Remember the first time you saw Scott Hall and Kevin Nash invade WCW and the first thought to run through your mind was, “WTF are Diesel and Razor Ramon doing here? This is awesome!” Well, this isn’t that, but the co-mingling of two of America’s most storied, animated families is only weeks away from lift off.
After months of speculation and rumors, the Simpsons and Griffins share the same stage in the September 28 episode of Family Guy entitled “The Simpsons Guy.” A five minute preview was shown at Comic-Con recently, which I’m guessing went over quite well. There’s Homer and Peter becoming fast friends and getting drunk. Stewie takes a liking to Bart while making one horrible prank call. All in all, the two families appear to work in ideal ignorant bliss.
Fans of the Griffin household may want to stick around for more than just this one episode, too.
The Simpsons-Family Guy mash-up wasn’t the only upcoming episode teased during the panel. Of note, the Christmas installment will feature the return of Jesus to Quahog. “Peter and the guys discover that Jesus is a virgin, so they decide to go about helping him get laid,” hinted executive producer Steve Callaghan. (“We’re all going to hell,” quipped Mike Henry in the voice of Cleveland.) Liam Neeson will play himself in a different episode: Every time Peter gets drunk he says he can beat up the badass movie star, so the guys call him on his bluff and arrange for him to meet Neeson, who “was very willing to poke fun at himself,” said executive producer Rich Appel. (Other guest-stars this season include Julie Bowen, Jeff Garlin, Allison Janney, Lea Thompson, and Joe Buck.) The new season will also feature Meg getting recruited to be a foot-fetish model, Stewie becoming pregnant with Brian’s baby, and Chris about to fail a history test when “Brian and Stewie take him on kind of a Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure through time,” said Seth Green, a.k.a. voice of Chris.
Yeah, Henry’s probably right.