‘Family Guy:’ Not So Family Friendly

'Family Guy' (Fox)

'Family Guy' (Fox)

This past Sunday night’s episode of ‘Family Guy,’ in which Peter’s father-in-law gets the lap-dance of his life, got The Parents Television Council upset (yet again).   
Tim Winter, the PTC president, said in a release: “Apparently Fox must believe that because the program is animated it can air anything it wants on ‘Family Guy’ no matter how inappropriate or indecent.  Fox hides behind satire and animation as an ‘excuse’ to air the foulest material imaginable, but Fox needs to learn that broadcast decency laws apply to all broadcast programming aired during the time when children are most likely to be watching, and we urge our members to file indecency complaints with the Federal Communications Commission over this episode.”

Watch a clip of the animated stripper’s lap dance below:

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The group, who has previously filed complaints to the FCC regarding this sometimes lewd and not-exactly child-friendly show, is no threat, however, to ‘Family Guy’ creator, Seth MacFarlane.

In March, after they filed a complaint about an episode that featured ‘a gay orgy and baby Stewie eating horse sperm,’ MacFarlane brushed off the complaints, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“That’s like getting hate mail from Hitler,” he said. “They’re literally terrible human beings. I’ve read their newsletter, I’ve visited their website, and they’re just rotten to the core. For an organization that prides itself on Christian values — I mean, I’m an atheist, so what do I know? — they spend their entire day hating people.”
The Orlando Sentinel says that in their most recent grievance, the council pointed out that the animated show “is one of the most-watched programs with children 6 to 11.”

A Fox spokeswoman had no comment about their complaint.
More recently, the PTC asked Microsoft this November to ban all sponsoring of Seth MacFarlane’s programs.

So the battle continues.

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