FOX airs previously postponed “Animation Domination” hurricane-themed crossover

By Jeff Pfeiffer

This Sunday’s (Oct. 2) new episodes of The Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad will be series crossover episodes focused around a hurricane that hits the shows’ respective cities of Stoolbend, Quahog and Langley Falls. These episodes were originally slated to air last spring, but were postponed out of respect to the victims of the devastating tornadoes and storms that battered the South at that time. Since then, various other storms have not shown Mother Nature has any inclination to ease up too much, so perhaps FOX is trying to squeeze these in before any other major natural disaster occurs.

In “The Hurricane” episode of The Cleveland Show (8:30pm ET/PT), when a storm hits Stoolbend, the Brown/Tubbs family tries to salvage what’s left of their vacation. This is followed by Family Guy‘s “Seahorse Seashell Party” episode at 9pm ET/PT, in which Brian consumes some questionable substances to help pass the time and calm his nerves as the hurricane hits Quahog — but he then has trouble sobering up. Finally, at 9:30pm ET/PT, American Dad airs the “Hurricane!” episode, which finds the Smiths fighting tooth and nail to survive when the storm reaches Langley Falls.

We haven’t heard which characters will be making crossover appearances on which series, but from the photo above we know at least that Cleveland, Stan and Peter will meet up at some point. Series crossovers are hard to pull off effectively, especially involving three titles, so we’ll see how Seth MacFarlane and his teams fare here. If they fail, they’ll likely have to brace for a storm of their own in the form of a torrent of snide Internet comments from fans.

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  1. I’ve always enjoyed Family Guy for its subtle revelations of American society today, but as a Florida viewer last Sunday, the Hurricane episode revealed the ignorance of the producers about hurricane events. For example, they had electricity during the hurricane (In hurricanes Jeanne, Francis and Wilma, power was always out before the hurricane and weeks after). Also, you’d also always shutter your windows, roofs would be deshingled, trees would be falling and breaking, houses would be creaking and groaning, and glass doors would bow and creak. The episode more resembled staying indoors because of a bad 60 mph thunderstorm with heavy rain, and not wanting to get wet.

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