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Extra Large Medium

An episode of Family Guy that aired on February 14, 2010.

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Sarah Palin's not a fan of the Family Guy...

  • Feb 19, 2010
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As you probably all well know, this last Sunday's episode of "Family Guy" has created quite an uproar with Sarah Palin.  The son on the show, Chris falls in love with a girl who has Down Syndrome.  She says that her mother used to be the Governor of Alaska which of course, was a barb directed at Palin.  Sure, it was in bad taste but the show always pushes the envelope in regards to their ideas-this is why it's Family Guy and why it's so popular.  It's called having a warped sense of humor.  The character was a girl not a boy and they didn't mention Palin by name.  This is coming from a woman that two weeks ago didn't even raise an eyebrow over fellow neo-con, Rush Limbaugh's use of the word, "retarded".  In fact, she defended him.  Don't you think she contradicted herself.  Family Guy is a cartoon and Rush Limbaugh is a real person.  He's in the public spotlight with his radio show and can be quite offensive for his neo-con views.  Why is she giving him a pass? Is it because he's a fellow wingnut?  Must be! 
Sarah Palin's not a fan of the Family Guy... Sarah Palin's not a fan of the Family Guy... Sarah Palin's not a fan of the Family Guy...

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February 20, 2010
I'm with you here. How odd that Palin found Limbaugh's reference to Democrats as "retards" to be funny and satirical". I knew that when it was turned in her direction she'd have a completely different opinion--even if it WAS actually used in a satirical fashion. Never been a big fan of this show myself. Strange that it runs on Fox...
February 19, 2010
Very interesting.  I heard about this episode, but I've yet to see it myself.  Good point in bringing up that incident with Rush Limbaugh the other week.  By the way, if you look to the right side of the page, you'll noticed that I changed the name of this topic to the name of this episode of Family Guy (because that's what you're reviewing!), added a wiki, some tags, attributes and a photo. 

It helps the readers of your review better understand what you're reading.  For future reference, you can do those edits yourself by click on the little yellow pencil symbol.  Let me know if you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to help! :)
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"Extra Large Medium" is the twelfth episode of season eight of the Fox animated comedy Family Guy, and aired on February 14, 2010 on Fox. The episode follows Peter as he discovers his supposed newly developed "psychic ability" after Chris and Stewie go missing during a family hike. Later, Chris tries to win over a classmate at his school who was born with Down syndrome.

The episode was written by series showrunner Steve Callaghan and directed by John Holmquist. It received mixed reviews from critics for its storyline and many cultural references, in addition to receiving some political criticism from the daughter of Sarah Palin. According to Nielsen ratings, it was viewed in 6.42 million homes in its original airing. The episode also featured guest performances by Jennifer Birmingham, Jackson Douglas, Andrea Fay Friedman, Phil LaMarr, Michele Lee and Nana Visitor, along with several recurring guest voice actors for the series.

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Original Air Date: February 14, 2010
TV Show: Family Guy

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