Yes, Family Guy is still on the air. Yes, they’re still making mildly funny pop culture jokes, no matter how late and cliche. Case in point, Sunday night’s episode in which Seth MacFarlane and the gang tackled Taylor Swift seemingly making a career out of writing heartbreak songs and bashing ex-boyfriends after relationships have gone sour. Calvin Ha– wait, not yet. But definitely John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, Taylor Lau– I don’t have all day to name her exes so let’s just move it along.
On the episode titled, “Chris Has Got a Date, Date, Date, Date, Date,” Chris Griffin records a video asking Taylor Swift to be his homecoming dance date. The idea was all Stewie’s, who plays the part of the quintessential Taylor Swift fan. He calls her queen and and literally falls to the ground from just thinking about Tay Tay. Pretty much like your typical Swiftie. True enough, the video gets to Taylor and she accepts Chris’ homecoming proposal because “she’s a sweetheart and very interactive with her fans,” as Stewie notes.