So if you’re a television watcher, you probably watch Family Guy. It’s boundary-pushing, inappropriate, un-PC, crude and insensitive — basically all the qualities you want to cultivate in your own life. I knew a douchebag a couple years ago who loved the show, which made me not want to watch it, but then my 11-year-old brothers, of all people, drew me back into the fold (completely sneakily and behind my parents’ backs, of course. No parental approval of any kind for sixth graders).
It comes down to the fact that some like the show; others don’t. I’m somewhere in the middle. But I’ll tell you something I’m not in the middle about: Star Wars. That probably has something to do with Star Tours, a ride at Disneyland that I don’t think is even there anymore and was really fun. Wikipedia just told me that Disneyland Tokyo and Paris still have it, though, so that makes planning my next big out-of-country excursion that much easier. Anyway, as a kid I watched the Star Wars trilogy with my dad and fell in love with Mark Hamill, which I realize now is disgusting, but you have to understand that I was in love with pre-car-accident Mark Hamill. Whatever.
In keeping with Family Guy’s tradition that nothing is safe from crass scrutiny, FOX has already aired two Star Wars parody episodes: “Blue Harvest,” which retells the story of Star Wars, and “Something, Something, Something, Darkside,” a parody of The Empire Strikes Back. This Thursday at 330 Ritch, you can attend a FREE screening (with RSVP) of both of these episodes, plus a sneak peek of “It’s a Trap,” the third installment of the Star Wars/Family Guy trilogy coming out on December 21st. There will also be FREE Family Guy giveaways all night, which will be very useful if you, like me, have been procrastinating with the Christmas gifts to the point where it looks like Santa won’t be coming this year.FREE Screening of The Family Guy Trilogy at 330 Ritch (Popscene) Thursday, December 16, 7pm 330 Ritch St. (@ Brannan) [SOMA] FREE with RSVP
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