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Think about it.OBVIOUS THING HAPPENS: Two things we don’t like, The Family Guy and Sarah Palin, met in the most expected way over the weekend, with the full-time Facebook Anger Bear getting all fake-outraged over the unfunny Fox cartoon’s actually doing that thing she always fake-acuses the entire world of doing: mocking Palin’s retarded child. Why does Rupert Murdoch hate the troops, etc. [Daily News]

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85 comments

  1. norbizness

    Andy is currently audiographically kerning the pause that appears in this sentence: “Bristol was one who asked what I thought of the show that mocked her baby……….. …….. ………. brother.”

  2. Autoo

    You don’t like The Family Guy? I’ve only seen a half dozen or so episodes and they were all hilarious. Maybe it’s just because it airs at the time of day I’m always half-drunk.

  3. ForTheTurnstiles

    Daily News got the obvious wrong: Palin lambasted Rahm for calling liberals retards (which you’d think she’d approve of), but refused to discipline her fat tarded son Rush Limbaugh for doing the same. Palin plays favorites, like God.

  4. freakishlystrong

    Wow! Looks like Bristol got a ghost writer as well. And, how is the fucking Family Guy not sarcasm?

  5. rafflesinc

    “Sarah Palin & Bristol call ‘Family Guy’ Down syndrome gag a ‘kick in the gut’”

    Of course, none of this would have happened if Palin actually got kicked in the gut apropos.

  6. OhPleeze

    Bristol, don’t you know that you’ll never get that online high-school diploma thingy if all you do is lay up on mama bear’s couch, eating cheetos, and watching cartoons? Besides: Who is watching your children while you lollygag?

  7. Red Zeppelin

    I know someone explained this before, but I was probably drunk. Exactly what sexual practice does Andy’s mask relate to? Does it have anything to do with wriggling penises?

  8. V572625694

    Concur that “Family Guy” is odious. Not sure why, but boy is it ever. “The Simpsons,” on the other hand, continues to amaze.

    Suck it, Sully. Go back to “tracking” Sarah’s “movements” just before Trig was born. You’re good at that. And quit making fun of Gibbsie.

  9. Lilybart

    Andrew is wearing a CPAP which helps him breathe at night because he has sleep apnea. Still, he should not have worn that for photos.

    Family Guy should be commended for showing a DS girl on a normal date, and said DS girl has a wicked sense of humor. They should be pleased.

  10. Gopherit

    Huh. A Fox entertainment show poking fun at a fox news entertainer. Hmm. Nothing invented here. Queue the phony outrage.

  11. Mustang

    Is it just me or does it appear that Trig’s sainted mother is taking her fashion cues lately from My Little Pony?

  12. Lilybart

    Someone should tell Miss Quittypants that FOX, (gasp!) HOLLYOOD, is also, too, owned by your sugar daddy, Rupert.

    God I hate willful ignorance.

  13. gurukalehuru

    Did I miss something? Is Rush Limbaugh writing for Family Guy now?
    (must confess I’ve never seen the show so I’m not taking a side re: its hilarity or lack thereof)

  14. What Fresh Hell is This?

    And poor little Trig will burn in the eternal fires of Hell, since clearly he will be incapable of accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior.

    I’m surprised that the Palins haven’t got their witch-ridding minister to cast out the demons from little Trig.

  15. Come here a minute

    According to NYDN, the Facebook post title did not a disappoint: “Fox Hollywood — What a Dissapointment:”

  16. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=513592]Autoo[/re]: You don’t like The Family Guy? I’ve only seen a half dozen or so episodes and they were all hilarious. Maybe it’s just because it airs at the time of day I’m always half-drunk.

    Which is your way of saying, The Family Guy airs morning, noon and night?

  17. Redhead

    Oh Sarah. They weren’t comparing Trig to the retarded girl. That character was supposed to be like YOU.

  18. Prommie

    Somebody is just jealous that MacFarland is making trillions of dollars by tossing off snarky tasteless one-liners, while his genius flowers unseen in that country churchyard that is the interwebs.

  19. SayItWithWookies

    Sarah Palin embodies everything that is wrong with politics, advocacy and now humor in America. When you suddenly start caring about a particular group only because and after you bear a child who falls into that category — then use that child as a front for your selective indignation of people mocking you — then make an exception for your allies because it’s satire — then make an exception for that exception because once again the satire is mocking you — then you’re not fit to play adult games. Go back to sixth grade where the twelve-year-olds act like the whole world is centered around them and their needs — if you start now, you could reach emotional maturity by age 70. You fornicating imbecile.

  20. JMP

    Can Palin and McFarland have a deathmatch over this outrage, please? Then, whoever loses, America wins!

    [re=513625]gurukalehuru[/re]: It depends; if you find non sequitur pop culture references without actual jokes to accompany them hilarious, and love characters who are all shameless ripoffs of The Simpsons or other famous cartoons, then it’s funny.

  21. Rajul

    I’m pretty sure we can add “satire” to the long, long list of things Sarah just doesn’t understand.

