Monday, January 29, 2007

'Stewie', the Holocaust, and the Lobby

I was watching Family Guy, the animated comedy show on Fox (of all places), last night, and caught some interesting dialogue.  Brian, the (talking) family dog, has accidentally sold Rupert (presumably named after Rupert Murdoch), the stuffed bear owned by Stewie, the one-year-old (talking) baby, at a yard sale.  The two of them set out on a road trip from Rhode Island to Colorado to recover it, but Brian soon balks at going all the way out to Colorado, and wants to turn back.  Stewie threatens him that if Stewie has to go on alone, Stewie will end up as a missing child on a milk carton, and his mother will throw Brian out of the house.  The dialogue continues:

Stewie:  You’ll wind up in a dumpster with a bunch of slow, unadoptable, grayhounds.

Brian:  Don’t joke about that.  That’s like the Holocaust to us.

Stewie:  Yeah, well, when grayhounds start running the New York Times and the World Bank, I’ll be inclined to believe you.

Deborah Lipstadt better write another article before Zionist misuse of the Holocaust in attempting to rebut criticisms of the Lobby turns into a common joke on network television.