Family Guy Boston Marathon episode taken down from websites

  • Fox has taken down a recent episode of Family Guy from its websites that shows people getting run over by a car at the Boston Marathon.

    The television network said on Tuesday that it has no plans to air the episode in the near future.The episode shows main character Peter Griffin having a flashback about crashing into participants to win the race.

    Meanwhile, a hoax clip on the Internet has been slammed after it edited the scene together with another showing Griffin becoming friends with an extremist.

    When Griffin dials a mobile phone given to him by his new friend, explosions can be heard in the background.

    The clip appears to imply that the explosions were at the marathon but they appear later in the same episode and are unrelated.

    Fox officials are working with YouTube to remove the edited clips on the site.

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