Category:Television episodes with live action and animation
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1. Animation – Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and the illusion of change by means of the rapid display of a sequence of images that minimally differ from each other. The illusion—as in motion pictures in general—is thought to rely on the phi phenomenon, animators are artists who specialize in the creation of animation. Animation can be recorded with either analogue media, a book, motion picture film, video tape, digital media, including formats with animated GIF, Flash animation. To display animation, a camera, computer, or projector are used along with new technologies that are produced. Animation creation methods include the traditional animation creation method and those involving stop motion animation of two and three-dimensional objects, paper cutouts, puppets and clay figures, Images are displayed in a rapid succession, usually 24,25,30, or 60 frames per second. Computer animation processes generating animated images with the general term computer-generated imagery, 3D animation uses computer graphics, while 2D animation is used for stylistic, low bandwidth and faster real-time renderings. An earthen goblet discovered at the site of the 5, 200-year-old Shahr-e Sūkhté in southeastern Iran, the artifact bears five sequential images depicting a Persian Desert Ibex jumping up to eat the leaves of a tree. They may, of course, refer to Chinese shadow puppets, in the 19th century, the phenakistoscope, zoetrope and praxinoscope were introduced. A thaumatrope is a toy with a small disk with different pictures on each side. The phenakistoscope was invented simultaneously by Belgian Joseph Plateau and Austrian Simon von Stampfer in 1831, the phenakistoscope consists of a disk with a series of images, drawn on radi evenly space around the center of the disk. John Barnes Linnett patented the first flip book in 1868 as the kineograph, the first animated projection was created in France, by Charles-Émile Reynaud, who was a French science teacher. Reynaud created the Praxinoscope in 1877 and the Théâtre Optique in December 1888, on 28 October 1892, he projected the first animation in public, Pauvre Pierrot, at the Musée Grévin in Paris. This film is notable as the first known instance of film perforations being used. His films were not photographed, they were drawn directly onto the transparent strip, in 1900, more than 500,000 people had attended these screenings. Stuart Blackton, who, because of that, is considered the father of American animation, in Europe, the French artist, Émile Cohl, created the first animated film using what came to be known as traditional animation creation methods - the 1908 Fantasmagorie. The film largely consisted of a figure moving about and encountering all manner of morphing objects. There were also sections of live action in which the hands would enter the scene. The film was created by drawing each frame on paper and then shooting each frame onto negative film, the author of the first puppet-animated film was the Russian-born director Wladyslaw Starewicz, known as Ladislas Starevich
2. Band Geeks – Band Geeks is the second part of the 15th episode of the second season, and the 26th episode overall, of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. It originally aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on September 7,2001 and it was written by C. H. Greenblatt, Aaron Springer, and Merriwether Williams, and the animation was directed by Frank Weiss. Springer served as director, and Greenblatt served as storyboard artist. The song Sweet Victory by David Glen Eisley was featured in the episode and was released on the album SpongeBob SquarePants. The series follows the adventures and endeavors of the title character, in this episode, Squidward tells a lie, claiming that he has a marching band, after his high school rival Squilliam Fancyson brags about being a successful bandleader. Squilliam offers to let Squidward and his cover for him at the Bubble Bowl. Squidward accepts eagerly, but realizes he does not have a band and he recruits various citizens of Bikini Bottom to play in his band, but they perform terribly in rehearsal, which makes Squidward quit. SpongeBob, disgraced, gets the band together and they give the performance of their lives, at the Bubble Bowl, Squidward is successful in front of his rival. The episode received acclaim, with several critics considering it one of the best episodes of the entire series. Band Geeks received a nomination and won at the 2002 Golden Reel Awards for Best Sound Editing in Television – Animation. Squidward gets a call from his high school classmate, Squilliam Fancyson. However, Squidward insists that he has a band and accepts the offer and he assembles a large marching band composed of various Bikini Bottom residents. During their one week of training, the band performs consistently badly, Patrick and Sandy get into a fight when Patrick kicks Sandy and, as a result, Sandy sticks him up a trombone. On the second day, while practicing a march, two flag twirlers are killed when they spin the flags too fast, causing them to fly into the air and crash into a blimp. On day three, Plankton plays his harmonica, but becomes exhausted and collapses from running back and forth, on the last day of practice, Squidward says if everyone plays loud, they will be good. However, they play poorly, and Squidward changes the plan of playing loud to quiet, a fish becomes annoyed, saying We wont sound so bad if some of us didnt play with big, meaty, claws. Mr. Krabs is angered by him and attacks, causing everyone to get involved in a brawl, smashing the instruments and hurting each other. A grieving Squidward expresses his disappointment in all of them and goes home in distress over his failure, however, SpongeBob convinces the other band members to go through with the performance for Squidwards sake, and he takes command of their training
