“Family Guy” just went to the next level.
The producers behind the Fox series created a (brief) crossover that featured characters from three different animated series that helped shape the channel’s Animation Domination block. In the opening segment from Sunday’s episode, Peter Griffin and the family meet their new neighbors, Stan Smith of “American Dad” (also a Seth MacFarlane show) and his clan.
After various quips and hijinks, Peter wakesup to discover that it was all a dream, until Hank Hill from former Fox series “King of the Hill” walks into their bedroom.
Once the opening credits begin, viewers were treated to “Family Guy” characters thrust into the classic “King of the Hill” introduction.
“We’ve been talking awhile about trying to do an American Dad crossover,” “Family Guy” executive producer Steve Callaghan told Entertainment Weekly. “Some of the characters had popped up briefly in Family Guy episodes, but we wanted to do something a little more substantial. We decided to combine that with the idea that since Cleveland left, we’ve had a couple of celebrities move in briefly in his house, but we hadn’t really ever addressed who’s living in that house. So we thought those things could neatly overlap. Of course, we didn’t want to change the universe for good, so we decided to make it a dream sequence. And once the idea of Peter waking up from a dream came up, someone pitched adding in the King of the Hill element. It’s a fun, silly way to start the episode.”
Here’s the clip…