Family Guy Shreds Prince Harry & Meghan In Latest Episode
Family Guy shreds Prince Harry & Meghanas viewers witness a satirical take on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in its latest episode. Known for its penchant for skewering celebritiesthrough throwaway lines, "Family Guy" didn't hold back in its portrayal of the royal couple.
In the third episode of the show's 22nd season, titled 'A ‘Stache from the Past', the main storyline revolves around Peter Griffin being influenced by a commercial from Tom Selleck to enroll in a reverse mortgage.
The synopsis reveals, "Peter Griffin is swayed by a commercial from Tom Selleck, convincing him to sign up for a reverse mortgage and get more spending money, but while it does get him the toy, it runs the risk of the Griffins losing their house."
As the story unfolds and Peter sets off on a quest to find Selleck and hold him accountable, a reference to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle unexpectedly emerges.
When Mayor Wild West declines to accompany Peter, the latter declares he'll "go it alone, just like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry."
The scene transitions to a visual of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex lounging by a pool in their posh American abode. An approaching butler informs them their "millions from Netflixfor no one knows what" have been delivered, prompting Harry, with a rather dubious accent, to direct him to "put it with the rest of them."
Meghan chimes in, suggesting it's time for their "daily $250,000 sponsored Instagram post," to which Harry wistfully responds, "I shouldn't have left the made-up nonsense."
The sharp humor resonated with many viewers. One remarked, "I wish Family Guy will make a much longer video parody about their hypocrisy."
Another opined, "For any competent Hollywood gag writer, these two are comic gold, there for the taking. 'The jokes just write themselves'." Still another bluntly stated, "It’s too late for them to turn around their image. They are getting what they deserve!"
This isn't the inaugural time an animated TV show has taken a playful dig at the royal couple. Recounting a previous episode from a different series that highlighted a couple's 'Worldwide Privacy Tour', it underscored the paradox of the couple's wish for privacy juxtaposed with their apparent pursuit of media attention. The episode's description notes, "The prince of Canada and his wife try to find privacy and seclusion in a small mountain town."
Highlighting the globalfascination with the pair, a scene depicts characters Kyle and Stan engaged in a heated cafeteria conversation about Harry and Meghan.
An exasperated Kyle laments, "It seriously is drivingme crazy. I’m sick of hearing about them but I can’t get away from them! They’re everywhere. In my f****ing face."
Stan retorts, "Look, Kyle, we just kind of don’t care about some dumb prince and his stupid wife." Another segment showcases the animated prince and princess in a candid interview, with the fictional prince's new book humorously titled 'Waaagh'.
This trend of animated series incorporating real-world figures showcases not only the flexibility of the medium but also the ever-persistent interest in royals and celebritiesalike. As always, where there's public interest, there will be humor ready to dissect it.