3. Christmas Who? – Christmas Who. is a SpongeBob SquarePants special episode from season two. The episode aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on December 6,2000 and it is the series first double-length episode. The episode marks the first appearance of both Patchy the Pirate, and his pet parrot, Potty, the episode follows SpongeBob as he learns what Christmas is about, and creates excitement in everyone in Bikini Bottom. Patchy receives a fan letter from a person, asking if SpongeBob likes Christmas as much as he does, Patchy explains that they didnt always celebrate Christmas in Bikini Bottom, and decides to show how they were introduced to it, beginning the proper episode. While attempting to extinguish the alleged travesty, Sandy chastises him by informing that she is preparing for the holiday season. However, a dubious Squidward refuses to participate in the celebration of Christmas, doubtful to the existence of Santa, nonetheless, the anticipated Bikini Bottomites enthusiastically prepare for the upcoming holiday, however, their faith is shattered after Santa fails to arrive on Christmas Eve. This is mostly all the townspeople stay up all night waiting for him. Furious with SpongeBob, they reject him, and when Santa Claus still fails to deliver presents to the people of town even SpongeBobs excitement is soiled, after the SpongeBob episode ends, Patchys house is seen again, and Potty gives Patchy a little present. Patchy then steps under a mistletoe, hoping to be kissed by a woman, seeing that Patchy is busy at the moment, the Narrator says Goodnight, and Happy Holidays. Christmas Who. was originally broadcast Wednesday, December 6,2000, the special was later released on the Christmas DVD on September 30,2003. The DVD features commentaries from its writers, cast, and directors, as of 2016, it is still rebroadcast on Nickelodeon during the Christmas season. On December 6,2012, exactly 12 years after Christmas Who, another SpongeBob Christmas episode was released called Its a SpongeBob Christmas. The special received positive reviews, a reviewer on Reviewstream. com calls it a story of the holiday spirit. The episode currently holds a rating of 8. 9/10 based on 196 votes at TV. com, in the DVD released by Nickelodeon, the episode was ranked at number 10 as one of SpongeBob SquarePantss 10 Happiest Moments. Christmas Who. at the Internet Movie Database Christmas Who. at TV. com
4. Da Boom – Da Boom is the third episode of the second season of the animated comedy series Family Guy and the tenth episode of the series. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on December 26,1999, the episode features the Griffin family after a nuclear holocaust occurs, due to Y2K on New Years Eve. The family then travels in search of food, and eventually decide to establish a town around a Twinkie factory, Peter then takes over the town, establishing himself as mayor, but eventually becomes power hungry, and is overthrown. The episode was written by Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan and directed by Bob Jaques, the episode featured guest performances by Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal, Jack Perkins, Will Sasso, and Joey Slotnick along with several recurring voice actors for the series. This is the first episode aired to feature Mila Kunis as the voice of Meg Griffin. The episode was rated TV-14-V on Adult Swim for intense violence, on December 31,1999, Quahog prepares for New Years Day, and the family has been invited to Joes millennium party. At a store, a man in a chicken suit asks Peter if he wants a coupon, the man warns Peter that the world will end because of the Y2K problem, so Peter locks himself and the family in their basement in hazmat suits. Just after midnight a nuclear holocaust occurs, destroying much of the world and mutating, injuring, starving, Peter immediately eats all the dehydrated meals, without adding water. Peter recalls that the snackfood Twinkies are the food that can survive a nuclear holocaust, so the family travels to Natick. On the way, Stewie is exposed to nuclear waste and mutates into an octopus-like creature, upon their arrival at Natick, they discover the factory is still standing and in perfect condition. Expecting to be able to live off of the snackfood, they establish the town of New Quahog around the factory, Peter proclaims himself mayor, and Joe and Clevemire join him to form a ruling council. One year later, New Quahog has become a new community, complete with houses. Peter has successfully reigned as mayor despite many mistakes, such as giving people jobs picked out of a hat rather than based on the persons skills. Meanwhile, Stewie, who has continued to transform into an octopus, despite Peters insistence that he is fit to continue to be the leader of the new community, the townspeople run him out of New Quahog, and his family follows him. As the family away, oblivious to the towns destruction. The episode ends with a parody of Dallas, in which Pam Ewing wakes up. Bobby comforts her, but pauses and then asks Whats Family Guy. Da Boom was the third episode of the second season of Family Guy, and the first for director Bob Jaques. It first aired on December 26,1999, the episode was written by writing team Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, who had written episodes for the show in the first season including Mind Over Murder
5. The Fight Before Christmas – The Fight Before Christmas is the eighth episode of the twenty-second season of The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 5,2010, in the first segment, Bart travels to the North Pole and sets out to get Santa into giving him the dirt bike he has wished for every year. In the second one, set during World War II, Lisa has to cope with the absence of her mother who has deployed as a soldier overseas. Martha Stewart arrives at the Simpsons home in the third dream segment, finally, in the last segment the entire family has become puppet characters in a theater show that also stars Katy Perry. Both Stewart and Perry guest starred in the episode as themselves, the segment featuring Perry, with the Simpsons as puppets, was filmed in live-action. It parodies The Muppet Show and Sesame Street—two shows that also feature puppet characters, since airing, The Fight Before Christmas has received mixed to positive reviews from television critics. It was watched by approximately 9.56 million viewers during its original broadcast, the structure of the episode is similar to the structure of the Treehouse of Horror episodes, only that it is divided in four stories instead of three. Bart stays up late on Christmas Eve to kill Santa Claus for not bringing him a bike three Christmases ago. He eventually falls asleep and dreams that the Polar Express, driven by Otto Mann, lands in front of the house and flies him to the North Pole. Bart meets Santa only to find out that he has run out of money, feeling pity, Bart decides that Santa no longer has to give him a dirt bike and leaves with Santa throwing a