Microsoft Pulls Family Guy Sponsorship
Software giant Microsoft Corporation, who just launched a brand new Windows Operating System (Windows 7), is pulling out of a television deal with Fox Broadcasting Company and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane.
Microsoft was set to promote the launch of Windows 7 through a sponsored half-hour comedy show featuring Seth McFarlane and Family Guy co-star Alex Borstein (Lois Griffin). But, after viewing a recording of the show, has decided to drop out because of edgy content.
“The content was not a fit with the Windows brand,” said a company spokesman. “We continue to have a good partnership with Fox, Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein and are working with them in other areas.”
The half-hour comedy special “Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show” reportedly contains jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust and incest. Despite Microsoft dropping their sponsorship, Fox plans to move forward with the show scheduled to air in the U.S. on November 4. The show is billed as a half-hour special of comedy sketches and animated shorts featuring original animation, live-action performances of Family Guy’s most memorable musical numbers, and surprise celebrity guests.