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"Sherlock Holmes" Not Afraid of "Family Guy" Special

Posted: November 1st, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Sherlock Holmes" Not Afraid of "Family Guy" SpecialSubmit Comment
Two weeks ago, we reported that 20th Century Fox Television will air a "Family Guy" special, called "Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show," on November 8th at 8:30pm. The special was to be commercial-free and instead blend promotion of Microsoft's Windows 7 into the show's content.

Then about a week ago, Microsoft bailed on the special after the software company's executives watched the taping of the variety show and witnessed jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest.

The animated portions of "Almost Live Comedy Show" were the tamest parts of the show -- it was the live-action segments (such as one in which MacFarlane and Borstein play Latino housekeepers) that probably raised the most eyebrows.

"We initially chose to participate in the Seth and Alex variety show based on the audience composition and creative humor of 'Family Guy,' but after reviewing an early version of the variety show, it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand," said a Microsoft spokeswoman.

Now comes word that Warner Bros has stepped in with its upcoming "Sherlock Holmes" film to sponsor the special.

The "Almost Live Comedy Show" will include original animation, live-action performances of "Family Guy" musical numbers, comedy sketches and celebrity guests. The evening also will feature an all-Seth MacFarlane lineup with new episodes of "American Dad," "The Cleveland Show" and "Family Guy."

Source: THR


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nope.com writes:
on November 1st, 2009 at 10:09:06 PM

So.. that super unfunny cleveland show is still on the air huh
wonderBOY writes:
on November 1st, 2009 at 10:20:26 PM

"...creative humor of 'Family Guy'" I've never witnessed any humor let alone creative humor.
roseredscare writes:
on November 1st, 2009 at 10:22:13 PM

I really love Sherlock Holmes but nothing will make me watch these extremely unfunny and boring pieces of crap.
Peter Parker writes:
on November 1st, 2009 at 11:20:25 PM

Priceless!!!

"... jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest..." ahahaha

I wonder why Microsoft doesn't want to be associated with this...

Anyway, just because of that, "Family Guy" just went up a few more points in my book.
blinkbomber writes:
on November 1st, 2009 at 11:41:42 PM

i've seen lots of humor in Family Guy, but hey... to each his own.
Mudders writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 12:03:14 AM

family guy reigns supreme!!!

esp over the simpsons!
BayHarbor_Butcher writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 1:06:11 AM

"but after reviewing an early version of the variety show, it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand,". --Aparently nobody at microsoft has ever watched Family Guy. what were they expecting?
warriors187 writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 1:21:19 AM

Family Guy has been god awful for a long time now, everybody with half a mind can see that. South Park is still the reigning King. "af*ck you whale! af*ck you dolphin!!!!!!!"
KHRIS writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 1:25:14 AM

Love Family Guy. Cant wait to see this special.
telur writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 2:58:10 AM

The Simpsons still better than Family Guys
vaodsi writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 3:16:20 AM

simpsons... family guy... both are crap compared to the office... british and american versions... yes i know the office is not animated... but stilllllll.
anyway yeah... i'm more surprised that mcfarlan didn't BACK out of promoting the terrible windows 7! I mean while your converting all your stuff to windows seven... why not just get a mac? ;)
SpookyCupcakes writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 6:09:00 AM

""We initially chose to participate in the Seth and Alex variety show based on the audience composition and creative humor of 'Family Guy,' "

"creative humor of 'Family Guy,' "

I'm buying a f*cking mac.
SpookyCupcakes writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 6:10:22 AM

"The evening also will feature an all-Seth MacFarlane lineup with new episodes of "American Dad," "The Cleveland Show" and "Family Guy." "

Can't tell the difference between this and animation domination.
PrevalentMind writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 10:57:42 AM

Do you know what kinds of filthy, perverted, debaucherous sh*t Windows gives us the ability allowed to access AND organize? lol

...and they're NOT the right fit? Someone needs to remind them about their involvement in all that offensive stuff on that little known thing called the internet. Wait until the PC guy gets nabbed with kiddie porn.
billofill writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 11:36:21 AM

Lets put this into perspective, robert downey jr who's one of the producers of said film basically "via his wife" has guess stared on Family Guy so um Duh?
The Dini writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 1:50:41 PM

The Simpsons is still #1 to me, Family guy is really funny, American Dad is meh, and The Cleveland Show is awful
Dre-EL writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 5:44:55 PM

sounds lame
Tizzle writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 8:44:16 PM

American Dad sucks
netslums writes:
on November 2nd, 2009 at 8:55:49 PM

It is actually a fact that Family Guy is the greatest animated TV show in history. Now I'll eagerly await hateful replies to which I will ignore. :)
Peter Parker writes:
on November 3rd, 2009 at 10:52:10 AM

@ netslums: Nothing but support from my side.
pakmandogg writes:
on November 4th, 2009 at 5:03:03 AM

i want to see that

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