I haven’t watched “Family Guy” in like two years because it sort of became the same joke over and over again, and that sort of thing hit a little too close to home, but the live read they did last night makes me reconsider. The Hollywood Reporter has three clips online as the cast and a full orchestra read a script that was deemed too edgy to be made.
The episode revolves around Lois agreeing to be a surrogate mother for a pair of married friends only to see them perish in a car crash, leaving her with the decision of whether or not to keep gestating their egg. As anyone familiar with the Family Guy canon has no doubt guessed by now, she doesn’t.
Everyone loves a good abortion joke, so I don’t know why Fox won’t let them air this. South Park did an episode about stem cells where Cartman sold aborted fetuses. And there was that Scooby Doo where Daphne got raped and had a miscarriage. I think Fox is wrong, I think people can handle this.