Th Family Guy loves to give a good skewering, especially when the butt of the joke is a celebrity. The paparazzi prey doesn’t necessarily deserve it because they’re pompous or ignorant – although those types are certainly shown no leniency – but simply because all limelight hogs can afford to be taken down a peg or two. We here at Screen Junkies salute Family Guy for tackling superstar satire in their trademark no-holds-barred, consequences-be-damned manner by featuring 15 celebrity cameos (real or impersonated) that cut right to the core. They’ll make you laugh and think, but most importantly they’ll make you say to yourself, “Yeah, that is an over-the-top yet surprisingly accurate depiction of that particular person.”
We all know M.J. loves to grab his crotch, but he goes just a tiny bit too far in this clip. Okay, a lot too far.
Miller is funny because he makes you think. Unless you’re looking for a simple routine about the innate difficulties of married life and not a political rant stuffed with complex vernacular.
Best known for oatmeal and diabetes, two more diverse things I cannot imagine. He’s also got one helluva fine grey mustache and a commanding vibrato to this voice that makes you weak in the knees. Also, according to Family Guy, he’s senile.
I had no idea LOGGIA was an acronym, but I ain’t gonna argue with Tom Hank’s boss in Big. Although, I wouldn’t mind if it spelled out something less narcissistic.
No wonder Chester wears sunglasses all the time! His eyes are all cracked out from Cheetos binging! Dude needs to take it easy or he’s going to find himself dropped off E.R. curbside by a tweaking Tony the Tiger. If you’re addicted to Cheetos like Chester but prefer monkeys over cheetahs then check out this material.
Who knew that Kevin Arnold possessed such a vast repertoire of characters? He practically has the entire entertainment industry in his pocket, and all while being one of the nicest guys to ever grace the small screen. Kudos, Savage. Kudos.
This clip really needs no explanation. Stewie offers a dead-on commentary that encapsulates Mr. Farrell’s persona. I will only provide an emoticon that sums up how I feel about wearing wool caps when it’s not cold outside: >:0.
Tom Hanks can usually land any line, but I’m not sure he makes a disease that attacks your body’s immune system laugh out loud funny. I mean, we’re not talking about herpes, people! As long as Peter gets a good CHUCKle though, I’m on board.
In honor of April 15th: When Chuck Norris submits his taxes, he sends blank forms and includes only a picture of himself, crouched and ready to attack. Chuck Norris has not had to pay taxes ever.
Some people go to great lengths to maintain the beauty and tranquility of our nation’s lakes. Jason Vorhees is one of those people. His fine for aimless frolicking? Murder.
Now we all finally know how the assassination really went down. Pffff, history books. If you ask me, Lincoln had it coming.
Matthew McConaughey is the king of poor film choices. Stewie tries to set him straight, but Matthew’s easy, breezy demeanor turns all criticism into praise. Honestly, it’s really quite hard not to like the guy. He’s aaallriiight.
KERMIT THE FROG, THE SWEDISH CHEF, AND FOZZIE BEAR
This clip is surprisingly disturbing. Kermit sounds like he’s on Quaaludes, The Swedish Chef sounds gay, and Fozzie Bear sounds like he’s Michael Clark Duncan from The Green Mile. Unfortunately, only Fozzie Bear’s condition can be known for sure, by looking up the show’s credits.
— IAN SOBEL
Ian Sobel is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles.
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