Both spoofs have been gargantuan hits, both on TV and DVD — so it doesn’t take a Jedi with an off-the-charts metachlorian count to see why MacFarlane and co. have decided to round out their very own trilogy with the “Return of the Jedi” parody “It’s a Trap!” (which, by the by, derives its named from the famous line uttered by General Ackbar in the film).
The one-hour long movie hits DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, December 21, but you don’t have to wait until tomorrow for your first look at “It’s a Trap!” MTV has exclusively nabbed nine minutes of footage from the flick, including the opening four-plus minutes. Check out the clips after the jump!
Following the formula employed in “Blue Harvest” and “Something, Something, Something, Darkside,” “It’s a Trap” retells “Jedi” with members of the Griffin clan and their friends standing in for the beloved “Star Wars” characters: Peter is Han Solo, Chris is Luke Skywalker, Lois as Princess Leia, Brian as Chewbacca, Stewie as Darth Vader (naturally), Quagmire as C-3PO, Cleveland as R2-D2 and Paraplegic Joe as Jabba the Hut (though Quagmire-3P0 mistakes him for Alec Baldwin — zing!).
Cultural references, Stormtrooper bike chases, Ted Griffin (from “Caddyshack”) and Pee-Wee Herman cameos, and even a lingering shot of Peter’s bare, farting butt abound. The Force is strong with this one.
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