You Haven't Really Made It Until You've Been Turned Into a Cartoon
When it comes to cartoons, TV audiences are now pretty familiar with seeing celebrity guests pop up in episodes of The Simpsons and the like, contributing their own voices and thus attaining legend status. What we're less likely to see are buildingshotels, to be more specificpopping up with little cartoon guest cameos of their own. However, on last night's Family Guy,
The Standard NYC did just that.
The episode focused on Brian, the family dog, who pens a best-selling self-help book and embarks on a book tour. While stopping in New York to do a signing at the Barnes & Noble and take meetings at Pastis, Brian and Stewie stay at The Standard. The name of the hotel is never mentioned, but as you can see from the shot above, and from watching the scene (start around 7:45 here on Hulu), it's so obviously the Meatpacking District hotel.
Not much transpires, aside from Brian checking in with a cute receptionist, whom he invites to party with him later. He asks Stewie in a roundabout manner to deliver the girl to his room later, but the scene goes no further. That's sad, as we would have liked to see Family Guy attempt to render the Biergarten or Le Bain in cartoon.
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