party in his office after revealing how stupid kids are. Lisa dreams that it is December 1944 and that Marge is a soldier in World War II, due to Marge being taken suddenly for overseas deployment while buying a Christmas tree the previous year, Lisa has sworn to never see another Christmas tree until Marge returns home safely. However, during Christmas of 1944, the family gets a telegram saying that Marge is missing in action, after hearing the news, Lisa runs away to the place where she had last seen her mother, the Christmas Tree Farm. The owner of the place says that Marge paid for a tree the previous year, Lisa, believing the tree to be a symbol that Marge is alright, takes it home and decorates it together with Homer and Bart. Marge is then seen assassinating Adolf Hitler with an MP40 in a theater in France as he watches a propaganda film. When she walks away from the scene, the theater explodes behind her, Marge dreams that she has sent a letter to Martha Stewart asking for her to help save the familys Christmas. Marge quickly realizes that it is Homer and the children that make Christmas special for her, Marge then wakes up on Christmas Day to find that her family has brought her the ingredients for breakfast in bed. Their attempts to cook it go awry, so they go out for breakfast instead, maggie dreams that the entire family has become puppets in a theater. As the Simpsons prepare for a trip to Hawaii and ask Moe to house-sit for them and he soon learns that Homer has feigned a neck injury to get time off work for the trip and calls his attack hounds on him
6. Friend or Foe (SpongeBob SquarePants) – Friend or Foe is the first episode of the fifth season and the 81st overall episode of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. It was written by Casey Alexander, Zeus Cervas, Mike Mitchell, Steven Banks and Tim Hill, Alexander, Cervas and Mitchell also function as storyboard directors. The episode originally aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on April 13,2007, the series follows the adventures and endeavors of the title character and his various friends in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. In this episode, Mr. Krabs reveals to SpongeBob that he, through a series of flashbacks, Mr. Krabs tells the story of how that friendship deteriorated, the cause of their rivalry, and how the Krabby Patty sandwich was created in the process. The episode became available on DVD on April 17,2007, Friend or Foe received positive reviews upon release. Patchy and Potty are working at a restaurant called Poop Deck, Patchy has new ideas which Potty disagrees with, and after an argument with Potty, Patchy ends their friendship and goes home. He compares himself and Potty to Mr. Krabs and Plankton, later, Potty appears to Patchy and tells him that he is now assistant manager. Potty says that his fancy book smarts got him the promotion, when Patchy realizes his food is terrible, Potty tells him that he needs to practice his cooking skills. After a montage of training, Patchy makes his first burger and he tries it and realizes its just as bad and has it walk the plank. Patchy shrugs and says that SpongeBobs first patty probably didnt go so well, however, Potty shows SpongeBob making his first patty and its perfect on the first try. Potty then scolds Patchy for his unsanitary environment, fed up with Pottys criticisms, Patchy starts throwing patties at Potty, but they keep missing, and one eventually hits Mr. Pirateson, the Owner of Poop Deck. Patchy then tells the viewers to watch the rest of the SpongeBob episode while he watches Potty get fired, Patchy then says that they cannot replace him, but Potty tells him that they already did. When Patchy finds out hes been replaced by a gorilla, he calls it a smelly, hairy fleabag. The narrator then tell the Viewers to always follow your dreams, after yet another attack at the Krusty Krab by Plankton, SpongeBob asks Mr. Krabs why they hate each other. Mr. Krabs tells his side of the story, in a series of flashbacks, in the flashback, Mr. Krabs and Plankton were best friends from birth, and did everything together. When Stinky refuses to give them a burger Plankton and Krabs decide to go into the business themselves, and create their own burger. They then find out that the health department closed Stinkys, so the two open Plabs Burgers at the dump, which the children are now forced to eat at. Plankton says that they are now ruling the children, Mr. Krabs argues that it should be about satisfying the customers, rather than power
7. "Good Luck, Father Ted" – Good Luck, Father Ted is the first episode to be aired of the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted. Ted Crilly is an Irish priest who resides on the fictional Craggy Island off the west coast of Ireland with two priests named Dougal Maguire and Jack Hackett and their housekeeper Mrs. Doyle. A producer from a Tele Éireann television programme, Faith of our Fathers, phones the parochial house asking to interview Ted for an episode about priests who work in remote areas. Ted is very keen to be interviewed, but fearing embarrassment, he doesnt want either of the priests to also appear. Dougal is set on going to Fun Land, a funfair taking place in The Field, Ted discourages this, noting that priests are expected to demonstrate restraint, which is ironic given his keenness to appear on television. Ted arranges with the TV reporter to be interviewed in The Field, Ted has tried to ensure Dougal and Jack wont be seen on television by arranging for Dougal to take a wheelchair-bound Jack for a walk to the cliffs, and is annoyed to find them at Fun Land. Dougal initially says the cliffs were closed, and then that they were due to erosion. Ted tries his best to usher the pair away, so that he can be interviewed in peace, whilst Ted is telling Dougal how seriously Catholicism should be taken, Father Jack runs off. Ted finds Jack asleep on a bench and sits down with him, the bench, however, is actually the Crane of Death, which is lifted high off the ground by a crane. When Ted stands up to take Father Jack back to his wheelchair he suddenly realizes he is up in the air, meanwhile, Dougal has encountered the television crew, and because Ted has told them that he is the islands only priest, they assume he is Father Ted. From his elevated position, Ted sees Dougal being interviewed by the TV crew and is so dismayed that he falls off, the on-screen caption reads Father Ted Crilly. Jack takes offence at Dougals on-screen appearance, and hurls a liquor bottle at the television, linehan makes a non-speaking cameo appearance, goading the fierce man on the stepladder at Funland. Good Luck, Father Ted at the Internet Movie Database
8. Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife – Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife is the fifteenth episode of the seventeenth season of the American animated television sitcom The Simpsons. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 26,2006, in the episode, Homer signs the Simpson family up for a reality show in which the mothers of two families switch places. Marge gets to live with a man named Charles and his perfect son, while Homer, Bart. English comedian Ricky Gervais contributed to the writing of the episode, as a big fan of The Simpsons, he felt it was a dream come true. He was given the offer to write and guest star by The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, after meeting Groening and executive producer Al Jean in early 2004, Gervais set out to come up with the storyline for the episode. He was inspired by the British reality show Wife Swap, though Gervais contributed a large part to the episode, the script was a joint effort with the regular writing staff of the show. Gervais performance has been praised by critics, being listed as one of the best guest appearances on The Simpsons by writers for Entertainment Weekly, Groening also liked the performance and invited Gervais to appear on the show again. The episode as a whole, however, received mixed reviews from critics, a live-action remake of the regular animated opening sequence of The Simpsons aired at the beginning of the episode. Lenny invites his friends in Springfield to a party at his apartment, Homer immediately falls in love with its high-definition picture, and begins to spend all his time at Lennys home watching television. Marge sends over Bart and Lisa to convince him to come back, after a few days, Homer is kicked out by Lenny, and when he returns home he no longer enjoys watching his regular CRT television. Marge tells him that she has entered the family in a contest where first prize is a plasma screen television, later, they get a call and discover that instead of first prize, they won the third prize, a trip to the studios of Fox Broadcasting Company. There, Homer learns of a reality show called Mother Flippers in which the mothers of two switch places, and the grand prize happens to be enough money to buy a new plasma screen television. Homer signs his family up for the show, Marge is traded to a nice, easygoing man named Charles Heathbar and his perfect son, while Homer gets Charles strict wife Verity. Charles seems to be a husband who dislikes his wife and is told by her what to do, so he is surprised to see that Marge is understanding. As Marge enjoys her time with Charles, he begins to develop an infatuation for her, meanwhile, Homer, Bart, and Lisa are having major troubles with Verity, who disciplines them and objects to everything they do. Charles writes a song for Marge, who seems completely oblivious to him until he tells her that he is in love with her. She explains to him that she loves Homer, and that he should tell his wife how he feels about her and he agrees, and decides to take Marge back to Homer and then get rid of Verity. When the two arrive in Springfield, Homer and the children are ecstatic to see Marge, however, Verity has already decided to leave Charles, and has found a new partner, Marges sister Patty
9. I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining – I Should Have Never Gone Ziplining is the sixth episode of the sixteenth season of the American animated sitcom South Park, and the 229th episode overall. It was aired on Comedy Central in the United States on April 18,2012 and is rated TV-MA L. In the spirit of reality such as Animal Planets I Shouldnt Be Alive, the four boys go to the Colorado Mountains to try ziplining. As Kenny, Stan, Kyle, and Eric Cartman try to decide what to do on spring break, however, the activity proves tedious, with a lot of safety briefings, small talk and very long waiting and travelling times. The boys decide to leave after the first descent, however, after being further delayed by a free lunch of wet sandwiches, the boys use twigs to form the word HELP on the ground and wait. Cartman gets an attack and tries to find a restroom, Kyle tries to persuade him use the forest as a restroom. However, it out that the horses are used for a tour group as well. While the tour stops for lunch, Kyle lies on a rock. Stan notices a nearby, and so they decide to get a boat to try. A viewer discretion warning appears, flashing to an action sequence. The power boat turns out to be slow as well, Cartman defecates into the water, it attracts beavers, which the boys fight off. They then realize that falling asleep might result in their death, so in order to keep awake, Kyle asks Cartman to share his drink. Kenny eventually dies and the three end up contracting herpes from sharing it anyway. Stan however revealed this earlier in the episode in one of the scenes that excessively occur throughout. Kyle and Cartman are outraged and they all have an emotional breakdown, just as all hope seems lost, the boys are miraculously rescued by Mr. Hankey who takes them home. At this point, the action sequence ends and reverts to its original animation format. In the aftermath, Kennys body is delivered to his family, Stan and Cartman are treated for their herpes, and Kyle is hospitalized due to Cartmans feces getting stuck in his nose following Cartmans incessant farting. Motivated to raise awareness about the risks of ziplining, Stan makes a video
