Family Guy fans got their first look at the show’s upcoming 19th Season thanks to Fox’s Family Guy panel at [email protected] The series will continue spoofing all corners of the pop culture universe, including a hilariously gross parody of an iconic X-Men movie scene.
Following the panel, Fox tweeted out a sizzle reel of footage from several Season 19 episodes, including the aforementioned X-Men: Days of Future Past gag.
The scene recreates that iconic moment from Days of Future Past when Evan Peters’ Quicksilver springs to action to save his new friends from certain death. In this case, Meg is called upon to save her family from Chris’ disgusting sneeze cloud. Fittingly, the original needle drop from Days of Future Past, Jim Croce’s “Time In a Bottle,” is replaced with The Cranberries’ “Ode to My Family.” Also fittingly, Meg seizes the opportunity to prank the others rather than save them from the blast, earning a tiny slice of revenge for being the show’s designated punching bag for the past 21 years.
This scene and others in the sizzle reel suggest one Season 19 episode will be dealing with a dangerous new strain of flu in Quahog. Whether planned or just a lucky coincidence, Family Guy may wind up being among the first animated sitcoms to capitalize on the COVID-19 pandemic.
The sizzle reel also teases a Godfather-inspired episode, with Peter crowning himself the town’s newest mafioso and Chris being forced to flee to Italy, a la Michael Corleone. Other teased storylines include Stewie breaking up with his stuffed animal Rupert and Brian discovering he has 1% cat DNA.
You can watch the full Family Guy panel in the video below:
As we recently learned, Family Guy: Season 19 will debut on Sunday, September 27. The series will be facing some big changes in the near future, as voice actor Mike Henry is stepping down from his role as Cleveland Brown.
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