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By kristen fyfe

Leave it to Family Guy to take the sacred and make it profane.  On the August 13th episode (9:00 p.m. ET), titled "The Courtship of Stewie's Father," God is portrayed in bed with a woman who offers him a condom when He wants to have sex with her.  For this reason, and the sheer vulgar storyline woven throughout the episode, Family Guy is back on the list as the Worst of the Week.


This episode, which originally aired November 20, 2005, uses the context of the father-son relationship as a thread woven throughout the raunchy half-hour.  Peter is frustrated with his job and his wife is frustrated with their son, Stewie, who has been "acting out."  In fact, Stewie has been trying to kill his mother.  When she goes to his preschool and is shown pictures he has drawn of her in varying stages of dismemberment, all Stewie's mom sees is that Peter is not in the pictures.  She determines that Stewie's behavior is attributed to the lack of time he spends with his father.


When Lois addresses this with Peter, Peter tells her the "father-son bond is sacred."  It is here that the scene changes to one with Jesus yelling at Joseph and saying, "You're not my real father!"  Jesus then picks up the phone and calls God in Heaven who is shown in bed with a young woman named Janet.  God tells Jesus that He can't help him out and that He'll talk with him later.  God then turns to Janet to initiate sex and Janet hands God a square-shaped foil package presumably a condom - to which God says, "But it's my birthday!"


Back at the Griffin home, Lois is accidentally hit in the head by a box from the pantry when Peter opens it.  This makes Stewie laugh hysterically which Peter sees as a sign of father-son bonding.  He then intentionally hits Lois with several items and continues brutalizing her in various ways, culminating with Stewie and Peter putting Lois in the back seat of the car, driving to a cliff and letting the car go over the edge into a lake.  Throughout the entire sick sequence the sound of father and son laughing underscores the action.


In addition to the profanity and abuse themes, this episode of Family Guy also included references to pedophilia and racism. Unfortunately, such offerings are nothing out of the ordinary for Family Guy.  Expect to see more of the same when the new season starts next month.

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