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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

More TV
Posted by Ross

Before we melt into oblivion in front of the warm radioactive glow of the boob tube, let's talk about...

Family Guy

I have TIVO, so I don't always watch shows right when they come out. The Bekka and I watched the "PTV" episode of "Family Guy" last night.

It starts with this extended "outtakes" of Osama's latest terrorist video, laughing when he mis-pronounces Ramadan. And then it quickly becomes a very clever parody of the "Naked Gun" movies. Parody of a parody... only in the cartoons.

Peter's setting up a red carpet in preparation for the Emmys, but Lois won't let him go because they have to go to Meg's boring play. And Peter tries to resist, but Lois quickly overpowers him, putting him in an arm-lock on the floor and making him shout, "I like eating red carpet!" which Quagmire, walking by in his bathrobe, of course, hears, and quickly loses consciousness.

At Meg's boring play, Peter has the clever idea of watching the Emmys on a tiny TV cleverly placed in the afro of the patron in front of him, until he gets up and says, "Excuse me, I gotta go do some black guy stuff."

Peter is crushed when he hears on the news later that on the Emmys, he missed a David Hyde Pierce trouser malfunction in which he exposed his testicles to a stunned audience.

At the TV executive board meeting, the head of the suits proclaims, "Gentlemen, we got 20 calls about the David Hyde Pierce incident, and as you know, one call equals a billion people, which means 20 billion people were offended by this." And then we learn that the chairman of this executive board is none other than Cobra Commander!

And so what happens is the FCC starts censoring everything... from a "Three's Company" topless scene to Ralph Kramden's charming spousal abuse catch phrase.

Brian says, "They're censoring anything that may be viewed as unpleasant."

To which a horrified Peter replies, "What the hell? They let Sarah Jessica Parker on TV and she looks like a foot!"

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