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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.

Writers:

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 (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin as Princess Leia (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 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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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

6 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

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 Han hides the Falcon in a cave, before going in there is a disabled parking sign. However when they go in the cave, there is no disabled parking sign there. See more »

Quotes

Lois Griffin as Princess Leia: [watches Slave-1 fly off] Oh, no. We've lost Han. They're taking him to Jabba's palace.
Glenn Quagmire as C-3PO: Well, even though we know exactly where he's going, we should rescue him in three years.
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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

References The Jetsons (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Paula Cole
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Novelty Is Gone, But Still Funny!
12 March 2017 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

While watching the first Star Wars parody, Blue Harvest, from the creators of Family Guy, I was struck by the originality of the "episode" (competition with Robot Chicken aside!). Just seeing Peter as Han Solo, Brian as Chewbacca, Quagmire as C3PO, and Cleveland as R2-D2, among others, was enough to bring a smile to my face. It was one thing to develop those characters on a weekly TV series, but a whole different thing entirely to take that character development and use it to make fun (and pay tribute to) the first Star Wars film.

In this second spoof, "Something, Something, Something, Dark Side", the Family Guy team sends-up The Empire Strikes Back. Since that first shock-value of seeing all our favorite characters in the Star Wars universe is gone, it is more up to the jokes than ever, as sight gags just weren't going to cut it anymore. With that being said, this entry into the FG cannon performs about as well as anything else...some jokes are brutally offensive, others fall completely flat, and still others are so funny that you'll be chuckling out loud and almost miss the next one! Really, the success of the TV show stems from the fact that creator Seth McFarlane and Co. know no bounds in terms of poking fun at anything and everything, and that is once again the case here.

Basically, this was another funny little entry into the FG universe (literally!) that does pretty much what it is supposed to do. Fans of the show will eat it up (awkward moments and all), while non- fans will probably find it offensive and turn it off.


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