Watch 5 Minutes of Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover

Watch 5 Minutes of Simpsons/Family Guy Crossover

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Entertainment Weekly debuts the SDCC trailer for prime-time animation's ultimate crossover online

For 25 seasons, The Simpsons have only ever participated in one official crossover episode (with The Critic.) But this fall, they'll meet up for the first (canonical) time with Family Guy's Griffins for their season premiere. The first sizzle-reel trailer for the episode debuted this afternoon at SDCC, and now Entertainment Weekly has debuted the footage as an online exclusive.

In the special hour-long episode, The Griffins become sidetracked and find themselves in Springfield, where they make fast friends with The Simpsons based on their obvious similarities. But said similarities threaten to tear Peter and Homer apart when an argument over accusations that Peter's beloved Pawtuckett Patriot beer is nothing but a lesser knock-off of Homer's equally-beloved Duff (Peter: "It may have been 'inspired by' Duff, but I'd like to think it goes in a different direction." - GET IT???) escalates into a citywide brawl. Also glimpsed in the footage: Bart and Stewie have... "different" interpretations of a prank phone-call, and Peter teaches Homer how to do a cutaway gag.

Simpsons Guy Will actually be the first of two crossovers for the iconic animated family - a subsequent November episode of their own series, titled "Simpsorama," will see them encounter the time-traveling cast of Futurama. In addition, August will see the debut of The Simpsons in cable syndication on FXX, beginning with a record-breaking 12-day marathon of all 552 episodes and the launch of the Simpsons World app, which will stream not only full episodes but also clips searchable by character, quote and keyword.

Watch Footage Here: Entertainment Weekly

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"This content is currently unavailable". I don't know if that means server stress or if the video is just unavailable to anyone outside the US. I hope you can provide an alternative link :)

This is embarrassingly good. It shows two things:

  1. The Family Guy writers are capable of far better writing than they usually put out.
  2. The Family Guy writers are better at writing for The Simpsons than The Simpsons' own writers are anymore.

Seriously, this clip is surprisingly decent, and just goes to show how much better both shows can be. All their respective writers should be ashamed.

P.S. Thanks

Why would the Simpsons need to be taught how to do a cutaway gag? They've done those before, and I'm pretty sure the only reason they cut down on them was because of Family Guy.

So Peter's been working for Duff this whole time? That's actually a good twist. Too bad they'll never go anywhere with it...

... This might be the first New Episode of Family Guy I see since the one where Homer looks for Buried Treasure...

I wonder if this will lead to a crossover Event in The Simpsons Tapped Out, and Family Guy Quest for Stuff, so I can have both familys in the wrong apps...

I really need to stop playing with these Skinner Box apps.

Someone popped the footage up on YouTube. No idea how long it'll STAY up, but for the time being...

http://youtu.be/RP00jqTStTg

Darth Marsden:
Someone popped the footage up on YouTube. No idea how long it'll STAY up, but for the time being...

http://youtu.be/RP00jqTStTg

Thanks very much, the article link wasn't working for me.

I laughed, I laughed so hard. All that 'Duff' conversation needed was for Peter to retort "Yeah, well Duff hasn't been good since 1998!" to be completely on the nose. I wonder if 'The Simpsons' staff would have agreed to that. I've stopped watching The Simpsons ages ago (I maintain that with the exception of the most recent future episode, it hasn't been good since the movie), but I reckon this Family Guy crossover has the potential to be some of the funniest stuff from either show in a while.

It was tolerable, but still painful. Basic jokes, lacking in execution, bored as hell.

But thanks for sharing any way.

Mr.Mattress:
So Peter's been working for Duff this whole time? That's actually a good twist. Too bad they'll never go anywhere with it...

... This might be the first New Episode of Family Guy I see since the one where Homer looks for Buried Treasure...

Either you are a comedic genius, or you are an unintentional comedic genius. You should be proud.

OT- Looks pretty good. I might watch it. Eventually. If it's on and I have nothing better to watch. Which won't happen since I never watch TV.

That Bob's Burgers/Cleveland joke was quite good. The rape joke... not so much. Overall it looks like an above average Family Guy episode. May give it a watch.

The fuck is wrong with the sound design?

I also watched that Lego/Simpsons episode recently and there were a lot of either lacking sound effects or plain terrible ones. The part here where Peter eats the donut or the bus hits the other cars, its terrible.

My idea of TV hell. Two of the worst cartoons I've endured together in the same show. Well, at least they suit each other, what with both being random disconnected joke-machines.

josemlopes:
The fuck is wrong with the sound design?

I also watched that Lego/Simpsons episode recently and there were a lot of either lacking sound effects or plain terrible ones. The part here where Peter eats the donut or the bus hits the other cars, its terrible.

