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Posted by tellybox 2010-02-15 00:03:44


Anyone catch the latest episode of Family Guy tonight?

It had a pretty hilarious Starlight Express reference, with Peter starring in a community production. He roller skated around the stage while singing "Starlight Express" over and over.

I'll try to find a clip.

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Posted by TheatreFan4 2010-02-15 00:15:12


I haven't watched it yet, but did anyone else watch the new Sarah Silverman Program? I got a 'Last Midnight/Children Will Listen' vibe from Sarah's song about necks. Anyone else?

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Posted by KirbyCat 2010-02-15 00:17:18


Wait, just outta curiosity, was Stewie's "Down Syndrome Girl" song a parody of something, or was it original? Because either way, all of Family Guy's musical numbers are phenomenal. Seth MacFarlane is a genius.

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Posted by TheatreFan4 2010-02-15 00:18:07


Just saw it. Hilarious.

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Posted by tellybox 2010-02-15 00:24:49


I don't think it was based on anything KirbyCat. I might be wrong though.

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Posted by fashionguru_23 2010-02-15 01:24:41


We can tie Chris' girlfriend to a Broadway star:

The woman who voiced Chris' girlfriend was Andrea Fay Friedman. The same woman who played Corky's girlfriend/wife on "Life Goes On", which starred Patti Lupone.

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Posted by KirbyCat 2010-02-15 12:47:05


Oh, alright... That just shows how genius Seth's writing is.
While we're on the topic of the girlfriend- OH MY GOD. Sooo wonderfully terrible. I love how the creative team on that show just WANTS to be shot by people of every race, religion, or minority all over the world.

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Posted by Kad 2010-02-15 13:41:07


I loved the Starlight Express bit- I started laughing as soon as the cut away began.

And Stewie's song... hilarious!

I have to give them props for not doing the generic "all people with down syndrome are actually kindly and nice; it's the inside that counts" moral.

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Posted by KirbyCat 2010-02-15 14:32:25


Down Syndrome Girl:
http://www.hulu.com/watch/128019/family-guy-down-syndrome-girl

The Full Epsiode (Couldn't find the Starlight Express video anywhere else...) :
http://www.hulu.com/watch/125175/family-guy-extra-large-medium#s-p1-so-i0

:)

EDIT: Just realized the first clip doesn't include the whole song... The whole song is about 10:15 into the video.

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Posted by Mattbrain 2010-02-15 15:04:02


I knew special ed kids with lousy attitudes like that....and one of them was a massive homophobe.

I'm not even kidding.

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Posted by choitoy 2010-02-16 01:43:03


I was watching the Olympics, but turned to Family Guy at the commercial, and just caught the Starlight Express bit. I've never laughed so hard since Roger sang "Xanadu" on Family Guy (hence my icon).

Between that and the German figure skating pair doing their routine to "Send In The Clowns", it was a really unexpected night for musical theatre fans!

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Posted by BwayTday 2010-02-16 02:03:11


Haha I think you mean American Dad choitoy.

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Posted by choitoy 2010-02-16 02:08:24


Oops, I did. I typed too quickly. That, and I'm in the middle of downloading last night's episode of Family Guy on iTunes now to screen capture Peter in his "Starlight Express" costume!

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Posted by KirbyCat 2010-02-16 03:12:39


Damn. You beat me to it...

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Posted by misto625 2010-06-08 00:32:02


I just watched this episode again last night, and there is something about the "Down Syndrome Girl" song that makes me keep thinking of The Music Man, specifically "Sadder But Wiser Girl". Am I going crazy or can someone else hear the connection as well?

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Posted by musicnerd234 2010-06-08 02:03:04


Misto, I did kinda feel like it was the Music Man, but I do think it was a original.

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Posted by GlindatheGood22 2010-06-08 09:30:00


I saw the Starlight Express episode a while ago, actually. Love it.


"STAHLIGHT EXPRESS! STAHLIGHT EXPRESS! STAHLIGHT EXPRESS!"

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Posted by SporkGoddess 2013-01-26 12:36:13


Not Family Guy, but this Sunday's episode of American Dad is going to spoof/pay homage to August: Osage County

http://www.fox.com/americandad/recaps/season-9/episode-10



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Posted by Nickhutson 2013-01-26 13:15:25


The most recent FG episode - Brian's Play is a great episode for theatre fans - complete with a great impersonation of Alan Bennett, and a fun Little Shop of Horrors reference.

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Posted by JohnyBroadway 2013-01-26 13:45:30


I wanna see Seth Mcfarlane and his team mount a musical on Broadway, what hasn't that happened yet?

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Posted by musicalperson17 2013-01-26 14:00:20


I do too. If Trey Parker and Matt Stone did it with such amazing results, then I can only imagine what Seth McFarlane can do.

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Posted by JohnyBroadway 2013-01-26 14:04:03


I feel like it would kick Mormon out of the water.

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Posted by GlindatheGood22 2013-01-26 14:07:18


One of my dreams in life is for Seth MacFarlane to sing Losing My Mind.

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Posted by HistoryBoy2 2013-01-26 14:41:03


It WAS Alan Bennett.

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Posted by Nickhutson 2013-01-26 15:01:42


Excellent news! I thought it may have been, but I didn't notice his name crop up in the comments.

Seth has stated he's simply too busy to devote his time to doing a stag show. He performs in London every year at our Proms, though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfoTmiWsfD0 Here he is doing You've Got Trouble.

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Posted by Lloyd321 2013-01-27 16:57:00


hahahaha this thread is so funny! : P

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Posted by fingerlakessinger 2013-01-27 17:35:29


He really should star in a show at some point. His voice is so smooth and just awesome.
Then of course he can write a musical.

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Posted by darquegk 2013-01-27 20:38:46


If he did a vanity film of "Guys and Dolls" playing several of the roles, I could live with that. Although now in my head, I'm just hearing Peter Griffin sing "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat," and Brian (his natural voice) and Stewie duetting on "Guys and Dolls."

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Posted by EgermanArmfelt 2013-01-27 20:40:47


Lois as Adelaide and Peter as Nathan singing "Sue Me" would be hilarious.

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Posted by CJ N2N 2013-01-27 20:41:58


I believe he actually has perfect pitch. I would love for Family Guy to do a send up of various musicals (a la what they did with the Star Wars franchise).

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Posted by AEA AGMA SM 2013-01-27 23:26:50


I remember hearing somewhere that he did want to do that with The Sound of Music but hasn't been able to work out a deal with the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization.

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Posted by SporkGoddess 2013-01-27 23:59:19


Did anyone else watch the American Dad episode? I loved how they set it up like it was an actual play, with stage transitions and everything.