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January 8, 2007
"The Family Guy" on Airport Security
EDITED TO ADD (1/8): Amazingly enough, this was aired before 9/11. I think it makes better satire now.
Posted on January 8, 2007 at 12:34 PM
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Here come the PC Attack Dogs again Bruce. Are you doing this on purpose? I hope so.
There are days when The Family Guy really hits home with it's satire (then there are the days when it's just another Frank Sinatra parody)... This was a good one, thanks Bruce.
Realize that this was animated / aired BEFORE 9/11. And it was removed from the dvd release since the dvd was released after 9/11.
Realize that this was animated / aired BEFORE 9/11. And it was removed from the dvd release since it was released after 9/11.
In case you missed it from the previous 3 comments, it was made pre 9/11
So... was this before or after 9/11?
Lol! Hilarious sequence of comments. Can we have some support for people having disorders here...
Nash is wrong in one regard. It's on the DVD, at least in the UK.
"Realize that this was animated / aired BEFORE 9/11. And it was removed from the dvd release since the dvd was released after 9/11."
I did not.
How odd; it's better satire after 9/11.
Conspiracy theory #699: The writers/producers of The Family Guy, in collusion with FoxNews were involved in the planning of 9/11...
How do the reverse vampires fit in?
Don't forget the saucer people and the RAND corporation!!
Not only was this before 9/11, but Seth MacFarlane (creator of this series) was actually scheduled to be on one of the flights that went into the twin towers on 9/11. He was apparently hungover from the night before and missed the flight by 10 minutes.
By putting these two facts together and it becomes obvious that the RAND corporation must of been involved. The involvement of the saucer people is not so clear; they aren't such a big fan of show tunes after all.
More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
You know you've jumped the shark when you use YouTube as the subject of a post.
Would you believe if I told you some stupid judge has ordered all backbones to block access to youtube yesterday in Brazil? He acted because of an action from a celebrity caught having sex on the beach. Since the videos keep comming faster than youtube can take them out, he decided to shut the whole thing down. Hopefully this will be overrulled by the weekend.
Haha, i read about that Brazilian judge. Insane.
That's a pretty funny clip. Hence I expect comments to be disabled shortly.
Regarding the brazillian ban on youtube, it's funny that Youtube's owner, Google, still has the video up on Google Video :-)
Yes its funny. Its also accurate. There is a very real human factor in "screening".
And don't forget...
Stewie used theater to distract...
Yo TorUser, this is Bruce's personal blog. He's completely entitled to however much mindless link propagation he likes. I mean, for God's sake, the man links to pictures of SQUID every Friday! And you're complaining about a Family Guy clip? ;)
"jumped the shark"? I thought we were talking about squid? (squids?)
@JV. It makes sense if you view it through the lens of Brazilian law. There exists the law that people have a right to control all aspects of their image. It implies that you are in control of all your personal information. This may be an extreme case, but really is within the maze of Brazillian laws.
Whatever the Brazilian law is, this court order is going to be as effective as the order King Canute gave to the sea.
In a similar vein, here is a link to today's editorial cartoon in the Globe and Mail ('Canada's National Newspaper').
It refers to the story of a scorpion that hid itself in a Canadian traveller's backpack which was then brought on board a flight from Costa Rica to Toronto. The scorpion got loose in the cabin and stung the Canadian during the flight.
Wait a minute! Did the scorpion have a government issued ID?
Why can't we have threaded comments ubiquitous on blogs?? It might make them readable.
The show is just "Family Guy", not "The Family Guy".
I know this because I made the mistake of calling it the former on a forum once and I got kicked out of the intertubes.
Wow. Wicked satire. Can that be true about Seth MacFarlane? Hmmm.
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