MacFarlane has also entertained his viewers by throwing in a variety of references, homages and parodies to some of cinema's most famous films, with the Star Wars-centric 'Blue Harvest' being one of the best examples. They did three different adaptations of — Stand By Me, Misery, and The Shawshank Redemption. After spending the evening making out with Molly Ringwald, he returns to the present to find it drastically changed—Lois is married to Quagmire, Al Gore is President, and Chevy Chase is the host of The Tonight Show. But the Meatballs parody on the slave ship is by far the funniest. Its episodes would be virtually non-existent if you took out all the pop culture references. What exactly is there to stop Ace getting a gun and just shooting Lachance tomorrow? With the law passed, all is well in Quahog.
One of the many fights between Peter and his arch nemesis the giant chicken ends when the aggressive poultry is chopped up by a propellor in the same way as Raiders' Nazi mechanic. There are some truly phenomenal movie parodies in Family Guy. As the industry continues to grow and bleed further into the mainstream, more jokes like this are sure to appear in pop culture. If only he can remember the name of the town. It serves no purpose, really, but it is funny, and that makes it worth it. The series is now one of the most popular on the planet.
A car chase through a shopping mall pursued by agents of the Vatican is straight out of The Blues Brothers, before the Griffins escape to a cornfield where Peter buries the movie. When director of photography Shane Hurlbut who should've known better, to be honest stepped into Bale's eye line during the filming of an emotional scene, the notoriously volatile actor exploded into an obscenity-strewn rant of epic proportions. With a not-necessarily-respectful nod to everything from The Sound of Music to Debbie Does Dallas, Rhode Island's edgiest family rarely take the moral high ground and occasionally walk the thinnest of lines between questionable and downright obscene. Unfortunately, Carter Pewterschmidt's timber business is failing due to hemp replacing wood for building materials, so he sets about having the ban reinstated. In Family Guy, they combine these two movies by having Peter, dressed as a ghostbuster with a proton pack strapped to his back, burst in during the pottery scene from Ghost — arguably one of the most heartfelt and romantic scenes in movie history — and suck Patrick Swayze into his Muon trap.
Unable to resist, Brian gets pot re-criminalized and goes on to sell exactly zero copies of his Faster Than The Speed of Love. Starring Chris Tucker and Jesus in a send up of Rush Hour, Passion of the Christ 2: Crucify This is too much for Peter to allow on an unsuspecting world and he steals the film. Brian Griffin, High Times magazine's 2009 Stoner of the Year, has long extolled the virtues of pot. In the end, there could be a happy ending for the two. Probably shouldn't have milked that landing.
Here are the 15 Best Movie References In Family Guy. If only Seth MacFarlane would make a spoof of every movie. After warning him that he'll owe a fortune to the swear jar, Peter goes on to question why the world needs another Terminator movie, cleverly intercutting with Bale's screaming diatribe, before delivering the line of the episode. It was one of many Family Guy references to. Despondent, he retires to the airport bar where he's visited by Hugh Hefner, who gives his very own, somewhat dubious version of the Gipper's speech by quoting legendary porn star John Holmes. While they were all great parodies with some very funny moments, Stand By Me was by far the best. Well, probably not, but that hasn't stopped the writers from doing it anyway.
Brian The Bachelor brings us the simple love story between a boy and his acne. Fired from his job at The New Yorker when it's revealed he didn't finish his education, Brian finds himself back at Brown University and unable to cope with the stress. With creator, writer and voice actor Seth MacFarlane being a colossal cinephile, Family Guy is packed with in-jokes, references, homages and even entire remakes of films, from Hitchcock to Spielberg, classic to cult, there's barely a film they haven't poked fun at. After drowning his sorrows, he's forced to make a bolt for the bathroom and flattens everyone in his path. Here are ten of the best.
And we watch another fight between Peter and the giant chicken transport them back to 1885. This kind of parody is brilliant. When repairing the car after Peter crashes it drains all the funds they had for the trip, the pair bluff their way into Mel Gibson's hotel suite, where they stumble on his sequel to Passion of the Christ in a private screening room. By the third one, the jokes had become a little lazy and uninspired, but on the whole, as a trilogy, it has some scathing points to make about the coherence and logic of the movies. In fact, it was better than ever. The ongoing feud between Brian and Quagmire reaches boiling point when the vengeful dog steals the woman Quagmire has been captivated by his whole life.
In a desperate attempt to impress former classmates at his high-school reunion by posing as a secret agent-millionaire-astronaut, Peter is found out after meeting New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady. Family Guy's triumphant return to Fox after the studio cancelled the show three years previously is chock-full of cultural references. In the case of Back to the Future, this is the idea that a teenage boy and an old man would hang out together. One of the longer homages is an almost identical reworking of Ferris's desperate attempt to beat his parents home after scamming his titular day off school. Indy's adventures have been revisited a number of times in the show, with Temple of Doom receiving the most nods. When Chris develops an enormous talking pimple, who he names Doug, the malevolent carbuncle starts to lead the young man astray. Carter has kept it a family secret so he could join the country club.
And if she could go ahead and not complain about it, that'd be great. Realizing all they've done is work out, they decide to study instead. As the reinvigorated Quagmire strides off to air traffic control to talk the plane down, a capacity crowd cheers wildly over a stirring rendition of the Notre Dame Victory March. Ghostbusters is about some regular guys who set out to prove themselves as heroes by ridding New York City of all the ghosts that are terrorizing it. One of the main things that distinguishes Family Guy from its close cousin The Simpsons is the pop culture references. The staunch Irish-Catholic denounces his son and warns him he faces an eternity in hell unless he converts back to catholicism.