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Windows 7-branded ‘Family Guy’ Special to Air November 8th

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Pretty clever for Microsoft to integrate into TV’s number one comedy in anticipation of their Window 7 release. The episode will be commercial-free because Microsoft owns all especially your mom. Article via Engadget.

Of all Microsoft’s advertising moves, this certainly falls in more clever side of the spectrum. Redmond et al. have announced they’ll be “sponsoring” a November 8th variety special on Fox, “Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show.” The episode’ll be a mix of live-action musical performance and animated shorts with the usual celebrity cameos you’ve come to expect. This show will be commercial free, so long as you don’t count all the Windows 7 that’ll somehow be integrated — and that’s the most interesting mystery of all, how Microsoft will get its brand recognition without too many jabs from showrunner Seth McFarlane and company. If you don’t recall the last time McFarlane teamed up with a big company to enliven its image, check out video from “Burger King presents Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy,” a venture also done in tandem with one of the ad agencies responsible for this new deal, Crispin, Porter & Bogusky. It’s just after the break.


Written by Brando P

October 14, 2009 at 9:12 AM

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  1. Family guy is just plain fantastic, i have watched every episode so far and it never gets tired.

    Dave Keys

    November 23, 2009 at 5:29 AM

    • That is a television series that you have to own on dvd!


      November 23, 2009 at 10:16 AM

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