The Star-Spangled Banner
From the episode: Boopa-Dee Bappa-Dee
Singers: Brian Griffin, Lois Griffin, Peter Griffin, Chris Griffin
Voices: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort McHenry", a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet, Francis Scott Key, after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy ships in Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812. The poem was set to the tune of "The Anacreontic Song" or "To Anacreon in Heaven", with various lyrics, already then well-known in the United States. 

The Quahog 5 sign-off in "Petergeist" showed the final seconds of "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the sign-off happened.

In order to prove they are familiar with American culture, the Griffins are asked to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in "Boopa-Dee Bappa-Dee". However, Chris gives a rendition of "I Will Always Love You" by Dolly Parton, with the most-well-known recording made by Whitney Houston.


Brian: O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light

Lois: What so proudly we hailed

Peter: At the twilight’s last gleaming

Chris: And I...I-I...will always love you-hhuu-IIIII