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The 100th episode is called Stewie Kills Lois.
Seth MacFarlane talks about the 100th episode of Family Guy
by Wendy on October 22nd, 2007
On November 4, the 100th episode of Family Guy will be airing. Seth MacFarlane talked a little about what we should expect: Family Guy has survived protest, ridicule and even cancellation to become one of the edgiest shows on network television. South Park did a two part episode ridiculing the Family Guy formula of stopping the action for flashback references and Fox even tried canceling the series. Fan demand for more than just the DVD collections brought the show back.
Now celebrating their upcoming 100th episode, Stewie Kills Lois," Family Guy dares to off a main character. Baby Stewie has long been trying to murder his mother, and in the end all it took was a little machine gun fire. Kind of anti-climactic if you think about it. I dont know, well, Captain Kirk fell off a bridge," said series creator Seth MacFarlane, in a Star Trek reference fitting the comedys uber-geek sensibility.
Episode 100 deals with the Griffin familys adjustment one year after their matriarchs death, all the while referencing The Lake House, movies where Harrison Ford is looking for his family and a live-action scene of James Woods and Rob Lowe. MacFarlane, also the voice of Peter, Stewie, Brian, Quagmire and more, shared more surprises to come on Family Guy.
Surprise #1: Theres more to Episode 100 than youll see on the air. "I think the abortion [story Peter tells] was about eight times as long. Some of this stuff actually, you will only see on the DVD. For example, pleasuring a man with a socked foot will probably not make it to Fox. Itll make it to the DVD and itll probably make it to Adult Swim. Theres some stuff that was judiciously edited with our approval. For example, the swearing youll only see on the DVD. Since thats become such a big part of Family Guy, occasionally if we bleep something for TV, well let it slide on the DVD."
Surprise #2: Theres no copout ending to Stewie Kills Lois. "I can safely say it is not a dream. We do resolve it in a satisfying way. I dont know, maybe its not. No, theres probably going to be a lot of people who are pissed."
Surprise #3: They wont just rip a movie because they hate it. Not even The Lake House.
"The gag has to have an angle to it. It has to have some sort of point of view. It cant just be saying, This movie sucks although I think we did that with Wild Hogs. That was all that gag was. Anything having to do with time travel, Im interested in. So I went to see the movie [The Lake House] and yeah, you kind of know that hes the guy who gets hit within the first 10 minutes."
Surprise #4: Family Guy will tackle the tough issues.
"We have an episode where Peter finds out he is not technically an American citizen, that hes actually from Mexico."
Surprise #5: They really do think about the characters sometimes: "We have a major development in the Brian/Lois relationship. We are trying to, without changing the characters too much, we are trying to evolve the series and not just do the same things over and over. Were trying to allow them to grow. A good example is that Stewie used to be the guy who just wanted to take over the world and since then weve delved into the reasons that he might want to take over the world and why hes so angry. Some of it may have to do with his sexual confusion."
Surprise #6: Theyre not trying to offend people.
"Im not angling for that. If anything, its kind of annoying. My reaction oftentimes is, Come on, guys. Lighten up. It gets way worse than this. Really? Youre really that offended? Im not buying it."
Surprise #7: There are actually no hard feelings between Family Guy and South Park.
"Its weird because I dont really know those guys well personally. The Simpsons takes a lot of jabs at us, but I know Matt Groening fairly well. Hes one of the nicest, most grounded class acts youll ever meet. I dont know Matt [Stone] and Trey [Parker] but that pilot that they did [The Spirit of Christmas] was about the hardest I ever laughed. Put it this way. We dish it out so much, we gotta take it, right? It was interesting. It was a funny episode start to finish."
Surprise #8: The show is written by manatees pushing random balls of ideas as South Park suggested:
"There are certain things that we admittedly do. If something is funny enough, will we step out of the story to do it? Absolutely. Who the hell watches a sitcom for the story? You watch it because you want to laugh and you watch it because you want to laugh as much as possible. Its like Seinfeld, not that Im comparing us to that show but they say theyre a show about nothing. In Road to Utopia, Hope and Crosby would step out of the story to do an accordion number."
Surprise #9: There are, however, writers hired just to think of throwaway gags:
"When the main writers room is working on the body of a script, we usually have two gag rooms going at once because there are so many cutaways and so many jokes. Theyre assigned to write the last line of a scene which obviously is called a scene blow and has to be really funny, or a cutaway gag or something so that we can actually get the show done on time."
Surprise #10: They still havent exhausted all the possible Star Wars references.
"Theres so much to draw from and there are so many different takes on the same scenario. Theres always room for more Star Wars."
Surprise #11: Theyre not really obsessed with Star Wars.
"Its never really an obsession. Its just one of those things that you cant really avoid. Its like The Sound of Music or The Wizard of Oz. Theres no way to avoid knowing that thing by heart."
Surprise #12: Lucas Films cooperated with their Star Wars season premiere episode:
"Were walking a line because Lucas has a certain brand as well that they want to preserve. I will say that they were unbelievably easy to work with and they really made it possible for us to do the show and do Star Wars but at the same time keep enough of Family Guy to have it feel like our show."
Here's the promo picture of the 100th episode.
I just wanted an excuse to look at Seth Macfarlane again!
Wow, haven't seen Mila in a while...Wonder if she's still with Macaulay Culkin?
she's still adorable
Wow I had no idea her skin was bad. She's still beautiful tho!
so excited for sunday!
Such a pretty girl!
I want her dress
Can someone please help me? I need to know where it's from
She's adorable!! gigidy gigidy!!
I do, too. I think they're so cute together.
And I think it's great that they're so private about their relationship.
She is so cute and I love Family Guy!!