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'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane outs baby Stewie

August 13, 2009 |  9:54 am

Family Guy Seth McFarlane Emmy Awards Baby Stewie Out Entertainment News 1357908 "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane seems determined to become the Norman Lear of the animated world. Last month he told the Television Critics Association about an unaired episode of the show in which matriarch Lois had an abortion. And last night the cast performed the script live at a Hollywood theater for TV academy members. 

Panels are meeting this month to evaluate the episodes submitted by Emmy contenders such as "Family Guy." The animated antics of the Griffins landed a nod in the comedy series category. But, according to MacFarlane, all is not as it seems on "Family Guy."

In an interview in the new issue of Playboy, MacFarlane reveals that baby Stewie is gay. "We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out,” said MacFarlane. As he explains, "It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a passage in Leviticus from being written: 'Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind. It is an abomination.' But we decided it’s better to keep it vague, which makes more sense because he’s a 1-year-old." 

Predicts MacFarlane, "Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation."

Lois was at the center of the never-seen "Partial Terms of Endearment," taking on the role of surrogate mother for an infertile couple. After they are killed in a car crash, Lois must decide whether to continue with the pregnancy. MacFarlane changed the ambiguous ending to one where patriarch Peter tells the viewer that his wife went through with the abortion. Though the episode never aired on Fox, MacFarlane expects it to be part of a future DVD release.

Over seven seasons, "Family Guy" has time and again courted controversy. Not surprisingly, even their recent "For Your Consideration" Emmy campaign was an eyebrow-raiser. The DVD package shipped to all 14,000 TV academy members included a string of printed messages poking fun at the whole nominating process. Among the zingers: "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)."

This audacious plan worked, as "Family Guy" became the first animated show to contend for best comedy series at the Emmy Awards since "The Flintstones" landed a nod in 1961. That modern stone-age family lost to "The Jack Benny Program."  

"Family Guy" succeeded where "The Simpsons" had failed. After sweeping the animation race in the early 1990s, "The Simpsons" moved over to compete in the comedy category, but got shut out in 1993 and 1994. Frustrated producers gave up in 1995 and moved back to animation where it has dominated ever since. "Family Guy" has only contended for animated series three times –  twice it lost to "The Simpsons," once to "South Park."

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Oh how tragic. Hillbillies in middle-america aren't going to watch TV. Whatever shall we do?

TO Dudeman27 : I don't believe Gibbs on NCIS is gay . I may have been misled though ( I've always had my doubts on his relationship with the character played by Muse Watson ) . And to Hosemonkey : a fag agenda, really ? I've heard of the Jew one a few decades ago but thank God we were saved. I should tell the world, there's a cartoon agenda coming when animated series will win comedy writing over Two and a Half Men ( another gay show !!! )

From one Family Guy headline to another, do you believe FOX was justified in banning the controversial Family Guy abortion episode? You decide at: precioustimeny.com/blog/?p=3677

Why is everything gay now? MTV started it all with their gay sex in the 90s show.

Another affirmation of the fag agenda. At some point, decent folk will turn off the mass media entirely, then you homos will be playing only to each other.

That's interesting. I've seen Stewie lusting after a lot more little girls than little boys. There was one episode where he was madly in love with the girl at the daycare center, and just last week i saw an episode where he was at a funeral scoping out the girls in their mother's arms saying (or thinking) I'd do her, I'd do her, Did her... etc. Stewie is not gay. Seth is just swinging to the PC exteme.

I miss the first couple seasons where Family Guy was able to entertain without bringing in MacFarlane's political agenda. Now, that's all Family Guy seems to do.

Im glad you aren't watchng TV homophobe.

Bravo ! mott has found a way to make every homosexual ( or " homosexual " as he prefers ) disappear ! The television community is sad to hear of its loss ;

Like this is some kind of surprise. I guess by the end of the year every character on tv will be "homosexual". I guess this is good entertainment for the homosexual community because the rest of us watching a lot less tv these days(occasional tv news). Most programs are blocked in our home and we are creating ways to keep our children entertained without tv.

In other news, the Pope is Catholic.


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