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Three Kings 

A series of parodies based on the Stephen King movies "Stand by Me," "Misery," and "The Shawshank Redemption."


Seth MacFarlane (created by), Seth MacFarlane (developed by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode credited cast:
Seth MacFarlane ... Peter Griffin / Brian Griffin / Stewie Griffin / Glenn Quagmire / Carter Pewterschmidt / Petey Lachance / Andy Dufresne / Paul Sheldon / Old Man Pressman / Chopper / Paul / Little Richard / Prison Guard / Captain Seamus / Quag Chambers / Warden Norton / Stewie Wilkes (voice)
Alex Borstein ... Lois Griffin / Marcia Sindell (voice)
Seth Green ... Chris Griffin (voice)
Mila Kunis ... Meg Griffin (voice)
Mike Henry ... Cleveland Brown / Cleve Tessio / Red / Bike Courier / Prisoner / Fuad (voice)
Ralph Garman ... (voice)
Adam West ... Mayor Adam West / Ace Merrill (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Cox ... (voice)
Richard Dreyfuss ... Richard Dreyfuss / Narrator (voice)
Roy Scheider ... Roy Scheider / Narrator (voice)
Danny Smith Danny Smith ... Stephen King (voice)
Alec Sulkin ... Parole Board Guy (voice)
John Viener ... 50's DJ / Radio Voice / TV Announcer (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Joe Swanson / Joey Duchamp / Boggs (voice)
George Wendt ... Norm Peterson (voice)


A series of parodies based on the Stephen King movies "Stand by Me," "Misery," and "The Shawshank Redemption."

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Animation | Comedy


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Release Date:

10 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Stand By Me segment makes reference to the real-life fates of two cast members. We are told that Cleve, the fat kid, grew up to marry Rebecca Romijn, just as Jerry O'Connell did. We are also told that Quag died of a drug overdose outside the Viper Room, a reference to the real-life death of River Phoenix. See more »


In the Shawshank Redemption segment when Andy (Peter) is escaping, he sees the Warden through the grill watching television. The TV has an antenna, but in the next shot the antenna is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Peter Griffin: Hi, it's me, Peter, your TV cartoon pal. You know, Lois has been bitching lately that I watch too much TV and don't read enough books. So I went to the library and picked up three books by the greatest author of the last thousand years, Stephen King. And tonight, I'd like to share them with you. We begin with a little tale called "Stand By Me", about four young boys who went looking for a dead body, and instead found... themselves... and also a dead body.
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Spoofs Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »


Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty
Performed by Buddy Holly
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Three Kings, 1/3 funny
12 May 2009 | by joshzancanSee all my reviews

Three Kings is divided into three parts, spoofing three movies based on Stephen King books--Stand By Me, Misery, and The Shawshank Redemption. The first two weren't funny, they just generalized the plot with Family Guy characters. There was nothing that made it even remotely like a Family Guy episode. The Stand By Me segment just kept emphasizing the differences between the fifties and now, and Misery had just a couple humorous lines, relying on the fact that they are parodying King to keep the viewer interested. The last segment, however, The Shawshank Redemption,was hysterical. It utilized all of the standard Family Guy traits and infused them into the Shawshank storyline.

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