A couple of years ago, George Lucas himself gave the OK to Seth MacFarlane and Seth Green to spoof his classic Star Wars saga with their respective shows Family Guy and Robot Chicken. So far, we’ve seen a hilarious Family Guy spoof of A New Hope called Blue Harvest and two Robot Chicken specials. It has taken quite a while to get around to Family Guy‘s take on The Empire Strikes Back, but thankfully it will finally be released on DVD and Blu-ray December 22, 2009 and there is now a new trailer to watch via Apple.
The movie is called Something, Something, Something, Dark Side, which is quite fittingly a reference to a previous Family Guy joke. It will follow the basic premise of the movie, as they did the first time around, adding crude and silly humor wherever it will be allowed.
Click on over to to the dark side (baddum-cha!) to watch the trailer and read the brief synopsis for the movie. From this peek, it definitely looks like this could be just as funny as Blue Harvest was, and your time shan’t be wasted.
While Robot Chicken‘s Star Wars specials have been hilarious, they do stick to their mini-sketch format, making the full movie spoofs of Family Guy much more appealing to me personally. This next movie can’t come fast enough, and hopefully we won’t have to wait nearly as long for the Return of the Jedi trilogy capper. Fingers crossed that they get to do Indiana Jones after this.
Here’s the synopsis.
Holy ship! The Family Guy empire strikes back with another hilarious parody of your favorite sci-fi saga! May the laughs be with you as (Chris) Skywalker joins forces with (Peter) Solo and Princess (Lois) Leia to battle (Stewie) Vader and his Imperial minions. A host of new characters comes along for the wild ride, including Mort Goldman as Lando Calrissian, Chrisâ€™s boss Carl as Yoda, and the Giant Chicken as the nefarious Boba Fett. Itâ€™s an outrageous, out-of-this-world experience youâ€™ll â€œsaberâ€ for light-years to come!