Saturday, September 5, 2020

Beyond bounds: deleted scenes (cartoon)

Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy); DP; SR; Seth Auberon, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

25 Family Guy deleted scenes that were too much for TV
(Screen Rant) Family Guy is one of the edgiest shows on American television, but these deleted scenes step over the line!

Family Guy is one of those shows that has never been afraid to push some buttons and get a reaction from critics and fans. That’s why we love it. They'll say just about anything about anyone and make no apologies. But sometimes certain things prove just too much for the network to handle. There are a tons of jokes that never make it to air.

Peter is a d*ck, and his chin is a pair of... Whether it’s Peter's offensive tattoo, a super graphic hallucination of Peter’s butt turning into a fly trying to eat Quagmire, Peter being present as Roe's date at the Roe v Wade Supreme Court abortion case, or Peter and Cleveland doing drugs (ten rounds of chemo) to outdo each other's recreational consumption.

The Buddha makes an appearance in the Bed, Bath, and BEYOND store.

There was also a scene of Meg being shot in the head at the dinner table, a joke about cold Asian in-laws, Peter trying to find out if Jillian is Jewish, Dr. Hartmann eating Lois’ tumor, Peter commenting on the race of Brian’s new bi-racial girlfriend, a leper colony doing the hokey-pokey, or Quagmire making a very weird sexual comment about when his daughter will turn 21.

Hey, funny show, Seth. See you in the afterlife!
It doesn’t stop there, as one scene with Jesus Christ trying to pick up a girl, a political joke about the slave conditions in China where iPads are made, a cutaway during the already controversial stroke episode, a scene about a White missionary evangelizing a new tribe which is likely to offend Christians, a bit where Joe runs over a squirrel with his wheelchair, and of course, about a million jokes about Jewish character Mort which never made it to air.

All those and more remind us just why Family Guy is still one of the edgiest shows on TV.

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