Seth MacFarlane and the FOX network’s flagship show Family Guy‘s next episode will feature Warcraft elements on April 1, the show’s Twitter account announced this morning.
Leeroooooy Jeeeeeenkins!!! Tune in Sunday at 9/8c on @FOXTV for some @Warcraft magic on #FamilyGuy. pic.twitter.com/EcLeP4UxT1
— Family Guy (@FamilyGuyonFOX) March 26, 2018
Not much is known about the details of the episode. The promotional image attached to the tweet announcing the episode depicts Peter Griffin as an orc and Stewie as a human in a parody of the Battle For Azeroth cover art, along with a reference to one of the most iconic memes in gaming history, “Leeroy Jenkins!”
Family Guy is in its 15th season and has parodied nearly everything under the sun, but hasn’t done much with the Warcraft franchise up till now. One of its contemporaries, South Park, did a World of Warcraft-themed episode in its tenth season that was so successful references to it ended up being added to the game itself — Slayer of the Lifeless is modeled after the Sword of a Thousand Truths, and contains flavor text referencing the episode.
Family Guy‘s next episode will air Sunday, April 1 at 9pm EST.
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