The force was with them

I called my West Coast brother today to wish him a happy birthday. I mentioned that even though I’m not a big “Family Guy” fan, I would probably watch their “Star Wars” special tonight. My brother’s response was that he wouldn’t watch “Family Guy” if they were doing a parody of his own family.

Actually, though, the special is great — and I’m not, as I say, a big “Family Guy” fan. It’s a scene-for-scene parody of the original 1977 movie, with some surprisingly detailed animation of the space battles. In some ways, it’s even funnier than the very funny “Robot Chicken” “Star Wars” parody from earlier in the year.