Things Get Weird In Five Minutes Of The Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover

Things Get Weird In Five Minutes Of The Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover

The long-awaited crossover between The Simpsons and Family Guy doesn't air until September 29, but Comic-Con attendees were treated to nearly five minutes of footage from the upcoming double-sized episode. So far, so brilliant.

Long having been criticised as a darker, dirtier version of The Simpsons, Family Guy's visit to Springfield, Unknown highlights the differences between the two prime time dysfunctional family animated series.

Nowhere is the difference as profound as during the prank phone call scene with Bart and Stewie. Bart calls Moe's to deliver one of his signature puns to the bar owner ("Is there a Lee Keebum?"). Stewie's attempt takes it in a much darker direction. "Hello Moe? Your sister's being raped." Damn.

As with many episodes of both shows, the crossover uses animated comedy to tackle a real-world issue. It's just in this case the real-world issue is the differences and similarities between the shows themselves.

Here's the whole clip, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

Poor Bob.


Comments

    I kinda feel like Homer watching the McBain flick at the video store......

    While both shows have been pretty hit and miss lately (more miss than hit), I'm really looking forward to this, as well as the Simpsons/Futurama crossover.

    Im sure this is meant to be a piss take on 'jetsons meet flinstones' or some other rubbish, but this really is desperate

    Last edited 29/07/14 7:45 am

    Glad to see it won't be recycling old Family Guy jok...oh wait, chicken fight parody...yay...

    Family Guy was great before they decided that 'pushing the limits' just meant swearing as much as possible and being as vulgar as they could imagine to go for cheap shock laughs. Yeah The Simpsons had its dry patch (attributed to Fox sticking in an extra two minutes of adverts per episode) but is slowly getting better again

    Not sure how this will go though. Seems it's just so they can parade as many of each show's catchphrases as possible. The interaction between the families also seemed really wooden which is weird for an animated show. The Family Guy style of animation doesn't suit The Simpsons.

      "Family Guy was great before they decided that 'pushing the limits' just meant swearing as much as possible and being as vulgar as they could imagine to go for cheap shock laughs"

      This is what I have been saying all along also. I am glad I'm not the only one that saw this.

        Yeah, I went to see A million ways to die in the west, and was disappointed it went the same way.

    How did I not know about this? I...... I don't know how I feel about it.

    Uh oh. I smell another cheap cartoon crossover.

    The Simpsons has suffered so long, why can't it die?

      Same reason Nickelodean won't let SpongeBob SquarePants die.

    I'd like my 5 minutes back. Horrible, horrible stuff :( Comes off like a tacky crossover for the sake of propping up one or both shows... /grumpygit

    You know the funniest thing about "Lee Keebum" ? If you change that to Lee Ki Bum, that's an actual valid Korean name.

    The joke is that Bob's Burgers is consistently better than present day Simpsons and Family Guy.

    The account for that video has been terminated. Might want to update the article

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