Family Guy befouls Canada

An anonymous fan of the Family Guy caused Internet excitement when he posted a clip on YouTube of last Sunday's broadcast, which contained a use of the "F" word. The poster questioned whether the profanity would draw the ire of the Federal Communications Commission, which has cracked down in recent years on what it views to be indecent.

As it turns out, the explicit language occurred only in Canada. Web site TV Barn today deduced that a Canadian viewer had downloaded the clip--TV downloading is legal in Canada--and posted it to the video-sharing site.

The clip featured a Hummer-driving frat boy listening to a radio broadcast he declared amusing before crashing heedlessly into other drivers.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has long antagonized the FCC. In a 2005 episode of the show, main character Peter grows so fed up with the commission that he starts his own TV station. In MacFarlane's other show, American Dad!, a comedically gory episode was meant to test the FCC's boundaries regarding violent content.

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Shame on Global for not bleeping the f-word!
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go Fock yourselves!Shh! don't tell. I will just get a new account, find out where you live and shoot you **** in your Fuc*king balls. Oops, I forgot, you have none, you just have a Puss y
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seth ROCK ON
and thanks for the censors
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For those who are citing the South Park S**t episode:

South Park is shown on cable, which at the moment, is not regulated by the FCC. Cable stations can say whatever they want. The reason they censor themselves is because if they didn't, they may lose advertising. (In some cases, they can also risk being dropped by cable companies) Premium networks get their money from subscriptions, so they have no advertising, and can say whatever they want.



As far as the after 10pm thing, that applies to broadcast networks, it's an FCC rule called Safe Harbor, which says that from 6am-10pm content cannot be indecent, profane, or obscene (three things for which the FCC definitions are quite vague). However, from 10pm-6pm the only restriction is on obscenity. Indecency and Profanity are OK during those hours.... for now.



As far as the f*ck in Family Guy, I only saw a downloaded version capped from Canada, and it was uncensored. I have no clue what the rules are there. As far as I heard, it was bleeped in the states.
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I should know about this since I'm a Canadian. I think it was uncensored on Global which is a Canadian channel. That's the most obvious reason to me anyway. I was watching this episode on FOX. I didn't, and still don't, recall it being uncensored.
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haha ya it wanst bleeped here in bc canada Freakin eh i love when they test the limits of the fcc most likely they prob got a fine for that ;)
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Canadia..



Anyway, I don't see how much big of a deal it is, I sometimes wish they would unbleep stuff more, the F Word is one of the last words I expected them to allow, actually, though.

But hey, if Canada can do it, we could do it.



They said the S Word somewhere around 105 times unbleeped on the South Park episode "It Hits the Fans", and Canada said the F Word once on Family Guy.

Basically, not one hell of a big deal.
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that south park episode "It Hits the Fans." can legaly be played after 10pm, nothing special about it. any network can say the s word after 10pm. fox25 definitly didn't bleep it, i believe thats were the capture of it was from too.

so they say the f word in canada and several parts in the eastern time zone in usa and its a repeat episode the next week...
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that south park episode "It Hits the Fans." can legaly be played after 10pm, nothing special about it. any network can say the s word after 10pm. fox25 definitly didn't bleep it, i believe thats were the capture of it was from too
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Stupid Seth.
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This is better than the episode of South Park, It Hits the Fans.
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i love this show
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Definitely bleeped on Fox 5 New York on Dishnetwork. I just watched it on the PVR....
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Big deal.
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well i will have to wate to see it in the uk wonder if sky one will let it show with the f word in it
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F---ing sweet
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looks like TV.com isnt hosted in canada then
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****
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He's or she is correct it was a small tv in the Hummer. Also it was bleeped here too. This isn't live television there's no way to bypass 3 months of writing and prep work they can't sneak past the watch dog groups and edit what's said. The FCC obviously has someone that edits what's said or the show does it themselve. However i do wonder sometimes about the FCC because there shows that are made for network television however the show's scripts are written for HBO and the sorts. Well i guess i wonder more about the writers then huh? oops oh well.
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Freakin' sweet.
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umm...

liars.

(does it really take that long to read what you wrote before pressing the button?)
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LIERS!!!!!!

they are so lying to cover there butts!
they said the F word in USA on the eastern time zone too, not just canada.
i watched it on fox 25 and heard it.
a capture of the show from new york also says it too
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LIERS!!!!!!

they are so lying to cover there butts!
they said the F word in USA on the eastern time zone too, not just canada.
i watched it on fox 25 and heard it.
a capture of the show from new york also says it too
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it may have aired uncensored in parts of the US as well, unless the people I've talked to picked up the Canadian feed.
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trivial...
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Uh... No, it wasn't the radio. It was a small TV with Madagascar on it.
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Wow. Do people still go wild over the F word?



What is this? South Park's "sh*t" episode all over again?!
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Way to raise the bar Seth, we're behind ya all the way!
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