LOS ANGELES -- Fox has pulled a recent episode of the animated series "Family Guy" after unrelated clips were edited together to depict the fatal attacks on the Boston marathon and circulated online.
Fox spokeswoman Gaude Paez said Tuesday the episode, "Turban Cowboy", has been removed from Fox.com and Hulu.com. The company said it has no plans to re-air the episode on television.
An Internet mash-up depicts two unrelated scenes from the episode and edits them together in a way that led some people to claim it "predicted" the bombs that exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and wounding 176.
In one scene, Peter Griffin is seen telling sports announcer Bob Costas about how he drunkenly mowed runners down with his car to win the Boston Marathon.
"I'll tell ya, Bob, I just got in my car and drove it," Griffin says. "And when there was a guy in my way, I killed him."
Later in an unconnected storyline, Peter befriends a terrorist who gives him a cell phone, which he uses and accidentally detonates a bomb.
The Internet mash-up edited the two unrelated scenes together to make it look like the explosions happened at the marathon.
On Tuesday, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane blasted the video on Twitter.
The edited Family Guy clip currently circulating is abhorrent. The event was a crime and a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the victims.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) April 16, 2013
Fox spokeswoman Paez said that network officials were working with YouTube to take down the edited clips.