Fox Removes Boston Marathon 'Family Guy' Episode from Websites

Fox Removes Boston Marathon 'Family Guy' Episode from Websites

(AP) Fox removes ‘Family Guy’ episode from websites
NEW YORK
Fox has pulled from websites a recent episode of “Family Guy” that depicts mass deaths at the Boston Marathon, and has no immediate plans to air it again.

Fox spokeswoman Gaude Paez said Tuesday the episode has been removed from Fox.com and Hulu.com.

In the episode, protagonist Peter Griffin is asked by sports announcer Bob Costas about his performance at the marathon. A flashback shows Peter mowing down runners with his car.

Later, Peter befriends a terrorist who, unbeknownst to him, is plotting to blow up a bridge. When Peter dials a cellphone the friend has given him, explosions and screams are heard. On some websites, an edited clip has been circulating that fuses the two scenes, making it seem _ incorrectly _ as if the explosion was at the marathon. Some commenters have implied that the show “predicted” the bombings.

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