Normally, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but when TV's favorite dysfunctional cartoon family comes to Sin City, the results are too hilarious to keep quiet. Peter Griffin, wife Lois, kids Meg, Chris and baby Stewie and dog Brian will all be there when Geffen Records releases FAMILY GUY LIVE IN LAS VEGAS, a new CD of classic and original songs plus DVD bonus content. The package, which features the Griffin family along with guest stars like Jason Alexander, Patti LuPone, Haylie Duff and Adam West, arrives in stores April 26, while the perennially popular TV show returns to FOX with brand new episodes on Sunday, May 1st (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT).
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, together with composer Walter Murphy, co-produced the CD as well as co-wrote several tracks. All of the actors from the show appear on the album, including Seth MacFarlane (Peter, Brian, Stewie, Quagmire and Tom Tucker), Alex Borstein (Lois), Mila Kunis (Meg), and Seth Green (Chris). As a bonus, also included is DVD content featuring a music video of "Stewie's Sexy Party," plus, a behind the scenes look at the making of the album and the video, as well as a trailer for the upcoming season of "Family Guy" and MacFarlane's new animated series "American Dad."
In liner notes included on the hilarious and irreverent booklet, MacFarlane describes the music as, "a blend of the rich, lush arrangements of the classic era of Rat Pack Vegas shows combined with the fart jokes of today." Original songs include the "Theme from 'Family Guy'," "Babysitting is a Bum Deal," "But Then I Met You," "Puberty's Gonna Get You," "But I'm Yours," "Quahog Holiday," "Dear Booze," which describes Brian's love of all things alcoholic and "All Cartoons are F**kin' Dicks," a subversive look at cartoon characters when the cameras are turned off. Covers include Jerome Kern's "The Last Time I Saw Paris" and a medley of theme songs from TV shows like "Diff'rent Strokes," "Who's The Boss," "Growing Pains," and "Charles in Charge," to name a few.
Since its debut in 1999, the Emmy-nominated FAMILY GUY has attracted a loyal following of fans and has sold 3 million combined DVD units, making it the fourth-largest TV series seller ever. The show's success on DVD, combined with ratings records it set on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, has prompted FOX to bring back the show for a fourth season on the network.
MacFarlane will continue to serve up the outrageous trials and tribulations of PETER GRIFFIN and his not-quite-so-average family of middle-class New Englanders. LOIS is Peter's loving wife, who struggles to maintain a modicum of normalcy in their home life. Then there are their kids: angst-ridden, 16-year-old MEG, who only really wants to be noticed; 13-year-old CHRIS, a sweet-natured slacker; and 1-year-old STEWIE, a diabolically clever baby bent on world domination. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN, the brainy family dog who likes his martinis as dry as his dog food.
FAMILY GUY is a 20th Century Fox Television production. Seth MacFarlane is creator/executive producer and David Goodman and Chris Sheridan are executive producers.
Live in Vegas
The hilarous new CD