Fox Pulls ‘Family Guy’ Boston Marathon Episode from Streaming Sites

An edited online video suggesting parallels to the Boston Marathon incident has been making the rounds on the Internet, prompting the network to take the original episode offline.

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A scene from Family Guy's November 13 episode, in which Stewie and Brian travel back in time to stop the 9/11 attacks

Fox has pulled a recent Family Guy episode from Hulu and Fox.com after an edited online video suggesting parallels to the Boston Marathon incident went viral.

The doctored video depicts Family Guy patriarch Peter Griffin apparently using his cell phone to trigger an explosion  and is juxtaposed with an image of him mowing down marathon runners with his car, according to the Huffington Post.

(MORE: Boston Marathon Bombing: Raw Videos from the Finish Line)

The original show included both scenes, but they were from two distinct and separate storylines. The episode, called “The Turban Cowboy” was broadcast on March 17, reports CNN Money.

Fox officials, meanwhile, were said to be working with YouTube to take down the offending clips.

Seth McFarlane, the creator of the show, expressed his reaction via Twitter:

(MORE: President Obama’s Remarks on the Boston Marathon Tragedy)

It’s not the first time that the network has pulled down an episode of the cartoon sitcom; Fox pulled episodes of Family Guy and  American Dad last year following the shootings in Newtown, Conn., and hurricane-themed crossover episodes of those two shows plus The Cleveland Show (all three are produced by Macfarlane) after devastating storms struck the south in April 2011.

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endtyrannynow
endtyrannynow

Government is running the conversation here. Sandy  Hook was a false flag. When it leaked that the entire event was staged using actors and actresses from a local production company the state controlled media stopped reporting on it. Government shut down Twitter immediately following it. The Boston Marathon bombing is again another false flag. When it leaked that the story mimicked the Family Guy episode called Turban Cowboy they claimed Fox dumped the episode. If the story wasn't orchestrated why drop the Family Guy episode? It's a cover up folks. The next day they went with a diversion of a fertilizer plant explosion in Texas/ Washington is trying to create the illusion we are under attack justifying martial law. There's an illegal war taking place. Government is trying to overwhelm the public with made up details which keep emerging. If both the Sandy Hook and Boston Marathon bombing stories were true, how could pages be set up for the victims at Facebook days in advance?

James Madison said it best "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

Government has taken control of the media to cover up the truth leaking out about Obama, the Coup, the illegal war, the media blackouts, and this last mock election. This illegal war began in 2008 when Sarah Palin was added to the McCain ticket to INTENTIONALLY LOSE. She can only appear at heavily controlled events now. Government shut down commenting at Conservatives4Palin for days once all her supporters learned the truth. Don't take my word for it. See the proof and judge for yourself. Search Sarah Palin's dirty little secret for the BIGGEST cover up in history.

RonSimonson
RonSimonson

I just down loaded the whole episode and it is as they say- both scenes are in there. About it being "edited" what are they supposed to do post the whole show, come on guys when you have such aberrant show you have to expect to ruffle some feathers. Nobody is saying they are involved but weird coincidence! 

JeremyBeasley
JeremyBeasley

The original show included both scenes, but they were from two distinct and separate storylines. The episode, called “The Turban Cowboy” was broadcast on March 17

 lmao 

what kinda brainwashed dummies buy this?

shinmanokodou
shinmanokodou like.author.displayName 1 Like

So... a viral video gets spread that shows an edited version of the episode.

You react by pulling the original episode, so anyone who tries to go watch it can't see for themselves that the edit was fake and that the scene did not actually happen in that episode. 

I don't think you thought this cunning plan all the way through.

KoalaBear
KoalaBear like.author.displayName 1 Like

Give me a break!  And THIS is when all the overreaction begins! -_-