Family Guy is certainly no stranger to controversy. At this point, I'm assuming the Parents Television Council's letterhead comes with the show's title pre-printed next to words such as "disgraceful" and "irresponsible." Still, even though the network had no problem with the episode wherein Bryan eats the contents of Stewie's diaper while locked inside a bank vault, the episode "Partial Terms of Endearment" was apparently so inherently offensive that it never aired in the U.S. (though it did see the light of day in the U.K.). You can't keep a good Griffin down, however, so this September "Partial Terms" will get a DVD release so it can run amok destroying family values.

"Partial Terms of Endearment" follows what happens when Lois agrees to become a surrogate mother for an infertile couple, a decision Peter isn't happy about. Given the subject matter, it doesn't take much to imagine just how many ways this episode could theoretically cross the line. The DVD lists for $14.98, and if that seems a bit high for a single episode, the disc also includes several special features:
  • The Seth and Alex Almost Live Comedy Show
  • Family Guy: Live and Uncensored Table Read
  • Animatic for "Partial Terms of Endearment"
  • Nine Original Songs Composed for Family Guy
  • Digital Copy

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