The Simpsons will meet Family Guy for a crossover episode, Fox announced Thursday.
The two highly popular animated comedies are scheduled to meet in autumn of 2014 in a mash-up which will surely have fans jumping for joy.
The episode will take place in The Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield, where Family Guy‘s Griffin family will show up for what will surely be hilarious interaction.
The mash-up has been dubbed The Simpsons Guy and will surely be a win for Fox, which is the home of both shows.
The Simpsons will meet Family Guy for a crossover episode
According to Fox, when the Griffin family arrives in Springfield during a road trip, they “get along famously” with the Simpsons.
Homer Simpson “welcomes his new <<albino>> friends with open arms”, the episode synopsis explains.
When the famous cartoon families meet, of course Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin will go head to head over which beer is better – Duff or Pawtucket.
Family matriarchs Marge Simpson and Lois Griffin are apparently set to become pals, whilst Stewie and Bart will bond over their mutual love for pranks.
Fox gave comments on behalf of their characters, with Peter Griffin saying: “Fox hasn’t spent this much money since they took Simon Cowell tight T-shirt shopping,” and Homer Simpson adding: “Finally I can get my hands on this guy!”
The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, and Family Guy, created by Seth MacFarlane, have never had an official crossover episode.
Seth MacFarlane has appeared in an episode of The Simpsons, and Dan Castellaneta of The Simpsons made an appearance on Family Guy, but that has been the extent of it to date.
The Simpsons has been running for 24 seasons now, while Family Guy is in its 11th season.
Fox’s adult cartoon Family Guy depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon in a recent episode aired last month.
Family Guy Boston Marathon episode, which first aired on March 17, was removed from Fox.com and Hulu.com and the network has no plans air it again, Fox spokeswoman Gaude Paez said Tuesday.
The Boston Marathon episode features the show’s main character, Peter Griffin, unwittingly befriending a terrorist who is planning to blow up a bridge and then accidentally detonating two bombs using a cell phone the friend gave him. The sounds of screams follow the detonations.
In a separate and unrelated scene, the episode depicts peter Griffin reminiscing about how he won a former Boston Marathon by mowing over runners in his car.
Adult cartoon Family Guy depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon in a recent episode aired last month
“I’ll tell ya, Bob, I just got in my car and drove it,” Peter Griffin says.
“And when there was a guy in my way, I killed him.”
As he talks, Peter Griffin is illustrated driving his car across the finish line with a trail of bloody carnage behind him.
Internet users mashed the clips together and suggested that the Family Guy episode had either predicted or influenced the tragic explosions at the marathon on Monday that killed three people and injured 183.
Family Guy‘s creator, Seth MacFarlane, called the edited clips “abhorrent”.
“The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent,” Seth MacFarlane tweeted on Tuesday.
“The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”
Tapping into the zeitgeist as usual, cult cartoon Family Guy decided to take a swipe at pop sensation of the moment, Justin Bieber.
As Justin Bieber took to the stage in Toronto on Sunday night, to a chorus of boos, fans tuned in to see him being pummeled by character Peter Griffin on the hit Fox show.
In the episode, which also saw Johnny Depp make a cameo, reprising his role as Edward Scissorhands, Justin Bieber had to take a brutal beating from the father-of-three.
Entitled Lois Comes Out of Her Shell, the episode sees the sitcom’s matriarch start acting half her age, worrying the rest of the family.
She suffers a mid-life crisis during the episode and consequently dresses as a teenager to go and watch Justin Bieber perform live on stage.
After managing to sneak backstage and into his dressing room, Lois is confronted by an angry Peter Griffin , who accuses her of having an affair with the singer.
Justin Bieber pummeled by Peter Griffin in a new episode of Family Guy
Dealing with the situation in the only way he knows how, Peter Griffin starts punching Justin Bieber until he lays bruised and beaten on the floor.
Later, in one of the cartoon’s trademark cutaway gags, Johnny pops up as a wet nurse, to take care of a naive couple’s young child.
“Okay, I’m an excellent wet nurse, so you two get some much deserved sleep. Don’t worry about a thing. I’m going to take such loving care of this child. And when you two wake up your precious little baby will be smiling as bright as the sun,” he said.
While he was getting the beating of his life on screen, the real Justin Bieber wasn’t having a much better time during his performance at the half-time show at the 100th Grey Cup in Toronto.
According to reports, Justin Bieber faced a barrage of boos during his set, despite growing up just a few kilometers down the road from the stadium.