Family Guy: The King Is Dead (2000)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Absurd Comedy, Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 22 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The founder of the town's local theater troupe, the Quahog Players, dies, and Lois (voice of Alex Borstein) is thrilled to take over. Meanwhile, Peter's (voice of Seth MacFarlane) idea for a hot new Christmas toy, Mr. Zucchini Head, earns him nothing but ridicule. Encouraged to find an outlet for his creativity, Peter auditions for Lois' production of The King and I. "This is a formality, since I happen to be doin' the director," Peter announces before launching into his rendition of the theme from Land of the Lost. Brian (MacFarlane) ends up getting the lead, while Peter is not cast. Lois assuages her guilt by appointing Peter the producer of the show. To drum up business, Peter goes to the local news station, where he gets coverage of the production by offering the lead role to news anchor Diane Simmons (Lori Alan). Despite Lois' protestations, Peter continues to make outrageous changes to the show. He wants to make it more like the popular Jerry Springer Show. "You're the worst thing to happen to musical theater since Andrew Lloyd Webber," complains Stewie (MacFarlane). When Lois and then Diane quit the show in disgust, Peter is unfazed. He decides to play the lead himself. At this point, his interpretation is set in the future, and ANNA is an acronym for Automaton Nuclear Neo-Android.

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