Seth MacFarlane’s no-holds-barred animated show, Family Guy surprised us with several Van Halen references in the latest episode. The new episode, (Season 18, Episode 17) which aired April 26th, is entitled “Coma guy,” but just as easily could have been called “Van Halen Guy,” or “Peter Discovers Van Halen.”
Having never read a book, Peter Griffin decides it’s time, and heads to the library and asks for 1984. The librarian assumes he means the classic Van Halen album, so she hands him it on CD, and the rest is history.
Watch the episode below. The longest Van Halen segment begins at 1:53 and lasts until 6:00. And there are a couple more references later on in the episode.