After falling in love with Blue Harvest and then hearing about this entry, I was ecstatic...until I saw it. Nowhere is the decline of Seth MacFarlane's comedic abilities more visible than watching the two SW Family Guy specials back-to-back.
Allow me to give a small sampling of the poor attempts at humor employed by this special: Darth Vader farting as soon as Leia's out of the room, blatant re-packagings of jokes from other FG episodes that have already lost their funniness, Luke singing a duet with his own severed head for no apparent reason (which, admittedly, sounds funny, but the execution is terrible), R2 dragging Luke to his niece's violin recital, R2 listening to an ipod which somehow interferes with Luke's X-wing, a medical droid wanting to be thanked by Luke for his new hand (oddly enough, the joke used in the commercials in this spot was actually funnier and more adult), Luke calling out for Tom Sellick only to be ignored, various jokes that would've been funny if the set-up wasn't so long, Darth Vader second-guessing his own lines, Darth Vader calling Luke because he dialled the wrong number, arguing cab-drivers, and Luke showing up on the set of American Idol.
That being said, there were a few literal laugh-out-loud moments. This is where the spoilers kick in until the end of this paragraph for those who still wish to see it for themselves. Taun-tauns being replaced with Don-dons (essentially thesame, but with Don Knotts' head), Cookie Monster being the snow monster, R2 commenting on the safety conditions of the Rebel Base, Rebel troops pointing out Leia's military incapability, "Luke, if that's you, wave your right hand! No, your other right hand!", Darth Vader confusing the Dark Side of the Force with being gay, a recently born baby in with the garbage for about two seconds, racist Chewbacca, Yoda saying one thing and then instantly contradicting himself (it works in context), Meg's cameo, and the opening scroll commenting on Fox's poor foresight. While I realize that I made it sound as if it was about even between funny and unfunny, trust me, there were so many more unfunny things that simply slipped my memory.
Having said all of that, I can, in no way recommend this special to anyone except die-hard Family Guy fans, i.e. the ones who insist that the show is still funny. If clips of the funny bits can be found, I would recommend those to either Family Guy or Star Wars fans, but not the whole thing. It's simply not worth it, and if I can spare anyone else the sheer boredom of most of this special, it will have been worth it.
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