'Family Guy' goes viral with its Emmy campaign

Master of subtlety Seth MacFarlane really wants an Emmy, so the Family Guy folks have started a campaign which….apparently highlights the most irritating, least funny aspects of their own show:

Play to your strengths, Family Guy! Have a satirical musical number, or a zany cut-away, or a low-brow/high-brow one-two punch! (“That was…’I Farted.’ By Chopin.”) Or at least something fresh — the Emmy clip just overdubs new audio on top of the show’s “Where’s my money, man?” bit.

Are you pulling for Stewie et all to win an Emmy this year, PopWatchers, and do you think MacFarlane’s aggressive campaining is helping or hurting his cause?

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  • Alex

    You mean master of SUBTLETY.

  • Rebecca

    I didn’t like that Patriots episode only because of Stewie continuously beating up Brian. If this is the best they have, then the Emmy should probably go to The Office (or How I Met Your Mother).

  • Nathan

    If I had a vote, Family Guy would probably get it, though I do love me some Flight of the Conchords!

  • Vince

    I don’t think it’s helping or hurting. It’s not a people’s choice award. I wouldn’t mind if they won. I always find my self laughing hysterically while watching. Seth McFarlen is a talented guy and deserves some recognition. I think How I met your Mother is a great show too. It should def be one of those two.

  • paige

    I dont think it should be nominated, let alone win. The family guy shtick got really old for me and their random nonsensical humor is just not that funny to me. I still think its a slap in the face to the Simpsons that this show gets a Best Comedy Nomination… and whats his beef with the Office??? shouldnt it be to 30 rock which, by the way, is consistently hysterical and i am almost positive that if it wins for the 3rd year in a row its gonna cause a major backlash…

  • bruno

    uhhmmm…welll…i didn’t laugh…at all….which i think means something…

  • Bill from Las Vegas

    One word…..BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

  • Lindsey

    To watch Family Guy is to murder your soul and brain.

    • Bob Jones

      Thats idiotic.

  • Shane

    Family Guy has sucked, sucks, and will continue to suck, regardless of Emmy win or not. McStinky’s campaign is just pathetic, though.

  • Tim

    I enjoy Family Guy and the Office, but the hands down winner is 30 Rock. Nothing’s funnier through-and-through!

  • stacy l

    This viral campaign is weak in execution and lazy in traditional family guy spirit. However, it should be stated that 2009’s Emmy Comedy list is the most reflective of the overall comedy landscape and the best collection of the shows out there today.

  • James

    If Family Guy wins they should just hand it to Matt Groening since 50% of their stuff is taken from The Simpsons.

    Go 30 Rock.

    MacFarlane is a big spoiled rich kid.

  • Crizo

    Most of you are all fools. If any of you can come up with a show half as good as family guy, and make half as much money as mcfarlane, then you have the right to criticise. I hope family guy get’s the emmy. I hope they rule the world!

  • reese

    Why is it that Family Guy fans all sound like angry 14 year olds? It’s like hearing from a Boondock Saints fan…

  • Hmc

    I personally think that the simpsons stopped being funny a long time ago. I just don’t think the Simpsons are to afraid to do anything risqué. Family Guy isn’t afraid to touch anything, and that’s why they have eroded away at the simpsons fanbase. And all the bitter Simpsons fans can do is bitch and complain. Sure, Family Guy has mimicked the Simpsons, but when Family Guy does it people actually laugh.

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