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Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Animation / Comedy
Original Title: The Simpsons Guy
Director: Peter Shin,Dominic Bianchi
Writers: Seth MacFarlane,Seth MacFarlane
Released: 1999–
Duration: 44min
Video type: TV Episode
After fleeing Quahog due to Peter's misogynistic comic strip, the Griffins get their car stolen and end up getting stuck in Springfield.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Seth MacFarlane Seth MacFarlane - Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Roger the Alien / Kool-Aid Man (voice)
Alex Borstein Alex Borstein - Lois Griffin (voice)
Seth Green Seth Green - Chris Griffin (voice)
Mila Kunis Mila Kunis - Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Henry Mike Henry - Cleveland Brown (voice)
Hank Azaria Hank Azaria - Moe Szyslak / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon / Chief Wiggum / Comic Book Guy / Carl / Dr. Nick Riviera / Lou (voice)
Nancy Cartwright Nancy Cartwright - Bart Simpson / Maggie Simpson / Nelson Muntz / Ralph Wiggum / Todd Flanders (voice)
Dan Castellaneta Dan Castellaneta - Homer Simpson / Santa's Little Helper / Krusty the Clown / Grampa Simpson / Barney Gumble / Hans Moleman / Mayor Quimby / Blue-Haired Lawyer / Squeaky-Voiced Teen / Kodos (voice)
Julie Kavner Julie Kavner - Marge Simpson / Patty Bouvier / Selma Bouvier (voice)
Yeardley Smith Yeardley Smith - Lisa Simpson (voice)
H. Jon Benjamin H. Jon Benjamin - Bob Belcher (voice)
Jeff Bergman Jeff Bergman - Fred Flintstone (voice)
Julie Bowen Julie Bowen - Claire Dunphy (voice)
Alexandra Breckenridge Alexandra Breckenridge - (voice)
John G. Brennan John G. Brennan - Mort Goldman (voice) (as Johnny Brennan)

At the back of the courtroom scene you can see Matt Groening and Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane is in the very first scene at the back on the right, and Groening is toward the end on the left side.

Die Simpsons (1989) creative staff told Seth MacFarlane and his writers they had free rein to do anything they wanted with the characters and not to pull any punches, partly because they did not consider "The Simpsons Guy" a crossover but an episode fully set in "Family Guy"'s universe and therefore not subject to issues of consistency or canon.

In the preview for the episode, Stewie says to Moe, "Your sister is getting raped." This resulted in protests to have Seth MacFarlane remove this scene from the episode, which he didn't. This is ironic, as protesting by feminists is the scenario that gets the plot of the episode moving.

Also see Die Simpsons: Simpsorama (2014), another FOX crossover involving Die Simpsons (1989).

Harry Shearer was reportedly unavailable to guest star as his "Simpsons" characters.

During the last scene of the episode Stewie said that Bart sounded like a girl. Bart's voice is supplied by Nancy Cartwright.

During the car wash, one of the patrol vehicles has the license plate number "A113". This refers to a popular classroom number at the California Institute of Arts. You may notice it in American Dad (2005), Sausage Party - Es geht um die Wurst (2016) and a lot of other Disney/Pixar and animation films.

Homer makes a cameo in season four's "Family Guy: PTV (2005)". During the opening sequence, which parodies the opening sequence of Die nackte Kanone (1988), Stewie arrives at the Griffin home on his tricycle and runs over Homer; greeting his son, Peter looks down and, seeing Homer, asks "Who the hell is that?".

The fistfight between Homer and Peter that rampages through Springfield is an homage to Peter's fistfights with Ernie the Giant Chicken.

WILHELM SCREAM: During Homer and Peter's fight scene when a worker gets splashed by chemicals and falls.

The syndicated print removed Peter mentioning the audience applauding a slice of red velvet cake, Brian's comments on Santa's Little Helper eating dog food, and Peter saying "Simpson" and Homer saying "Griffin" at each other.

Meg says that Lisa must have like 20 trophies and Lisa says it's actually 23. Even if you count the plaques as trophies there are only 22.

During Homer and Peter's fight, they crash into to Kang and Kodos' spaceship, and they only appear in non-canon episodes of Die Simpsons (1989).

In the courtroom when Homer is suing Peter about Duff beer and Pawtucket Patriot Ale, the judge talks about how Pawtucket is ripping off Duff. This is a symbolization of real life and how people say "Family Guy" (Pawtucket) is a rip-off of Die Simpsons (1989) (Duff Beer). Several examples of character "rip-offs" are in the courtroom.

Krusty The Clown = Mort Goldman Mayor Quimby = Mayor Adam West Chief Wiggum = Joe Swanson Waylon Smithers = Bruce Dr. Nick = Dr. Hartman

This episode makes fun of where Springfield location wjen he is asked what state it's in he responds with "I don't believe we're allowed to say".



