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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 (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 ... (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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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:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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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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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the emperor was portrayed by Death (the Family Guy Grim Reaper character), but during the writing of Family Guy's upcoming spoof of Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), the writers decided that Carter Pewterschmidt would make a better emperor. As a result, the emperor scene in this episode was re-animated with Carter in the role. Though unintentional, this sequence of events closely mirrors events surrounding the exact same scene in the real Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). An unknown elderly actress was hired to play the small role of the emperor in "The Empire Strikes Back", with a male voice-over. But when the role became more extensive in "Return of the Jedi", actor Ian McDiarmid was chosen for the role and went on to replay the role in all three Star Wars prequels. After the prequel trilogy was completed two decades later, George Lucas re-shot the emperor's scene in "The Empire Strikes Back" with McDiarmid in the role, to bring the scene in line with all the other movies in the series. All currant releases of "The Empire Strikes Back" have McDiarmid playing the emperor instead of the original actress. See more »

Goofs

The positions of the Imperial Walkers keep changing during the Hoth Battle. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Lois Griffin as Princess Leia: You're gonna attack them?
Peter Griffin as Han Solo: [mocking voice] "You're gonna attack them?"
[normal voice]
Peter Griffin as Han Solo: That's how you sound.
[mocking voice]
Peter Griffin as Han Solo: "You're gonna attack them?"
[normal voice]
Peter Griffin as Han Solo: Imagine listening to that all day.
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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 Star Trek: Arena (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

My Little Buttercup
(uncredited)
Written by Randy Newman
Performed by Seth Green and H. Jon Benjamin
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Funny
23 March 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I am not a fan of the Family Guy series, actually I have never even sat through a whole episode. Just watched fragments of it while zapping around on the TV. However, this movie was such a treat.

Being a huge "Star Wars" fan, I decided to watch it, based on the cover alone. It is always fun to watch a spoof of something. And this movie delivered. I was laughing a lot throughout the length of the movie.

Now, without having seen the series, it is impossible for me to say whether or not this movie lives up to the comedy standards of the series. But without having seen them, I can honestly say that this movie is great. Loads of laughs here.

Remember this is a spoof, do not watch this if you get offended or angry by something making fun of the "Star Wars" franchise.

I had a blast watching this, and I think it definitely have enough punch in it for a second watching later on. It is just that unique and funny. This animation picks up the "Star Wars" story and beats it with a funny stick.


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