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Uncensored with Michael Ware - Criticism of Family Guy - Netflix
The American animated sitcom Family Guy has been the target of numerous taste and indecency complaints. The show is known, especially in later seasons to include offensive jokes (many of which involve racial humor) and violent, gory, and disturbing images. The show's dark humor and sexual themes has led to backlash from organizations such as the Parents Television Council. Since the premiere of Family Guy, the Parents Television Council has been an outspoken critic of the series. The Parents Television Council is a conservative non-profit watchdog group that has not only expressed moral opposition to the series, but also has filed complaints with the Federal Communications Commission. Since 2005, the PTC has deemed Family Guy the “Worst TV Show of the Week” on at least 40 occasions, with at least 42 episodes so designated; many of the awards came following original broadcasts, while the others were based on repeat airings. In addition to criticizing the show's perceived controversial or offensive content, critics have also targeted the show's reliance on cutaway gags. The show's cutaway gags are mostly criticized for being dragged out too long, having little to no relevance to the episode, or for being highly offensive. The show has also received criticism of having one-dimensional characters and unoriginal storytelling. The backlash Family Guy has received has led many contemporary animated sitcoms such as South Park and The Simpsons to satirize Family Guy's writing.
Uncensored with Michael Ware - Boston Marathon controversy - Netflix
The episode “Turban Cowboy”, aired on March 17, 2013, contained a cutaway gag showing Peter committing mass murder at the Boston Marathon by plowing his car through the runners. After the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, which occurred about a month after the episode's air date, April 15, Fox promptly removed the “Turban Cowboy” episode from Fox.com and Hulu. The network also stated it had no immediate plans to broadcast the episode again (although it was back on the air by 2014). The episode still airs on Adult Swim and TBS.
Uncensored with Michael Ware - References - Netflix