Reviews: [25]

  • avatar

    Anen

    I've been a life long fan of The Simpsons and Family Guy for years and seeing a crossover episode about them together, I was looking forward to the idea. The pay off was excellent. There was just so many clever jibs between the two shows, such as about how Family Guy ripped off The Simpsons, which is the beer conversation between Pawtucket and Duff. The two kinds of characters like Krusty and Mort, Mayor Quimby and Mayor West was good too, showing us the joke that the two shows have characters that act alike.

    I know Family Guy has its critics and believe I have a few of my own, like 'Life of Brain' and 'Christmas Guy'. But this episode is great, I won't go on too long about it, but if you're a fan of both shows, then I recommend it. Though Simpsons fans may not like it because of different humor. But if some people are offended at the little light jib of Bob's Burger, which I like as well, there are worse offensive jokes then that when it comes to a show like Family Guy, so I wouldn't whinge at a little joke like that.

    I do think the rape joke was stupid, but according to RAIN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) they said that they believe the show is making it clear that rape is not funny by how the position the joke and I can tell by the Bart's reaction towards Stewie. I don't think rape is funny, anyone who does those is idiotic and stupid.
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    Budar

    All of the characters interact amazingly. The humor exceeds any of which either show has produced before due to the perfect combination of both shows. As per usual Stewie is just hilarious. Peter and Homer stood together just makes me cry of laughter. They are both similar characters and the combination of stupidity and family guy's profanity is hilarious. Each show on a stand alone manages to make me laugh. Even though the Simpsons has a low day time television age rating but now because of the fact that the characters are technically in Family guy's show it means we can see a more adult version of the Simpsons and oh my lord it is just brilliant. After seeing this i really hope there is more Simpsons/Family guy episodes because the one we have is just brilliant.
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    Anayaron

    This one started off slow but the two blends of humour worked well. There were some classic Family Guy and Simpsons moments in this episode, I recommend fans of either or both shows to watch this very special episode. 45 minutes of fun for me, not much of a plot but the episode was crude, well-written and brilliant. The Simpsons has a much lower target audience than Family Guy which made me think that this crossover wouldn't work but surprisingly, The Simpsons Guy delivered. Younger viewers who are fans of the Simpsons won't be able to watch this, simply because of the level of violence at the end which spoilt it a bit and of course the frequent sex references. Fans of Family Guy will love this and older fans of The Simpsons will love this too, the crossover was overall well executed, funny and current.

    Really enjoyed this special episode!
  • avatar

    Hulis

    This was a very good crossover episode between two much loved animated shows. I'll admit that I haven't watched a new episode of either of these shows for a year or two but I just had to watch the crossover when I heard about it.

    As always the animation is perfect as is the voice cast. The characters interact very well and if you didn't know any better you may assume they were together normally. The characters double together for portions of the episode as you would expect, Bart with Stewie, Homer with Peter, Lois with Marge etc etc.

    There are some really funny parts as the families come together. We see just how different they really are. Although most characters from both shows do feature at some point I just wish it could've been longer and integrated more characters for a longer period.

    Overall a great episode for any fan of Family Guy and The Simpsons. Also if you love American Dad (like me) then you'll probably be pleased to see Roger make a brief appearance.

    8/10 for this one. Hope there's more in the future.
  • avatar

    Ballagar

    Let me start off by saying bravo ! This episode had me laughing and begging for more !! I think they did well with blending the two shows together , of course being a family guy episode majority of it was family guy humor. I have seen so many people offended by this episode. I'm thinking to my self have you seen family guy ?

    Spoiler alert:

    My favorite scenes were Stewie and Bart ! Seeing Stewie's true self once in a while is a treat. He is always hiding his feelings behind evil plots and violence. Which in my opinion is the reason I love him , but it is nice too see different aspects of him! He was trying to impress Bart so much! I didn't even notice he was wearing his clothes until he made Nelson "eat his shorts" literally ! Then by the end of the episode Stewie's violent nature kicked in as he kidnapped everyone ! Bart was freaked out by this, which lead Stewie to get his feelings hurt ending with the chalkboard gag ! Epic!

    It was an amazing episode and for those who got offended all I can say is , then don't watch ! A MUST SEE !!
  • avatar

    GWEZJ

    This was a tremendously great effort by two adult-cartoon favourites that are both past their peak in terms of original ideas and top- rate humour.

    I've seen many people criticize this episode as too extreme for the likes of The Simpsons, but people must remember that this is officially and primarily a Family Guy episode with the Simpsons in it. Therefore it is not an episode that would be enjoyed by Simpsons-only fans who may not be used to the shock-value, in your face humour of Family Guy, which enjoys the freedom of a much later time slot than the family-friendly prime time slot of the Simpsons.

    So by reviewing it as a Family Guy episode, I would say that this is Family Guy at its best which had dipped in quality recently, particularly last season where its off-colour humour was at times poorly delivered and ill-timed.

