Anne Murray guest stars on ‘Family Guy’
Anne Murray. (Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Anne Murray is one of Canada’s most beloved additions to the music industry and is well-loved worldwide, but there’s one place no one ever expected to see her: on an episode of “Family Guy.”
But that’s what happened this Sunday on the brassy and bawdy cartoon series about the Griffin family. In an episode titled “Chris Cross,” maniacal baby Stewie falls in love with Murray’s signature tune “Snowbird” after hearing it in the car with his mother, Lois.
“My god, who is this enchantress?” he asks when he comes across the song on the radio. “She sounds like an angel. It’s like her voice is putting my entire body in her mouth.”
As the baby’s obsession with the 67-year-old Springhill, N.S. natve grows, it spreads to his talking pet dog, Brian, even though he says its “vapid, overproduced tripe” with “no edge whatsoever” at first. Stewie eventually succeeds in making Brian into a believer, and showing him “the true meaning of Anne Murray.”
But Stewie and Brian come to odds when they disagree about what “Snowbird” is really about, which spurs them to find Murray herself.
“I guess I always thought it was about human limitation, both mental and physical,” Murray said, voiced by the singer herself. “Okay that, that just blew my face off.”