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The Family Guy Didn't Want You to See

hotdvdcollection.com / Aug 25, 2009

Last night, at an event held for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences , Seth MacFarlane and the cast of Family Guy table read the uncensored abortion script. In the episode, called "Partial Terms of Endearment," family matriarch Lois agrees to be the surrogate mother for an infertile friend, but contemplates getting an abortion when her friend dies in a car crash. Fox refused to air the episode, but issued a statement at the end of July saying the network supported "the producers' right to make the episode and distribute it in whatever way they want." If it wasn't clear before, it should be now: MacFarlane doesn't care who he offends. If that means making jokes about taboo-for-TV topics like abortion, that's just what Seth's got to do. The readings elicited laughter and more than a few groans, and MacFarlane joked that he hoped the reading would get his show a few more Emmy votes. Family Guy 's recent Emmy nomination for Best Comedy, the first for an animated show since The Flintstones in 1961, stirred up a lot of press. MacFarlane has tried to keep the spotlight on his show in the last few weeks -- announcing Fox would not air the abortion episode, confirming that Stewie is gay in a Playboy interview and table reading the controversial episode Wednesday night. Spokesman for 20th Century Fox Television Chris Alexander said that though the episode will never air, it will likely be released on DVD. Take a look and tell us what you think in the comments. Should Fox air the episode, or should this one be tabled for good?

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