Another Family Guy Theatre Reference

tellybox
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joined:3/16/05
Another Family Guy Theatre Reference
Posted: 2/15/10 at 12:03am
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.
TheatreFan4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/09
Another Family Guy Theatre Reference
Posted: 2/15/10 at 12:15am
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?
"Hi there, we represent The Broadway Better Business Players for a Better Tomorrow. We're trying to start a petition to get second rate shows taken off the marquee and with your help we can stop Mamma Mia from ever playing again." -Brad Jones in Suburban Knights

"Is it true you have Ralph Jr at the bottom of your purse in a jar of formaldehyde?" - Felicia
"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

"This play is sh*t! This play is sh*t! F*CK YOU TERRENCE MCNALLY!!"- Patti LuPone as an angry theatre goer at 'Master Class'

"Being normal is VASTLY overrated..."
- Aggie Cromwell
KirbyCat
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joined:4/23/08
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Posted: 2/15/10 at 12:17am
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.
TheatreFan4
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joined:8/12/09
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Posted: 2/15/10 at 12:18am
Just saw it. Hilarious.
"Hi there, we represent The Broadway Better Business Players for a Better Tomorrow. We're trying to start a petition to get second rate shows taken off the marquee and with your help we can stop Mamma Mia from ever playing again." -Brad Jones in Suburban Knights

"Is it true you have Ralph Jr at the bottom of your purse in a jar of formaldehyde?" - Felicia
"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

"This play is sh*t! This play is sh*t! F*CK YOU TERRENCE MCNALLY!!"- Patti LuPone as an angry theatre goer at 'Master Class'

"Being normal is VASTLY overrated..."
- Aggie Cromwell
tellybox
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Posted: 2/15/10 at 12:24am
I don't think it was based on anything KirbyCat. I might be wrong though.
fashionguru_23
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joined:4/21/08
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Posted: 2/15/10 at 01:24am
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.
"The 54th Street[theatre] had a rep as. . .where old musicals went to die." -Smaxie
KirbyCat
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joined:4/23/08
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Posted: 2/15/10 at 12:47pm
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.
Kad
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joined:11/5/05
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Posted: 2/15/10 at 01:41pm
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.
KirbyCat
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Posted: 2/15/10 at 02:32pm
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.
Updated On: 2/15/10 at 02:32 PM
Mattbrain
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joined:11/23/05
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Posted: 2/15/10 at 03:04pm
I knew special ed kids with lousy attitudes like that....and one of them was a massive homophobe.

I'm not even kidding.
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
choitoy
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joined:12/12/07
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Posted: 2/16/10 at 01:43am
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!
Xanadu! Can't cry on cue!
BwayTday
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Posted: 2/16/10 at 02:03am
Haha I think you mean American Dad choitoy.
choitoy
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Posted: 2/16/10 at 02:08am
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!
Xanadu! Can't cry on cue!
KirbyCat
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joined:4/23/08
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Posted: 2/16/10 at 03:12am
Damn. You beat me to it...
misto625
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joined:11/10/05
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Posted: 6/8/10 at 12:32am
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?
Dean: Can I tell you something? Lorraine: That depends on what it is. Dean: I think you're really really pretty. Lorraine: (after a pause) Ok, you can tell me that.
musicnerd234
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joined:5/24/09
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Posted: 6/8/10 at 02:03am
Misto, I did kinda feel like it was the Music Man, but I do think it was a original.
I thought it was all a flash in the pan. It wasn't until Broadway came along that I felt I had really made it. -Julie Andrews
GlindatheGood22
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joined:7/17/07
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Posted: 6/8/10 at 09:30am
I saw the Starlight Express episode a while ago, actually. Love it.


"STAHLIGHT EXPRESS! STAHLIGHT EXPRESS! STAHLIGHT EXPRESS!"
I leave the room smiling.
SporkGoddess
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joined:7/27/05
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Posted: 1/26/13 at 12:36pm
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



Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
Updated On: 1/26/13 at 12:36 PM
Nickhutson
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joined:7/6/06
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Posted: 1/26/13 at 01:15pm
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.
Nick Hutson Co-Presenter/Producer MusicalTalk - The UK's Musical Theatre Podcast http://www.musicaltalk.co.uk
JohnyBroadway
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Posted: 1/26/13 at 01:45pm
I wanna see Seth Mcfarlane and his team mount a musical on Broadway, what hasn't that happened yet?
musicalperson17
Understudy
joined:9/2/10
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Posted: 1/26/13 at 02:00pm
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.
JohnyBroadway
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Posted: 1/26/13 at 02:04pm
I feel like it would kick Mormon out of the water.
GlindatheGood22
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Posted: 1/26/13 at 02:07pm
One of my dreams in life is for Seth MacFarlane to sing Losing My Mind.
I leave the room smiling.
HistoryBoy2
Leading Actor
joined:7/28/10
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Posted: 1/26/13 at 02:41pm
It WAS Alan Bennett.
Nickhutson
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Posted: 1/26/13 at 03:01pm
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.

Nick Hutson Co-Presenter/Producer MusicalTalk - The UK's Musical Theatre Podcast http://www.musicaltalk.co.uk
Lloyd321
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joined:11/11/05
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Posted: 1/27/13 at 04:57pm
hahahaha this thread is so funny! : P

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