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VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Win 7 Family Guy Show

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What can we expect from Seth and the Microsoft crew? Stewie tweeting, that's what.

Whether you hate love or really hate hate, Microsoft and FOX One's announcement that the two will collaborate on a 30-minute segment, called Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show, is 100 percent true.

Now that we've come to terms with it, what do we know so far? The segment is scheduled to air on November 8. We also know that there will be no commercials, just half an hour of comedy created by Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein (the voice of Lois) and Windows advertising agencies Universal McCann and Crispin, Porter + Bogusky. However, if this sneak peek is anything to go by, it's going to be, uhm, not very interesting. Check it out and let us know what you think.

Will you be watching on November 8? Let us know in the comments below!

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    Hitokage , October 19, 2009 6:58 PM
    ravewulfI'd rather watch something more intellectually stimulating


    ^

    This guy's watching porn.
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    frozenlead , October 19, 2009 4:34 PM
    Well, guys, no one ever said geeks were geniuses at comedy.
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    Titanius , October 19, 2009 4:23 PM
    Ok so they are just going to re-dub Family Guy clips with Pro-Microsoft Windows 7 advertisement garbage? Seth MacFarlane, how much did they pay you to sell your soul? A warning note, if this show is the crap that the little clip above is, I am going to start boycotting Seth's programs, and watch nothing but the Simpsons on Sunday night (even that is hanging by a very thin thread thanks to last nights disappointing Halloween special).
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    ominous prime , October 19, 2009 4:33 PM
    lol I wouldn't equate this advertisement to Seth selling his soul. He's quite a stand up guy. Maybe go youtube some of his speeches, he seems to really stand up for what he believes in. This episode/commercial will probably be pretty lame and I've already purchased Win 7 so this won't sway me, as I've already made my choice, and I doubt it will sway anyone who have decided to keep using XP or Vista.
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    frozenlead , October 19, 2009 4:34 PM
    Well, guys, no one ever said geeks were geniuses at comedy.
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    buddhav1 , October 19, 2009 4:38 PM
    TitaniusOk so they are just going to re-dub Family Guy clips with Pro-Microsoft Windows 7 advertisement garbage? Seth MacFarlane, how much did they pay you to sell your soul? A warning note, if this show is the crap that the little clip above is, I am going to start boycotting Seth's programs, and watch nothing but the Simpsons on Sunday night (even that is hanging by a very thin thread thanks to last nights disappointing Halloween special).


    because the simpsons is so much better...

    i'd rather watch a show from this decade, thanks. not a show in it's umpteenth season that's been out of ideas since season 8. besides, Seth is what all family guy fans made him. We bought the DVDs that brought the show back, so of course he cares about getting paid. you would too. so stop complaining about how he "Sold His Soul", when you'd probably take that advertising money yourself. Microsoft has every damn right to advertise to their target market. Apple does the same thing. Look, welcome to the year 2009. nice to have you here. if you don't like ads, don't watch any form of digital media, because you can't avoid em. go to the movies? ads. torrent a movie? probably get an ad from the host site, or a readme file with one. buy a DVD? guess what? ads. Go Turn on the Telly? ADS. you could just, oh idk, ignore them. that's what i do. if the sound annoys you, maybe try mute? or cover your ears?

    stop whining because big bad M$ is adverting on "your" shows. they aren't "Yours" they're the Creator's shows. and when they're willing to share them, you don't sit there and whine about it, because if it bothered you that much, you wouldn't be watching. Appreciate all the laughs Family Guy has given you, and stop expecting them to do every gag that you think is funny over and over again for your own amusement.

    if you don't like MS7 adverts, skip that episode. but me? i'll probably be catching it at midnight after i get off work.
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    frozenlead , October 19, 2009 5:06 PM
    I have no idea what either of you are on about. Freedoms? How did that come in anywhere?

    ...it's just a TV show, guys..
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    Gin Fushicho , October 19, 2009 5:36 PM
    Uh-oh... I think I hear Seths Family guy going down the tubes. The Cleavland show was already bad... dont ruin Family guy now.

    Hopefully this episode is better then that sneak peek. otherwise I'm disappointed.
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    captaincharisma , October 19, 2009 5:36 PM
    that was the worst family guy related thing i have ever saw. and i am a hardcore fan
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    buddhav1 , October 19, 2009 5:44 PM
    doomtombSomebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed. WTF is wrong with you? NEVER GIVE UP YOUR FREEDOMS. This is 2009 blah blah blah that has nothing to do with it. Advertising while I'm trying to watch a TV show is like a splinter in my side.


    WTF is wrong with me? you're the one with a slipping grasp of reality.

    allow me to reiterate exactly what the point of my argument is in simple terms.

    if you watch tv, you're going to see advertisements. the end. stop whining.


    and wtf does freedom have to do with this?? this IS 2009, and look what our "freedom" has gotten us. nice recession, huh? boy i sure do love living in a country that is hated worldwide. i wouldn't mind leaving, but maybe this new "president" of ours will eventually get off the tv and internet, and get on with running this country properly.

    inb4 "America! love it or Leave it!" morons. & "Obama is the best thing to ever happen to this country" idiots

    now, back to being on topic.
    you are complaining about ads on Family Guy. just now? like we never see any other ads for other things on the show? side gags alone show off a lot of ads, that Jack's Joke Shop ad is on once in a while, why don't those make you mad? "Thanks, Geritol" another ad. TiVo? another ad, and a major plot point in the Stewie Griffin Story. Jack Daniels is featured occasionally. these are ADVERTISEMENTS FOR OTHER PRODUCTS. do they offend you as much as Microsoft's? or is it because the gag isn't funny? from your perspective, it isn't. that's your opinion. i happen to share that opinion, as well, as i don't care for reusing gags out of their original context. come on, man. there are ads everywhere in this show, and you choose now to complain? just because it's MS?

    think before you post. and quit whining, for all or our sakes. discuss the importance of the matter, not that you hate ads. we all do, but at least the majority of us can actually accept that they're a necessary part of entertainment. money to make Family Guy has to come from somewhere, right? guess where? ADS.

