Wonderful story in the Daily Telegraph.
The episode was to be called “Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show”.
A publicly released preview featured characters from Family Guy using Windows 7 and making computer related jokes.
However, the writers also included more typical Family Guy material which has been described as “riffs on deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest”. There was also a section in which the writers stepped in front of the camera to play Latino housekeepers.
After executives saw a run through of the show a Microsoft spokesman said: “We initially chose to participate in the Seth and Alex variety show based on the audience composition and creative humour of Family Guy.
“But after reviewing an early version of the variety show, it became clear that the content was not fit with the Windows brand.”