The sound in this clip wont be final, i know its daft to put out a clip with choppy / poor sound effects but i guess they've not done a sound pass on the final episode yet.

I'm torn. I can't stand Family Guy (to be more precise Peter) but I like the Simpsons.

It's basically "Family Guy writers put out a Simpsons episode". I liked the Gorge reference and the Cleveland jokes at least, but I'm not looking forward to rest of it. I'm much more excited for that Futurama crossover.

Much better than I expected, although unsure whether that's because of the selective character of the clips or indicative of the whole episode quality.

It's weird, the animation and the sound seems somehow.... off...

The Bob's burgers quip was good though.

Smilomaniac:
"This content is currently unavailable". I don't know if that means server stress or if the video is just unavailable to anyone outside the US. I hope you can provide an alternative link :)

Use a little plug-in called "Hola" it changes your location but only for one of your browser tabs, so it is not a full proxy server. Quite handy!

OT: I came here to see what "Peter: 'It may have been 'inspired by' Duff, but I'd like to think it goes in a different direction.' - GET IT???)" quote meant... but I still do NOT get it.

Also, Bob Belcher FTW!

Was crap outside of the referencial joke and Cleveland. The whole "fight" thing just bores me to teeeeears.

Triaed:

Smilomaniac:
"This content is currently unavailable". I don't know if that means server stress or if the video is just unavailable to anyone outside the US. I hope you can provide an alternative link :)

Use a little plug-in called "Hola" it changes your location but only for one of your browser tabs, so it is not a full proxy server. Quite handy!

OT: I came here to see what "Peter: 'It may have been 'inspired by' Duff, but I'd like to think it goes in a different direction.' - GET IT???)" quote meant... but I still do NOT get it.

Also, Bob Belcher FTW!

I think they're commenting on the "Family Guy is a Simpsons ripoff" idea.

OT: I'm happy with it so far, but apparently I don't have such high standards either.

I still can't put my finger on it, but i think one of the many reasons why i've disliked The Simpsons for the last several episodes is due to the voice acting, they sound different, that combined with worse writing just kinda kills the show for me. As it has been the case with most Simpsons related material since the movie, i only smiled vaguely once (Clevelands "no no no" always makes me smile^^). Atleast it tells me that i don't need to check out any new seasons of either Family Guy or Simpsons.

Happily having watched the trailer we don't have endure a whole hour, we've all the funny bits now.

Happiness Assassin:
That Bob's Burgers/Cleveland joke was quite good. The rape joke... not so much. Overall it looks like an above average Family Guy episode. May give it a watch.

Same here, also did Peter beat up a bunch of kids before they enter the bus? (there're unconscious kids on the grass when the two entered the bus)?

Covarr:
This is embarrassingly good. It shows two things:

  1. The Family Guy writers are capable of far better writing than they usually put out.
  2. The Family Guy writers are better at writing for The Simpsons than The Simpsons' own writers are anymore.

Seriously, this clip is surprisingly decent, and just goes to show how much better both shows can be. All their respective writers should be ashamed.

P.S. Thanks

Really? Because all I got from it was a continuous string of overused Simpsons running jokes mixed in so poorly with Family Guy it wasn't funny. Stewie and Bart prank calling is the best example. That scene is so incredibly boring it isn't funny. Fuck, regular family guy, as much as people hate it, is better then most of that trailer.

Family Guy was the worst part of that entire five minute clip to me, it felt unwelcome (as I imagined it should) to have this crossover even come together, it's not funny, and honestly, The Simpsons provides me with more genuine laughs still than Family Guy has in a very long time.

With maybe a joke or two here and there to make me smile, and even laugh at a point, you get the Cutaway gag not working for me until Cleveland and Bob Belcher show up; the rape line not being funny to me at all (and sometimes it can be funny, George Carlin has a bit about it, so it can be done) and the fight scene left me with a bad taste in my mouth. Homer becoming violent, when we really don't have context, seems way too stylized and ridiculous, honestly. I know he has his tendencies (I grew up watching him choke Bart), but the fighting really feels off.

I'm glad we have a generation that can finally get over the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover stuff, but I'd be more interested in the Futurama/Simpsons crossover, honestly.

Imperioratorex Caprae:

I think they're commenting on the "Family Guy is a Simpsons ripoff" idea.

OT: I'm happy with it so far, but apparently I don't have such high standards either.

Ah, I get it, we are going back a decade to when FG first came out and people compared it to the Simpson... Yeah, they took it in a different way :)

Aside from the one self-referential gag about the Cleveland show bombing (which got a mild smirk), that was one of the worse things I've ever seen.

It's okay, I guess.

A lot of the jokes are really obvious.

The whole thing seems like empty fanfiction.

 

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