    In 'The Simpsons Guy', the humour was, although shocking, perfectly timed. The jokes being so out of place in Springfield made them all the more hilarious and awkward in a good way. I do wish they had replaced the 'chicken fight' scene between Homer and Peter, with something with more substance; I have always found it a lazy, time- filling gag in Family Guy episodes and it was a shame to waste 17 precious minutes of airtime with a withered gag that is really past its sell-by date.
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    Akisame

    The Simpsons Guy is a fantastic crossover episode between two massive animated series,with a very well written storyline and one hilarious scene after another.I first heard about this when it was announced at Comic Con back in 2013,and I must say that,a year and a half later,I am not disappointed.The Simpsons and Family Guy are without a doubt my favourite shows and I wanted this to happen for years,but I never thought it actually would because the humour is just too different,Family Guy being much more adult,but they took notice of this,they broke the fourth wall on several occasions and even commented on the different skin colour,and this was definitely necessary.It is simply magical to see them together,Homer and Peter's scenes of course being the highlight,particularly the chicken fight was an absolute delight,seeing them deliver each other's catchphrases,and even just making fun of one another,this episode was a huge thing on my wish-list and I am delighted it has really happened.The Simpsons Guy is a hilarious episode of Family Guy that makes fun of how ridiculous crossovers can be,and in doing so made itself the best crossover I've ever seen,and I hope to see the Simpsons and the Griffins together again some day.

    After being kicked out of Quahog,the Griffins get their car stolen and end up stranded in a town called Springfield,where they stay with a family called the Simpsons. Homer helps Peter find his car thief,while Lois starts to bond with Marge,Stewie lives the life of Bart,Lisa helps Meg find what she's good at,and Brian and Chris lose Santa's Little Helper.
  • avatar

    Milleynti

    Crossover episodes, while often occupied by a ferocious marketing campaign and communicating subtle hints at desperation in terms of views, are always fascinating because we're almost guaranteed to see the best of what each separate parties, characters, and programs bring to the table. It was only a matter of time before two of animation's most popular, and runaway successes, were to see their characters and neighborhoods conjoined for one episode. "The Simpsons Guy," which comes amid Family Guy's thirteenth season and The Simpsons twenty-sixth, opens by showing Peter Griffin working for the newspaper as a comic book writer and illustrator, creating single-square comics focusing on the goofiness in life. When one of his strips veers into misogynistic territory, the Griffins dart away from the controversy in Quahog, Rhode Island to the more tranquil and good-natured environment of Springfield, where the Simpson family live.

    The Griffins make their first stop at the Kwik-E-Mart and are greeted by Apu, who, along with Homer Simpson, introduces the Griffins to the delicacy of doughnuts. After the Griffins' car is stolen, they find themselves stranded in Springfield and are taken in by the Simpsons. Soon enough, Homer and Peter are best friends, with the remainder of the Simpson family connecting with their age/gender-appropriate counterparts: Bart and Stewie are amused by each other's interest to wreak havoc on the neighborhood, admittedly in different ways in terms of level of threat, Lisa becomes intrigued by Meg and attempts to make her more confident in her ability and presence, and Brian and Chris try to find Santa's Little Helper after losing him on one of their walks.

    When the episode starts to hit its narrative stride, we learn that Peter's signature beer, Pawtucket Patriot Ale, is just a basic ripoff of Homer's favorite beer, Duff. When this happens, we, in turn, get an episode that parodies on the reality and real-life controversy of Family Guy being a ripoff of The Simpsons. We get fights, a bitter court case, and more irreverent humor before the two patriarchs of each family realize they can live together and exercise their own plans so long as they stay "half-an-hour away from each other" (but not after a gruesome fight) This may be the funniest juxtapositions that I have yet to see in a crossover episode.

    "The Simpsons Guy" is just about the best crossover between America's biggest animated programs that could be made, under the criminally-concise runtime of about forty-three minutes. Because of this, character relationships are identified in a manner that is barely more than an acquaintance in our mind. And even key characters do not connect in ways we would've envisioned, like Lois and Marge having very little, if any screen time, together, and the relationships between Bart and Stewie being examined in such a brief, blink-and-you-miss-it manner.

    Still, it's difficult to complain too much, given the obvious runtime constraints the writers were under when creating this episode. To be fair, the key aspects are examined in a manner that at least reminds us of the core character traits we love about each member of the family, and even the blending of both shows' specific types of humor comes out in the best way. Case and point, The Simpsons captures the more genial, satirical side of the American family and society with a sense of innocence and the occasional irreverence, whereas Family Guy has blatantly predicated itself off of dirty-minded, foul-mouthed, and controversial buffoonery since its inception.

    "The Simpsons Guy" is a solid Television affair, given how long the superfans of each respective program presumably waited for something like this. However, as one views each characters' brief but humorous interaction, and how quickly the episode races past, it almost seems as though we need a feature-length film to capture the aura and personality of these characters and relationships efficiently.

    Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta, Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Yeardley Smith, Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and Mila Kunis. Directed by: Peter Shin and Dominic Bianchi.
  • avatar

    Ranicengi

    Fantastic, but agreed with comic book guy... "worst chicken fight ever" ... should never be done again, but i hope people got the point of it. There has been a feud between the two shows for a long time. Family guy stealing bits, which ones better, the Simpsons trying to stay fresh with their new episodes, etc. (Point of the whole Paul Tucket Ale vs Duff argument)

    This Cross over gives you the viewer a look into both worlds at the same time.

    Louis and Marge are the only two who actually get along, but due to Homer and Peters issues Marge is grateful when they are gone. Bryan has to be with Santas Little Helper and Chris helps. Stewie enjoys the difference of Bart in turn kidnaps Bart's enemies and creeps him out. Lisa fails to help Meg find her inner "beauty". This is everything you would expect from these two families getting together.

    The car wash scene with Peter and Homer was funny but the "chicken fight" between the two as Peter has with the chicken in Family Guy was a little long. This looked to be another "filling" for something they couldn't finish the story with, like the Conway Twitty fill ins.
  • avatar

    Riavay

    I haven't been too excited for a cartoon in a longtime. When I heard this was gonna happen I was like whoa.... That means the universes of the Simpsons and Family Guy have been the same all along!? I remember back in 1998 when Family Guy first aired thinking it wasn't going to last and that it was too much like The Simpsons. Gee I was wrong! As the 2000's came along Family Guy proved to be a big cult hit. Took me a few episodes to really understand and by 2003 I was a big Family Guy fan. Loved the Simpsons during the 90's as well,but never thought these two worlds will meet until now(although I am aware of that short cameo in an earlier episode).

    As far as the rape joke goes, I wasn't offended by it too much. Wasn't funny and coulda been left out,but at the same time goes to show Family Guy has more extreme humour than The Simpsons. Also gotta understand Stewie is a psycho! Even Bart ended up not liking him too much. I thought it was trippy how the slight difference in humour between both shows was pointed out.

    Anyways I thought the interactions of both universes was really really funny. Even though it was weird how it touched on every clichéd trademark of the two respective shows,from the catch phrases to each of the characters' interests.I wish Quagmire appeared more in this episode though. Like when Homer mentioned he doesn't know him,I thought Quagmire shoulda popped in that scene and did his "giggity-giggity-giggity" bit. Although it was funny when they compared him to Lenny.

    I enjoyed watching this episode baked btw lol. The fight between Homer and Peter towards the end had me giggling throughout. This episode I have to mention was very well animated I thought. Good blend of computer and cel animation,especially the action towards the end. Whoever did the storyboards for this deserves a Duff beer. I never thought the character design styles of the two different shows would go well together, but actually they do.I thought the appearance by Fred Flinstone and that alien from American Dad was awesome. Ohh and that Bob's Burgers guy! Damn this episode gave me sorta the same feelings like when I watch Who Framed Roger Rabbit? So cool to see all these different animation universes uniting!

    I thought the interactions between all the respective characters was hilarious,except weird they didn't pair Maggie up with anyone. Wouldn't Bart really should be paired up with Chris and Maggie with Stewie? Eh whatevs I guess... Lisa more perfect than Meg!? Although Meg is a better sax player? LOL

    The funniest joke I thought was when Stewie asked Bart how long Nelson was beating him up and he said "24 years"...Guess that's different in cartoon years.

    Anyways I can stand the referential humour because I am a fan of both the Simpsons and Family Guy. While I will agree with most that both shows haven't produced anything great in years,I feel this is very much the best thing they've done in a longtime. As far as what it stands for(simply a Simpsons meets Family Guy crossover), I definitely feel it delivers. It's not Shakespeare or anything socially redeeming,but all I know is that this episode made me laugh. I gotta say I always wondered for years what it would be like when both shows met,and this episode definitely hits the spot in the right places. I'll probably watch it again on Youtube.
  • avatar

