In this edition of TV bits:
- A sneak-peak at Family Guy‘s limited commercial episode
- Ross Lynch cast in Netflix’s Sabrina
- David Tennant joins Lena Dunham‘s new HBO show
- The Sinner gets a second season
- Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn & Lamorne Morris cast in National Geographic limited-series
- A trailer and details for HBO’s new documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher
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Family Guy is still going strong with their 16th season currently airing on FOX. However, the show lost one of their regular guest stars late last year when screen icon Carrie Fisher passed away. The actress had already recorded dialogue for episodes that had yet to air, and one of those episodes is airing tonight on FOX. This one is particularly special since in addition to featuring some of Fisher’s final work, it also serves as a tribute to directors Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Michael Bay.
The Family Guy episode in question, titled “Three Directors,” finds Peter Griffin fired from his job at the Pawtucket Patriot Brewery. Since Carrie Fisher voiced Peter’s boss Angela, we’ll get to see this scenario played out in three different ways, all in the style of the three aforementioned directors. Watch a couple clips from one of the final Carrie Fisher Family Guy episodes below. Read More »
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, Sesame Street delivers their own family friendly version of The Walking Dead. Plus, watch Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo recap the entire first season of the Netflix series, and experience the Star Wars prequels in the style of Family Guy with series voice star Seth Green. Read More »
Pop culture lost an icon in early June when Batman television series star Adam West passed away at age 88 after a battle with leukemia. The internet paid endless respect to the man who was the first encounter many fans had with The Caped Crusader. Now another tribute comes from the show that kept Adam West a household name, even for those who may not have known who he was.
Family Guy made Adam West into quite the character on the FOX animated series by creating an exaggerated version of the actor as the mayor of Quahog, the Rhode Island town that the Griffin family calls home. The animated version of West was kooky, not too bright, and always one of the best parts of the show, and the Family Guy crew wanted to pay tribute to the actor with a montage of his best moments from the series.
Watch the Family Guy tribute to Adam West below. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Screenprinted movie posters continued to explode in 2014. I drool over so many posters every year, it’s very difficult to pick favorites. With movies, at least you know what you like and you don’t like. Why something works and why something doesn’t. Physical art is more subjective. Some art just hits people one way and others another. Such it is with pop culture posters. Maybe I love one subject more than another and that makes the art seem better. Maybe the art is absolutely incredible but, if I don’t connect with the subject, it’s harder to appreciate. Long story short, ranking them in any definitive ways seems futile.
That said, we figured it would be fun to at least call out a few of coolest screenprinted movie posters of 2014. Fifteen personal favorites that stand out, for one reason or another, to me. Posters are are beautiful, unique and make me remember their subject in a new, vivid way. Check out my favorite screenprinted movie posters of 2014 after the jump. Read More »
Tyler Stout’s Star Wars Trilogy is one of the most highly collectible poster sets on the market. Each of the three posters in the set is classic Stout, combining almost every single character, setting and piece of iconic imagery from the film in one single image.
Artist Jacob Bills is obviously a fan, but he’s also a fan of Family Guy. Over the past few years, Family Guy parodied Star Wars with their specials Blue Harvest, Something Something Something Dark Side and It’s a Trap. Bills put all those pieces together and parodied the Tyler Stout posters by filling them in with images from the Family Guy episodes. The result has to be seen to be believed. Check out the Family Guy Star Wars posters below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Simpsons and the Griffiths have danced around each other for years, sharing Fox’s Animation Domination programming block and taking good-natured jabs around each other on their respective shows. But it’s only this fall that they’re coming face-to-face for the very first time.
At Comic-Con this weekend, attendees got a first look at the upcoming Simpsons / Family Guy crossover in the form of a five-minute preview. Now the clip has just hit the web, and you can check it out after the jump.
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In case you didn’t notice, we’re going through something of a mini-renaissance for the Simpsons in pop culture. The show is about to get new life on demand thanks to FX, the Lego toys are super popular, its theme park presence is getting expanded, some people spend way too much time with their mobile game Tapped Out, and things just keep on rolling.
Building off that Lego popularity, last week’s episode was almost fully animated in the world of Lego and, next season, the premiere episode will be the long awaited crossover with Fox’s other popular animated comedy, Family Guy.
Below, you can watch the full Simpsons Lego episode and see the first images from the Simpsons Family Guy crossover. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 12th, 2013 by Angie Han
Netflix’s awesomely playful campaign for Season 4 of Arrested Development continues with a banana-flavored Easter egg. Also after the jump:
- The CW moves Cult from Fridays to never
- Starz sets a premiere date for Magic City
- Being Human gets renewed by Syfy
- Jamie Foxx will direct horror for Syfy
- … and see what else the network has planned
- Adrien Brody is History’s Harry Houdini
- Ryan Murphy‘s new drama heads to HBO
- Jason Bateman says “Manage your expectations”
- See The Simpsons‘ homage to Breaking Bad
- … and Family Guy‘s nod to King of the Hill
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Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 by Angie Han
Seth MacFarlane‘s already conquered the small screen, and now he’s got his eye on taking over the big one as well. This summer saw the release of Ted, MacFarlane’s first foray into feature directing, and this winter will see him hosting the Oscars. Next up? The long-promised Family Guy movie, perhaps.
MacFarlane revealed his plans during a visit to UCLA, confidently declaring “it’s just a matter of when.” Oh, good. More after the jump.
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