Family Guy’s signature run of cutaway gags poked fun at electronic music in the show’s latest episode. Aired last weekend, it playfully rips on Daft Punk and GRAMMY awards.
It’s not Family Guy’s funniest cutaway (we all know that’s any one of the giant chicken fights or possibly Prom Night Dumpster Baby) and it’s nowhere near as succinct as South Park’s commentary on music production, but it’s chucklesome all the same as the duo press the demo button on a vintage keyboard and instantly win a GRAMMY.
Cheeky shots fired at GRAMMY culture, the apparent simplicity of electronic music to those who don’t understand it, or at the fact that all Daft Punk have to do is fart and they have the music world’s attention?
Possibly all of the above. Here’s the clip. The timing is perfect; the GRAMMY nominations were revealed yesterday, if you’re interested in seeing who’s been nominated, scroll down past the clip.
Electronic music-related GRAMMY nominations for the 58th annual awards are as follows…
Best Dance Recording
Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston – We’re All We Need (Ultra/Anjunabeats)
The Chemical Brothers – Go (Astralwerks)
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me (Warp)
Galantis – Runaway (U & I) (Big Beat/Atlantic)
Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now (OWSLA/Mad Decent/Atlantic)
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Caribou – Our Love (Merge)
The Chemical Brothers – Born in the Echoes (Astralwerks)
Disclosure – Caracal (Capitol)
Jamie XX – In Colour (Yong Turks)
Skrillex and Diplo – Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü (OWSLA/Mad Decent/Atlantic)
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Max Richter – Berlin By Overnight (CFCF Remix) (Deutsche Grammophon)
JES, Shant & Clint Maximus – Hold On (Fatum Remix) (Intonenation Records)
Galantis – Runaway (U&I) (Kaskade Remix) (Big Beat/Atlantic)
ODESZA – Say My Name (RAC Remix) (Counter Records)
Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix) (RCA Records)