Family Guy parodies K-dramas and K-pop in latest episode
Family Guy catches the K-drama and K-pop fever! In the January 3, 2016 episode of the American adult animated series titled "Candy, Quahog Marshmallow," Peter, Cleveland, and Joe find out that once upon a time, Quagmire starred in a K-drama series called Winter / Summer…hmm, Winter Sonata anyone? The men binge watch the series until they find that the last VHS tape is missing. Unable to find it on the internet, they do the next logical thing: they head to South Korea in search of it.
The men go through the same K-drama binge watching symptoms experienced by many:
Crying while the characters cry
Getting excited over the first kiss scene
The writers of the show did not forget to include the beautiful ballads (OST) played during the ending credits and these important and familiar K-drama story line elements:
The automobile accident before an important event. In this case, she gets hit by a bus before her wedding.
The lead character solemnly watching the significant other's plane fly off to another country. Here, we have Quagmire heading back home to America.
When in South Korea, you can’t forget the K-pop! Their first exposure to it is in the form of a 15-second music video clip of “Touch My Body” by SISTAR. Peter is immediately hooked, saying what I imagine most K-pop fans say the first time they watch a K-pop MV: “What is this, and how can I make the rest of my life about it?”
Later, Quagmire is coaxed to come back home in the form of a song done to the tune of HyunA’s “Bubble Pop.” During the parody, familiar K-pop music video sets, clothing, and dance moves are spotted.
Crayon Pop’s “Bar Bar Bar”
Also referenced are Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” f(x)’s “Hot Summer,” and outfits from U-Kiss and Girls’ Generation.
Before watching the HyunA parody clip, please note: Family Guy is a series that contains crude, adult humor, including stereotypes and offensive material. Viewer discretion is advised.
What animated series would you like to see get into the Korean wave?
All images: FOX
Youtube video clips: Bob Ngo and Mimi Gaga
Watch Yoo Seung Ho as a young lawyer who must race against time — and his fading memory — to save his father’s life in the thrilling series Remember: