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Family Guy may have gone too far with a planned abortion episode

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 27th 2009 8:03PM
Family GuyIt looks like an episode produced for the upcoming season of FOX's Family Guy may be too much for the network too handle. I can only imagine what a Family Guy episode about abortion would consist of. And in my imagination, none of it would survive the FCC. So what does that mean? It means more incentive for fans to pick up the DVD set where it will inevitably land.

FOX, however, says the decision isn't final on what to do with the episode (UPDATE: It is now!). I could see creator Seth MacFarlane actually being disappointed if FOX airs it. On a show that prides itself on pushing the envelope as far as he can, it's gotta feel good to take it too far from time to time.

He's already blasted religion, gay marriage, and plays with pedophelia almost constantly. Maybe abortion is the one topic you just can't lampoon. At the same time, I'd love to see what he comes up with. Really, all of this just raises awareness of the show and reminds us that it's supposed to be edgy. It's all for the ratings, baby!

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K48JG69C

I completely agree that they've gone way too far this time with the abortion episode. It's so much in bad taste. I understand that Family Guy's famous for being subversive and sometimes that can be a good thing, because often the FCC ruin it by banning a lot of funny gags (like the 'douchebags' bit on the episode PTV), but Fox has every right to refuse to air this episode. It seems as though it's just been made to offend and nothing else. I for one certainly won't watch it. The writers need to tone down the outrageousness.

August 17 2009 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
PAINLIQUOR

Realy you watch shows with some ho looking for a boyfriend but some little liek abortion please theres much worse than Family Guy people. You people just start talking shit becuase the media says something bad about a show but call them crazy if they ever say anything bad about mtv. Hell look at south it been on air for years they've done worse things then Family Guy and people say but South Parks different there is no difference other than the fact that one has a Family and the other is 4 Boys they both make fun of life,religion,celebrities. People these days are pathetic and you all just need to understand that you all are just cattle moving with the heard.

July 30 2009 at 1:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DRAHCIRREDRUM

YOU PEOPLE ARE SUCH IDIOTS! YOU KEEP SHOWS LIKE CHEATERS ON THE AIR! YOU WATCH CELEBRITIES CHEAT ON ONE ANOTHER LAUGHING AND CRYING FOR THEM! YOU PRAISE MJ EVEN THOUGH HE SLEPT WITH LITTLE BOYS! YET YOU'RE GOING TO DOWN A CARTOON THAT SHOW THESE THINGS?! REAL LIFE VERSUS CARTOONS! THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK YOU RETARDS!!!!!!!!

July 30 2009 at 1:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chrysee

needs more Back to the Future parodies

July 28 2009 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rick cokely

I think the DVD sales haven't gone far enough so they cooked this up. We'll see the episode in 2 or 3 years just like we did with Wish upon a Weinstein.

July 28 2009 at 9:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Seb

I am not from the US, so: Is abortion illegal? Whats the big deal about it? Family Guy makes fun about everything including pedophelia, incest and murder. Even if you see abortion as an act of murder - they have already done it.

July 28 2009 at 4:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thandrale

Well they already did a musical number called "Prom night dumpster baby". So how much worse could it be?

July 28 2009 at 1:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RevJonathan

Even though I am pretty strongly pro-life, I don't have a problem with anyone expressing their ideas. I do have a problem with how ridiculously unfunny Family Guy has gotten since it has strayed away from its roots.

Take a page from South Park, bring the funny first and the soap box second.

July 27 2009 at 11:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Guess Who

I have no problem with Family Guy going after sacred cows - but MacFarlane's hatred of "Dharma and Greg" is over the line damn it.

July 27 2009 at 11:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jack

It was a good show at one time but nowadays its all mindless bashing and tasteless jokes.

The show is past its best days and it will be great when it finally comes to an end.

July 27 2009 at 8:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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