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Bill O'Reilly rails against Emmy nom for 'Family Guy'

July 21, 2009 |  1:39 pm

On "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night, Bill O'Reilly virtually crucified the Emmy nomination for the notorious "Family Guy" episode "I Dream of Jesus," which reaped a bid for best voiceover performance (series creator Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin). "I Dream of Jesus" will probably be among the show's six episodes entered in the race for best comedy series too.

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After airing a clip from the episode (see video below) Monday night, O'Reilly addressed his TV audience: "Well, that controversial Jesus show has been nominated for an Emmy, reminding me of a compassionate old saying, 'They know not what they do.' "

When it aired on Oct. 5, "I Dream of Jesus" drew more than 8 million viewers – plus lots of ire, fire and brimstone from conservative Christians for its irreverent depiction of Jesus as a Hollywood-smitten doofus who gets caught up in newfound celebrity status, appearing on "The Tonight Show" and MTV, and waking up mysteriously one morning in Mary-Kate Olsen's apartment. Along the way, he befriends Peter Griffin and drops by his house one night for dinner with the family guy's crazy brood.

Below is video from O'Reilly's "Reality Check" segment that includes his riff on "Family Guy," but first you must watch his rants against Janeane Garofalo, Bono, Hendrick Hertzberg of the New Yorker and Jimmy Carter.

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