10. Last Last One Forever and Ever – Last Last One Forever and Ever is the tenth and final episode in the sixth season of the American animated television series Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The 88th episode of the overall, it originally aired in the United States on Adult Swim on May 31,2009. In the episode, Don Shake, a version of Master Shake. This episode ends on a cliffhanger, which is continued in the season seven episode Rabbot Redux. Last Last One Forever and Ever was made as a live action episode with the majority of the episode taking place in a live-action set. It also featured David Long, Jr. who portrayed the role of their neighbor, Carl Brutananadilewski and this episode received a mixed review from Jonah Krakow of IGN, and was the third highest rated program on the night of its original debut. This episode has made available on DVD, and other forms of home media. Frylock discovers that the water in the area is flammable, he tries to warn Master Shake, who is drinking from a hose, and Meatwad, who is bathing at a car wash, which leads to it exploding. The scene transitions to a shot of Frylock reading a script. It is soon revealed that Shake has made attempts to write stories but has failed to receive any compensation. Frylock, growing frustrated with Shake for his lack of income, meanwhile, Shake goes to the exercise room in Frylocks home and sits down next to an exercise ball, from which comes the voice of Meatwad. Later, while at work at Dr. Weirds Castle, Shake seeks an opinion from Carl on the story, Shake heads back to Meatwad to talk more about the story, who reacts to the changes with adamant disapproval. Following Frylock entering the room to exercise and then leaving, Meatwad advises Shake to kill Frylock with a sword in the closet, Shake is then seen sneaking across to Frylock, who is on Craigslist looking for a new roommate, with Meatwad holding up the sword. When Frylock turns toward Shake, Shake nicely offers the sword to Frylock, saying Heres your sword, afterwards, Shake gets an idea for the ending to his story. The scene transitions back to animation, in which the trio is seen putting their things into a moving truck, Shake says his final words to Carl, and as the camera slowly focuses on Carl, he solemnly intones, Truly, they were an Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Shake then drives the moving truck slowly away with the brake on while Carl angrily shouts at him for it. As the credits roll, the live-action Carl is seen standing in Dr. Weirds Castle, the episode ends on somewhat of a cliffhanger, with the storyline being continued in the season seven episode Rabbot Redux. Last Last One Forever and Ever was written and directed by series creators Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro and it originally aired in the United States on Cartoon Networks late night programming block, Adult Swim, on May 31,2009
11. Let's Go to the Hop – Lets Go to the Hop is the fourteenth episode of the second season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on June 6,2000 and it guest-stars Fairuza Balk, Gregg Allman, Mary Kay Bergman, Patrick Bristow, Wayne Collins, Tom Dorfmeister, Joey Slotnick, and Fred Tatasciore. During a large storm one night over Rhode Island, a Colombian cartel plane is struck by lightning in mid-flight and crashes. Zooming in the wreckage, the cargo is revealed, psychoactive toads, Lois and Peter become concerned when the toad-licking problem arises in school. Peter recalls his nervousness when he first asked his high school crush, Phoebe Diamond, later, Lois and Peter decide they need to do something to protect their kids from this drug problem. So, Peter talks with Megs principal about it and arrives at school the day as Lando Griffin. Before long, Peter actually succeeds in convincing the kids at James Woods High that it is not cool to lick toad, Meg, seeing an opportunity, tells the cool kids that Lando has asked her to the Winter Snow Ball, which immediately increases her popularity. Meanwhile, Peter seems to be enjoying his high school experience and persona a little too much. In fact, when Meg shows up at school on the day of the big dance, she is stunned to learn that Lando is, in fact, going to the Winter Snow Ball with Connie DAmico, a member of the popular clique. Lois cannot believe Peters preposterous behavior until Brian explains that Peter has transferred his feelings for his old crush, Phoebe, despite Lois forbidding it, he sneaks out to go to the dance. Lois encourages Meg to go to the dance by herself, when Peter and Connie are about to be crowned king and queen of the Winter Snow Ball, Peter uses the opportunity to tell the crowd that Meg was really his first choice as a date for the dance. This gets Meg lots of the attention she was seeking, Lando then drives recklessly off into the night, never to be heard from again. Upon Landos departure, Scott and Doug, two football jocks and friends of Connie, begin arguing over who gets to dance with Meg, the next day, the news reports that Lando died when he went off Dead Mans Curve. Although no body was found, the decided not to ask questions. Meg becomes cool at school and the yearbook is dedicated to Lando, the song Dont You plays, as the episode fades away, and ends. The episode was written by series regulars Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, recurring voice actors Lori Alan, writer Mike Henry, and writer Danny Smith made minor appearances. S. Callaghan, “Let’s Go to the Hop. ”Family Guy, Lets Go to the Hop at the Internet Movie Database Lets Go to the Hop at TV. com
12. Not All Dogs Go to Heaven – Not All Dogs Go to Heaven is the 11th episode of the seventh season of the American animated television series Family Guy. It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on March 29,2009, the episode was directed by Greg Colton and written by Danny Smith. In the episode, Quahog hosts its annual Star Trek convention, after he was unable to ask the actors any questions at a Q&A session, Stewie builds a transporter in his bedroom to beam the cast over and spend the day with them. Meanwhile, Meg becomes a born-again Christian and tries to convert the atheist Brian to Christianity, the episode garnered mixed reviews from critics and received a 4. 8/7 Nielsen rating. While recovering in bed, Meg becomes a born-again Christian after watching Kirk Cameron on television, Meg is horrified to learn that Brian is an atheist and attempts to convince him to repent and convert to Christianity, but he repeatedly refuses. Finally taking drastic measures, Meg spreads the word of Brians atheism around Quahog, upon being made a pariah, Brian is banned from every bar and convenience store in Quahog, making it impossible for him to drink. A disgusted Brian admits his bluff and attempts to convince Meg that what she is doing is wrong, feeling ashamed, Meg concedes to Brians argument and apologizes for her behavior, confessing that she does not know how she can feel loved. Brian then assures her that the answers are inside herself, afterward, it is revealed that the entire Family Guy universe takes place within the molecules of a lampshade in the shared bedroom of Adam West and Rob Lowe. Stewie decides to spend the day with the cast, which includes stealing Clevelands van, having lunch at McDonalds, going