    Berkohi

    I'm a big fan of both shows. There my two favorite shows on TV. With the Simpsons at number 1 and family guy at 2. I've seen every episode of both shows. I was looking forward to this the first time I heard about it at comic con. It was only natural for the 2 shows to meet and it did not disappoint. I like that this is technically a family guy episode because that makes more sense, anything can happen in family guy's world. So it's a family guy episode with the Simpson's added. So it's seems debatable if this is part of the Simpson's continuity or not. Some might complain that it's too much family guy and not enough Simpsons. But I think with every crossover it usually leans more towards one show then the other. And this is a family guy episode but it does a great job bringing the two worlds together. I thought the Griffins would go into another dimension via Stewie's sci-fi's machines but it's weird to think that Springfield's exist in family guy's world because in Simpson's world all the white people are yellow but family guy is so flexible with it's reality it works. I thought the set-up was good with Peter making cartoons for the newspaper and the griffins had to leave town. Griffins surprisingly fit well into Springfield. I'm also surprised that more wasn't said about the different skin colors. I guess everyone in Springfield just assumed their albino like Homer did. However, it was funny when Peter said don't drink the tap water everyone here looks like they have hepatitis. And no one in Springfield questions Brian, a talking dog or that Stewie is the same age of Maggie but has vaster intelligent. But the good thing is both shows are surreal enough where it's not completely illogically that they don't questions things that are not normal for them. But the best thing about any cross-over is seeing how the characters interact with each others. I love how the griffins matched up with Simpson's and brought out the best in both shows. . My favorite pairing was Bart & Stewie, it made sense that Stewie thought Bart was cool because he's still a baby and to him Bart's rebellious attitude would be appealing. It's also a meta joke about how Bart was such a popular character and all the kids wanted to be like Bart. But anyone who watches family guy knows Stewie has a dark side(after all he did spent years trying to kill his mom and take over the world) So I liked how they did that. Bart does one of his classic prank calls to Moe and when Stewie does it he goes too far, "I raped your sister". Stewie gets a creepy obsession with Bart, kidnapping his enemies and Bart was so creep ed out he didn't want to be friends with him. I like that because Bart's a prankster and a 10 years old anarchist but Stewie is a psycho! so they can never truly be friends. I also like the Meg and Lisa relationship. Lisa tries to help Meg's self-esteem. That fits because with Lisa being a feminist she would encourage Meg to find her inner strength and we know Meg is very depressed. But it also fits that Lisa would become extremely jealous when Meg becomes better then her on her beloved sax a phone. As we know Lisa can't take competition. I also love when Meg cut Lisa's name into her arm, freaking her out. The Griffins are much more extreme and darker then the Simpson's and it was good to see the difference between them. I like the little bits between Brian and the Simpson's dog Santa little helper. I also enjoyed the small bit between Maggie and Chris, showing Chris's IQ is on par with Maggie. Although I wish they would of had a scene with Stewie and Maggie because Maggie can't talk yet but has a high IQ so it would've been funny to see Stewie talk down to Maggie 'cause she can't talk but she dose something that shows she's smarter then him. They didn't have a lot of time to show Marge & Lois together but I like how they showed how much more conservative Marge is to the sometimes wild Lois, Marge covered her eyes in a cartoon when Penguins tried to surf, funny. But the main focus is of course Peter and Homer. They do make a great team, so much so I wish I would've seen more of them together. The "sexy" car wash was great! I love when Peter tries to set-up Homer for a cut away and homer has no idea what he's doing. I love that they became enemies too, fighting over, what else, beer. Using their two beers as a metaphor for how family guy ripped off the Simpsons. One of the funniest moments is seeing family guy characters sitting next to Simpson's characters, showing how their similar. I love the cameo by Fred Flintstone with the joke being they both ripped off the Flintstones. Seth Mcfarlane and co. have a good sense of humor and so do the Simpson crew as their were some jokes about them being old and pass their prime. I love the "chicken fight" between Homer & Peter, it was a little long but great and I like how they came to a understanding at the end but possibly the funniest moment in the episode is the cameo by comic book guy at the end of the chicken fight and said "worst chicken fight ever" I burst out laughing. It had more of family guy sense of humor but made good use of the Simpson's world, I like seeing the blue hair lawyer and I love the cameo by Ralph."I'm in danger". I wish Peter would've met Ned Flanders that would've been good. Overall a great meeting of my two favorite shows!
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    Groll

    Some people call it ingenious, while others saw it as an act of desperation. Either way, the Family Guy/Simpsons cross over episode gave fans everything they wanted and more. While it's true that the ratings of both shows are not great, the franchises mean millions of dollars for FOX, not to mention that every new episode means syndication money, and that's why these shows have stuck around for as long as they have. In this very special episode, Peter and his family are forced to leave Quahog, after once again offending a large group of people. While on the road, they stop for gas and wind up having their car stolen. The Griffin's end up in a local town called Springfield, where as Brian puts it, "everyone looks like they have hepatitis." In many ways the shows are similar, many even call Family Guy nothing more than an edgier version of The Simpsons, and if you didn't think that before, it comes across crystal clearly in this episode. Over the years and due to shows like South Park and Family Guy, the Simpsons don't seem as edgy as they once did, but I thought the crossover brought out the best in them. In many ways, for the Simpson's it was a return to it's roots, as we got the famous catch phrases, hardly uttered at all anymore, and saw some of the things that drew us to the show in the first place. As for Family Guy is was just another episode for them, incorporating their own unique brand into Springfield. Two things that particularly stood out (You'll want to stop reading if you haven't seen the episode yet) were the cameos from other animated shows on FOX and the court room scene where all the similar characters from Springfield and Quahog were sitting next to each other and interacting. This was the kind of idea that could lead to a huge movie, maybe the Simpsons 2: Road To Quahog? Either way the crossover was terrific and should be a huge ratings grabber for FOX, and for all you Matt Groening fans, this isn't the only crossover you'll see this season, as a Futurama crossover is scheduled for sweeps week.
  • avatar

    adventure time

    When I first heard about the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover, I was a little excited. I was a pretty big fan of the earlier episodes of both series, but find both a little past their prime nowadays. Unfortunately, the episode was on family guy territory, so I was expecting mostly gross-out humor, and wasn't surprised when it hit in spades. The set up was nonsensical, the writing was flat and uninspired, and it seemed to scream "Look, it's the simpsons on family guy!" was the only other card besides the gross-out of peter and homer in cutoff jeans, meg's still cutting herself, and for the hell of it, an iconic character "dies". This episode makes me reconsider watching either show's newest seasons.
  • avatar

    Yozshubei

    Finally!

