Fox Will Not Air Family Guy Abortion Episode - Featured

Fox will not air an abortion-themed episode of Family Guy, according to a statement from the network.

"Fox will not air the 'Partial Terms of Endearment' episode of Family Guy, but we fully support the producers' right to make the episode and distribute it in whatever way they want," the statement reads.

Series creator Seth McFarlane teased the episode in question during a Family Guy panel Saturday at Comic-Con in San Diego.

"20th Century Fox, as always, allowed us to produce the episode and then said, 'You know what? We're scared to f--king death of this,'" he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He later clarified his remarks in an email to the Reporter to say that he supported Fox's decision. "We were allowed to take a crack at this controversial story and that's enough for me," he said. He also indicated that "Partial Terms" would likely be included on the season's DVD.

During the same panel, McFarlane previewed the hotly anticipated Empire Strikes Back parody episode, a sequel to the show's wildly popular Star Wars spoof.

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Jul 28, 2009 11:33PM EDT

Cartman finally got a family guy episode pulled.

Default avatar cat
Jul 29, 2009 2:27AM EDT

All this does is promote the DVD more. It further makes Family Guy, that taboo thing, so I doubt they care very much that this episode got pulled. I would argue that since news outlets are reporting on it, the episode already has done its job for them. Since Fox's image appears on every one of the Family Guy Seasons, if they truely wanted this episode ban, they would not let it appear on one of their offically licensed products. It may be the cynic in me, but I may go as far as saying this is a nice calculated advertising ploy by the executives at FOX and the creators of Family Guy.
Otherwise, how is an abortion epsiode worse than, a episode where Jesus parties and does the talk show circuit, or the one where Peter becomes gay, the one about O.J Simpson, The Hitler one, or the one where Peter has a Stroke where they basically make fun of stroke victims all episode, all the episodes are usually in poor taste, the abortion one isnt going to be worse than anything FOX has already let them do, plus they have already done abortions jokes in episodes anyway.

Default avatar cat
Jul 29, 2009 5:00AM EDT

you dont know that. IT COULD BE terrible (as in offensivly)(itll be hillarious)

Default avatar cat
Jul 29, 2009 11:36AM EDT

They did a song called Prom Night Dumster Baby where new borns that were thrown into dumpsters before the prom get out and start singing as they walk and swing their imbilical cords in their hand. I dont think it can get any more offensive than that. Thats just what family guy is, for Fox to let stuff like that air and not this episode tells me either they just went wayy to far, which they always do, or FOX has alterier motives.

Jul 29, 2009 6:57PM EDT

Oh, my goodness. Family Guy, offending someone? What? But this is such a tame show.C'mon now. Remember when Loise hid the body of a man she thought Chris killed, and let Stewie in on it? Remember the COUNTLESS murders, offensive jokes, etc.? All you are doing is further tabooing what is already an agonizing decision for many innocent women. If men could get pregnant, this wouldn't have been an issue. Ever. Ask any top sociologist. And no, my personal views have nothing to do with this.Whether you agree with it or not, it's Family Guy. They are TRYING to offend people, because it's funny. They make fun of vegetarians all the time (I am a vegetarian for moral reasons as well as health, while what we call 'pro-life' is solely moral)- you don't see me trying to get an episode banned because I believe it shows a disrespect for life. Does it? Yes. But it is not to be taken seriously, and if you do, it is on you.

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