Microsoft exits as sponsor of 'Family Guy' special

Fans of "Family Guy" are chortling about Microsoft's belated discovery that a "Family Guy" special might not jibe with the software giant's corporate image.

On Monday, Microsoft said it's pulling out as sponsor of a "Family Guy" variety show, just two weeks after announcing its sole sponsorship of the special, "Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show," scheduled to air Nov. 8.

The Fox special apparently follows in the racy tradition of the animated "Family Guy" series รข€” just as any fan would expect.

The special includes "typical 'Family Guy'-style jokes, including riffs on deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest," said Variety, which first reported Microsoft's exit.


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Oct 30, 2009 11:56PM EDT

Lolz I know microsoft is a powerful company, but really, did it actually expect Family Guy to tone down for one episode just cause Microsoft sponsor it? That's laughable. They should go and sponsor the simpsons if they want a show to sell out for them.

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