It originally aired on the Fox network in the United States on November 6, The episode sees the U. Peter starts to create his own TV network which he calls PTV, broadcasting classic shows unedited and uncut, as well as original programming. PTV is a big success and Stewie and Brian join him creating shows for the network. Not only do the FCC close down the network, but they also start censoring the citizens of Quahog , so the Griffin family travels to Washington, D. Show creator Seth MacFarlane commented that the episode's plot was inspired by the rage of the Family Guy crew towards the strict rules that the FCC made after the controversy. The episode contains a sequence of various scenes from different previous episodes.
Peter Griffin : Lois, "Who's the Boss" is not a food. Brian Griffin : Swing and a miss. Joe Swanson : Wait a second. What about Peter? He's the one who wanted the trophy all along. Peter Griffin : I couldn't have stolen it. Last night I was stealing Joe's ladder so I could steal the trophy tonight. Lois Griffin : Peter! Peter Griffin : What?
However, after strong DVD sales and impressive ratings in syndication as part of Cartoon Network's then-new Adult Swim block , FOX decided to un-cancel the series, and season 4 premiered in , with new episodes being produced to this day. One of Family Guy 's most remarkable traits is its unflinching willingness to push the boundaries of taste, for better or for worse. Sometimes the show's myriad of genre-defining cutaway gags produces comedy gold, but sometimes it just comes across as lazy and needlessly crude. Either way, the show has constantly been a target of moral guardians like the Parents Television Council and the FCC , but Family Guy wears their scorn as a badge of honor. Across fifteen seasons and episodes, Family Guy has made jokes about just about every race, religion, ideology, and geographic location, to say nothing of bestiality, domestic violence, sex crimes, and Conway Twitty. Let's take a look at some moments which really ticked off the powers that be. Brian, the family dog, is a notorious lech, whose outspoken liberalism is often undercut by his inconsiderate nature and shallow lust. Fortunately, Stewie and Meg both call him out for being gross, and Patty ultimately comes to her senses and rejects Brian. While the dog is often portrayed as shallow and uncaring towards others, this is one of the few times in which he is an outright villain, and the whole situation is just too icky for its own good.
At school, Meg hears about a new student named Mike Pulaski from her friends, mentioning that he is an unstable bully , which Meg gets to see firsthand when he turns Neil Goldman into a balloon animal and pops him. While in the cafeteria with her friends, Meg accidentally spills her lunch on Mike, prompting him to plan a showdown with her on the coming Friday. Meg unsuccessfully tries to get out of the fight first by asking Lois to transfer her to another school. The school in mind is too expensive. The next day at school, Principal Shepherd announces on the PA that he is accepting bets on who will win the showdown. For her second attempt to get out of the fight, Meg intentionally released a sex tape in an attempt to get expelled from school.