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Family Guy on Fox
Back in 2000, the Family Guy
episode entitled, “When You Wish Upon a Weinstein” was shelved for fear that
it was too anti-Semitic. Apparently, now in 2009, nothing is too anti-Semitic,
thanks to Family Guy’s relentless victimization of Jews and cheap
skewering of Jewish culture. The October 4th episode (9:30 p.m. ET),
“Family Goy,” was the latest example of the show’s anti-Semitism. When the
Griffins learn that Lois is half Jewish, they proceed to encapsulate a litany of
Jewish stereotypes. In the process, the show manages to offend not only
Judaism, but all religions, thus earning it the title of Worst TV Show of
As is often the case on
Family Guy, the episode began with a random incident that meandered for a
while until it stumbled upon the central plot, but not before inundating the
audience with labored non-sequiturs. In this case, Peter falls in love
with a cardboard cut-out of Kathy Ireland. Meanwhile, Quagmire finally
discovers Internet porn. Eventually, the cardboard cutout of Kathy Ireland
cheats on Peter (don’t ask) and he literally buries his love for her in the
yard. He happens to see his next door neighbor, Quagmire, step out of his front
door. Quagmire hasn’t left his home for days and Peter notices that his left
arm has gotten enormously muscular (presumably through constant masturbation).
With Kathy Ireland’s picture
out of the picture, Peter reignites his desire for Lois. As he fondles her
breasts in the dark, he feels a lump. In typical Family Guy fashion, the
threat of breast cancer is considered hilarious. Peter continues to seduce
Lois, forcing her to scream, “Peter, stop that! We’re not having sex. I just
told you I have a lump.”
He selfishly responds, “I have
a lump too, and mine is easier to get rid of it.”
Lois visits a doctor who delves
into her family history, ultimately leading to the discovery that Lois is part
Jewish. But it is Peter who goes overboard with his religious conversion. He
dons traditional garb, which includes the Star of David and a thicket of chest
hair, and goes by his new Jewish name – which amount to nothing but a
The knocks on Judaisim are
fairly innocuous until the ghost of Peter’s Catholic father inspires him to
embrace Christianity by hating the Jews. In a particularly sick parody, Peter
recreates an infamous scene in Schindler’s List in which a sadistic SS
officer, Amon Goeth, picks off Jewish prisoners with a rifle from his balcony.
In Family Guy, Peter shoots at the mailbox as Lois stands near it. “What
the hell?!” she screams, “Are you out of your [bleeped “f***ing”] mind?” Mort
the Jew (yes, that’s his name) approaches Lois as Peter fires a warning shot
that whizzes above his head. Mort explains to Lois that typically people say hi
to him by firing their guns.
Mort’s appearance is notable
because in the previous episode he was beaten to a bloody pulp by Disneyfied
versions of the cast (a reference to Walt Disney’s purported anti-Semitism).
Apparently, in Seth
MacFarlane’s mind, the best way to fight anti-Semitism is with more
anti-Semitism. One must wonder what young, angry, disaffected bigots tuning
into the show must think. All they see is a nebbish stereotype getting his
teeth knocked out of his skull and a blood-soaked Star of David tumbling to the
floor. In the intervening years since that first episode was banned, what
message has MacFarlane re-enforced, particularly when this episode ended with
Jesus Christ proclaiming that the world religions “are all complete crap?” Has
MacFarlane encouraged his audience to be more tolerant of Jews? Or has he
inured them to more extreme depictions of religious violence? For clearly
promoting the latter, Family Guy rightly deserves the title of
Worst TV Show of the Week.
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