bowling. However, they complain about things and greatly annoy Stewie, who beams everyone back after stating that they have ruined Star Trek, The Next Generation for him. Not All Dogs Go to Heaven was directed by series regular Greg Colton and it was written by regular writer and recurring voice actor Danny Smith, in his first episode of the season. Series regulars Peter Shin and James Purdum served as supervising directors, seth MacFarlane, Family Guys creator and executive producer, is a fan of Star Trek and made two guest appearances as engineer Ensign Rivers on Star Trek, Enterprise, in The Forgotten and Affliction. Former Star Trek, The Next Generation cast members have made other appearances in Family Guy, Patrick Stewart, for example, briefly voiced Peter Griffin in No Meals on Wheels. It is also the first time the cast, minus Crosby, has worked together since the 2002 feature film Star Trek Nemesis, including Crosby, the last time the entire cast worked together was 1994s series finale. Wil Wheaton, who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek, The Next Generation, seth MacFarlane directed the recording sessions with the guest stars. Not All Dogs Go to Heaven received a 4. 8/7 Nielsen Rating, ahsan Haque of IGN called the episode surprisingly refreshing, saying the scenes with the Star Trek cast lived up to expectations. He also found Megs journey of seeking acceptance through religion well handled, club, however, gave the episode a C grade, criticized Not All Dogs Go to Heaven as boring and formulaic and stated that the writers have no idea how to best use Meg. Not All Dogs Go to Heaven at the Internet Movie Database Not All Dogs Go to Heaven at TV. com
13. Road to the Multiverse – Road to the Multiverse is the first episode of the eighth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. This and most of the Season 8 episodes were produced for season 7, directed by Greg Colton and written by Wellesley Wild, the episode originally aired on Fox in the United States on September 27,2009, along with the series premiere of The Cleveland Show. They eventually end up in a world where dogs rule and humans obey, Brian becomes reluctant to return to his own universe, and he ultimately ends up breaking the remote, much to the dismay of Stewie, who soon seeks a replacement. The Road to episodes which have aired throughout various seasons of Family Guy were inspired by the Road to, comedy films starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, though this episode was not originally conceived as a Road to show. During the sixth season, episodes of Family Guy were delayed from regular broadcast due to the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike, MacFarlane, the series creator and executive producer, sided with the Writers Guild and participated in the strike until its conclusion. As a result, the season consisted entirely of hold-overs. Road to the Multiverse was the first episode to be produced and aired after the strike ended and it was first announced at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International. Responses to the episode were positive, critics praised its storyline, numerous cultural references. According to Nielsen ratings, it was watched by 10.17 million people during its airing in the United States. The episode featured guest performances by Kei Ogawa, Kotaro Watanabe, Greg Colton won a Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Animation, for storyboarding the episode, at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Road to the Multiverse was released on DVD along with seven episodes from the season on June 15,2010. As the Griffin family attend the county fair, Stewie announces that he has bred a winning pedigree pig for the local Quahog Clam Day. Revealing to Brian that he got the pig from a parallel universe, each universe depicts Quahog in the same time and place but under different conditions. Deciding to test the device, they visit a universe where Christianity never existed, leading an impressed Brian to ask whether the remote can take them to other alternate realities. Stewie guides them both through several parallel universes, each having its own portrayal of the Griffin family. As time passes, Brian begins to lose his amazement for the device, continuing their explorations, they reach a universe where humans are subservient to dogs. Stewie and Brian fight over the device, ultimately breaking it, in desperation, the two go to the universes version of the Griffin family – who are all dogs except for their pet Brian, who is human – hoping to find a solution. The dog version of Stewie quickly confronts the two, revealing that he has developed a universe-traveling device that would allow them to return to their own universe
14. Road to the North Pole – Road to the North Pole is the seventh episode of the ninth season of the animated comedy series Family Guy. Directed by Greg Colton and co-written by Chris Sheridan and Danny Smith and they eventually discover a dreary, polluting factory full of disease-ridden elves and carnivorous, feral reindeer, along with a sickly, exhausted Santa who begs to be killed. Stewie and Brian take pity on him, however, and decide to fulfill Christmas by delivering gifts to the entire globe, the Road to episodes which have aired throughout various seasons of Family Guy were inspired by the Road to. Comedy films starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, the episode is the second Family Guy Christmas special after the season three episode, A Very Special Family Guy Freakin Christmas, also written by Danny Smith. It was first announced at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International, critical responses to the episode were mostly positive, critics praised its storyline and its numerous cultural references, although it also received criticism from the Parents Television Council. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 8.03 million homes during its airing in the United States. The episode featured guest performances by Drew Barrymore, H. Jon Benjamin, David Boreanaz, Carrie Fisher and it is narrated by Ron MacFarlane, Seth MacFarlanes father. It was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series and it later won for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series and Animation. The song Christmastime Is Killing Us was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media, Brian takes Stewie to the mall, only to get a rude brush-off from the Santa who works there when he leaves for the night. As a result, Stewie vows to kill Santa for blowing him off, attempting to trick Stewie, he brings him to a Santas Village amusement park. Soon discovering the charade, Stewie threatens to shoot Brian if he not take him to the real North Pole. Stewie hitches a ride with a trucker and so Brian follows him all the way to Canada, on the way, Stewie accidentally causes a traffic pileup by discharging a flare pistol in the cab of the truck, which catches fire and explodes. Crashing his car in a reaction, Brian becomes angry. Stewie becomes frustrated and continues to attempt to hitchhike, corecing Brian to join him, the pair then encounter a Canadian who gives them his snowmobile. Continuing north, they run out of gas, but receive help from the Aurora Boreanaz. The two survive the night in the cabin and set out on foot the next morning, Santa suddenly collapses and is too sick to deliver the presents. Brian and Stewie agree to do it, but end up wasting an hour, realizing that they will not be able to complete the delivery in time, and understanding firsthand the impossibility of Santas job, Stewie and Brian abandon the delivery in lieu of another plan. On Christmas morning, everybody wakes up to find no presents under their trees and they turn on the news, which is broadcasting the same story
15. The Sponge Who Could Fly – The Sponge Who Could Fly, also known as The Lost Episode, is the 19th episode of the third season and the 59th overall episode of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. The episode was produced in 2002 and aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on March 21,2003, the series follows the adventures and endeavors of the title character in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom. In this episode, SpongeBob wishes he could fly with the jellyfish and he makes several attempts to do so, but all of these fail. At home, SpongeBob is drying his hair and receives a call, he puts the hair dryer in his square pants. He goes around helping people, earning their admiration and becoming a superhero of sorts, however, other characters continue to ask increasingly unnecessary favors of him, leaving him no time to fly with the jellyfish. The episode became available on the VHS of the name on March 4,2003. Tie-in promotions made with Burger King, which released a series of toys, upon release, The Sponge Who Could Fly gained seven million views receiving mixed reviews from television critics, especially concerning the live action segments. The Sponge Who Could Fly was adapted into a musical called SpongeBob SquarePants Live, the Sponge Who Could Fly. which toured selected cities in Asia, in 2007. The musical was renamed to SpongeBob SquarePants, The Sponge Who Could Fly, a New Musical when it toured the United Kingdom in 2009. The beginning opens with Patchy the Pirate, as he has presumably lost the Lost Episode Of SpongeBob and he is hesitant to keep the episode lost, so he sets off to look for the episode, using a treasure map to find. Throughout several difficulties, he finds a VHS tape which holds the episode. He then returns home in glee, and watches the episode, however, the tape only shows a clip of Spongebob doing a series of walk cycles to techno music before abruptly showing the SMPTE color bars. Patchy gets angry, and throws a temper-tantrum, which results in him running away, the real episode then begins to start playing, and Patchy returns, fixes all of his stuff, then enjoys the episode. In the episode, SpongeBob wishes he could fly with the jellyfish and he makes several attempts to do so, including a biplane, bat wings, a lawn chair with balloons, and a giant kite pulled by a bicycle. All of these fail, and SpongeBob faces ridicule from others. He tells those mocking him that it is a sad day in Bikini Bottom and they respond that they all have had unfulfilled dreams, and start chasing him. SpongeBob runs off a cliff and falls into a truck of mud, back home, having given up on his dream, SpongeBob dries himself out when he receives an insulting phone call and puts the hair dryer in his pants. While he talks, the dryer inflates his pants, giving him the ability to fly and he goes around helping people, earning their admiration and becoming a superhero of sorts
16. SpongeBob SquarePants vs. The Big One – The Big One is the 11th episode of the sixth season and the 111th overall episode of the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. The episode was written by Aaron Springer who also directed the stoyboards, Paul Tibbitt, and Steven Banks, the episode was part of the series tenth anniversary celebration in 2009. It features guest appearances by Johnny Depp as the voice of Jack Kahuna Laguna, Bruce Brown as the narrator and it originally aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on April 17,2009. The series follows the adventures and endeavors of the title character, in this episode, SpongeBob and his friends — Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy — are swept away by a giant wave. They get separated from other, SpongeBob, Patrick. To get back home to Bikini Bottom, they search for Jack Kahuna Laguna, upon premiere, the episode pulled an average of 5.8 million viewers, and met positive reviews. On March 3,2009, the DVD and the game based on the episode was released simultaneously. Mr. Krabs discovers a lot of people are visiting the beach, when SpongeBob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs are on a surfboard, they meet up with Patrick and Sandy. Krabs ends up stranded in the middle of the sea with his cash register Cashie, and Sandy is taken to a small island where she built a helicopter from the supplies. SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward are told by the surfers in the island that the only way to get back to Bikini Bottom is to surf there. Twitch, one of the surfers, tells them there is one person who can teach them how to surf. After they find Jack Kahuna Laguna, he out of his hut. He later says that they have to ride a wave called The Big One and they practice surfing for some time, then get ready to ride The Big One. Before they set off, Jack Kahuna Laguna announces that The Big One demands a sacrifice, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward ride the wave and they see Mr. Krabs. He jumps up onto the board and drops Cashie into the ocean, so Jack Kahuna Laguna goes to retrieve it, SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, and Squidward are seen flying on the surfboard and approach Goo Lagoon. Sandys helicopter crash-lands in Goo Lagoon, a welcome home party has been thrown for SpongeBob, and Jack Kahuna Laguna returns with Cashie, which he returns to Mr. Krabs. The Big One was written by Aaron Springer, Paul Tibbitt, Andrew Overtoom and supervising director, Alan Smart served as animation directors, and Springer worked as storyboard director. The episode originally aired on Nickelodeon in the United States on April 17,2009 as part of the tenth anniversary celebration
