At 2/22/10 10:14 PM, Proteas wrote:
At 2/22/10 09:11 PM, Yorik wrote:
Probably because they wanted to use that particular voice actress and also because that would probably be a long way to go just for that one stupid joke.The whole episode was a long way to go just for that one stupid joke, which is why I believe that it's not only dumb for people to be upset about it but it's even dumber for Sarah Palin to use it to garner sympathy for herself as a mother with a child who has downs.
The joke probably took no additional effort at all. They probably wrote the plot for the episode and brainstormed down syndrome jokes afterwards. Zero extra mileage. Meanwhile, rewriting the episode just for that one insignificant joke would have been loads of shit for nothing at all.
They didn't do ANYTHING special for that joke, I saw the episode just a few hours ago. It was a quick remark that was over as suddenly as it began and there was no further fuss about it at all. I'm surprised Palin even caught this. Now that I think about it, where was she when that porn company made "Who's Nailin' Palin?"
At 2/22/10 09:28 PM, poxpower wrote:
I think the main reason is that Seth MacFarlane doesn't give a shit and it's not really important anyway.Then why are people up in arms about this? Out of the long line of offensive jokes that Family Guy has made over the years, why is THIS the joke (which McFarlane didn't even spotlight by making it into a cutscene) that gets people pissed off?
Because they are retarded.