Petition The FCC To Ban Fox's Family Guy On Obscenity Violations

An adult fantasizing about sex while a donkey licks his nude buttocks: one of many clear violations of FCC obscenity regulations.
An adult fantasizing about sex while a donkey licks his nude buttocks: one of many clear violations of FCC obscenity regulations.

Throughout its regrettable run, Family Guy has violated every possible obscenity and indecency statute which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is charged by the United States Congress to uphold. Fox and the debased despicable debauched degenerate Seth MacFarlane (who very well may be the single greatest threat to the overall welfare and ethical future of the nation, far more than any politician or terrorist), have repeatedly thumbed their noses at the government agency which administers the public airwaves that belong to the American people.

Well... it's time to take them to task. One of the founding principles of the United States of America is that no one person or entity is above the law. The law is on the books, so it's high time that the violators faced enforcement action. From the FCC's Obscene, Indecent, and Profane Broadcasts:

It is a violation of federal law to air obscene programming at any time. It is also a violation of federal law to air indecent programming or profane language during certain hours.The FCC may revoke a station license, impose a monetary forfeiture, or issue a warning if a station airs obscene, indecent, or profane material.

This regulation then goes on to state:

Obscene material is not protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution and cannot be broadcast at any time. The Supreme Court has established that, to be obscene, material must meet a three-pronged test:

  • An average person, applying contemporary community standards, must find that the material, as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest;
  • The material must depict or describe, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by applicable law; and
  • The material, taken as a whole, must lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.

OK, let's stop there for a bit and review how these specifications apply to Family Guy.

The show has repeatedly shown:

  • Pedophilia, with an adult engaging in sexual contact with a nude baby, in the episode entitled "McStroke".
  • Bestiality, with a woman engaging in sexual intercourse with a dog which is taped to a chair, in the episode entitled "Barely Legal".
  • Matricide, when a child engages in elaborate planning to murder his own mother, in the episode entitled "Stewie Loves Lois".

... and many more examples of episodes where an adult slices up a pet cat with a razor blade, a ten person orgy is clearly shown, babies drinking horse semen... indeed, the Family Guy episode guide reads like a pervert's guide to felonies.

Let's not even start on the topic of blaspheming most of the world's great religions which is a hate crime also not covered by free speech protections. Family Guy has shown Jesus preparing to date rape a woman, walking across water to pick up a dollar bill, and fleeing from police; God as Flash Gordon; an Adolf Hitler scarecrow named a Scare-Jew; infectious holy water; dogs chewing on crucifixes; and a Christian bookburning pile where the title of a book "Logic for First Graders" is clearly visible.

The indecency statutes are milder than those which apply to obscenity, and these are fulfilled in their entirety by virtually every episode of Family Guy ever aired:

The FCC has defined broadcast indecency as “language or material that, in context, depicts or describes, in terms patently offensive as measured by contemporary community standards for the broadcast medium, sexual or excretory organs or activities.”

Consistent with a federal indecency statute and federal court decisions interpreting the statute, the Commission adopted a rule that broadcasts -- both on television and radio -- that fit within the indecency definition and that are aired between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. are prohibited and subject to indecency enforcement action.

There is no market Fox broadcasts in where first run Family Guy is shown outside of the 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. window. Therefore, even if we want to apply the less serious indecency regulations, Fox is in clear and unambiguous violation.

So what to do?

Enforcement actions in this area are based on documented complaints received from the public about obscene, indecent, or profane material. FCC staff will review each complaint to determine whether it contains sufficient information to suggest that there has been a violation of the obscenity, indecency, or profanity laws. If it appears that a violation may have occurred, the staff will start an investigation, which may include a letter of inquiry to the broadcast station.

This is where I need your help. I am a Canadian citizen, thus am prohibited from filing a complaint with the FCC. I need you and your American citizenship to file this complaint which may lead to Fox taking Family Guy off the air entirely, or at least relegate it to past 10:00 p.m. watershed period. This would also seriously affect the show's syndication frequency and the millions of dollars Fox makes off the show every single day (yes, every day well over a million dollars in syndication revenue alone).

The hundreds of television stations which currently carry syndicated eps of Family Guy will drop it like a hot potato if they can only show it in the graveyard time slots between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.! Fox will be hit in excess of one billion dollars in lost revenue, which has to be the most effective penalty possible for the egregious violations of American law the network has been airing for almost a full decade!

I promise to assist you in any way to ensure that the FCC complaint is crafted properly and provides the agency with the information required to shut this perversion factory down. The complaint process is fairly simple:

There is no charge for filing a complaint with the FCC. You can file your complaint using an on-line complaint form found at esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm. You can also file a complaint by e-mailing fccinfo@fcc.gov; calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice, 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY; faxing 1-866-418-0232; or writing to:

Federal Communications Commission
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th St., SW
Washington, DC 20554.

The best way to provide all the information the FCC needs to process your complaint is to complete fully the on-line complaint form. When you open the on-line complaint form, you will be asked a series of questions that will take you to the particular section you need to complete.

So... will you help? Let me know in the comments section (this entire process will be kept totally transparent and fully public) and let's do it!

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nicomp profile image

nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

I hope you make a million bucks from this.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I would gladly pay to get FG off the air, but if I do make a million off of this, I'll share it with you so you can get your horse out of your light socket... although you have to promise to keep him away from your buttocks. :)


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

This is shown in the UK but late at night. Not my sort of TV viewing.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

The UK has more restrictive watershed regulations (or at least they're better enforced) than in the USA. It seems the Yanks have one more lesson to learn from the Brits! :)


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

"I'll share it with you so you can get your horse out of your light socket..."

It's a bird house. My horses head is in a bird house. I ain't THAT bad at Photoshopping.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I thought it was a birds nest made in an empty light socket! And you are damn good at Photoshopping. We should start our own company: Horse & Cat Imaging... hmm... has a nice sound to it! :)


Brian 6 years ago

Hal, even if it is a joke from Eric Cartmen and I fully understand that it is a joke and nothing more; antisemitism is not funny and not a joking matter. I find it ironic that you would talk about banning Family Guy while you approve a comment like that.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Dude, I don't have this Hub on "moderate comments" so comments show immediately... although with idiots like him around, I'm changing it right now. I've deleted it and keep shaking my head as to how profoundly stupid and repugnant so many people are.


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urmindcoach 6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This is interesting. I used to watch till I recently started going back to church. The profanity towards God and Christianity (and other religions too) is out of order, in my opinion.

The most frightening aspect of this sort of TV, is not what it stands for today, but rather, what it will lead onto tomorrow. Once the general public have become immuned to this, they will hunger for more. If they don't get it, ratings go down, advertisers advertise less, TV gives in, hey presto, more obscene the programme.

Anyone who has watched TV for the past 25 years can see this to be the case.

Good luck with your quest.

Rob, England


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I'm not Catholic, but I couldn't possibly agree with the Pope more when he recently stated that the media is desensitizing an entire generation. There seems no putting Pandora back in her box, unfortunately. I truly do pity the younger generation which has known no other kind of life than this one steeped in gratuitous violence and sex as an end onto itself.


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

I understand completely where you're coming from on this, and believe me if this had been like a few years ago. before they started implementing tv ratings, like they do with movies, then I would've totally agreed with you. however, since they now have tv ratings, and tell you exactly what the show will display, then i'm afraid i'll have to disagree.

in fact, all tv sets that are being manufactured now have v-chip settings, to where you can now block out shows that have a particular rating set. therefore, you could always just block it or if you're using some old television set, then you could always just look at the ratings and change the channel accordingly.

as bad as you claim this to be, kids aren't influenced by this stuff as much as you think. In fact, I grew up watching violent rated R films like terminator, but you don't see me going around with a violent rage. that's because my parents made sure to explain to me the difference between fantasy and reality. the problem with most parents today is that they tend to let their kids watch whatever they want, without so much as bothering to know what they're watching. my thoughts are if your going to do that, then you need to explain to them the concept of reality and fiction.

Plus, i can name you one show that's even more violent and grotesque, which is South Park. that show is even more offensive, so i'm a bit surprised your not attacking that show instead or in addition to this. at least family guy makes their jokes more original each episode, where as south park usually retreads different variations of the same jokes in their show.

As far as saying that family guy is WORSE than terrorism, then i only have this to say to you. try saying that with a straight face to all the folks that lost friends and family during the terrorist attack on 9/11. i'm willing to bet you all the money i have that none of them will agree with you about this show being any worse than what happened to their loved ones or to them. However, it sounds like you were mostly speaking out of anger when you wrote this hub; no offense. therefore, i won't hold that part of what you said against you, but i would probably think twice before you say that family guy is worse than a terrorist attack okay. however, you do make a valid point about how violent and offensive family guy is, but i just don't agree.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

You're correct about South Park, but I chose to go after FG first as it's wise to not buckshot. SP's time will come. 9/11 was a great tragedy, but the horrific loss of almost 3,000 people did not negatively and profoundly impact as many millions of young children and poison the future of the country as Seth's excrement. I state that outright and stand by it.


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

Yeah, i don't disagree with you there. Hence, why i said if you had written this back before tv came out with the ratings system and v-chip technology, then i would've agreed completely. however, times have changed, and you can now block out those shows using the v-chip.

as far as the terrorist attack on 9/11 goes, i would have to disagree with you again. if it was not for that attack, the united states wouldn't have gone to afghanistan, nor would it have given any reason for george w. bush to invade iraq like he did. hence, saving the united states from fighting a war, that looks like it'll never end, and causing the american economy to take a turn for the worse. Plus, i even met a woman a few years ago that just married a marine. however, due to the war, her husband was immediately shipped off to fight in afghanistan. i remember her crying over the loss, as she was scared she would never see her husband again. you see, the terrorist attack on 9/11 affected more lives than the people that were killed or the people that were close to them. It affected the entire united states whether it was indirectly due to the economy and people being sent out to fight in iraq or afghanistan, or directly with people that lost their loved ones due the tragedy. i don't think you can down play the significance of what happened on 9/11, because that single attack, caused a domino affect that put our nation into the state it is today.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

As for the vchip, I'm quite certain that the majority of parents are not even aware of how to activate it. Again, 9/11 was a huge tragedy with enormous reprecussions and I would never make light of it. But from a statistical situation the death toll was equivalent to traffic deaths in the US in a single month.


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SXP 6 years ago from South Africa

There's some seriously sicko people in this world. Some make these shows and some watch and support'em. Then we wonder why rape and violence in families are so rampant?


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you.


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

@SXP

not to criticize your opinion, but I seriously doubt shows have anything to do with why rape and violence exist today. In fact, I grew up watching movies like "Terminator", "Predator", and even "Basic Instinct" when i was a kid. You don't see me going around killing people do you? No, you don't. why you might ask? because my parents taught me the difference between reality and fiction at a very early age.

the problem with kids today, is that you have too many parents that just allow their kids to do and watch whatever the heck they want. then once they find out they're watching something they disapprove of or fear that it's not appropriate they blame the networks. the networks aren't designed to raise your kids. its the parents job to do that. if you don't explain to your child the difference between right and wrong, then it's your own fault if they do rape and act through violence. not the networks.

i know many of you will argue saying what if the parents are busy at work and what not. however, when i was a kid, my father was hardly ever around because he worked in the security forces in the air force, and my mom worked a full time job and went to school. you think they had a lot of time on their hands? no, but they still managed to make the time to make sure i knew the difference between right and wrong.

im not making light of this, but i just think your putting WAY TOO MUCH CREDIT on Family Guy's influence on kids, and not enough blame on the parents.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I do not disagree with you at all placing the blame on children's parents who let them run wild with the remote and couldn't care less if they're watching Sesame Street or porn. I do disagree strongly that what children watch does not affect them. I don't know how old you are, but when I was a teenager I don't remember my peers trashing everything they touched and punking around. What else has changed since then but the MASSIVE UNIVERSAL MEDIA FILTH EXPULSION?


