Monday, June 21, 2010

Stock Footage Hell: Family Guy

This is going to be nice and quick, so don't blink.

* In the pilot episode of Family Guy, Peter is involved in a 'cut-away gag' where he makes a joke about the blood of Christ being booze.  'He must have been hammered all the time,' he says.  That bit of religious humor was deemed too controversial and cut.......however it ended up being used about two or three episodes later. 

* However, on the DVD release, the joke was put back in, making it appear twice in the series.  That's good planning!

Next up, a Jim Wynorski film blatantly steals from James Cameron.  As a bonus, they make it part of the plot!  Stay tuned...


  1. Having seen season 1 on DVD no less than 1,000 times, I always thought that was a cheap ripoff of itself. I get it, I get it, you guys thought the joke was funny.. Thanks, McFarlane

  2. You have to see it with commentary to get the real explanation though. That is the one benefit of owning the DVDs, despite the showing being syndicated on like 12 different channels by now.