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Fox Bans Family Guy Episode

Posted 4/18/2013 6:00 am by

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The Fox Network is no stranger to courting controversy.  Indeed, one of their star show is Family Guy, a show about a baby trying to murder its mother and conquer the world that features an alcoholic dog, a moron, a shrew, terrible kids, and a whole town full of weirdos, misanthropes, and other repugnant sorts that routinely dabbles in offensive comedy that can pretty often offend and amuse in the same cutaway gag.  Fox has pulled a Family Guy episode after an online hoax strung together two different scenes to mock the Boston Marathon terror attack.

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“The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent,” tweeted show creator Seth MacFarlane.  “The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”

The episode is a March 17 episode called “Turban Cowboy” which features a terrorism plot concerning a van full of explosives as well as a cutaway gag where Peter wins the Boston Marathon by jumping in his car and running over people on his way to victory.  Someone online merged the two clips in such a way to make it look like the episode predicted the Boston Marathon bombing.

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