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Fox has removed from its web site a recent episode of "Family Guy," which showed mass deaths at the Boston Marathon.

A doctored version of the clip, which made fun of Monday's terrorist attack at the marathon, has since circulated online.

Fox Broadcasting refused to comment. But Seth MacFarlane, creator of the "Family Guy" cartoon, condemned the hoax episode in a Tuesday tweet.

"The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent," he tweeted. "The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims."

The "Turban Cowboy" episode was originally broadcast on March 17, and Fox confirmed that it has since been pulled from Fox.com and Hulu.

The episode showed the main character of the show Peter Griffin mowing down other runners with a car in a bid to win the marathon.

The online hoax spliced together two clips from the original episode. The hoax showed Griffin appearing to trigger explosions with his cell phone, while depicting the scene of bloody carnage when he drove his car through the runners.

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i thought it was interesting [coincidence] that Sunday's episode made a joke about Logan Airport planes crashing

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Now we know who planned it ....

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it was TED....bears are and always have been america's greatest threat.

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it was TED....bears are and always have been america's greatest threat.

this has been true ever since Yogi Bear

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Jellystone Parks first human oriented terrorist... stealing picnic baskets...

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Just about to post this.. crazy

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Pulling episodes of satirical comedies because they could remind people about a tragic event is a stupid practice. It doesn't make the episodes un air. it doesn't remove the point it made in the first place, it doesn't make anyone feel better, it had nothing to do with the event in the first place.

the ONLY ones who gain anything from this idiot practice is the terrorists.

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Pulling episodes of satirical comedies because they could remind people about a tragic event is a stupid practice. It doesn't make the episodes un air. it doesn't remove the point it made in the first place, it doesn't make anyone feel better, it had nothing to do with the event in the first place.

the ONLY ones who gain anything from this idiot practice is the terrorists.

It wasn't a real episode.

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It wasn't a real episode.

The hoax clip wasn't, but the episode it was created from and the one they did pull was quite real.

"The "Turban Cowboy" episode was originally broadcast on March 17, and Fox confirmed that it has since been pulled from Fox.com and Hulu."

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The hoax clip wasn't, but the episode it was created from and the one they did pull was quite real.

"The "Turban Cowboy" episode was originally broadcast on March 17, and Fox confirmed that it has since been pulled from Fox.com and Hulu."

The actual problem broadcast was a splicing of several different parts of the episode.

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The actual problem broadcast was a splicing of several different parts of the episode.

No, they pulled the WHOLE ORIGINAL Turban Cowboy episode. the spliced clip was made after this even. And while the clip was in bad taste. I'm not sure Seth has any grounds to complain about it. But I guess it's not the same when it goes the other way...

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this is almost as stupid as fox pulling the simpsons NYC episode because it focused on the twin towers for a few years.....

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No, they pulled the WHOLE ORIGINAL Turban Cowboy episode. the spliced clip was made after this even. And while the clip was in bad taste. I'm not sure Seth has any grounds to complain about it. But I guess it's not the same when it goes the other way...

My mistake then. I read this story elsewhere and they didn't make it particularly clear there.

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I'm glad I got to see the episode before it was pulled -- wasn't great tho.

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I'm glad they pulled the episode but it sure is strangely prophetic.

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the clip was actually fake...

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the clip was actually fake...

Both clips are from the same episode.

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I'm glad they pulled the episode but it sure is strangely prophetic.

But why are you glad? It has nothing to do with it, it takes away from those who enjoy family guy, it does opting for those affected AND it's another win for the terrorit.

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Another win for the terrorists? It's called trying to be sensitive. 3 people died. Many were injured. Besides, it's a silly cartoon!

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Another win for the terrorists? It's called trying to be sensitive. 3 people died. Many were injured. Besides, it's a silly cartoon!

A silly cartoon that was removed because of fear and because something terrorists did to protect those who don't need to watch it and wouldn't watch it anyway. yup, that's a win for the terrorists.

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A silly cartoon that was removed because of fear and because something terrorists did to protect those who don't need to watch it and wouldn't watch it anyway. yup, that's a win for the terrorists.

I don't think it was removed due to fear. It was removed as a token of respect for the dead and injured. It's one thing to parody a fictional event; it's another entirely when that event actually happens. I don't think it's a problem that they've decided to remove this episode; saves them having to deal with complaints.

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i think I've just gotten really jaded. i think i might be the only one not really at all concerned with this bombing.

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It was removed as a token of respect for the dead and injured

Spot on!

i think I've just gotten really jaded. i think i might be the only one not really at all concerned with this bombing.

Have a cookie.

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Spot on!

Have a cookie.

i'm serious. 2 bombs explode killing only 3 people.

The very next day a fertilizer plant blows up entirely on accident.. 5 to 15 dead

suddenly the Boston bombing seems very small and insignificant when accidents do more damage than intentional malice.

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