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Blue Harvest 

1:45 | Trailer
With the Griffins stuck at home during a blackout, Peter tells the story of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 2 more credits »





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)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


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Did You Know?


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 »


Han Solo (Peter) is clearly seen taking the couch. He gets it wedged onto the space ship & stands there just holding it because it's stuck. A few minutes later he comes running in to shoot at the enemy. When shooting at the tie fighters, you can clearly see the Millennium Falcon no longer has the loading door down with the couch on it as if he pushed the wedged couch off the side to run in & start firing. When attacking the Death Star, Han Solo (peter) & Chewbacca (Brian) are sitting on the couch firing their weapons as if it was never thrown off their ship. See more »


[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

The 2008 DVD release includes a rough animatic version which includes different versions of several scenes, such as the pre-blackout sequence. See more »


References National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) See more »


Quintet in E Major
Composed by Luigi Boccherini
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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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Release Date:

23 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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