Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane recently had a little chat with the LA Times before a little house party red carpet premiere of his next Star Wars spoof, Something Something Something Dark Side. One of the topics that came up, was what possible popular properties could see themselves being spoofed in the future, to which MacFarlane admitted names like Star Trek, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones were options.
A third Star Wars spoof likely called We Have a Bad Feeling About This is up next and will be released next year, but that doesn’t mean that plans for the future can be discussed. The only issue with the lucky contestants that are listed off is that “Lucas gave us the rights. Lucas agreed to let us do this, and that’s a rare thing. Most legal departments are much more overprotective,” McFarlane explained. And since George Lucas himself gave the thumbs up to Star Wars getting an animated comedy makeover, that leaves Indiana Jones as the obvious best bet.
One day, while watching Blue Harvest, the very first chapter in the Family Guy Star Wars spoofing party, I thought to myself “It would be so awesome if they did Indiana Jones after this!” So naturally, just the fact that future spoof possibles are being discussed and Indy is mentioned makes me a happy fan.
Lately it’s been the “popular” thing to hate Family Guy. One day, some almighty geek declared that it had become stupid and that all shall despise it from that day forth. Sadly, many followed that path because no one has their own opinions anymore, and thus, a mob was formed. For me, I always have and always will love that show, and anything they do has my eyes. No, not every episode is as good as the earlier years, but come on now, almost every TV show that same issue, so people need to just take a cupcake break and do some Lamaze breathing exercises. I say keep bringing it, and if you can spoof all of these movies, by God do it, do it, do it.
If all Seth MacFarlane did was spoof other films with his Family Guy cast – say, The Shining, Pulp Fiction, Star Trek, Alien, Psycho, et al – he’d almost never run out of material, as well as continue to make one of the best comedies (animated or not) on television.
Comment by Myric — February 28, 2010 @ 4:02 am