Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stewie Griffin as 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.

A student recently called my attention to a Richard III reference in Family Guy.

I wasn't able to find a video clip, but I did track down the audio, which I've mashed up in this mix of Laurence Olivier and The Family Guy Players. Note: Due to the great YouTube crash of 2009, the mash-up has been lost. Instead, here's the actual footage.

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worldviewer said...

how can i get that video, my english teacher would die if he saw it, he keeps talking about it all the time, where just about to finish Richard III

kj said...

The whole episode is in the DVD of Season Two of the show. Or you could just send your teacher the link to this URL! Hello, teacher! Keep up the good Shakespeare teaching!


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