While the Golden Globes last night offered up a tribute to the late, great Carrie Fisher, they were not the only show to do so over the course of the night. For whatever reason, Fox opted to still air a new episode of “Family Guy” last night, and during the show they aired a title card recognizing Carrie for her work and remembering her at a time of such great heartache and sadness.
Fisher was a big part of the “Family Guy” family, having voiced the character of Angela, Peter Griffin’s supervisor at the Pawtucket Brewery. She voiced the character for a significant number of episodes, and recorded a couple more prior to her passing. It’s something that she seemed to do out of sheer enjoyment; she didn’t need the money, and she wasn’t out actively seeking recognition for it, either. As a matter of fact, there were many unaware that she even voiced the character prior to her passing.
This show is not the only television work that Carrie recorded / filmed prior to her death, as she also filmed another episode of Hulu’s “Catastrophe,” which is going to be available a little bit later this year.
Over the course of the past several months, we recognize that we are liable to see a wide array of different tributes to Fisher. The Globes broke from tradition (they don’t do an In Memoriam segment) in order to honor her work, and we imagine that both the Oscars and the Screen Actors Guild Awards will take some time to recognize both her and her legendary mother Debbie Reynolds. Meanwhile, HBO aired their “Bright Lights” documentary about her and Reynolds early in order to give fans a chance to remember and celebrate her life.
There are certainly some other venues that we anticipate her being recognized in, as well, and the sheer amount of tributes is a testament to how beloved she was and how great of an impact she had on the world. (Photo: Fox.)