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TV Junkie: Microsoft Drops Sponsorship of 'Family Guy' Special; Halloween Programming

Microsoft has now pulled its sponsorship of Seth MacFarlane's November "Family Guy" special
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A couple weeks ago we wrote about Microsoft's insidious sponsorship of Seth MacFarlane's November special, Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show" on November 8th and it now appears that Microsoft can't handle MacFarlane's humor and has dropped the sponsorship. After Microsoft execs attended the October 16th taping, a Microsoft spokesperson stated "We initially chose to participate in the Seth and Alex variety show based on the audience composition and creative humor of 'Family Guy,' but after reviewing an early version of the variety show it became clear that the content was not a fit with the Windows brand." In a twist of reality the company is now behaving exactly like the John Hodgeman parody character.Oh, but it was no problem to throw tens of millions of dollars at Jerry Seinfeld? Jerry never seemed like a Windows guy to us and confirmed that in last night's episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" as he sat in front of a Mac for several shots. Last night's episode was excellent as was "Bored to Death", BTW.