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'Family Guy' releases 'Something, Something, Something Dark Side' trailer

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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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