attack briefing and heckles General Dodonna
  • Chris/Luke runs into Joe Swanson/Biggs, who is sitting out the attack making sandwiches because a falling Y-wing engine paralyzed him
  • celebration scene after Chris/Luke lands back at base; Joe/Biggs has a sandwich for him
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Connections

Features Doctor Who (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Time of My Life
(uncredited)
Written by Franke Previte, Donald Markowitz, and John DeNicola
Sung by Mike Henry
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For Full Experience, Watch the DVD.
21 January 2008 | by buffychikSee all my reviews

I saw the episode, thought it was funny, and being such a fan of Family Guy, knew how much Seth McFarlane loved the Star Wars references. I knew it was only a matter of time before a full-on remake of the film was created.

Then, I saw that a full-length DVD was coming out with extended and added scenes. Yeah. You thought it was good on Cartoon Network. Nothing compares to Stewie's diaper going over to the Dark Side. There is so much more adult humor. Everything is uncensored, and uncut.

The DVD extras include excellent commentary with Seth McFarlane, David A. Goodman, and Dominic Polcino (the episode director). My suggestion is to watch it once without the commentary, and once with. There's a fantastic interview with George Lucas, and a look into how (and why) Blue Harvest was made. I had no idea just how much of the original film was actually used. Direct quotes from Star Wars, scenes taken directly from the film, even 95% of the score is the original score with short edits and the Family Guy adaptation from Walter Murphy. The detail of the animation, right down to the explosions that look like effects taken directly from Star Wars (but aren't), was all done so well. George Lucas should be proud.

Seth McFarlane and his team put a great deal of effort into making this a quality and hysterical revamp of a Lucas classic. You can't get the full experience until you see it on DVD, though. Seth, you're a freaking genius.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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