December 01, 2009 at 09:49 PM EST

Family Guy

TV Show
Current Status
In Season
run date
Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Fairuza Balk, Johnny Brennan, Jennifer Tilly, Patrick Warburton, Adam West
Ricky Blitt
Comedy, Cartoons/Animation

A short time ago, in a writer’s room not so far away, Seth MacFarlane & Co. began work on their Star Wars parody follow-up, Something, Something, Something Dark Side. (Available on DVD and Blu-ray Dec. 22.) And now, in your own room, you can view a trailer for the episode online.

During a conversation a few weeks ago, MacFarlane told EW that the episode’s plot is fairly faithful to Empire Strikes Back—that is, if you don’t count the inclusion of the show’s patented cut-away gags. And, based on the trailer, there seems to be plenty of ’em. (My personal fave: Hoth’s “giant robot camel” falling and writhing in pain for an inappropriately long time à la Peter in “Wasted Talent.”) And the episode boasts some newbies as well: Consuela the maid apparently works for the Dark Side, Quahog Mini-Mart’s Carl his best Yoda does, and Peter’s mortal enemy, the giant chicken, has been cast as Boba Fett. (That means we should expect one loooong face-off between him and Peter’s Han Solo.)

Tell me, PopWatchers: Will you buy the DVD? Will the parody still be funny the second go-round, or should MacFarlane have stopped with Blue Harvest? And, is it me, or did Family Guy up the ante animation-wise this time around?

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