  22. DoktorZoom

    In the inevitable online poll–it’s not scientific!–”No, it was just a harmless joke” is currently edging out “Yes, it was in poor taste and insulting,” but I have a feeling this fails to account for the alternate ways of interpreting the question, like, “What do you dislike more, Sarah Palin’s being a drama queen or Family Guy doing the obvious?” I demand an option for “It was in poor taste, insulting AND utterly insignificant.”

  23. Smoke Filled Roommate

    [re=513635]Redhead[/re]: Yeah, funny that the character not only had DS, but was a total bitch to boot. Trig can’t possibly be a bitch …yet.

  24. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=513624]Prommie[/re]: My doc recommended looking into getting a CPAP to help with my thunderously loud snoring and the apnea it indicated. He also suggested I try cutting most of the sodium from my diet and losing 15 lbs, which I did. Never got a round to getting a CPAP; don’t seem to need it anymore.

  25. V572625694

    [re=513650]Ducksworthy[/re]: In the “Fractured Fairy Tales” version of “Snow White,” the evil Queen has a mirror that tells her everything, but it is coin operated. She asks who is the most beautiful of all, gets the answer, and then asks where Snow White lives. The mirror replies:

    “With dwarfs she dwells, those sawed-off mugs.
    And by the way, stop using slugs!”

  26. Mustang

    [re=513592]Autoo[/re]: That reminds me. Because, I work with teenagers and it’s their favorite book ever, I’ve tried to read Twilight, but I can’t get past the first page without my mind wandering as far away as it can run. My daughter suggested I get drunk and then try it. Out of the mouths of babes, I tell ya.

  27. mumblyjoe

    [re=513596]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: Look, it’s different when Rush says it. See, it’s their word; they’re allowed to use it on each other. Rahm saying it is like John Mayer using the n-word. When Rush does, it’s more like when Chris Rock uses the n-word.

    And not because it’s satire.

  28. Ruhe

    [re=513640]JMP[/re]: RE your response to gurukalehuru: right on! It’s like when people tell you they like both Postal Service and Owl City! Jesus, you wankers! Get a clue!

  29. TheCoolestGuyInTown

    A lot of people, present company are on auto-hate mode.

    If you actually have seen the episode, it portrayed the Mentally challenged girl in a very nice way, never using the word “Retard”.

    She was cute and Chris was in love with her. Chris kept saying very nice things about her and why he liked her. Stewie fully supported and helped Chris date her. She was shown as being strong willed and independent.

    Of course if you didn’t see it and you don’t think mentally challenged people should be portrayed at all on television, then you might be angry. You are probably also still mad at South Park for the song “Blame Canada” because it’s so mean to Canadians (never mind the context).

  30. Redhead

    [re=513671]Flanders[/re]: Maybe. Though I never heard her claim to be a virgin, so probably not Bristol. Then again, she didn’t quit the date halfway through to sign her name on a book someone else wrote and make money, so…

  31. mumblyjoe

    [re=513670]mumblyjoe[/re]: Though, this actually also fails to expalin Palin’s beef with the writers of Family Guy. Hmm.

  32. Rev. Juan MessyCan

    [re=513646]DoktorZoom[/re]: Isn’t everything that has to do with Palin “in poor taste, insulting AND utterly insignificant”? ‘cept, of course, any pic of her in a bikini holding a gun.

    [re=513648]Smoke Filled Roommate[/re]: Perhaps it is prescient: Trig will (after puberty) have gender reassignment surgery AND be a total bitch.

    [re=513672]magic titty[/re]: Ab. So. Lute. Ly.

  33. chaste everywhere

    [re=513624]Prommie[/re]: Noted. But how often do you let yourself be photographed wearing it?

  34. edgydrifter

    I think the shit is funny. All of it. Family Guy. Palin’s predictable fauxreak-out. Drooling Trig. All funny.

    The Simpsons, on the other hand, stopped being funny around 2003. Maybe Groening should throw in a few tard jokes.

  35. McDuff

    How is Chris dating a girl of his own age a reference to Trig, a baby boy, anyway? Wouldn’t it more likely be a reference to Bristol her-own-self, who, by the way, is an adult with her very own “political consulting company” (read “front for sleezy money donations to mama”) and thus a legitimate target for Palin-approved satire?

  36. Buttery1000

    This sounds like your typical Fox one-two punch. 1. Do something in an attempt to create an outrage. 2. Do news stories about the “outrage” to get ratings.

  37. Berkeley Bear

    I think McFarlane deserves some (limited) props for taking on this issue. As a parent of a high functioning autistic, I hope he’s lucky enough to have someone fall in love with him despite his issues – and I know that if and when he does it will be great, horrifying and somehow ridiculously funny. Palin should just STFU about “special angel” crap, because the reality is her DS kid is likely to be a little dick once he knows how much he can get away with.

