Lois cooks a Thanksgiving meal and invites the crew over for dinner. Joe is shocked when his formerly MIA son returns from Iraq and Quagmires father now transsexual parent also takes part.
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That although suffers from man many problems, this cartoon has got a transsexual character.
There are no sacred cows in Family Guy, they even made a joke about dead soldiers in Iraq!
On the one hand there is a transsexual character, she is passable, she is not as abused as Peters daughter Meg, she has returned from a past episode - rare. It is visibility even if it is at the cost of humiliation.
On the other hand, they have cast a trans character because they can then abuse them to their face. It also suggests they are running out of ideas. This usually happens when transpeople turn up - Sky's Hit & Miss' proves that.
The trans character is objectified in lets face it quite sickening ways - her only value it seems as a punchbag.
"So how are things dad?" (Image: BBC/Fox/Fuzzy Door).
"Oh Glen I can't tell you how wonderful it is to be back here! This is going to be a really special Thanksgiving!"
"Oh Chicken Wings!"
"Oh my I hope they are the ones with the 'bone' removed!" (Image: BBC/Fox/Fuzzy Door).
Brian the dog - "Hello Ida!" (Image: BBC/Fox/Fuzzy Door).
"Hello Brian." (Image: BBC/Fox/Fuzzy Door).
Stewie the Baby - "He threw up went he found out you were a monster!"
Ida is an ex-service person - and when asked later if she agrees with conscientious objectors going AWOL and disagrees with Brian she is called 'Ok well that's just some dumb Drag Queen'.
Later... (Image: BBC/Fox/Fuzzy Door).
"Oh my, maybe it's time for us girls to hit the powder room?!"
Lois [scornfully] - "You may use the yard!"