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03/06/2009

Video: Peter out

by Jeremy Hooper

Last week we saw Marge Simpson in a lady-liplock. This weekend, Peter Griffin will gay up Fox Sunday. Here's a preview:

Nature vs. nurture vs. Seth MacFarlane. We'll weigh in on Monday.

Family Guy Goes Gay on Sunday [Advocate]

**UPDATE, 3/9: It was stereotype-laden as all get out. But it also took swipes at the "ex-gay" movement, made statements against anti-gay attitudes, and featured one of the most hummable little songs about well-endowed men that we've ever heard (11:38). So in short: It was typical "Family Guy."

Watch the full episode at link:

FULL EPISODE: Family Guy, 3/8 [Fox]

**UPDATE: GLAAD's not feeling it:

New Family Guy Serves Up Stereotypes in Spades [GLAADBlog]

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Your thoughts

From the preview, I'm not impressed. I know Seth McFarlane is not anti-gay and I love Family Guy. My son even put the theme song on my phone for the ring tone! But even if the overall message from the episode is positive, it bothers me that he has to resort to punchline stereotypes to get there.

I remember seeing "Forty Year Old Virgin" and thinking that this would be a message I want my 16 year old daughter to hear, but this is not a method for conveying that message that I want her to see. I'm guessing this episode of family guy will be the same.

Posted by: Steve - Geneva, IL | Mar 6, 2009 5:18:31 PM

It's gonna be so awesome!

Posted by: corvidae | Mar 7, 2009 3:38:59 AM

Didn't Seth already cover that same topic on his other show, American Dad?

Posted by: ____ | Mar 7, 2009 2:37:59 PM

I saw the episode tonight. I takes shots at ex-gay camps and does give a rather positive image of gay life (though there are many stereotypes used). The ending was a bit of a cop-out, but the way in which it was executed was very funny.

Re: Seth McFarlane being gay friendly, take a look at http://www.advocate.com/issue_story.asp?id=51793&page=1

:D

Posted by: JayCanuck | Mar 9, 2009 3:17:31 AM

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