The cast and creative team of Fox’s Family Guy were on hand at Comic-Con today to raunch up the jokes and completely ignore the sign that panelists should respect that there are folks under the age of 18 in the audience. As creator and star Seth MacFarlane quipped, “If you’re under 18 and you’re in this room, it’s already too late for you.” Joining him were Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mike Henry, Mila Kunis and executive producer Steve Callahan. The most entertaining portion of the panel came when the cast ripped into insane audience members, but a few sneak peeks were also present. Hit the jump for the full panel recap and be sure to keep up with our continuing Comic-Con coverage here.
To kickstart the panel, a clip montage was shown on the big screens. Some of the highlights included a e where Peter throws up in a cold environment and offers the resulting “puke-cicle” to Brian, another cut-scene where an airplane gets “Gay-jacked” and a flamboyant man makes them reroute to Miami and holds them hostage with suggestive dancing, the fact that Quagmire apparently has two stripper daughters in Atlantic City and a scene where Quagmire is revealed to have a toupee, to which Peter (MacFarlane) replies, “I guess all this time he should have been saying ‘Wiggity.’”
The clips were hilarious and in fine Family Guy form. It was revealed that in the season premiere titled “Into Fat Air,” the Griffins get into a one-up contest with the family of Lois’s ex-boyfriend, so they end up climbing Mt. Everest. Other moments coming up on Family Guy include:
– Quagmire marrying a hooker
– Griffins buying a farm and Peter deals meth
– Griffins becoming a Nielsen family and Peter turning TV into what he wants to watch
– 200th episode coming up – Stewie and Brian accidentally reverse time and some of the most iconic moments are shown in reverse, including the fight between Peter and the Chicken, the family vomit scene and more.
A kid asks if Seth MacFarlane is a manatee…(?)
MacFarlane: I put on a few pounds in my twenties, but I took them off again.
Do they get flack from celebrities they parody?
MacFarlane: We’ve had a few people get angry.
Green: I can play a couple of phone messages. Hold on, I’ve got Sarah Jessica Parker’s voicemail.
MacFarlane: There’s a sequence where Peter is in a sex shop and the washer woman (who is basically the Carol Burnett character on the show) came in to wipe up some white stuff.
Borstein: I guess her problem was she never bothered with clean-up. It’s sort of like a pan you just let it build up. It’s flavor kids.
Have you considered doing a crossover of Family Guy and American Dad? (He’s eating mayo out of a jar with a spoon)
Borstein: Are you dressed as Mayo guy? What’s the purpose of eating the mayo?
Green: It’s a new Hollywood diet.
MacFarlane: What’s your question, because we want to get to it before you keel over and die?
Callahan: We have done a crossover before.
MacFarlane: The Flintstones is on hold anyway. Those two are independent of each other. We don’t know when The Flintstones will happen; it could be one year, it could be five years.
A bizarre audience member asks a question:
MacFarlane: I think they need you back on the set of Annie Hall.
Kunis: I don’t get it.
Green: Annie Hall was this film by Woody Allen. [cut back to the audience member who’s insane] Man there are a lot of people on drugs here.
Would you ever swap character designs with The Simpsons?
MacFarlane: Probably not, no.
Are we going to see any more Consuelo?
Callahan: Yes, we will see Consuelo this season.
What fan mail inspired that Robin Williams story?
Callahan: We did a segment where everything Peter touches turns into Robin Williams. Here’s the secret, it wasn’t really a letter…we just came up with that.
MacFarlane: The idea of the viewer mail episodes was to encourage interaction with the fans.
MacFarlane: [In Peter’s voice] What are you supposed to be, a fuckin’ Capri Sun?
Green: He looks like two eyes and a muff.
MacFarlane: It’s all about getting the rights. Not everybody is as gung ho as we are. We’ve thought about doing Star Trek, Indiana Jones.
*there’s an upcoming show where Chris gets mad and moves in with Herbert.
Borstein: [In Lois’s voice] I think it’s fine as long as they love each other.
Green: [In Chris’s voice] When it comes to me and Herbert, it’s all about hittin it…and quittin it.
Green and Henry who voices Herbert, have a back and forth between Chris and Herbert
MacFarlane: Please be aware that many members of the audience may be under the age of 18. Little fuckin’ late for that.
Green: Now that Mila’s in more movies, will Meg go to Hollywood and star in Ted?
MacFarlane: I think it’s a little late, since the movie’s already come out.
Borstein: I think the important thing that you’re missing is that Mila is a live person and Meg is a character on a TV show.
Do you plan on producing more musical albums and could you sing a little bit of Laura?
MacFarlane: I can’t sing, my voice is crap.
[audience chants Sing, sing, sing until MacFarlane sings]
MacFarlane: [Sings a few bars from Laura] There are tentative plans to do another one of these things. There have been talks to do a Christmas album, but who knows.
Is Ted just Stewie and Rupert grown up?
MacFarlane: You know what, it’s not. [laughs]
Green: Sort of like how people develop Stockholm syndrome, I think the monkey did a fair bit of bonding. But I’m not a writer.
Borstein: Everyone take a look at the hearing impaired interpretor: shit. Fuck. Ass.
MacFarlane: I hope nobody says “blow jobs that go on for ten seconds.”
Green: Giant, flippity, floppity, saggy dong.
Borstein does her Ms. Swan voice.
How did the cast get involved with the show?
MacFarlane: Alex came from Mad TV. Mila and Seth…Mila was the only one that felt real. We wanted someone who sounded real. And Seth, it’s an interesting story. He came in to read for Chris and we had the sketches lined up. Everyone who came in looked at Chris and did a surfer dude voice. Seth came in and did a Ted Levin, Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs.
Green does the Buffalo Bill voice like he’s in the drive thru.
What’s the next road episode going to be?
SC: Our season finale is an episode called roads to Vegas, when Stewie and Brian duplicate themselves and have two contrasting experiences in Vegas.
Family Guy returns to Fox on Sundays this fall. Be sure to keep up with our continuing Comic-Con coverage here.