    This has been needed for so long it's unbelievable!

    The Simpsons and Family Guy are great in such similar yet so different ways.

    And this Episode was a great combination of them both! They have just injected some extra life into each-other! Absolutely Brilliant!

    This type of thing should happen way more often!

    I would love to see something like this again in the future!

    Good yet Simple Plot! Hilarious in many parts, and a pleasure to watch!

    Great Work!
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    Ventelone

    Quite simply, this is an absolute must-watch for any Simpsons and Family Guy fan. Even if you like one and dislike the other (which is pretty unheard of), you should still watch this.

    The writers of Family Guy did an excellent job writing the Simpsons characters. They kept them the less-evil-than-Family-Guy characters that they are. The contrasting relationship between Bart and Stewie portrays this very well. Bart is, and always will be, the mischievous young boy; whilst Stewie Griffin will always be the hardcore, maniacal evil baby suited for the older audience. The way Bart waved away Stewie at the end exemplified this difference perfectly.

    I also want to comment on the way the writers gave Marge the moral high ground over Lois. Let's be honest, at the beginning of Family Guy Lois was the typical, caring mother. Throughout the series, however, she's turned into...well, a bad example. Marge's statement suggesting Lois should wear a bra next time- like the relationship with Stewie and Bart- neatly expressed how The Simpsons (at the micro level) is an entirely different show than it's more suggestive younger cousin, Family Guy.

    There was also a fine balance of humour. Perhaps the humour overall was tilted slightly in Family Guy's direction, but I think it's fair to say they didn't tip the scales too high in anyone's favour. The arguments over which show is better (Simpsons past it's prime, Family Guy a copy) were excellently masqueraded through Duff and the court case and were a touch of class. Finally, the references to other shows, (The Flinstones) were all perfect.

    If there's any critiques, they would be: a) The fight, while awesome, might have lasted a tiny bit long. b) Harry Shearer couldn't voice Ned, Mr Burns etc. c) When Cool-aid guy called saying he was in the wrong Springfield, he should have said: "I'm in the wrong town" and it showed him in South Park. That would have capped it off for me.

    That's about it. 10/10. It will be remembered for years to come. Cheers.

    (Favourite scene: Meg and Lisa's sweet moment; 'Shut up Meg.' I thought perhaps Meg, after 13 years, might have finally learned to love herself. But then any suggestion of a one-off "nice" scene was ruined by Peter grabbing the saxophone and dumping it in the bin, saying there was no room left in the car)
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    Taulkree

    I have mixed feelings about this crossover, I loved it the first time I saw it but my enjoyment of it has decreased a bit with each viewing.. I find it a frustrating little special because some parts of it are really smart and self-aware, it has clever inside references to both shows, as well as clever jokes that combine material from both universes - but then there are other scenes that just feel lazy and completely unnecessary, like Family Guy's trademark revolting gory shock humour that you'd normally never see in The Simpsons. Something that bugs me is that the overly-played out story has some of the Simpsons being as nasty and piggish as the Family Guy clan. For how terrible The Simpsons has become these days, and lord knows it has indeed, it still feels like the world that it made is a much more solid and loved one that still has more heart to it than Family Guy could ever hope to have, and I feel like this episode is subtlety one great big slur on The Simpsons more than too much else.. I mean when the hell in the many many seasons of The Simpsons would you ever have the gratuitous and grotesque spectacle that is the car wash sequence? It's just awkward and visually unpleasant to watch on a level that's distinctly Family Guy. In fact the whole thing is geared around Family Guy's style and humour, I get the strong impression that the Simpsons crew had to say no to a lot of the Family Guy team's bad taste jokes, as most of the ones that did make it into the episode just feel too harsh and unpleasant to be in Matt Groaning's world, like when Meg carves Lisa's name on her arm, what Stewie says to Moe during his prank call, stupid disembowelled testicle lines, and when Lisa says "Shut up, Meg." It doesn't sound right at all because the Lisa Simpson we know would never say that to somebody.. There are some good points like the inside references both shows make to each other, and the climactic showdown between a radioactive super Homer and Peter is a visually thrilling and spectacular novelty that obviously had a lot of planning put into it for a brawl...but all said and done, like this very one-sided crossover it's ultimately unnecessary, and I think we'd have all been exactly as happy if it had never happened at all... "Just OK."
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    Nuadazius

    This idea for a crossover had such rich comedy potential which was completely lost by the writers. At the beginning, the intro should have, IMMEDIATELY, merged the two shows. The Griffins on the couch gag and the Simpsons on the Broadway show stage ( which has already been done a few times on the Simpsons - think elephants and giant clown heads). At Quickie Mart, knowing the Griffins were broke, why not Peter buy a lottery ticket and keep one thumb over the last image, then claim the million dollars. That is exactly what was horrendously wrong with these two episodes. The Simpson family should have adopted the worst of the Griffins and vice-versa. There were so many golden opportunities for laughter that were completely lost.

