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Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side

During a second power outage, Peter tells the story of Star Wars Empire Strikes Back.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 8x20
Production Number: 6ACX21 / 6ACX22
Airdate: Sunday May 23rd, 2010
Special Runtime: 60 Minutes

Alternate Airdates:

UK (itv2) Jul 04, 2010

Guest Stars
Alec SulkinAlec Sulkin
voiced Various
Chris CoxChris Cox
voiced Various
Chris SheridanChris Sheridan
voiced Various
Danny Smith (1)Danny Smith (1)
voiced Various
H. Jon BenjaminH. Jon Benjamin
voiced Yoda
Jackson DouglasJackson Douglas
voiced Various
James WoodsJames Woods
voiced Himself
Joe FlahertyJoe Flaherty
voiced Western Union Man
John BunnellJohn Bunnell
voiced Himself (Police Chase Narrator)
John VienerJohn Viener
voiced Various
Johnny Brennan (1)Johnny Brennan (1)
voiced Lando Calrissian
Kevin Michael RichardsonKevin Michael Richardson
voiced Various
Kirker  ButlerKirker Butler
voiced Various
Mark HentemannMark Hentemann
voiced Holden Caulfield (“He's a Phony” Guy)
Patrick WarburtonPatrick Warburton
voiced Probe Droid
Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
voiced Various
Ralph GarmanRalph Garman
voiced Various
Wally WingertWally Wingert
voiced Various
Brigitte NielsenBrigitte Nielsen
As Ludmilla Vobet Drago (Footage from “Rocky IV”)
Dolph LundgrenDolph Lundgren
As Ivan Drago (Footage from “Rocky IV”)
James CaanJames Caan
voiced Himself
Michael PatakiMichael Pataki
voiced Unknown
Tom SelleckTom Selleck
As Phil Blackwood (Footage from “Her Alibi”)
Main Cast
Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane
voiced Peter Griffin | Stewie Griffin | Brian Griffin | Various Characters
Alex BorsteinAlex Borstein
voiced Lois Griffin | Various Characters
Seth GreenSeth Green
voiced Chris Griffin | Various Characters
Mila KunisMila Kunis
voiced Meg Griffin
Mike Henry (1)Mike Henry (1)
voiced Cleveland Brown | Various Characters
Episode Notes
“Something, Something, Something Dark Side” was seen by 6.13 million viewers.

“Something, Something, Something Dark Side” was released on DVD/Blu-ray December 22nd, 2009

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Paula ColeWhere Have All The Cowboys Gone?During Han's Torturing

Episode Goofs
When escaping from Hoth, only Leia, Han and Chewie are seen entering the cockpit of the Falcon but after Han says “punch it”, C3P0 is suddenly sitting behind Chewie.

When Luke has the vision of his friends in trouble he throws on his orange pilot's jacket and climbs the ladder to the X-Wing, he is still wearing his dirty Dagobah pants but when he asks Yoda why he doesn't fight Vader, he is wearing his orange pilot's pants.

Vader switches positions from when he's telling Luke about running the galaxy as two dudes and when Luke falls from the tower.

The repairman who finds Luke's hand is standing by an open hatch and his toolbox but after he tells Luke “Nope”, the hatch and toolbox have vanished.

In the final scene, the camera pans across the armada to zoom in on the Falcon with Lando and Chewie in the cockpit.
Lando is wearing his regular blue Cloud City outfit but when the scene changes to inside the cockpit Lando is wearing (as Chewie says) Han's clothes, the white shirt and black vest.

Cultural References
TV Announcer: “We know return to Aaron Sorkin's new show The Kitchen”

Hollywood producer and writer Aaron Sorkin (1961-) is mentioned in this episode.

The fictitious show “The Kitchen” is a spoof on his shows, specifically the fast paced dialog and the constantly moving characters is a reference to his show “The West Wing” (1999-2006)

This scene was cut from the televised version

Peter: “This is the story of Black Snake Moan”

The 2006 drama “Black Snake Moan” starring Christina Ricci (1980-) & Samuel L. Jackson (1948-) is mentioned in this episode.

Visual: “Elroy Jetson”

When the Imperial Cruiser releases the probe droids, one of them is actually the character “Elroy Jetson” from the animated sitcom “The Jetsons”, including the partial theme song.

Han: “There's some snow monsters out there”
Luke: “Oh relax Han, I'll be careful”

The Hoth snow monster aka “Wampa” is actually the “Sesame Street” character “Cookie Monster”

Han: “Hey what's that on your jacket? Is that Purina logo?”

The pet food company Ralston Purina is mentioned in this episode.

Leia: “Ugh... I'd rather kiss George Takei”

American actor George Takei (1937-), best known as his “Star Trek” (1966-1969) character “Hikaru Sulu” makes another Family Guy appearance in this episode.

