Peter eulogizes Angela in the upcoming episode of Family Guy, simultaneously paying tribute to Carrie Fisher. Fisher played Angela, who was Peter's boss at the brewery, in over a dozen episodes, and last appeared on the show back in December of 2017. Fisher passed away back in 2016 after she stopped breathing on a flight, fifteen minutes before landing. She was in intensive care for four days and passed away. Seth MacFarlane and crew are huge Star Wars fans and were very excited to have her play a character on their show.
To celebrate Carrie Fisher, Family Guy has released the eulogy clip online, and obviously, it's pretty funny. Peter is in the rain, talking about his boss Angela, even though he's really talking about Fisher. He throws in some TV theme song lyrics from Friends and Cheers before getting down to the humorous, but heartfelt message. Peter had this to say.
"She may be gone, but her voice will live on in DVD and Hulu Plus and tiny droid-projected messages... I may have lost a boss, but heaven has gained a princess."
The tribute is definitely something that Carrie Fisher would have appreciated. She had a dark sense of humor, which is probably why she got along so well with the Family Guy crew. Additionally, Angela's cause of death on the show is revealed to be, "Swimming less than 20 minutes after eating," which should go out as a warning to everyone, Peter declares. The new episode begins with the funeral and then introduces Peter's new bosses at the brewery, the husband and wife duo Bert of Sheila, who are voiced by Bryan Cranston and Niecy Nash.
As with all things Family Guy, there is a twist at the end of Peter's eulogy, which is almost too perfect for the show. While Carrie Fisher passed away in 2016, she still appeared in Family Guy episodes as well as The Last Jedi in 2017. Fisher will also officially have a role in Star Wars 9 made up from unused footage from the last movie and J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens. It isn't clear how much of the upcoming movie that she will be in, but both Lucasfilm and Disney refused to use a completely CGI version of the actress.
It's hard to believe that it's been nearly two years since Carrie Fisher passed away. Her performance in The Last Jedi was one of her best, though some Star Wars fans are still hung up on the whole Marry Poppins Leia scene, which really isn't her fault at all. That one can really go to Rian Johnson. Family Guy airs Sunday night at 9PM, and this week is the special eulogy to Angela as well as the introduction to Peter's new bosses. As a teaser for the special episode, the Animation on Fox YouTube channel has provided the eulogy scene, which you can watch below.