Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stewie Audtions with a Speech from Richard III

“The King is Dead.” By Craig Hoffman. Perf. Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein. Dir. Monte Young. Family Guy. Season 2, episode 7. FOX. 28 March 2000. DVD. Twentieth Century Fox, 2003.
All right. I checked the episode out of our library and tracked it down. Here, at last, is a real (as opposed to a mashed-up) video clip in which Stewie (of Family Guy fame) auditions for his mother's play with a speech from Richard III.  The most remarkable thing about it is this quote:  "How dare you reduce my finely-hewn thespian stylings to mere Mother Gooseries?" Enjoy!


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