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Episode VI: It's a Trap 

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The Griffins reprise their intergalactic roles in an outrageous retelling of Return of the Jedi.

Directors:

Peter Shin, James Purdum

Writers:

Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / Carter Pewterschmidt as Emperor Palpatine / Roger as Moff Jerjerrod / Tim the Bear as Wickett / Live Studio Ostrich / Pee-wee Herman (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin as Princess Leia / Sy Snootles (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 / Rallo Tubbs as Nien Nunb / Consuela as Gatekeeper Droid (voice)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Klaus Heissler as Admiral Ackbar (voice)
H. Jon Benjamin ... Carl as Yoda (voice) (as Jon Benjamin)
John G. Brennan ... Mort Goldman as Lando Calrissian (voice) (as Johnny Brennan)
Max Burkholder ... Will Robinson (voice)
Steve Callaghan Steve Callaghan ... Imperial Controller (voice)
Chris Cox ... (voice)
Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf (voice)
Chris Edgerly ... (voice)
Carrie Fisher ... Angela as Mon Mothma (voice)
Colin Ford ... Flick / Jeremy (voice)
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The Griffins reprise their intergalactic roles in an outrageous retelling of Return of the Jedi.

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Animation | Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Episode VI: The Great Muppet Caper See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When the 2 stormtroopers were operating the AT-AT Walker and attacking the Ewoks, one was smoking and playing a fake piano singing "Mess Around". This is a takeoff of John Candy and Steve Martin in the film 'Trains, Planes, and Automobiles'. See more »

Goofs

When Peter as Han Solo is revealed in carbonite as Jabba's "favourite decoration", he's looking over his left shoulder while mooning. But when he was encased in carbonite during Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side he was looking back over his right shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker: Oh! Can you play the theme from E.T., John Williams?
John Williams: No, but I can do the theme to Entertainment Tonight.
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Connections

Spun-off from Family Guy (1999) See more »

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All the Small Things
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Written by Thomas DeLonge and Mark Hoppus
Performed by Seth MacFarlane
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Still funny but not as good as the previous two specials
16 January 2011 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

With the regularity of a third world country, another power cut hits the Griffin house and it is with a weary sigh that everyone knows that the telling of Jedi is on its way.

This film has not been particularly well received but for me I found it funny enough to like if not love. The Family Guy Star Wars parodies are structured on the movies themselves so the fact that Jedi is not particularly good sort of makes it harder to do as a comedy everyone will like. In combination with this is that the spoof "franchise" is perhaps not as fresh as it was when they did Blue Harvest. This leads to some bits that are amusing but drag on far too long (the nodding bit for example, or that country singer) as well as material that is funny but is a bit obvious and seen-before. I still laughed though and there is enough here to draw regular laughs from those that like Family Guy – although I will caveat that by saying I do not watch the TV show so perhaps It's a Trap feels fresher for me whereas for regular viewers it may just be more of the same.

The in-joking is overdone even if it is funny. I liked them sticking it to Seth Green even if it did lack teeth in terms of what was said, but they did do it for too long. The rest of the material is reasonably good but, like I said, there didn't seem to be much enthusiasm or imaginative wit in the writing, like the obvious jokes were enough and if everything could be made to last a few more seconds it would only help the writers fill it up. The voice cast are typically good and the animation cannot be faulted (I do love how they look just like the original films), but the material just needed more spark.

I'm not sure if the "we were forced to make this by Fox" line is a joke or true but there is certainly a sense that it is an expectation rather than a good idea. I still found it funny and it provided me some good laughs throughout, but they were mostly silly gags and most of them ran on for a few seconds after my laugh had finished. Worth seeing and certainly not the dire spectacle that others here have said, but not as good as they first managed and it certainly had room to be sharper.


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