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Three Kings 

A series of parodies based on the Stephen King movies "Stand by Me," "Misery," and "The Shawshank Redemption."

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

Episode credited cast:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Carter Pewterschmidt / Petey Lachance / Andy Dufresne / Paul Sheldon / Old Man Pressman / Chopper / Paul / Little Richard / Prison Guard / Captain Seamus / Quag Chambers / Warden Norton / Stewie Wilkes (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Marcia Sindell (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown / Cleve Tessio / Red / Bike Courier / Prisoner / Fuad (voice)
Ralph Garman ... (voice)
Adam West ... Mayor Adam West / Ace Merrill (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Cox ... (voice)
Richard Dreyfuss ... Richard Dreyfuss / Narrator (voice)
Roy Scheider ... Roy Scheider / Narrator (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Stephen King (voice)
Alec Sulkin ... Parole Board Guy (voice)
John Viener ... 50's DJ / Radio Voice / TV Announcer (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson / Joey Duchamp / Boggs (voice)
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson (voice)
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A series of parodies based on the Stephen King movies "Stand by Me," "Misery," and "The Shawshank Redemption."

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Genres:

Animation | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Each segment features Joe with his legs fully functional - only to end up paralyzed somehow during each story making this episode the second, third and fourth time Joe walks. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, Peter says he checked out three books by Stephen King from the library. In fact, The Body and The Shawshank Redemption appear in the same short story collection, Different Seasons. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Griffin: Hi, it's me, Peter, your TV cartoon pal. You know, Lois has been bitching lately that I watch too much TV and don't read enough books. So I went to the library and picked up three books by the greatest author of the last thousand years, Stephen King. And tonight, I'd like to share them with you. We begin with a little tale called "Stand By Me", about four young boys who went looking for a dead body, and instead found... themselves... and also a dead body.
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Connections

Spoofs Stand by Me (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Everyday
(uncredited)
Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty
Performed by Buddy Holly
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No more of this sort of thing
11 May 2009 | by gary-howeSee all my reviews

This is the least funny Family Guy I've ever seen. I suppose it depends if you like full on parodies. Which I don't. It's the laziest simplest form of comedy. Family Guy is usually way above that. Yes the show is full of short parody segments and references to various shows and films. But to make an entire show a parody of just Stephen King was tedious and indulgent and very lazy. It wouldn't have been so bad if the endless parody had been funny but it wasn't. As my wife said 'It's the sort of thing The Simpsons would do'. They can do much better than that. And usually do. Thankfully the rest of the series has been mostly superb.


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