With Diaper Stunt, ‘Family Guy’ Just Trying to Get Fined by FCC

by | May 5, 2010 at 12:54 PM | Family Guy, TV News

'Family Guy' (Photo: Fox)

'Family Guy' (Photo: Fox)

Family Guy‘ aired its 150th episode on Sunday, but instead of celebrating, the show is under fire once again by a family oriented watchdog group. The Parents Television Council claims the hit FOX sitcom was intentionally trying to needle the FCC when they released ‘Brian and Stewie,’ in which one character eats the others (oh no, please don’t say it) feces.

Broadcast decency laws apply to anything depicting content in which excretory functions are used in an offensive manner.

“It seems as though ‘Family Guy’ creator, Seth MacFarlane, carefully reviewed the legal definition of broadcast indecency and set out to violate it as literally as he could,” said PTC President Tim Winter on their website.

We don’t take pleasure in describing what occurs between Brian and Stewie in the episode, but in a nutshell, the pair are stuck in a bank vault when Stewie makes a deposit in his diaper. He somehow convinces his canine companion to eat the diaper’s contents, then shockingly coaxes him to clean his bottom using … his … tongue. (Pause to gag.)

There is also vomit and the eating of said vomit.

“Given the patently offensive depictions of one character eating excrement out of a diaper, then eating vomit, and finally licking the remaining excrement from a baby’s bottom — while the baby expresses physical gratification from having his bottom licked — we believe that the broadcast decency law has been broken,” Winter said.

The FCC has so far not filed an official complaint against FOX, but the PTC is calling on all concerned parents to boycott the show’s sponsors.

“We will also hold publicly accountable the corporate sponsors which underwrote this feces-eating broadcast, ironically a number of which were restaurants.”

FOX and McFarlane have so far declined to comment on the controversy.

Watch the Full ‘Diaper’ Episode Below:


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