Nothing is ever off limits for Family Guy. By now, if you're a fan of the world Seth MacFarlane has created, then you know the word "taboo" isn't really in the man's vocabulary. Abortion. Serial Killing. OJ Simpson. They've tackled it all. But last night's episode might have hit a little to close to home for some audiences and the show's basically waiting for the other show to drop.
Keeping with the tradition of the misadventures of Stewie and Brian, the duo use their time machine to travel back in time to stop the events of September 11, 2001 from ever happening. However, their plan backfires and soon, multiple clones of pair are getting sent to different points in history, like the Civil War or the first season of the show when Lacey Chabert was the voice of Meg (holla at ya, Gretchen Weiners!)
In the end, the clones all meet up at the exact same time and take a vote one what to do next. In the end, they vote to "let it happen" and even go as far as give themselves a round of high-fives in celebration.
So, the big question is: horrifically tasteless or terribly HIGHlarious? It obviously couldn't be THAT BAD in the minds of FOX, since they let it go to air, but perhaps the standards department has just given up trying to stop Seth from pushing the envelope.
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