The reference comes from the eighteenth episode of Family Guy’s fifteenth season, “The Peter Principle.” A conversation between Stewie and Brian to comment about his time in the Night’s Watch. This prompts a cutaway to a scene where Brian plays Jon Snow in the “for the Watch” scene that concluded Game of Thrones’ fifth season.
Peter also shows up with a “Hi, Brian,” before stabbing him and pointing out that he is Samwell Tarly’s boring storyline. Then Chris shows up claiming to be Ballers, the Rock’s sports drama that follows Game of Thrones on Sundays during the season. The Night’s Watch then stabs him, with even Chris admitting that he gets it.
Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy-winning fantasy series Game of Thrones chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. ‘
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Jonathan Pryce.
Game of Thrones is executive produced by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin.
Game of Thrones seventh and penultimate season premieres on July 16 on HBO.
Entering its 15th season, FAMILY GUY continues to entertain its die-hard fan base with razor-sharp humor, spot-on parodies, spectacular animation and orchestra-backed original music. Since its debut, the series has reached cult status among fans, and its breakout star, a talking baby, has become one of the greatest TV characters of all time. Meanwhile, the family dog’s untimely death (and resurrection!) made worldwide news. FAMILY GUY has racked up numerous awards, including an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, only the second animated series in television history to be honored with such a distinction. The series’ creator and lead voice actor, Seth MacFarlane (voice of “Brian Griffin,” “Peter Griffin” and “Stewie Griffin”), recently received a 2014 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance.
Family Guy follows the adventures of lovable oaf PETER GRIFFIN (Seth MacFarlane) and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders. LOIS (Alex Borstein) is Peter’s loving wife, a former Miss Teen Rhode Island who rules the roost but is one step away from a nervous breakdown. Then there are their kids: frumpy, 16-year-old MEG (Mila Kunis), the family’s punching bag; 13-year-old CHRIS (Seth Green), a kid who can’t make sense of the opposite sex, much less the evil monkey hiding in his closet; and 1-year-old STEWIE (MacFarlane), a diabolically clever baby whose heterosexuality is hanging by a thread. Rounding out the Griffin household is BRIAN (MacFarlane), the family dog, a member of Mensa with a penchant for dry martinis and dumb blondes.