    1) When Peter and Homer were fighting (which in essence was way too long and pointless)), why not at least have them go through Burnsies' office and show Mr. Burns trying to separate them with a cane or Peter and Homer falling out the window with the polar bear and each end up throwing punches at the polar bear and look confused.

    2) Marge's relationship with Lois was too undefined. Better:. Lois mentioning that her father was very wealthy and Marge replies by asking Lois if her father ever flew for an airline company.

    3 Bart's relationship with Stewie could have gone in so many different directions. Like Stewie pulling out his little time machine pad which takes them into the future and Bart (which has been done too many times) into the future with Bart seeing some of the consequences of his behavior. They look off into the distance and see 100 Homers and 100 Stewies (both previous episodes of each) and Stewie says subtly that there are still a few bugs in his time machine.

    On and on ad nauseum.

    Maybe the show wasn't written for true Simpson and Family Guy fans because it was boring and dumb, dumb, dumb as he*ll.

    And all of these positive reviews???? Don't get me started.
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    Yozshugore

    The Simpsons and Springfield was obviously animated by the family guys team and it didn't work for me visually.

    Story-wise and narrative-wise, it seemed all very forced and uninspiring. The whole car wash scene was dull and elongated!

    The only thing I really enjoyed was the courtroom scene with the character comparisons from both The Simpsons and The Family Guy.

    Brian the dog had nothing to do so they made him busy with Santa's Little Helper. Don't wanna reveal too much but I feel now this should have been a longer episode for every thing to evolve and derive some meaning, perhaps a film length with animators from both the shows.

    Seriously let down as I love both Homer and Peter and their families and friends.

    Seems like the writers were trying too hard! :(
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    Jorad

    I can't believe that most people can bear this episode, let alone enjoy it. It's literally ALL referential humor to their respective shows, and none of it is funny. All the character interactions feel forced as hell, and 90% of the quote unquote jokes where in that 5 minute trailer released at Comic Con. It's almost like a fanfic. "LOL, remember when Homer jumped the gorge? Let's do that again but not funny at all." They did the same thing with the "Chicken Fight" scenes, but those where never funny to begin with.

    There's a scene about 25% through where Brain chases Santa's Little Helper through town. The only purpose of this whole scene is to have a couple of minor characters shoehorned into this mess of an episode. This happens again in the courtroom scene later in the episode. It's unclever to the point of being unbearable.

    I think the part that pisses me off most is when the episode takes a pot shot at Bob's Burgers by saying it has to be carried by the bigger shows, and then compares it to The Cleveland Show. Bob's Burgers is doing fine on its own, and it's better than anything The Simpsons has done in 10 years, and better than anything Seth MacFarlane has done ever.

    In the end, I guess it did what it was meant to do, get good ratings. But it really proves that these two shows where always meant to be separate; The Simpsons having more subtle humor and sexual references, and Family Guy not knowing what subtlety is. It's not worth watching at all.
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    Uleran

    ... but I'm disagreeing with those lauding "The Simpsons Guy," the crossover between "Family Guy" and "The Simpsons." This was an average episode, and not a great one. There was just too much self- referential humor and the running gag about the former copying the latter ran too long.

    The "chicken fight" joke has always been lost on me. I never got it the first time, and usually grab a snack whenever it pops up. (Doesn't it usually last like five minutes or more?) A genuine team-up between Bart and Stewie would have been funnier than the character contrast, and there were too many weirdly dark moments (including the final chalkboard joke).

    All I'm saying is that both show are brilliant, and this landmark episode didn't really reflect that.

    Still, there were some nice moments -- including the Emmy gag and the cameo(s) by James Wood.
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    KiddenDan

    Because they all have yellow skin in The Simpsons and Family Guy is another universe where they don't have yellow skin. Looking past that, this crossover episode started out okay and they did a lot more with their characters than the episode of The Simpsons with Futurama. However, I really hate what it turned into during the second half because of its plagarism conflict that gets nullified by the end. I just don't like talking about it because some people often treat it like the only good thing to come out of The Simpsons or Family Guy in recent years almost by default (same goes for Simpsons future episodes like Holidays of Future Past and Barthood), until I guess they get something else just as interesting like Halloween of Horror or Springfield Splendor, A Lot Going On Upstairs and The D in Apartment 23.
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    ladushka

    Peter writes a sexist comment forcing the Griffins to leave town, a moment of craziness sees their car pinched, with the Griffin family landed.....in Springfield.

    I've got to be honest I'd wished for this to happen for many years, I've loved both shows and always thought a crossover would work well, and it did. Firstly, the animation action is awesome, the characters fitted in really well. I wish there were more feature length episodes.

    Naturally the scenes between Homer and Peter hogged the limelight, and they worked tremendously well. Lots of humour, some great lines, a mass of characters, and a crazy fight scene. I loved Stewie's moments with Nelson, of course Stewie was going to get some revenge for Bart.

    Bonkers, but brilliant 9/10
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    Fordrekelv

    Okay, just to get this out of the way, I've never liked Family Guy. I find it crass, annoying, obnoxious and disgusting, and I don't ever really watch it. That being said, I like The Simpsons, which is funny and strange without crossing the line. So, I downloaded this one episode, and I was really surprised by it. Although it's a crossover and does feature a lot of Family Guy's style of humour, it downplays the crude humour for the most part. As other reviewers have mentioned, yes there was a rape joke and a comment about masturbation, but seeing as those are the only two instances in the episode which really come off as very inappropriate or offensive, I think it could be overlooked. It was so great to see my favourite Simpsons character, the unnamed "Blue-Haired Lawyer", having a more major role than usual, and it was kind of interesting to see how it compares similarities between both shows, especially when it comes to the characters themselves. In all honesty I think they did a great job with this one, trying to balance out the family-friendly style of The Simpsons with the off-colour antics of Family Guy, in a way that would appeal to fans of both shows.
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    Charyoll

    I knew when this was first announced it was a stupid idea Family Guy could never work with The Simpsons. One of the shows has been reduced to Rape jokes and dead baby jokes and has lost its ability to make its audience laugh. The other show in my opinion is still thriving it has a purpose as a family show.Everyday families sit down and watch it together so I have to ask the question what the hell did they think they were doing. The episode of family guy was composed of all the teasers and little else so pretty much if you've seen the teasers you've seen the episode. I think collaborations can be great but in this case I just wished I was watching an episode of the Simpsons. (Hope this helps)
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    Nikobar

    Well, it finally came. The Simpsons and Family Guy finally crossed paths to create an hour long special, but was it worth it?

    The plot involved Peter writing misogynistic cartoons for the local paper, which causes an uproar in Quahog, forcing him and his family to hightail it out of Quahog and hit the road. At a gas station, their car is stolen, forcing them to locate the nearest town and call for help. The nearest town, of course, being The Simpsons' Springfield.

    The jokes come fast and hard, especially in regards to meta humour. Characters joke about themselves and their own shows, showing a vast self-awareness that was always funny to watch and analyze. The most meta joke of the hour (arguably) involves Homer (during a very lengthy and very funny fight against Peter) throwing Emmy Awards at Peter, only for him to yell, "Hey, that's not fair! I ain't got none of them!" Either that, or the whole subplot involving Pawtucket Ale blatantly ripping off Duff beer. It was a good hour for self-aware and self-deprecating humour for Family Guy, and I think they pulled off those jokes nicely.

    The animation was very fluid and tight, including the aforementioned chicken fight, which includes Peter and Homer turning radioactive and taking to space (where they hit the alien's spaceship from The Simpsons), and also neat little tricks like Homer emerging from the shadows at the Kwik-E-Mart, and the slow motion car wash that Peter and Homer give in the hopes of luring Peter's car thief. Overall, it was a very well produced and well animated hour.

    That said, there were some negative gripes of mine. I personally found the Simpsons to be underused. Yes, it is technically a Family Guy episode, but apart from Homer, none of the Simpsons really got a chance to shine. Marge paired with Lois in a very weak subplot. Lisa was paired with Meg, highlighting how inferior Meg is to Lisa in every way, and while funny, only continued the well-trodden trope of Meg bashing humour, something which seems to be very hit or miss. Stewie and Bart had a fun subplot which involved Bart showing Stewie his ways of pranking, only for Stewie to take it one step too far and become a little sociopathic. It was a fun way to highlight the difference in these two characters' ideologies regarding bullying and violence, but Bart had very little to do and very little chance to be funny, being upstaged by Stewie. Finally, Brian and Chris paired with Santa's Helper, which involved him running away and Brian trying to cover it. It's a well-worn storyline, and the jokes fell a little flat.

    Every performer did a good job, the meta humour was tight and on- point, and the animation was fantastic. I just wish there was a little more Simpsons in this "Simpsons Guy."

    + Animation

    + Very funny meta humour

    + Voice acting was good, and it was interesting to hear them in the same conversation

    – The Simpsons family didn't get to do enough

    *** out of *****

    CHARACTER MVP I have to give this one to Stewie. I think his and Bart's storyline was my favourite, and it was good to see evil Stewie back again. I'm always reminded of just how funny and evil he can be when the show uses him to his fullest potential.

    MVS (MOST VALUABLE SCENE) I loved the fight between Peter and Homer, however long it may have been.

    COULD HAVE DONE WITHOUT: The Brian/Chris/Santa subplot. It never went anywhere, the jokes didn't land, and it only ate up valuable time that could have been spent with more Simpsons.

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