Entertainment Family Guy mash-up parallels Boston Marathon bombings The Fox TV network has pulled a recent episode of Family Guy from the internet, streaming services and its television rotation after segments were edited together to show an incident similar to the Boston Marathon bombings.
Fox spokeswoman Gaude Paez said Tuesday the episode has been removed from Fox. In the episode "Turban Cowboy," main character Peter Griffin is driving and seen crashing into a runner in order to win a race. When asked by sports announcer Bob Costas about his performance, he says: "I'll tell ya, Bob, I just got in my car and drove it And when there was a guy in my way, I killed him.
His new "friend" gives him a cellphone and when he dials it, an explosion and screams are heard. An online mash-up created this week links the two parts of the episode, depicting a storyline that parallels Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon that resulted in three fatalities and injured more than others.
Paez said that Fox officials were working with video-sharing site YouTube to remove the mash-up. Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane blasted the edited clip, which began circulating online on Tuesday. The comedy follows a group of witless young British Muslims planning to bomb a local marathon.
Film4 said Wednesday it has decided not to proceed with the broadcast "in light of recent tragic events.