Posts Tagged ‘Humor’

Tina Fey Talks Star Wars Team | September 17, 2007

SNL vet and “30 Rock” creator/star Tina Fey chats with Crave Online about the show and why there seemed to be so many Star Wars references last season. The show recently won an Emmy, and we can’t help but wonder if there was a connection between getting an Emmy and dropping a few Vader jokes? We’re just saying…

Who is responsible for weekly Star Wars joke or reference?
Well, it started happening organically last year that we realized we had a Star Wars reference in almost every show. Then it became a thing where we tried to keep it going. I don’t think we got every single show but we have a pretty high batting average.

Is there one key geek who does all that stuff?
Robert Carlock, one of our EPs, is usually the resident expert. I can chime in a little bit but I’m not quite as good of a Star Wars wonk as he is.

Read the full interview here:
Tina Fey Gets the Gold

MacFarlane: He’s the real “Family Guy” Team | September 17, 2007

“Family Guy” creator and executive producer Seth MacFarlane talks with Chicago Tribune about his upcoming projects and the new season of his hit animated show including the upcoming Star Wars tribute — “Family Guy: Blue Harvest.”

Q. Why a Star Wars spoof for the season opener?
We’d done a lot of Star Wars” gags in the past — so many that we eventually had to start getting the approval of Lucasfilm. And they were so generous and so willing to let us play around with those characters that we approached them last year and asked if they’d ever be open to us doing a full episode … And they said yes. So it’s essentially the original Star Wars movie, from start to finish, with the “Family Guy” characters playing the parts.

And it really ended up becoming not only a very funny episode, but a visually impressive episode — we have a lot of computer-generated imagery and a lot of very complex camera work to really capture the flavor of the movie itself. If it looks good and is visually impressive, the jokes are going to be that much funnier.

Read the full interview here:
MacFarlane: He’s the ‘real’ ‘Family Guy’

Don’t forget to tune into FOX on Sept. 23 for the one-hour special.

Stay tuned to for more “Family Guy: Blue Harvest” coverage.

“Family Guy: Blue Harvest” Concept Art Team | September 14, 2007


Here’s a first look at concept art from the “Family Guy” special episode called “Blue Harvest” — a hilarious homage to the Star Wars saga as unique as only Seth MacFarlane and his talented team of writers can make it.

For the Star Wars tribute, Peter Griffin is Han Solo, Lois is Princess Leia, Stewie becomes Darth Vader, Brian plays Chewbacca, and Chris is Luke Skywalker. Cleveland and Quagmire will play the droid duo of R2-D2 and C-3PO, while Herbert is the wise Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Don’t forget to tune into FOX on Sept. 23 for the one-hour special.

Check out ALL of the Concept Art here on

C-3PO and R2-D2 = Wimpy Robots? Team | September 12, 2007

Pop culture mag Giant Robot took a look at Asian vs. Western robots and came up with an interesting list of who they deem to be the 10 wimpiest robots.

Sadly, our very own C-3PO (duh) and R2-D2 (hey, no way!) make the list, along with Twiki (“Buck Rogers”), Roboz (“Riptide”), H.E.R.B.I.E. (not the car, but a robot from the Marvel Universe), Muffit the Daggit (old school “Battlestar Galactica”), Johnny 5 (Short Circuit), Vicki (“Small Wonder”), David (A.I.), and V.I.N.CENT (The Black Hole).

Here’s what they had to say:

R2-D2: The Kurosawa-inspired droid is an important character in both Star Wars trilogies, but is still a virtual trashcan, drink cooler and mailbox.

C-3PO: R2-D2′s pal can beat a Wookiee at chess and speak many languages, but is in essencean English butler who walks funny.

Personally, I would have replaced R2-D2 with a mouse droid, or Marvin (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) or Huey and Dewey (Silent Running). Even Data from “Star Trek: Next Gen” was kinda wimpy (though his brother Lore was all kinds of strong). What about singing Tin Man from Wizard of Oz? Lucifer from old school “Battlestar Galactica” was such a wimp too — he even wore a red glittery cape!

Who would you have put on the list?

The Chewbacca Defense? Team | September 11, 2007

On the TV show “Judge Joe Brown” a professional Chewbacca impersonator states his defense to the amusement of the court audience, and Judge Brown.

He even does the roar!

Watch the video clip here.

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FIRST LOOK: “Family Guy: Blue Harvest” Poster Team | September 6, 2007

Tune into FOX on Sept. 23 for a special one-hour “Family Guy” episode called “Blue Harvest” that’s a tribute to the Star Wars Saga as unique as only Seth MacFarlane and his talented team of writers can make it.

Click here for a larger image of this poster.

Stay tuned to for ongoing coverage of the show!

NFL Feels the Force

Bonnie Burton | September 5, 2007 — the site for Indianapolis Colts news and analysis — decided to use the Force for their season predictions with humorous results.

We asked ourselves, “How should we present our predictions for the season?” Using Star Wars characters was the obvious answer. Actually, Star Wars is the answer to most important questions.

Click here to see:
Predicted NFL Standings for 2007

Who’s Scruffy-lookin?

| August 30, 2007


Ah, those awkward days of junior high. Awkward because many of us were beginning to notice the opposite sex, and awkward because most of us refused to shed our childhood love of Star Wars.

Over at, Patrick Cassels just posted a copy of a letter he wrote to the girl of his dreams in 8th grade, demonstrating what most of us discovered pretty quickly — girls don’t like to be compared to dead tauntauns.

Be sure to click on the link above to read the entire letter…

Duel of the Cardboard Tubes

Bonnie Burton | August 23, 2007

Before fancy-schmancy lightsabers, brave warriors fought many a duel with less elegant weaponry. Enter the Cardboard Tube Fighting League. The rules are simple:
1. Don’t break your tube.
2. No stabbing.
3. Not the face!

While the new sport might not make it to the next summer Olympics, you might find an upcoming cardboard tube battle at a park near you. So better get your tube and start practicing like young Luke Skywalker.

Find out more on the Cardboard Tube Fighting League official site.
Plus get the latest league news in the CTFL Yahoo! Group.

Behold the mayhem in the Cardboard Tube Fighting League Flickr blogs here and here.

The C-3PO Scream?

Bonnie Burton | August 23, 2007

Illustrator Leo Lingas pays homage to some well-known paintings (“Arnolfini Portrait” by Jan van Eyck and “The Scream” by Edvard Munch) but with a Star Wars touch.

Check out his collection of work at the DeviantArt gallery here which also includes “Klingons Cross the Delaware” and more.