Microsoft is Shocked, Shocked, That Seth MacFarlane Has a Potty Mouth; Pulls Sponsorhip From Show

Oct 27, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Seth MacFarlane has proven too racy for Microsoft, Variety reports.

The company pulled its sponsorship from Fox’s Nov. 8 MacFarlane and Alex Borstein variety show, "Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show," after attending the taping and finding the content not to its liking.

Sponsorship of the show– which was to have run commercial-free with Microsoft Windows 7 marketing messages built in–was part of a bigger Microsoft marketing deal with News Corp.

The special included typical “Family Guy”-type jokes, Variety said, such as “riffs on deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest.”

Fox will air the show with another yet-to-be-named sponsor.

–Elizabeth Jensen


  1. It took Microsoft THIS long to realize the show can offend??

  2. When Microsoft, lumbering giant,
    Had “Family Guy” as a client,
    It was eager to plug
    Till it found a late bug:
    The program’s not Windows-compliant.
    News Short n’ Sweet by JFD8

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