Fox Pulls Family Guy Episode Referring To Boston Marathon Deaths

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/ April 17, 2013

Fox has pulled the plug on a Family Guy episode referring to the Boston Marathon deaths that took place this past week from websites with no plans of airing it.

The Washington Post reports that Fox spokeswoman Gaude Paez said Tuesday (Apr. 17) the episode has been removed from Fox.com and Hulu.com.

The episode, which originally aired Mar. 17, depicted leading man Peter Griffin being asked by sports announcer Bob Costas about his performance at the marathon.

“I’ll tell ya, Bob, I just got in my car and drove it,” Griffin says, as he has a flashback of him knocking down runners with his car. “And when there was a guy in my way, I killed him.”

Griffin then buddies up with a terrorist, who plans to blow up a bridge. When he makes a call, explosions and screaming are heard, prompting comments about the clip suggesting that the show had “predicted” the bombings.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane took to Twitter to vent and offer his condolences.

“The edited ‘Family Guy’ clip currently circulating is abhorrent,” he tweeted. “The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.”