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    * Windows 7 Family Guy episode

    Has anyone heard of this?

    Windows 7-branded 'Family Guy' special to air November 8th

    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.
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    Wow, can't wait to see this big family guy fans here!

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    This should be interesting, I will try to make sure the DVR gets it.
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    Oh I will have to record that and watch it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt - HostMist View Post
    Oh I will have to record that and watch it!
    I just hope that it ends up being a worthwhile watch!

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    I love Family Guy! - it seems like they've been getting less funny though. Hopefully this one will be good.
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    Lets wait
    I would like to watch that as well

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    Omg! I love family guy!

    Haha, can't wait to see this

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    Hey, it should be pretty funny
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    Nice! I can't wait to see this, I love Family Guy
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    WOW that reminds me of the time I was watching Family Guy and the writers were coming down with Swine Flu.... (cut-away to flashback)
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    I'll have to check this out
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    I can't wait. This should be great! Thanks Mike.
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    I enjoy Family Guy, but if they sell out to this, others will follow. It's a way to get past the "fast forward through commercials" crowd, I think. I'm hoping it won't be quite as commercial as I think it will be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    I enjoy Family Guy, but if they sell out to this, others will follow. It's a way to get past the "fast forward through commercials" crowd, I think. I'm hoping it won't be quite as commercial as I think it will be.
    Very true. Do you think this is a new trend that is in response to Tivo (and the ability to fast-forward through commercials)?

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    I do, actually. I'd read recently that the advertisers were in discussion with the cable companies to implement a system that would display a commercial in some manner during fast forwarding. The day that happens is the day I shut it off for good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bear View Post
    I do, actually. I'd read recently that the advertisers were in discussion with the cable companies to implement a system that would display a commercial in some manner during fast forwarding. The day that happens is the day I shut it off for good.
    Woah. That would be freaky / cool at the same time!

    Something like... If Tivo fast-forwarding only shows every 50 frames (to cite a random number), perhaps interlace one-frame commercial segments into each little segment that would then show on the screen?

    Neat idea, but almost "evil" intentions, eh?

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