‘Family Guy’ in Trouble with Parents TV Council Again


The Nov. 10 episode of Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy has awakened the wrath of Parents TV Council. Deadline.com reports that the watchdog group is encouraging members to file broadcast indecency complaints with the commission. PTC was alarmed by the episode which had explicit jokes about rape, molestation, sexual exploitation of children and “the “sexualized use of food and perverse ‘internal defrosting’ of frozen hot dogs.” PTC sent out word of the campaign this morning to the media, with a partial transcript of the episode.

“It is unconscionable that Seth MacFarlane would produce entertainment content that employs rape, molestation and the sexual exploitation of children as punch-lines to a joke. And it is reprehensible – and we think illegal – that Fox affiliates would air such material when children are likely to be in the audience,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

The Parents Television Council (PTC) was founded by Catholic League heavyweight L. Brent Bozell III and is funded by conservative organization. The organization has filed complaints about Family Guy several times in the past few years.

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  • skippy

    Why does PTC complain about shows that aren’t for kids??

    It’s kinda hard to complain about whats on TV, these day. There’s so many channels, options, & something for almost everyone.

  • tragicbruce

    It was kind of vile, but not nearly as vile as the parents who allow their children to watch the show.

  • aGGregArt

    Brent Bozell, a bigot who called Obama a “skinny ghetto crackhead,” is far more offensive than Family Guy.
    These aren’t conservatives. Conservatives are against a “big government” that regulates everything we see, and believe in a “free market” that decides whether Family Guy stays on the air.
    These are authoritarians. It’s not enough for them to change the channel on their own TVs. Like the Taliban, they want to restrict what the rest of us watch.