Seth MacFarlane wants an award. From Variety:
“Family Guy” exec producer Seth MacFarlane is taking on the live-action Emmy establishment.
Believing that this may be the year an animated series finally breaks through the Emmy glass ceiling, MacFarlane plans to submit “Family Guy” in the comedy category.
“We don’t produce our show the that way ‘SpongeBob’ does,” MacFarlane said. “We’re much more analogous to traditional sitcoms. Our writers don’t come from animation; they come from comedies. I hear people all the time tell me that they love ‘The Office,’ ’30 Rock’ and our show. Then why are we not all competing in the same world?”
Other animated series, including “The Simpsons,” have attempted to break the live-action dominated comedy category in the past to no avail.
Nice try, Seth MacFarlane. I’m not saying that you can’t like 30 Rock and The Office and Family Guy. Of course you can. It’s like T.I. said, “you can do whatever you want.” Besides, we all mistakes. It’s very similar to how I like candy and ice cream and smelly rotten garbage. But I don’t think that anyone is putting those three shows on the same level. I’m sure it’s like “What shows do I like? I really love The Office, coughFamily Guycough, and I’m a huge 30 Rock fan.”
You know what? Family Guy should win the Emmy for Best Comedy. It’s what America wants. We should grant some kind of historic recognition of this show’s achievement so that our children, and our children’s children will be able to put down the Brawndo and say, “Hey, you guys were also stupid!”
But for the record, Seth MacFarlane is the absolute worst. More proof after the jump:
To promote MacFarlane’s attempts at breaking down the barriers, 20th is taking a page from Barack Obama’s history-making presidential run. The studio’s “Family Guy” Emmy campaign centers on homicidal toddler Stewie, who shows up in a poster similar to the famous one created by Shepard Fairey for Obama. The tagline? “Vote for Change.”
“The thinking behind it was somewhat allegorical to Obama,” MacFarlane said. “Let’s break some new ground here. The goal here is to generate an understanding in the TV Academy on this.”
THE THINKING BEHIND IT* WAS SOMEWHAT ALLEGORICAL TO OBAMA.
*It = a miserable cartoon’s attempt to win a meaningless award. Basically the same as the first black president.