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago

Dude, I'm 29 years old, and are you saying I'm trash talking about your hub? no, not at all. im just merely stating my opinion and trying to have a theological debate with you. i review films on hubpages, and not everyone agrees with my reviews, but I don't take it offensively at all.


DNT 6 years ago

Mr. Licino,

I do not agree with your interpretation of the United States Consitution. The material is clearly protected by the First Amendment. To the extent that it is obscene, the FCC would not have the authority to ahut down the show. Also, it would not be able to screen the show before it airs to determine what is indecent or profane or not.

Your defination of obscene was taken from Roth v. United States, a 1957 Supreme Court case in which Roth was arrested for possession pornography (then a federal crime). That case created a defination for what is considered obscene as it related to pornography. However, to the best of my knowledge, that defination has never been expanded to include anything other than pornography. It would be extremely improbable for the Supreme Court to allow the FCC to label this "obscene" thus stripping it of all First Amendment protections. Time, place and manner restrictions are legally permissible if they serve a compelling governmental interest and are not viewpoint restrictive. That is why it is acceptable to prohibit the broadcasting of profane or indecent materials but for certain hours. However, prior restraints are presumptively unconstitutional and the FCC would not have the authority to prescreen any shows before they aired. That would mean that it could only react and not have the legal authority to shut down any show.

Your defination of hate crime is misplaced. Hate crimes are crimes of violence committed on someone because they belong to a particularized group of people. The United States Supreme Court has held that hate speech is protected by the First Amendment. It's the act of violence that is not protected, not the speech associated with it.

You state that one of the principles of American law is that no person is above it. However, another principle is that people are free to express themselves without government interference. I feel as if you are ignoring that point. You're equating a television show with terrorism. In my opinion that is absurd. I have never seen a TV with only one channel, if you don't like it then find something else. Parents have an obligation to screen what their children watch. it is not the government's job to sterlize everything for everyone. Family Guy is succesful in a market economny. For that to take place it must appeal to some people. I understand you don't like it, but then simply do not watch it.

Also, be advised that volunteering to lend your services to help people fill out the FCC form is likely considered by many courts to be engaging in the practice of law. It is a crime in every state in the United States to practice law without a license to do so.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Stevennix2001: I never said you were trash. FG fans are trash. If you're an FG fan, then you're guilty by association.

DNT: You have no clue whatsoever about the FCC's powers and regulations, so go read up on it. In fact, go read up on law period. I'm a Canadian and not subject to your laws, even if your TOTALLY RIDICULOUS statement were to be true, and it is PATENTLY ABSURD. Where do you get such crap? Sheesh...


Fernando 6 years ago

This shows is a poor excuse for an animated series and no wonder this miserable world is the way it is because of people like Seth MacFARTlane


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

RIGHT ON!


DM10 6 years ago

Freedom of Speech. That's all I have to say!

Family Guy is a form of a Freedom of Speech. Season 8 is far better than the last ones. The jokes about religion, gays, sex, etc. I find very hilarious. I'm even a Christian with a Bi-sexual Girl Friend, whom also watches with me. My Bi Girl Friend also goes to church with me.

Christians now a days get offended over the smallest/stupidest things. Why care so much? If you don't like it, don't talk about it. If you don't want your kids to watch it, don't let them. You don't need to get all upset over nothing.


LESLIE 6 years ago

AS A PARENT I TRULY HOPE WE CAN DO SOMETHING TO STOP THIS SHOW, ITS DISCUSTING, OBSCENE, VIOLENT. BASICALLY IT IS EVERYTHING WE ARE SUPPOSED TO TEACH OUR KIDS NOT TO BE, AND ALSO EVERYTHING PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD BITCH ABOUT ON A DAILY BASIS AND THEN THEY AIR THIS CRAP THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE EVER MADE IT PAST A PILOT SERIES. I HATE IT AND DONT CARE IF IT NEVER SHOWN AGAIN!