    At the same time, Family Guy is waaaay behind the curve on taking this sort of issue on. South Park’s Timmy (Timmmmy!!!!!) character’s been dealing with disability issues for years now. In their world, Palin’s Phil Collins, using the supposed “disrespect for the handicapped” of people who like Timmy’s headbanging over his crappy pop as cover to try and get rid of a threat to her false celebrity. Look for FG to incorporate a good cripple fight next.

  38. Escape Goat Nation

    Just another example of Sarah using her family as human shields to retaliate against criticism. Trig in one arm and a Bullhorn in the other.

  39. El Kabong

    [re=513676]TheCoolestGuyInTown[/re]: saw this episode. Palin is hatin’ b/c the Down Syndrome girl said that her mom was the governor of Alaska. also.

  40. Prommie

    [re=513756]doxastic[/re]: [re=513764]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Hey, its not just TheCoolestGuy, this Berkely Bear is also attempting to have a serious conversation. I like it, its so sincere, its cute.

  41. June Cleaver 2.0

    “Here is her conscientious reply, which is a much more restrained and gracious statement than I want to make about an issue that begs the question, “when is enough, enough?”:

    That’s what Sasha and Malia want to know about the name-calling of their dad by you and your retarded teabaggers. When is enough enough? You go first.

  42. Redhead

    [re=513779]June Cleaver 2.0[/re]: “your retarded teabaggers.”
    So, Sarah Palin forgot to breathe through her nose while being teabagged by Levi, and the shortage of air caused permanent damage to her own brain as well as that of her fetus… explaining, 9 months later, both the mental capacity and name of Trig! It makes sense!

  43. Crank Tango

    Jesus Lord, how can anyone who has anything to do with this site put down the humor on Family Guy? That shit is funny if for no other reason than Brian and Stewie alone. Just last night there was a re-run in which Peter has inadvertently altered the course of time and Dick Cheney accidentally kills scalia and the bullet passes straight through him and takes out Karl Rove and Tucker Carlson. And Brian makes a good case not to fix that.

    So seriously, if you want to bitch about pop culture non sequitur whatever, open the window and stop getting off on the smell of your own farts because for the love of god, these fuckers are on our side, and who among us is doing any better?

  44. Gorillionaire

    [re=513811]Crank Tango[/re]: Sure. All of those things are fine. It’s just that there is funnier, much funnier. Way much funnier.
    For instance, the day that Turner Classics ran a whole day of Reagan movies. Funniest day on Wonkette in history.

  45. Crank Tango

    [re=513827]Gorillionaire[/re]: Yeah, I’ll take what I can get. Love the simpsons, will watch family guy when it’s on. Now when it comes to other parts of Mr. McFarlane’s oeuvre, meh.

  46. NopantsMcGee

    [re=513811]Crank Tango[/re]:

    Yeah. Sometimes it is perplexing to see Wonkette get sorta bitter over the other Funnys in our America.

    But, they showed me a pic featuring Levi’s pubic hairs so, I stick with them. Priorities.

    “and stop getting off on the smell of your own farts ”

    Oh, I am stealing that, Sir. Fair warning.

  47. ericblair

    [re=513592]Autoo[/re]: It is, or at least it used to be. This bit suggests it’s now creatively bankrupt.

  48. ericblair

    [re=513676]TheCoolestGuyInTown[/re]: Thanks for the context. I love the show, don’t know why all the hating on it on the cool political humor sites.

  49. greensprout

    [re=513811]Crank Tango[/re]: Yeah, as a vagina-owner, I can assure you that no one who is that in love with gratuitous violent rape jokes is on my side.

  50. Tundra Grifter

    [re=513596]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: “Daily News got it wrong.” Could you just run that every day?

  51. Trixie

    I thought I was alone in not liking The Family Guy.

    I can handle the dog and Stewie, but nothing else is funny. South Park yes, Family Guy no.

  52. Digdig

    Family Guy is retarded. That show is painful to watch. Its nice to hear others who can’t stand it either as the show seems universally loved (except by Trigger and Caribou Barbie). It s like Seinfeld which was equally retarded and equally loved.

  53. CanadianBacon

    What I find impressive is how the future president of the United States uses every opportunity to mock the english language.

  54. Smoke Filled Roommate

    [re=513680]Rev. Juan MessyCan[/re]: No, it can happen before that.. I imagine him at six playing with Mom’s beloved lipstick happily announcing, “I Fawted!”

  55. comicbookguy

    Please please please Sarah Palin pick a fight with Family Guy. Pleeeeeze! I’ll get the popcorn.

    I mean, I’m sure Seth McFarlane will just back down and apologize like Letterman did, right?

    [re=513996]F*T*S*[/re]: You got that backwards. You don’t like family guy? You’re not high.

  56. BlueMonkey

    [re=513770]Prommie[/re]: YEAH!!!! Someone send the snowbilly one of them thar dvds with that FG episode – one of the best evarrrr.

    (I mean, seriously, they’re just now offended at a show that already made fun prom-night dumpster babies? And had said babies dancing, singing and twirling their umbilical cords?)

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