If Seth MacFarlane guest-voicing on The Simpsons this past season didn’t do it, perhaps any last remnants of rumors of a creative feud between the creators of The Simpsons and the creators of Family Guy that have swirled since the latter show debuted will be finally put to rest with FOX’s announcement yesterday that the famed animated Simpsons family — complete with their voice actors — will guest-star on an episode of Family Guy in Fall 2014.
The Family Guy episode, titled “The Simpsons Guy,” finds Peter (Seth MacFarlane) and the rest of the Griffin family ending up in Springfield, where they are greeted by a friendly stranger named Homer Simpson (guest voice Dan Castellaneta), who welcomes his new “albino” friends with open arms. The families get along well. Stewie (MacFarlane) becomes obsessed with Bart (guest voice Nancy Cartwright) and his old-fashioned pranks; Lisa (guest voice Yeardley Smith) takes Meg (Mila Kunis) under her wing and is determined to find something at which she excels; Marge (guest voice Julie Kavner) and Lois (Alex Borstein) ditch housework for a little bonding; and Peter and Homer fight over the best beer in town — Pawtucket vs. Duff. A release says that Simpsons actor Hank Azaria will also guest-voice in this episode.
Family Guy and The Simpsons have both become cultural phenomenons and are the two longest-running entries in the FOX Sunday night Animation Domination block, with Family Guy entering Season 11 this fall, and The Simpsons beginning Season 25. By Fall 2014, with American Dad having moved from FOX over to TBS at that point, the two shows might be among the last animated comedies standing on Sundays at FOX, so maybe it made sense to start playing nice.
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