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Something, Something, Something, Dark Side 

Peter makes good on another power outage at home by retelling Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / Dr. Elmer Hartman as General Rieekan / Carter Pewterschmidt as Emperor Palpatine (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin as Princess Leia (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin as Giant Space Slug (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown as R2-D2 / John Herbert as Obi-Wan Kenobi / Bruce the Performance Artist as Captain Piett / Consuela (voice)
H. Jon Benjamin ... Carl as Yoda (voice) (as Jon Benjamin)
John G. Brennan ... Mort Goldman as Lando Calrissian (voice) (as Johnny Brennan)
John Bunnell John Bunnell ... Sheriff John Bunnell (voice)
Kirker Butler ... (voice)
James Caan ... James Caan (voice)
Chris Cox ... (voice)
Jackson Douglas ... (voice)
Joe Flaherty ... Western Union Man (voice)
Ralph Garman ... (voice)
James 'Cannonball' Green James 'Cannonball' Green ... Manuel Vega (archive footage) (as James 'Cannonball' Greene)
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Peter makes good on another power outage at home by retelling Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Algo, algo del lado oscuro See more »

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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy, played the voices of 26 different characters, including his usual Peter (Han Solo), Stewie (Darth Vader), Brian (Chewbacca) and Quagmire (C-3PO) this sets a record for most characters voiced in a series. See more »

Goofs

When escaping from Hoth, only Leia, Han and Chewie are seen entering the cockpit of the Falcon but after Han says punch it, C3PO is suddenly sitting behind Chewie. See more »

Quotes

Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker: [Hanging from the roof of the Wampa cave, Luke tries to reach his lightsaber] Damm these stubby arms!
[the lightsaber flies into his hand, the blade ignites, and Luke falls head first in the snow on the floor, with his feet still trapped in ice]
Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker: Well this is no better!
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Crazy Credits

The credits are played with a Family Guy/Star Wars mix theme. See more »

Alternate Versions

When this aired as two-part episode on Fox a line was changed to eliminate a masturbation joke. When Chris/Luke Skywalker asked if his new right hand is "good to go" the medical droid's response was changed from "Yeah, but practice on a hot dog first. Otherwise you might rip your dick off." to "Wow, you're a hard guy to get compliment from!". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Turban Cowboy (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

My Little Buttercup
(uncredited)
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Seth Green and H. Jon Benjamin
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Swing and a miss
31 December 2009 | by Bernnard_BlackSee all my reviews

I had very high hopes for this episode, given the wonderful job Seth and the team did with Blue Harvest. Unfortunately, the seem to have lost sight of what they were doing and ended up with a product that felt rushed, and wasn't funny at all.

The first Star Wars Family Guy episode was for dedicated Star Wars geeks who enjoyed pointing out inconsistencies or flaws in Lucas' film. The gags in Blue Harvest were funny and relevant, from Stewie's questioning about the meter-wide exhaust port being a big flaw to Herbert's portrayal of Obi-Wan. The jokes were funny, because they lovingly picked on the original story.

The new episode isn't like that. Instead, you get what feels like The Empire Strikes Back done with Family Guy characters, with minimal changes to dialogue. The jokes are weirdly out of place, many just aren't funny at all, and they lack to satirical quality the jokes in Blue Harvest had. You get lames jokes like a guy on Hoth trying to give out bags of ice, or Peter inexplicably punching out Lois when she calls him a nerf-herder, claiming "that's our word." In short, this episode goes for shock effect to get it's gags - either from random violence and swearing to just out of place jokes - instead of good old satire like Blue Harvest did.

I hope the next will be better; God knows Lucas had enough bad material in Jedi for Seth and the team to work with, without resorting to mindless and out of place jokes to get laughs.


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