When I first heard that Microsoft was going to be publicizing Windows 7 in the legendarily offensive “Family Guy,” I thought “Wow, either Microsoft is cooler than I thought or they’ve never actually seen the show.” Unsurprisingly, it seems to have been the latter.
“Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show” has already been made, of course, and will air as usual, but it won’t be Microsoft sponsoring its the advertisement-free presentation. Microsoft decided that “riffs on deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest” weren’t a good fit for its brand image. Really, Microsoft? Then why did you decide to partner with a show that jokes about those things every week without fail?