Family Guy is one of those parody shows that loves to mock everything in its path. In 2007, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the first of three satire send-ups of the long-running Seth MacFarlane series dropped.
Entitled Blue Harvest, the first episode of three debuted in September 2007 as the premiere of Family Guy Season 6. When the power goes out, Peter Griffin decides to tell his family the story of the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, in his own way.
The second episode, Something, Something, Something Dark Side, spoofs Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, was released in 2010 during Family Guy’s eighth season. When the Griffin family’s power goes out a second time, Peter decides to tell his family about The Empire Strikes Back. After telling the story, Peter argues with his eldest son, Chris, who criticises his retelling. Chris accuses his dad of copying the Robot Chicken retelling of the same film.
For those who aren’t aware, Seth Green, who voices Chris Griffin, is Robot Chicken‘s creator.
Finally, in the third episode entitled, It’s A Trap!, debuting in 2011 during Family Guy Season Nine as the finale, Peter tells his family the story of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Again, Peter’s story happens during yet another blackout. The opening crawl jokes that Fox made them complete the trilogy so that they’d allow Seth MacFarlane to make Ted.
Moreover, there’s a joke towards the end where the Family Guy spin-off series, The Cleveland Show, could adapt the prequels. It then branches off into an argument between the family about the better artist: Seth Green or Seth MacFarlane.
Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, which made the idea of Family Guy adapting the prequel and sequel films unlikely. The show’s creative team had already struggled to get Something, Something, Something Dark Side made. Finally, it was also said that an Indiana Jones parody had been considered. However, there has been no update.