Well, at least the producers of "Family Guy" are about to find out if Emmy voters really have a good sense of humor — especially an appreciation for the kind of bawdy joshing that's a signature of its outrageous show. They decided to get voters to pay attention to their ploy to move "Family Guy" from the race for best animated program to the lofty contest for best comedy series by insulting, tweaking and shocking them. Only one other cartoon show has ever made it into the comedy contest: "The Flinstones," which lost to "The Jack Benny Program" in 1961.
Check out the DVD "For Your Consideration" campaign package recently shipped to all 14,000 TV academy members, including images that can be seen by clicking on the "continued" link at the bottom of this post. Featured are these zinger messages: "We peaked three years ago, so by your logic we should get an Emmy now" and " 'Family Guy': with Tina Fey! (Not really, we just want an Emmy)."
Three episodes are contained on the enclosed DVD: "I Dream of Jesus," "Road to Germany" and "Family Gay."