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Something, Something, Something, Dark Side 

Peter makes good on another power outage at home by retelling Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin as Han Solo / Brian Griffin as Chewbacca / Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader / Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO / Dr. Elmer Hartman as General Rieekan / Carter Pewterschmidt as Emperor Palpatine / Aaron Sorkin / Cookie Monster / Man / George Takei / Dagobah Man / Commander #2 / Driver / Ringo Starr / Empire Member #2 / Pilot #1 (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin as Princess Leia / OnStar Voiceover / Empire Member's Wife / Robot Wife (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin as Giant Space Slug (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown as R2-D2 / John Herbert as Obi-Wan Kenobi / Bruce the Performance Artist as Captain Piett / Consuela (voice)
H. Jon Benjamin ... Carl as Yoda (voice) (as Jon Benjamin)
John G. Brennan ... Mort Goldman as Lando Calrissian (voice) (as Johnny Brennan)
John Bunnell John Bunnell ... Sheriff John Bunnell (voice)
Kirker Butler ... (voice)
James Caan ... James Caan (voice)
Chris Cox ... (voice)
Jackson Douglas ... (voice)
Joe Flaherty ... Western Union Man (voice)
Ralph Garman ... (voice)
James 'Cannonball' Green James 'Cannonball' Green ... Manuel Vega (archive footage) (as James 'Cannonball' Greene)
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Storyline

Peter makes good on another power outage at home by retelling Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Algo, algo del lado oscuro See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally weatherman Ollie Williams was to play Lando Calrissian, before it it was decided to instead use Mort Goldman to fill the role. See more »

Goofs

When the camera pans over to Yoda (Carl) when he says "Hey who are you?", his mouth is not moving with the speech. See more »

Quotes

Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader: There is no escape. Don't make me destroy you. Join me, Luke.
Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker: I'll never join you!
Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader: Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father.
Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker: He told me you killed him!
Stewie Griffin as Darth Vader: No, I... Hang on... Spoiler Alert... I am your father.
Chris Griffin as Luke Skywalker: Well, that's fine but I don't see how that affects anythin... WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?
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Crazy Credits

The credits are played with a Family Guy/Star Wars mix theme. See more »

Alternate Versions

When this aired as two-part episode on Fox a line was changed to eliminate a masturbation joke. When Chris/Luke Skywalker asked if his new right hand is "good to go" the medical droid's response was changed from "Yeah, but practice on a hot dog first. Otherwise you might rip your dick off." to "Wow, you're a hard guy to get compliment from!". See more »

Connections

Follows Family Guy: Blue Harvest (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Turn the Ship Around
(uncredited)
Parody of "Turn the Beat Around"
Written by Gerald Jackson and Peter Jackson
Parody lyrics by Kirker Butler
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Swing and a miss
31 December 2009 | by Bernnard_BlackSee all my reviews

I had very high hopes for this episode, given the wonderful job Seth and the team did with Blue Harvest. Unfortunately, the seem to have lost sight of what they were doing and ended up with a product that felt rushed, and wasn't funny at all.

The first Star Wars Family Guy episode was for dedicated Star Wars geeks who enjoyed pointing out inconsistencies or flaws in Lucas' film. The gags in Blue Harvest were funny and relevant, from Stewie's questioning about the meter-wide exhaust port being a big flaw to Herbert's portrayal of Obi-Wan. The jokes were funny, because they lovingly picked on the original story.

The new episode isn't like that. Instead, you get what feels like The Empire Strikes Back done with Family Guy characters, with minimal changes to dialogue. The jokes are weirdly out of place, many just aren't funny at all, and they lack to satirical quality the jokes in Blue Harvest had. You get lames jokes like a guy on Hoth trying to give out bags of ice, or Peter inexplicably punching out Lois when she calls him a nerf-herder, claiming "that's our word." In short, this episode goes for shock effect to get it's gags - either from random violence and swearing to just out of place jokes - instead of good old satire like Blue Harvest did.

I hope the next will be better; God knows Lucas had enough bad material in Jedi for Seth and the team to work with, without resorting to mindless and out of place jokes to get laughs.


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