Sulu has made 2 other appearances in the episodes “Stewie Loves Lois” & “Airport '07”

Han: “All right, I'm gonna go out and look for him. I'll take my Don Don.”

Han's creature, the “Don Don”, is a spoof on comedic actor Don Knotts (1924-2006), best known for his roles on “The Andy Griffin Show” (1960-1968) & “Three's Company” (1977-1984).
Incidentally the real name of the creature is a “Tauntaun”.

Man: “Last time I was in a dago bah' I was drinking a beer in Little Italy”

The man who says this line is none other than famous stand up comedian & actor, Rodney Dangerfield (1921-2004), best known for his roles in the 1980 comedy “Caddyshack” & 1986's “Back to School” as well as his famous line, “I get no respect”

Han: “Just as soon as I grab some powder with these skiing young people”

The jingle and scene that follows this line is a shot for shot remake of a “Juicy Fruit” commercial from the 80's

Han: “You look strong enough to pull the ears off Jennifer Garner”

American actress Jennifer Garner (1972-) is mentioned in this episode.

Visual: “Nimoy Mail Box”

The mail box that Darth hits with a baseball bat belongs to Leonard Nimoy (1931-) who of course is best known for playing “Spock” in “Star Trek” (1966-1969) and movie series.

Chewie: “Hug it out bitch”

Chewie's line is a quote from the HBO show “Entourage” (2004-) and the character “Ari Gold” played by Jeremy Piven (1965-)

Narrator: “This rebel lawbreaker thinks he can outrun the Empire”

The voice over is John Bunnell (1944-) who used to host & narrate “World's Wildest Police Videos” (1998-2001)

Han: “Well it's either that or go into the strawberry fields”

The Strawberry Fields in the scene following this line is a reference to The Beatles (1960-1970): George Harrison (1943-2001), John Lennon (1940-1980) Paul McCartney (1942-) & Ringo Starr (1940-) and their 1967 song “Strawberry Fields Forever”.

Paul's comment about getting into one legged chicks is a reference to his 2002–2008 marriage to Heather Mills (1968-)

Visual: “Han talking to camera with 'Han' written with an arrow”

This is a reference to the long running MTV show “The Real World”.
During the confessionals and throughout the show similar graphics indicating the participants would be used.

Man: “Swamp crashes. They can land you knee deep in trouble”

The man saying the line is a reference to American actor Dennis Haysbert (1954-) and his commercials for Allstate Insurance Company

This scene was cut from the televised version

R2D2: “I think so. Boy who knows what else in this swamp?”
Narrator: “Meanwhile at the Legion of Doom...”

“The Legion of Doom” appeared in the 70's cartoon, “Challenge of the SuperFriends” (1978).

The Legion of Doom was made up of super villains who were the arch nemeses of The SuperFriends

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSeth MacFarlane
DeveloperDavid Zuckerman  |  Seth MacFarlane
Executive ProducerDavid A. Goodman  |  Danny Smith (1)  |  Seth MacFarlane  |  Chris Sheridan
Co-Executive ProducerBrian Scully  |  Steve Callaghan  |  Mark Hentemann
Supervising ProducerWellesley Wild  |  Mike Henry (1)  |  Alec Sulkin
ProducerShannon Smith  |  Kirker Butler  |  Kara Vallow
Co-ProducerPatrick Meighan  |  Cherry Chevapravatdumrong  |  Kim Fertman
Consulting ProducerTom Devanney  |  Jonathan Jacobs
EditorMichael Elias
CastingLinda Lamontagne
MusicWalter Murphy
Production AssistantKat Purgal
Production CoordinatorNick Cofrancesco
Assistant EditorEric Brown (2)
Post Production SupervisorKarin Perrotta  |  Charles Song
Storyboard ArtistJoe Vaux  |  Marcos García  |  John Holmquist  |  Kurt Dumas  |  Dominic Bianchi  |  Rick Del Carmen  |  Bao Nguyen  |  Julius Wu  |  Perry Zombolas  |  Raul Guerra  |  Steve Fonti  |  John Banh
Supervising DirectorJames Purdum  |  Peter Shin
Production ManagerBrent Crowe
Executive Story EditorJohn Viener
Main Title ThemeWalter Murphy
Casting AssistantMelissa Aives
Casting AssociatePam Hyatt
Animation ProducerBrandi Young
Storyboard RevisionistRon Smith  |  Young Lee  |  Jeff Stewart (2)  |  Young Baek  |  Dante Leandado
Writing AssistantDavid Wright (1)  |  Alex Carter (3)  |  Kristin Long
Production ControllerLiddane Sanders
AssistantBrandee Stilwell  |  David Ihlenfeld  |  Leslie Reider  |  Andy Goldberg  |  Artie Johann  |  A. Spencer Porter
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