Family Guy 6.01 Blue Harvest (2007, TV) – 7/10 review

Writer (Series’ Creator): Seth MacFarlane
Developer: Seth MacFarlane
Developer: David Zuckerman
Supervising Producer: Alec Sulkin
Writer: Alec Sulkin
Director: Dominic Polcino
Seth MacFarlane: Peter Griffin
Alex Borstein: Lois Griffin
Seth Green: Chris Griffin
Mila Kunis: Meg Griffin
Mike Henry: Cleveland Brown
Alec Sulkin:

Family Guy 6.01 Blue Harvest (2007)

When a power cut removes television from the night’s entertainment, Peter decides to relate the story of Star Wars to pass the time.

7/10

While not exactly a mile-a-minute gag-fest, this Star Wars recreation squishes everything from the movie into forty-five minutes without, amazingly, appearing to leave anything out. It serves as a great reminder as to just how iconic, entertaining and legitimately brilliant the source material is. The episode uses the John Williams music (unlike, astonishingly, the following year’s Clone Wars) and reproduces with striking verisimilitude many of the wonderful visuals of George Lucas’ empire-creating blockbuster and is all the better for it. Less successful is the absence of any kind of Alec Guinness impersonation and the never funny and too frequent inclusion of drive-by sexual dialogue (most awkwardly with the Dirty Dancing sequence and related gags, though this is a trademark of the series by this point as it ran out of comic ideas and generally just resorted to saying rude things).

This Family Guy episode contains strong adult dialogue, sexual swear word, mild swear word, bad language and substance abuse and graphic comic violence, unpleasant scenes.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.