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First Look: 'Family Guy' spoofs 'Empire Strikes Back'

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After the success of Family Guy‘s 2007’s Star Wars spoof, Blue Harvest, Seth MacFarlane and his writers decided to parody Empire Strikes Back. The result? Something, Something, Something Dark Side, an hour-long episode that will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 22. (In this photo, Stewie Griffin reprises his role as Darth Vader.) Even though MacFarlane & Co., had experience parodying the franchise, the Family Guy creator still said it was still a challenge the second time around. “It’s a lot of work, and it’s mainly because of what the movie was, and how visually impressive the movie was,” MacFarlane says. “If you look at the storyboards that our artists did for the episode, they could be the storyboards from the film. So in many ways, it’s like you’re remaking the Empire Strikes Back, which is a challenge.”

Photo Credit: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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