Fox Broadcasting on Tuesday yanked a recent episode of "Family Guy" from websites after edited clips of the animated series appeared to portray a bombing, mayhem and deaths at a Boston Marathon.
Fox pulled the episode, which was titled "Turban Cowboy," from fox.com and the Hulu online video site, which Fox's parent company News Corp. co-owns.
Fox has no immediate plans to air the episode again, a network spokesperson said Tuesday. The episode originally ran on the broadcast network in March.
In a Twitter message, Seth MacFarlane, the creator of "Family Guy," deplored the editing of clips in an effort to advance a conspiracy theory that MacFarlane had used his hit TV show to predict Monday's bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.