Luke Skywalker kills Rush Limbaugh on 'Family Guy'

May 23, 2011|By Luke Broadwater

On Sunday's episode of "Family Guy," which served as a parody of "Return of the Jedi," Jabba the Hutt dropped Chris Griffin (playing the role of Luke Skywalker) into a pit.  

What horrors awaited him there? Snakes? Scorpions? Lions? No. A giant, drooling, snarling Rush Limbaugh. 

Ranting about tax-dodgers (which is odd, because Rush has defended corporations who don't pay taxes on his show) Limbaugh chased Skywalker throughout the pit, until Luke activated a falling gate, which struck the cartoon conservative and killed him. 

It must have been a cathartic moment for those around the country who hate Limbaugh. But don't get too excited. Limbaugh was in on the joke. He did his own voice over on the show, as he has done several times in the past. 

For all of his arrogant boasting, Limbaugh isn't too self-important to make fun of himself. And that's a quality in anyone -- conservative or liberal -- that I admire. 

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