12:20pm PT by Ryan Parker
'Family Guy' Honors Carrie Fisher, Says Goodbye to Her Character, Angela
Family Guy addressed the death of Carrie Fisher on Sunday's episode, saying goodbye to her character on the Fox cartoon.
The late actress for numerous seasons voiced Angela, Peter Griffin's (Seth MacFarlane) boss at the Pawtucket Brewery.
On Sunday's installment, Peter gave a touching eulogy, which included a few references to Star Wars, Fisher's most well-known work.
“She had grace, courage and an unmatched zest for life,” Peter said. “She may be gone, but her voice will live on in DVD and Hulu Plus and tiny droid-projected messages. I may have lost a boss, but heaven has gained a princess.”
The moment was serious and sad, but, because it was Family Guy, a joke quickly followed when Peter realized he was addressing the wrong funeral gathering.
Earlier this year, showrunner Rich Appel shared with The Hollywood Reporter his favorite moment of working with the actress on Family Guy: "One of the things I will always remember about Carrie, a few years ago, a casting director for the recording booth put out a dozen old [film] magazines of the '50s and '60s. And I'll never forget, while she was waiting to record, Carrie was reading one and came upon a big spread of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, and there were pictures of Carrie as a little girl. And for the next 20 minutes, she would read the article out loud, look up and annotate it as if you were watching one of her stage shows. And I said, 'Do you want to keep that magazine?' And she said, 'I don't need it, I lived it.'"
Fisher died Dec. 27, 2016 at the age of 60.
Watch Peter's eulogy, below.