Well, you knew this had to happen to eventually. The two most prominent animated institutions on TV today have slowly progressed from being bitter enemies, to friendly rivals, to proud teammates, to finally brothers-in-arms. That's right, 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' are now set to do a full-on crossover event next season.
Oddly, the cross-over will not span both series, airing instead as a one-off episode of 'Family Guy' appropriately called 'The Simpsons Guy.' The episode will feature Peter and the rest of the Griffin family getting out of Quahog for awhile, and landing in a little town called Springfield. The two families become fast friends, with the Simpsons choosing to overlook the Griffins "albino" skin complexion.
The expected pairings then occur, with Stewie being impressed by Bart's elaborate pranks, Lisa trying to find Meg's hidden talents, Marge and Lois bonding over their respective wacky families, and (of course) Homer and Peter spending some quality time slamming back cold ones at Moe's. Which beer is better? Duff or Pawtucket? That question may just be settled by the end of this historic thirty minutes.
Thankfully for fans, all but one member of the principal voice cast of the 'The Simpsons' has already signed on to participate in the special. The odd man out is unfortunately Harry Shearer. It's definitely disappointing to know that we won't get any interactions between the Griffins and characters like Principal Armand Tanzarian Seymour Skinner and Mr. Burns. Oh well. One can't have everything.
'The Simpsons'/'Family Guy' crossover special will air in fall 2014. Are you excited?