'Family Guy' Characters High-Five Over 9/11 (Video)


In Sunday's episode, Fox's satirical show pushed the envelope once again by having its main characters choose not to prevent the 2001 terrorist attacks.

On Sunday, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane promised fans a great episode of the Fox animated comedy.

“Tonight on Family Guy, Stewie and Brian go back in time to the pilot episode. This one's fun,” he wrote on Twitter.

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However, one aspect of the episode has been receiving media attention because of its controversial take on the 9/11 attacks, which some could see as not fun at all.

On Sunday night’s episode, Stewie and Brian travel through time, and are able to stop the events of 9/11 from occurring. Changing history brings a very dark future for the country, however, which is plagued by a Civil War and becomes a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The duo decides that they have to return back in time and let the events of the past unfold as they did.

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“We made 9/11 happen!” exclaims Stewie, as they high-five.

“Well that probably wouldn’t look very good out of context,” says Stewie.

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But does it even look very good in context? The point of the episode is that they were saving the world from a much worse fate. Even so, while Family Guy has satirically covered a wide variety of controversial topics, this view on the tragedy of 9/11 could anger some, even though it’s been more than 10 years since the event occurred.