I don’t really enjoy Family Guy like I did when I was 17, but Sunday’s episode — the first one I’ve seen in years — was outstanding, mostly because it was 30 minutes of Brian and Stewie trapped in a bank vault. There were no musical selections or cut-away gags. The show held a clinic demonstrating what can be done solely with two well-developed characters. (If you’re interested in watching, I’ve embedded the whole episode after the jump).
The least interesting part of the episode involves Brian, through a sequence of logic, eating Stewie’s poop. Naturally, the Parents Television Council isn’t happy. The PTC points out that, yes, this violated FCC standards prohibiting “excretory organs or activities in terms patently offensive.” But it’s funny to see the PTC get all shook about it. Y’all are looking out for the children, correct? Your aim is to make sure that television doesn’t enforce negative behavior, right? So are you afraid that kids will watch this and want to eat poop? If that’s the case, you are working on behalf of a nation of children who will eat s*** if they see it done on television. You are lobbying on behalf of a constituency that clearly doesn’t deserve it.