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Fox pulls 'Family Guy' episode 'Turban Cowboy' after marathon connection

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   April 17, 2013 at 9:45 AM   |   Comments

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April 17 (UPI) -- Fox has pulled an episode of "Family Guy" after an edited video surfaced on YouTube that appeared to show a bombing at the Boston Marathon.

A Fox spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times the network had no plans to re-air the episode, titled "Turban Cowboy," and had pulled it from online streaming on Fox.com and Hulu. The episode originally aired March 17 as the 15th episode of the show's 11th season.

"Turban Cowboy" had scenes of an attempted bombing of a bridge in Quahog, the fictional Rhode Island town where the Griffin family lives in "Family Guy," and a flashback showing lead character Peter Griffin winning the Boston Marathon by mowing down all of his competitors in a car.

The two violent events were shown in different parts of the episode, but the YouTube clip edited them together to suggest the episode predicted or inspired the bombings.

After conservative talk show host Alex Jones, a proponent of "false flag" theories, suggested a connection, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane blasted the edited video.

YouTube has since removed the edited clip.


A video showing the edited "Family Guy" content.

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