John 6 years ago

I'm 19 and have never understood why my generation likes this show. I don't care about the jokes on religion or sex; what I find obscene is the unnecessary, reoccurring violence towards women and children, spousal abuse, etc. that is clearly portrayed entirely for an intended comedic effect. The fact that it is animated is irrelevant; regardless of how this type of "comedy" is being displayed it should not be available to children. Children do base their opinions and morals on what is popular on TV, it's by far the most influential form of entertainment. Freedom of speech is great, but boundries need to be established simply based on common sense.


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Garrett Mickley 6 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

Great Hub with excellent points.

I think Family Guy is a terrible show.

So I don't watch it.

I don't see a reason to have it banned, though.

What's next, books? There's some terribly raunchy books out there, and you can get them for free from the library. In fact, they don't even HAVE ratings to warn you ahead of time "Yo, this book is pretty bad, you probably won't like it, and definitely don't let you kids read it".


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I have said all along if an adult wants to watch trash (as long as it's legal), it's up to them. The exposure to children must be stopped. Put FG on pay per view and everyone gets what they want and children are no longer going to be exposed to this filth.


lil man 6 years ago

Guess theyy wuld have to ban every show that has crude humour, makes fun of religion in some kind of way, gay/beastial/sex, WOW that's about EVERY show on TV. (Minus bestial sex) Also I have a question to John - Has every child copied what Miley Cyrus has done? no! Most of them were already doing that WAYYY before she became known in the celebrity spotlight, myspace, kids as young as 14-15 showing off their back, bikini, etc. it is sicking to see, but that's how our world has evolved into.

Their aint nutting you can do about it, but to not do anything about it.

- Lil M@n


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

That's where you're wrong. There is something that can be done about it and I am doing just that.


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NateSean 6 years ago from Salem, MA

And you're clearly being very effective...what with several seasons of Family Guy, a Star Wars parody approved by George Lucas and a spin-off show in the works since the time you wrote this article.

Man such powerful media giants are clearly in danger from your pinprick sized attacks on their empire.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Well you must know a lot about pricks, being one. :) You, my dear degenerate pervert (and with a child in your avatar... which makes you even more suspect) have nooooooooooo idea what machinations ol' Uncle Hal has set into motion. Time will tell! :)


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NateSean 6 years ago from Salem, MA

I'm suspect for having a picture of my nephew in my avatar. Wow. There are a lot of suspects in your imaginary world.

Tell me, after you have set your "machinations" into motion will the nurses in the psychiatric ward still let you have desert, or will it interfere with the thorazine drip that's leaking into your arm?


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I love desert. All the sand, cactus, and snakes... yeah, snakes... like Seth MacFarlane. :) Yeah, you're suspect because I'll betcha you watch FG with that young kid, rotting out his mind and turning him into as much of a pervert as you are. Have a great degenerate day! :)


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NateSean 6 years ago from Salem, MA

Your seventh grade debate team tactics are truly something to behold. I'm sure whatever board you are lobbying for the removal of Family Guy (An American show, which you, a Canadian, have no power over by the way) is in awe of your masterful command of the language of the moron.

People like you and Sarah Palin are proof that it doesn't take brains to be in a position of power...or lack thereof.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Look dude, first of all, I'm using my MASSIVE blogger power (don't forget I get millions of page views and I forced Apple to pull a TV commercial) to put pressure on the FCC RIGHT NOW from American citizens... secondly, there are two types of people in this world:

Decent upstanding citizens

AND

FG watchers

The latter deserve no pity and should be locked up to keep their perversions away from the rest of us! :)


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NateSean 6 years ago from Salem, MA

Oooh, that was fast.

This dear readers, is what you call someone who operates with a reptile mindset. You so much as brush what they hold dearest and they turn and strike.

Bud, people like you never last. You got someone to pull a commercial and people read your hubs because you're an entertaining git who stomps his foot like a two year-old to get his way.

It was people like you that threw a fit when Uhura kissed Kirk, because a black woman kissing a white man was "in decent" in those days.

