It’s been almost two years since Carrie Fisher’s unexpected death, but fans still miss the actor, author, and comedian as if it was just yesterday.
Last year marked Fisher’s final appearance on film as Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode VIII.
The movie ended with a touching memorial.
Though most famous for her role in the Star Wars franchise, Fisher was also an accomplished comedian. She voiced a recurring character named Angela on Seth MacFarlane’s lauded animated comedy, Family Guy. Angela was Peter’s boss at the Pawtucket Brewery where he worked.
The show had not yet mentioned Angela’s death. Family Guy, not usually known for anything serious, took an unexpected turn when Peter eulogized Angela in clear tribute to Fisher.
It took everybody by surprise, including Mark Hamill, Fisher’s Star Wars co-star and on-screen brother:
— MarkHoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) December 11, 2018
Wow…that gave me goosebumps. Family Guy just payed tribute to the loss of Carrie Fisher.
That was well done. #FamilyGuy
— Chevy48 (@chevychevelle48) December 10, 2018
Fisher continued to appear as Angela for two years while they went through their backlog of recorded episodes.
Wow… 2 years later, and they FINALLY ran out of episodes that she helped record… really gives new meaning to the phrase "living on through your work"
— MGE Dawn (@MGE_Dawn) December 10, 2018
“Family Guy” does a nice Carrie Fisher tribute. Angela (who Fisher voiced) has died and Peter is giving his boss a eulogy:
“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.” pic.twitter.com/Lu77MwCNBW
— TheRealArbuckle (@RealArbuckle) December 11, 2018
We miss you Carrie Fisher #FamilyGuy
— Justin Wulach: The real Johnny Bananas (@OtherBeardedOne) December 10, 2018
Of course, since this is Family Guy, the scene couldn’t remain serious for long.
Eventually, Peter looked up and noticed he was at the wrong funeral.
#FamilyGuy begins with a tribute to Carrie Fisher (who died almost 2 years ago) as her character Angela unsurprisingly passed away.
That was the most emotional beginning ever (although Peter being at the wrong funeral ruined the moment).
— Felix Saenz (@FelixReviews) December 10, 2018
The #FamilyGuy tribute to Carrie Fisher was actually quite sweet.
— Constanvee ︽✵︽ (@dametokillfor) December 10, 2018
— 🎄🤶🏽 Nola Lightman 🤶🏽🎄 (@NolaLightman) December 10, 2018
#FamilyGuy What a awesome tribute to Carrie Fisher at the start of tonight episode WELL DONE!!
— Tony Shephard (@TonyShephard_) December 10, 2018
that was a funny, touching tribute to carrie fisher 😊 #FamilyGuy
— that damn kel (@Blvck_Picvsso) December 10, 2018
Knowing Fisher’s sense of humor, she’d have likely thought this was the perfect tribute to her character.