As the two-year anniversary of Carrie Fisher’s death approaches, Family Guy decided it was finally time to say goodbye to her character on the animated TV show. Fisher had voiced Peter Griffin’s boss, Angela, at the Pawtucket Brewery since 2005. Her character appeared in more than 25 episodes.
Family Guy did dedicate an episode to Carrie Fisher in the winter premiere in 2017, but Fisher’s character was still a part of the show. Angela appeared in episodes throughout last year. For Angela’s send-off, Family Guy stopped joking for a few minutes. Peter Griffin delivered a eulogy for his late boss.
“Who could turn the world on with her smile? Angela,” Griffin said. “Who could take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Angela. So no one told you life was gonna be this way. [Four claps.] Angela. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Angela.”
Griffin explained that Angela had died because swam just 20 minutes after she ate. His eulogy swerved from his boss to honor Fisher one last time.
“She had grace, courage and an unmatched zest for life,” Griffin 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.”
This solemn moment had to come to an end, though. It is Family Guy. After delivering the eulogy, Griffin realizes that he’s at the wrong funeral. This goof also happened in the most recent season of BoJack Horseman in which Bojack gave an episode-long eulogy near a coffin that wasn’t his mother’s.
Although Fisher has officially ended her posthumous run on Family Guy, fans will get to see her one last time in Star Wars: Episode IX.