17. Treehouse of Horror VI – Treehouse of Horror VI is the sixth episode of The Simpsons seventh season and the sixth episode in the Treehouse of Horror series. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 29,1995, in Attack of the 50 Foot Eyesores, an ionic storm brings Springfields oversized advertisements and billboards to life and they begin attacking the town. The second segment, Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace, is a parody of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series, in the third and final segment, Homer3, Homer finds himself trapped in a three dimensional world. It was inspired by The Twilight Zone episode Little Girl Lost, the segments were written by John Swartzwelder, Steve Tompkins, and David S. Cohen respectively. The first version of the episode was long, so it featured a very short opening sequence. Homer3, pitched by executive producer Bill Oakley, features three dimensional computer animation provided by Pacific Data Images, in the final scene of the episode, Homer is sent to the real world in the first ever live-action scene in The Simpsons. Attack of the 50-Foot Eyesores includes an appearance from Paul Anka. In 1996, the Homer3 segment was awarded the Ottawa International Animation Festival grand prize, Homer goes to Lard Lad Donuts to get a colossal doughnut. Upon realizing that the colossal doughnut is the name of the doughnut that Lard Lad holds and actual doughnuts that size do not exist, he denounces the store and that night, he steals the giant doughnut from the Lard Lad statue in front of the store. In the midst of a storm, Lard Lad and other giant advertising statues come to life to terrorize Springfield. Homer eventually returns the doughnut to Lard Lad, but that does not stop Lard Lad and he suggests a jingle will help distract people from watching the monsters. Lisa and Paul Anka later perform a song and the citizens of Springfield stop looking at the monsters. Bart has a nightmare that Groundskeeper Willie is out to kill him and he is slashed with a rake, and the scratches are still on his body after he wakes up. Many other students at Springfield Elementary School also say they were terrorized by Willie in their nightmares, when the students take a test, Martin falls asleep and is strangled to death by Willie in his dream, before waking up and dying in the real world. Bart and Lisa tell Marge about the incident and she explains Willie burned to death while the parents of the students looked on and did nothing. Bart, Lisa, and Maggie try not to fall asleep for several days, Bart falls asleep and attempts to find Willie, who appears as a lawn mower. Bart manages to trick Willie into mowing a sandbox containing quicksand, Willie recovers and turns into a giant bagpipe spider and is about to kill Bart as well as Lisa, who has entered the dream after also falling asleep. Suddenly, Maggie appears and uses her pacifier to seal the vent on Willies spider body, Patty and Selma visit the Simpsons
18. Treehouse of Horror IX – Treehouse of Horror IX is the fourth episode in the tenth season of the American animated television series The Simpsons. It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on October 25,1998, Treehouse of Horror IX was written by Donick Cary, Larry Doyle and David S. Cohen, and directed by Steven Dean Moore. Terror of the Tiny Toon includes a live-action segment starring Regis Philbin, Jerry Springer and Ed McMahon also appear in the episode, voicing themselves, while Robert Englund provides the voice of Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series. The episode also features Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series while various characters visit the talk shows Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, in its original airing on the Fox Network, the episode had an 8.6 Nielsen rating. In 1999, composer Alf Clausen was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series for his work on the episode, Snake is arrested for smoking inside the Kwik-E-Mart. Chief Wiggum explains that this is Snakes third strike, so he will be executed in accordance with the three strikes law, before hauling Snake away, Chief Wiggum helpfully points out that Apu, Moe, and Bart are all witnesses, Snake vows to kill all of them. Snake is executed in the chair on Worlds Deadliest Executions, hosted by Ed McMahon. Chief Wiggum then sends the body to the hospital to be carved up for organ donations, shortly afterward, Homer visits Dr. Nick, who transplants Snakes hair onto Homers head. When Homer goes to sleep the night, it plants its roots in Homers brain. With the hair controlling his mind, Homer murders Apu by drowning him in his own Squishee machine, the next day, Homer goes to Moes Tavern, where he removes Moes heart with a corkscrew. Bart realizes that the two witnesses have been killed, and Homer vows to protect him. Homer locks himself and Bart in a room, but Snakes hair takes control of him, Homer starts to try to kill Bart with a sledgehammer. Bart begs Homer to fight the hair and, after a struggle, the hair tries to smother Bart but Homer defends his son by punching the hair. Wiggum bursts through the door with the intention of arresting Homer for the murder of Moe, Homer states the hair is the killer, which makes a jump for the window. Wiggum opens fire and the hair is shot dead, Maggie picks up the hair and lays her head on it as a cushion. The segment also hints at the film Shocker, where Snake is executed via electric chair, comes back from the dead through his hair, and uses mind-control on Homer to exact revenge. Marge forbids Bart and Lisa from watching the Itchy & Scratchy Halloween special, when Marge leaves, Bart finds a small piece of highly unstable plutonium in Homers toolbox and hammers it into the remotes battery slot. When they use the remote, the kids actually enter the world of Itchy and Scratchy after they accidentally press the Enter button while Lisa tries to get the control from Bart