And it was people who outnumbered you and your "readers' who got Family Guy back on the air after it had been cancled. Good luck getting through that.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Yup. Perverts and decent citizens. It's you against us. We will prevail and then finally your degeneracy, perversion and depravity will no longer be able to affect innocent children.

It's not too late to come to your senses, abandon your path of disgusting, repugnant nihilism and become a productive member of society... or as you most likely will... remain a pervert. :)


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NateSean 6 years ago from Salem, MA

Yeah, I heard a rant like that before. It was called Hitler's Mein Kampf. Good luck with the courts buddy.

www.fratching.com

Anytime you want a serious debate, come on down.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I'm always serious about debating perverts and degenerates who want to assist MacFarlane's demonic plan to destroy the values and ethics of the next generation. It's a simple debate: I'm right, you're wrong: Whatever frackching fanbois say. Next! :)


Statto15 6 years ago

So, Hal, what kind of shows do you watch?


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

Ones that do not revel in filth, perversion and degeneracy... what do you like to watch? Saw? :)


Dulcy 6 years ago

You seem to have watched quite a bit of this show for someone who claims to be offended by it.

I mean, it's a dumb show, so I don't watch it. So I can't say I agree with the episodes you pointed out. Have not seen them.

How is it YOU have seen them?


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I have barely watched one episode and was totally disgusted. There are more than enough sites breathlessly and lovingly describing each anal expulsive moment so when I have to look something up on it, it's easily found.

Note: NO MORE COMMENTS WILL BE RUN THAT CONTAIN THE SENTIMENT: "DON'T WATCH IT". YOU ARE BORING ME, BUT THAT IS TO BE EXPECTED BY IGNORANT BRAINDEAD FG FANS/MORONS. COME UP WITH SOMETHING ORIGINAL OR I'LL DELETE ALL YOUR POSTS.


whocares 6 years ago

"It's a simple debate: I'm right, you're wrong"

Get real!

What about the faith they have in the show? Peter's father is Catholic, and he expects everyone to be Catholic, or they'd burn in hell.

What about all the good nature is tells?

and you said you barely watched ONE episode, how can someone even get a view like this, if they barely watched ONE show. I say you are a hypocrite! You're probably someone who lives in his Mom's basement, who is a shut in, and hates it that other people enjoy these shows.

Why are you not hating on The Simpsons, SouthPark, or any show that is like that? why target Seth and Family Guy only?

Deleting comments!? Woo! That will show them! ahaha.

Hhaha, pathetic!


whocares 6 years ago

Oh by the way, I also noticed You do not accept comments whom you do not agree with!? Am I right? or Am I right?

It says that the comment will only be accepted by the author, which author means you.

As I posted several months ago, and I do not see the post, I check this site everyday too, and don't see my post.


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Hal Licino 6 years ago from Toronto Author

I delete all comments from MORONS who repeat "DON'T WATCH IT" and anything with expletives. Unlike the mass perversions you're accustomed to Hubpages is a CHILD-FRIENDLY SITE!


TJ 5 years ago

I definitely agree that Family Guy should be banned.

I have never even watched the show but have seen enough just from seeing Family Guy commercials advertised while watching NFL Football on FOX.

What really disturbed me, was one evening, I was just flipping through TV Channels, it was on April 19, 2009 and when I passed by FOX, Family Guy was on. I saw in the episode for the brief minute I was flipping TV channels, the guy with brown hair (I think he is named Peter) kill a cat with a razor, and it was very graphic showing blood. I later found out this episode was titled Episode 420, aired on 4/19/09.

This really bothered me because I love animals especially cats. I also advocate for the prevention of cruelty to animals and I think that if any kids are watching this show and they see an episode like this one, it will teach them that it is ok to hurt animals.

I had before wanted to try to see if that one particular episode, Episode 420 aired on 4/19/09 could become banned itself, but did not know how to go about pursuing it.

Even long before that, when I was watching NFL again and they had a Family Guy commercial, they showed Stewie calling his mom, a vile woman. This show definitely violates the FCC, in my opinion.

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