'Aborted' Family Guy episode goes public | Chortle
The cast of Family Guy are to perform a live version of the notorious abortion episode deemed too contentious for TV. Executives at the Fox network have chosen not to air the episode, in which matriarch Lois agrees to be a surrogate mother - but then has to decide what t do with the foetus when the friend she is carrying the baby for unexpectedly dies. But now actors including creator Seth MacFarlane are to stage a public reading of the script at Hollywood's Ricardo Montalban Theatre next Wednes... [Read More]
Aborted! Fox pulls Family Guy episode about abortion | Chortle
A Family Guy episode has been pulled from broadcast because it revolves around abortion. The Fox network had previously given creator Seth MacFarlane and his team the go-ahead to make the contentious episode - but has since decided it does not want to air it. The episode, Partial Terms of Endearment, had been penciled in as the tenth episode in series eight, which starts in the US in late September. [Read More]
Police Academy's Michael Winslow, Man of 1000 Noises, 'Scores' Silent Films, Live | Boing Boing
If you happen to be in Los Angeles on the evening of June 10, the underground cinema appreciation group Cinefamily is hosting an evening of weird, mutant fun that is quintessential Boing Boing. "Michael Winslow, Man of 1000 Noises," who you may recall from Police Academy, will perform a live "score" for an assortment of silent films. [Read More]
Mike Judge's The Goode Family: "Pilot" - review | A.V. Club
There were a couple of pretty good laughs.. But there were just too few of them, the pacing was a disaster, and unlike King of the Hill, which established its characters right off the bat, there wasn't really anyone to care about within the family, and no quirky breakout figures outside of it. [Read More]
First look: Mike Judge's 'Goode Family' trailer | The Live Feed
Fox's Sit Down, Shut Up just proved how tough it is to launch an animated series, with the network shuffling the Sunday night comedy off to a dead zone time period after only two low-rated episodes. Fox replaced Sit Down with the last remaining half-hours of Mike Judge's King of the Hill and the network might soon end up wishing they had snagged Judge's latest effort -- ABC's The Goode Family -- instead of Sit Down. Judge's new show is about an ultra politically correct eco-conscious family. Fo... [Read More]
Seth McFarlane: "We're not the best fricking show on TV" | Chortle
"American Dad emerged from our anger towards the Bush administration during the previous election. Family Guy was dead at the time, so I got together with the other writers and we were all so pissed off that it looked like he was going to win again, so we thought, ‘Let's channel all this rage into something creative', and American Dad came out of that. Stan very much epitomises that extreme post 9/11 conservative Republicanism, who just sees enemies wherever he looks." [Read More]
Dealing with Family Matters through Comedy in Nigeria
Stand-Up Comedy is a fast rising form of entertainment in Nigeria. At one time or another many have worked hard dealing with family or personal crises. Chinyere Okoye spoke with Jude Ogomegbunam Chukwuka on this issue. [Read More]
Family Guy wins court battle over song copyright issue
Creators of the US television show Family Guy did not infringe copyright when they transformed the song When You Wish Upon a Star for comical use in an episode, a US judge ruled. [Read More]
Of Course The Parents Television Council Hates Family Guy
The Parents Television Council is filing an indecency complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against Fox's "Family Guy" for a March 8 episode that included — and this is from the press release — "bestiality, orgies and babies eating sperm." [Read More]