Family Guy Appoints Right-Wing Guest Stars

August 17, 2009 by  
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Ever pushing the envelope in dealing with the big issues that inform modern consciousness, Family Guy has proved a far more favourable source of hard fact than newspapers.

American right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh and former president George Bush’s strategist Karl Rove are to play themselves in an upcoming episode of the otherwise liberal animated show.

In the episode, candid canine Brian becomes so bored having nothing to complain about following Barack Obama’s arrival in the White House that he becomes a Republican.

“Family Guy tends to be very liberal because it’s written by liberals,? creator Seth MacFarlane told The Hollywood Reporter.

“So we thought let’s give the other side some face time. So we put it out there to a lot of Republicans – ‘we’re doing this show, who wants in?’ – and we got some bites. I’m sure the reaction from some will be, ‘you monsters, how could you have Karl Rove on your show?’?

MacFarlane was appearing at an Academy of Television Arts and Sciences event, where the cast of the show performed a live read-through of the episode about abortion which Fox refused to air.

Let’s hope the FG team don’t undermine themselves and give their guests a fair treatment.