Last night the 9th season of the animated FOX comedy Family Guy premiered, and the special 1-hour episode "And Then There Were Fewer" contained a cameo from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart, as a cat. Watch it below, plus the new National Car Rental commercial featuring Stewart’s voice over.
Patrick Stewart voices Cat Cameo + National Ad Campaign
Patrick Stewart has been working with Family Guy creator (and big time Star Trek fan) Seth Mac Farlane for years, most notably appearing in 35 episodes of American Dad as Avery Bullock, the head of the CIA. But Stewart has also provided his voice in a few previous Family Guy episodes, including playing himself and once reprising his role as Jean Luc Picard. And in Sunday’s season premiere – an homage to classic murder mysteries – Stewart showed up again, this time voicing a mysterious black cat. [via Hulu – USA only…sorry]
And if you are one of those people that doesn’t fast forward over commercials, you may have noticed Patrick Stewart’s distinctive voice in a new ad campaign for National Car Rental, where he doesn’t say "make it so" but does implore business travelers to "go like a pro".