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    tester24 , October 19, 2009 5:46 PM
    So all the shows you watch that have other advertisment, like everyone has a macbook or an iPod I mean how is this different sure it's not so suddle but who gives a shit. Just that small bit is pretty funny. And if Microsoft wants to advertise on it go right ahead they're paying for it.
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    tipoo , October 19, 2009 5:46 PM
    That...WAS AWESOME.
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    deadlockedworld , October 19, 2009 5:54 PM
    LOL Seth sell his soul? he did that a long time ago... this isnt anything different.

    lets be clear, he makes the comedy equivalent of harlequin romance novels. Easy, simple, non-sequitur plots that serve as a foundation for simple jokes and gags. I'm not saying I dont like family guy, because I do, but we should recognize that what he does is not a unique art form. It is a mediocre show that occasionally has fantastically good or provocative clips.

    (the Simpsons on the other hand has recently grown at least some emotional or intellectual heft--most likely the result of matt groenings mid-life emotional crisis) (Futurama was the best of the genre)

    the question is: is this stupid for Microsoft? Seth is controversial at best, and they cant know if he will continue to mock them on the actual show... How could they have better spent this money?
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    ravewulf , October 19, 2009 6:45 PM
    I'd rather watch something more intellectually stimulating
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    Hitokage , October 19, 2009 6:58 PM
    ravewulfI'd rather watch something more intellectually stimulating


    ^

    This guy's watching porn.
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    amdgamer666 , October 19, 2009 7:23 PM
    deadlockedworldLOL Seth sell his soul? he did that a long time ago... this isnt anything different. lets be clear, he makes the comedy equivalent of harlequin romance novels. Easy, simple, non-sequitur plots that serve as a foundation for simple jokes and gags. I'm not saying I dont like family guy, because I do, but we should recognize that what he does is not a unique art form. It is a mediocre show that occasionally has fantastically good or provocative clips. (the Simpsons on the other hand has recently grown at least some emotional or intellectual heft--most likely the result of matt groenings mid-life emotional crisis) (Futurama was the best of the genre) the question is: is this stupid for Microsoft? Seth is controversial at best, and they cant know if he will continue to mock them on the actual show... How could they have better spent this money?


    +1 on everything you just said. You've said everything I wanted to comment about and then some. Family Guy is definitely mediocre and has its ups and downs (the 420 episode being one of my favorites). To be honest, I actually think American Dad is my favorite Seth show (and yesterday's show was quite hilarious). The Simpsons is definitely the best show on sunday nights right now and is much more intellectually stimulating than the rest combined. idk how somebody didn't like their Treehouse of Horror XX yesterday, it wasn't their A game (even though it should be), but it still great. Finally you mentioned Futurama which is one of my all-time favorite animated shows, I coudln't believe it got cancelled. fyi, I am an animated show junkie, and my DVD collections will give u an idea of what shows are worth my money. I have all 4 futurama seasons (I have yet to get the movies), all 12 seasons of The Simpsons, the first 5 volumes of family guy (I stopped buying them due to the mediocrity of the show and because Seth is a bastard for splitting seasons up in order to make more money), the first 2 volumes of American Dad, the first 9 seasons of South Park (I plan on getting the rest as it's one of my favorite show), and finally the first 2 seasons of Beavis and Butthead (heh heh heh eh he heh heh heh).
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    yang , October 19, 2009 7:57 PM
    I have nothing against microsoft, i never understood any hate directed toward them. What I do hate is apple and their business ethics. I guess there are people in the world that just hate others that are successful in what they do.
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    cptnjarhead , October 19, 2009 8:22 PM
    buddhav1
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    "America! love it or Leave it!" morons. & "Obama is the best thing to ever happen to this country" idiots

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    and look what our "freedom" has gotten us. nice recession, huh?

    Take an economics and history class douche bag.
    The "Free" in free market had no play in this or any other rescission.
    Only greed caused this problem. The free market is supply and demand nothing more. If used in its purity it will flourish.. when you inject greed...all is lost.
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    boy i sure do love living in a country that is hated worldwide. i wouldn't mind leaving,

    You should leave and see what living in a country without freedom is really like. I think Venezuela would be perfect for you.
    Most of the world has always hated us....but they used to respect us..until your beloved messia went around kissing their behinds.
    Give me one country.. just one that has given more aid across the world than us?.. you can't.. we run to everyone's rescue.. offer food, resources.. and yet they still hate us... yes you should move.. that way.. when a disaster hits in your new country of choice.. you can relax.. and sit back and eat our food and accept our medical supplies.. all the while hating this country...or you can stay here.. and live under the constitutional protections that allow both of us to speak our minds without fear.
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    Chipi , October 19, 2009 8:24 PM
    Second video is up:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl_NseQyfrs
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    Anonymous , October 19, 2009 8:31 PM
    that joke is not funny anymore...
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