Seth MacFarlane is too raunchy for Microsoft

According to Variety, Microsoft isn't sponsoring Seth MacFarlane's upcoming special anymore.

The two big names had originally partnered up to promote the new Windows 7 program, but Microsoft backed out yesterday after "it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand." MacFarlane's program, "Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show" is set to air on November 8 and features live-action skits and animated segments with Alex Borstein, who voices Lois on Family Guy. Variety noted that, while the animated portions of the show were relatively tame, the live-action stunts were too much for Microsoft.

One word: Weak.

This thing was a bad idea from the start, but now it's just ridiculous. MacFarlane's selling-out fiasco aside, Microsoft was clearly trying to sit at the cool kids' table -- and now they can't even handle the dirty jokes! It's freakin' Family Guy! What did they expect? Wholesome, age-appropriate programming? Let's just hope MacFarlane and Co. can salvage what they've got and quit trying so hard with all the sponsors.


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