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#1 Hum

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 17:51

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 17:54

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

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 17:59

Now we know who planned it ....

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 18:05

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

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 18:29

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 18:37

Just about to post this.. crazy

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 18:44

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 18:51

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 18:57

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 19:00

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 19:03

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 19:06

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 19:09

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 21:54

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

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 22:21

oh yes I watched that one. I thought it was a warning about same thing as I read news about this too.

here is the link:

http://news.yahoo.co...-170749073.html