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    Jon Stewart is mad at Seth MacFarlane for Family Guy joke.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrcOge6pMhg"]Seth MacFarlane's problem with Jon Stewart - YouTube[/ame]


    I thought I'd seen every episode of Family Guy. Do any Family Guy fans remember this? What episode is it from?

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    I could not determine which episode it was . . . and I, too, thought I've seen everyone of them. Something about the writer's strike?

    Love the Family Guy!!! Brian the Dog is just a riot. And Stewie Gilligan Griffith is too funny. It's a humor not everyone gets.
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    okay -- a few things I found:

    When asked, You mock celebrities so often on your show. Do you ever get any kickback from these people? MacFarlane replied:

    "There was a very inside joke on Family Guy referring to the fact that he (Jon Stewart) was working before the writers' strike was over. It was admittedly a very direct middle finger of a joke, which I don't discount. But he called and was very angry about it. The call lasted an hour. It was pretty amazing. He's a very good debater, I'll tell you that. It was fascinating to me that it went on for so long." from http://www.time.com/time/arts/articl...844711,00.html

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    In the episode "No Meals on Wheels" Mort is afraid of Peter's "scarejew" made in the likeness of Adolf Hitler and exclaims that Jon Stewart needs to be saved (the favorite Jew). from http://familyguy.wikia.com/wiki/Mort_Goldman
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    I know about the Mort one but I'd like to know what the specific joke about Stewart was. He said it was an inside joke so it may have passed over my head.

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    The strike started on 11/5/2007 & concluded on 2/12/2008. The offending FG episode had to come sometime after that. MacFarlane talks about the infamous phone call in an interview with TIME on 9/26/2008. So the episode must have been aired sometime between 2/12 - 9/26/2008: ONLY one of four episodes;

    * Season 6, Episode 9 - Back to the Woods - 2/17/2008
    * Season 6, Episode 10 - Play It Again, Brian - 3/2/2008
    * Season 6, Episode 11 - Former Life of Brian - 4/27/2008
    * Season 6, Episode 12 - Long John Peter - 5/4/2008


    found this too: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...5163004AAHWzh3

    I know what episodes I'm re-watching this week -- probably the entire Season 6 (LOL). I don't have TV anymore, so I watch what I want to watch when I want to watch it (tongue twister).
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    Quote Originally Posted by krimekat View Post
    The strike started on 11/5/2007 & concluded on 2/12/2008. The offending FG episode had to come sometime after that. MacFarlane talks about the infamous phone call in an interview with TIME on 9/26/2008. So the episode must have been aired sometime between 2/12 - 9/26/2008: ONLY one of four episodes;

    * Season 6, Episode 9 - Back to the Woods - 2/17/2008
    * Season 6, Episode 10 - Play It Again, Brian - 3/2/2008
    * Season 6, Episode 11 - Former Life of Brian - 4/27/2008
    * Season 6, Episode 12 - Long John Peter - 5/4/2008


    found this too: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...5163004AAHWzh3

    I know what episodes I'm re-watching this week -- probably the entire Season 6 (LOL). I don't have TV anymore, so I watch what I want to watch when I want to watch it (tongue twister).
    Good Sleuthing! I don't own the DVD's but if I see one of those being run on TV I get I'll record it.

    If you figure it out let me know. TIA

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    Wow! Now that's a battle of wits! I'm a big Jon Stewart fan ... not so much Family Guy with a 12 year old around Seth MacFarlane is amazing though! So talented!
    It's just MOO. I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time and it surely won't be the last!

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    I love Family Guy and all the Jewish joke! I get to laugh at them because I am ethnically Jewish (I don't practice).

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    Here are some theories I came across while checking the internet. If this isn't cool to do then please remove it mods.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...5163004AAHWzh3

    In Play It Again Brian, Nathan Lane features. Nathan Lane was on the Daily Show, and a.o. they talked about saving lobsters, which is what brian and louis do in the episode. Funny coincedences.

    Maybe this part of the show?


    P: Hey, uh...
    Lois told me there was
    some funny business.
    B: Yeah, what of it?
    P: Well, it's just...
    I can't help but feel a little betrayed, Brian.
    Lois is my wife, and... well, I mean,
    all the dry food I've bought
    for you over the years?
    B:Yeah, well, you don't deserve her, you know that?
    P: Say what, now?
    B: You don't deserve her.
    She does nothing but give and give and give,
    and you repay her
    with selfishness and neglect.
    I mean, you've barely spent
    any time with her at all on this vacation.
    P: Well, who the hell are you to
    tell me how to run my marriage?


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    It has to be "Play It Again Brian"
    I think part of the whole thing with "the writers conference" up in Maratha's vineyard and Brian was debating betraying his best friend Peter by trying to hook up with his Lois... Kinda like betraying his writers and "hooking up with the audience" if that makes sense... And then Brian said "i am a rapist, i am no better than Kobe Bryant or Mike Tyson or Reagan" which could be saying that Jon Stewart's betrayal of the writers's guild is akin to rape... (which is why Seth says he went way way toooo far)


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    Could it be the commercial for Lasik Eye Centers from "Back to the Woods"? It makes it clear the doctor is Jewish as is Stewart, and then says "Come on down to the Hydrox Arena. Get your eyesight fixed, unless you don't have the balls." when they show the doctor on screen. Maybe the Arena is a reference to the places like the LA Convention Center where picketing was going on during the strike? That's my guess at the moment.

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    i think i figured it out. at the very end of "long john peter," that season's finale, chris hits brian with a chair in order to have an excuse to go back to the veterinarian to win anna back. after they leave, brian is lying bloody and beaten on the floor. the very last line is brian saying, "okay, somebody really needs to help me here," followed by stewie running in and kicking him in the balls. i think "stewie" is meant to represent jon "stewart," and brian is meant to represent the writers guild.

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    It is in "Former Life of Brian" when Brian's son comes to the door and has a letter that asks Brian to recommend his ex-girl for university of phoenix. Brian says, "No, no, I'm not going to put myself on the line like that."

    you can tell its that because its a bit off-key and from left field like most inside jokes tend to be.
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    I love them both-- but, MacFarlane looks like Peter Brady, so he's got that going for him.


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    Has anyone figured this out yet?

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    Okay, I watched an episode a few days ago and there was a Jon Stewart joke:

    Peter made a "Scare-Jew"...a parody of a "Scarecrow" to scare away their neighbor, who was Jewish. It looked just like Hitler. The neighbor saw it, and ran away screaming: "It's Hitler! He's back! Someone protect Jon Stewart---he's our most important Jew!"

    It wasn't any of the episodes that Steely Dan posted above though, so this probably isn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eileenhawkeye View Post
    Okay, I watched an episode a few days ago and there was a Jon Stewart joke:

    Peter made a "Scare-Jew"...a parody of a "Scarecrow" to scare away their neighbor, who was Jewish. It looked just like Hitler. The neighbor saw it, and ran away screaming: "It's Hitler! He's back! Someone protect Jon Stewart---he's our most important Jew!"

    It wasn't any of the episodes that Steely Dan posted above though, so this probably isn't it.
    Yeah, that's been mentioned, but it doesn't fit the timeline. Also I can't see John Stewart being upset about that. I wonder if that episode aired before or after their fight?

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    Whah.........

    Jon has made plenty of jokes about people and I bet they didn't call him and debate for an hour. Spare me......
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    I don't know anything but what McFarland discusses in the clip linked above.

    But two union members debating--even intensely--their ethical obligations during a strike is hardly unusual.

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