I saved this a few days, so that people can’t scream “Spoiler Alert” at me, but it’s time to discuss one of the best episodes of Television this year.
The Season 13 Premiere of Family Guy featured a trip to Springfield, and a long awaited mashup with The Simpsons, in a hilarious hour of television.
When Peter becomes a cartoonist, and subsequently run out of town by women’s groups over his cartoons, the family goes on a trip, with their car getting stolen outside of Springfield.
With jokes about carrying other Fox Shows (Bob’s Burgers) and show’s trying and failing to make it on their own (Cleveland Show) and agreeing to stay an hour apart, with some other crap in between, they held no punches back.
The famous Peter vs. The Chicken fights was brought to a whole new level as Peter and Homer face off in an epic 7+ minute, multi-universe (Hello Roger) fight, that leaves them talking about being “a Family Guy and a The Simpsons”. During this fight they leave nothing out, even the 24 Emmy’s being thrown by Homer, with Peter complaining “That’s not fair, I got none of them”.
And let’s not forget about Stewie + Bart dark humor (let’s not talk about that controversial rape joke) as well as “I took Apu” jokes. But when all that is over, Stewie is left complaining that “Bart sounded like a girl”.
The episode included tons of long running jokes (Oh Yeah!) and character comparisons (ex. Mort vs. Krusty), and even if you’re only a fan of one of the two shows (like I am), you are guaranteed to find this episode funny.
And one final word for those who actually saw the show, and want a good laugh: Gassensexxen.