Fox’s Family Guy
(Sundays, 9:00 p.m. ET) reached a milestone on May 2nd with the
broadcast of its 150th episode. The banner across the Family Guy
offices probably read: “Hooray for 150 episodes of unmitigated filth!” The
landmark episode certainly didn’t disappoint (that is, if a viewer doesn’t have
children or a shred of decency). What transpired during that broadcast was so
disgusting, so unbelievably vile, it’s makes one nauseous even repeating it.
Needless to say, Family Guy rightfully deserves the title of Worst
TV Show of the Weekfor reasons that will become all too
First, the contrived set up:
Brian and Stewie manage to lock themselves in a bank vault. Stewie – being a
toddler – does what toddlers do, or rather what toddlers doo-doo.
Unwilling to wallow in a dirty diaper, Stewie spells out what he wants Brian
(the talking, Scotch-swilling family dog) to do for him:
STEWIE: “Eat it. Eat it,
BRIAN: “You're out of your ___
(bleeped f******) mind.”
STEWIE: “You promised you'd
hear me out. Besides, is it really that big a deal? You just said it yourself
that you’re starving.”
Brian continues to refuse.
Stewie spells out his expectations.
STEWIE: “Dogs sometimes eat
feces. It's not a judgment, it's just a fact. So what I would need you to do
is eat what's in my diaper, lick the diaper clean, possibly lick my fanny, and
then put the diaper back on me. Probably lick my fanny. Yeah, you should start
wrapping your brain around that too.”
Eventually, Brian gives in. As
soon as he removes the diaper, the stench hits him. Stewie forces Brian to a
corner because he doesn’t want to watch him eat it. Brian’s head dips
off-screen as he chokes down the feces. “I can’t finish,” Brian pleads. But
Stewie is insistent. While Brian finishes, Stewie becomes nauseous and vomits.
STEWIE: “Got some dessert for
Stewie points to the pile of
BRIAN: “You gotta be kidding
STEWIE: “C'mon, it's
throw-up. You like throw-up.”
BRIAN: “I do. I do like
Brian goes down to the floor
and laps up the vomit.
Brian is about to put the
diaper back on Stewie, who points out that the job isn’t quite done yet.
BRIAN: “Look, the diaper is
STEWIE: “Yeah, but my ass
isn't. You'll have to clean my ass.”
BRIAN: “Oh God, Stewie.
There's got to be a line.”
STEWIE: “Brian, this is the
most important part. You’ve seen Lois with those sanitary wipes. She gets all
up in my biz-natch with those.”
BRIAN: “No. No way!”
STEWIE: “I could get really
sick. Look, there’s hardly anything on it. This will take one second, and then
we could put this whole unpleasantness behind us.”
BRIAN: “If you ever –“
STEWIE: “ I’m not gonna breathe
a word to anybody -- ever. Now go on, get started.”
Stewie bends over.
BRAIN: “Alright, here it
STEWIE: “Oh and just do me a
favor and tell me when you’re about to begin because I don’t want to be
surprised – (sings) Moon river! Oh my God, there it goes. (sighs) Brian, you
rock. Thank you so much for doing this.”
Later, Brian offers to share a
bottle of whiskey with Stewie, who warns Brian:
STEWIE: “I don’t want to get
too buzzed. People take advantage of kids when they’re buzzed. It’s so easy
and I wouldn’t even remember. So don’t you try anything.”
BRIAN: “Try what? I already
practically French-kissed your butt.”
STEWIE: “Yeah, there was no
‘practically’ about that.”
According to the Federal
Communications Commission, “indecent programming contains patently offensive
sexual or excretory material...” Check and double check. In recent episodes,
Family Guy has skirted the line with molestation and bestiality between
Stewie and Brian. In the episode entitled, “Go Stewie Go” which aired on March
14, Stewie poses as a little girl and hits on Brian at bar. Brian takes
Stewie’s hand and presses it against his genitals. In terms of excretory
content, projectile vomiting, farts, feces, and other bodily functions are
prevalent on the show; but this past episode was a one-two punch of indecency.
If this is what Family Guy
creator SethMacFarlane has doled out for the 150th episode, imagine
what filth he’ll fling at viewers faces for the 200th episode.
The PTC urges its members and
concerned citizens alike to take action against extreme and offensive content on
the public airwaves...the airwaves YOU own.
For once again flouting FCC
regulations, Family Guy deserves the title of Worst TV Show of the
To file a complaint with the
FCC about this episode,
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