And now for something completely different than the normal Family Guy intro: The beginning of Sunday’s episode will pay homage to Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Yes, the animated Fox series has hijacked one of the beloved British sketch comedy’s opening credits sequences and given it a Griffin twist. (Family Guy, of course, has a history of reimagining TV show and movie opening credits, including those from The Incredible Hulk, Law & Order, and The Naked Gun.)
The Python tribute is strictly random fun, and has little to do with the rest of the episode, in which Chris attends space camp and launches the Griffins into space by accident. “There’s a contingent in the writers’ room that is obsessed with Monty Python, and always has been,” says Family Guy executive producer Mark Hentemann. “It aired on the BBC in the early ’70s, and a lot of our fans may not know it, but who cares? We’ll do it anyway and maybe introduce them to some classic comedy.” Press play on the video below, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper.