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Actor Tom Bosley Dies

October 19, 2010

Actor Tom Bosley, who was most well known from his role on Happy Days, has died at the age of 83.

Check out TMZ below for more information and don’t miss one of my favorite scenes ever on Family Guy where Stewie Griffin thinks he spots Bosley on a train in Switzerland.

From TMZ:

Henry Winkler and Scott Baio — who both co-starred with Tom Bosley on “Happy Days” — tell TMZ they are both shocked by his death … but remember their former castmate as a “great man.”

Winkler tells us, “I saw him before I ever got to Hollywood on Broadway, and he was great. And then I got to act with him for 10 years and he was great.  Tom Bosley was our mentor. He was a true artist … a great husband, and a fabulous father and grandfather. He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.”

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Family Guy Earns Best Comedy Nomination

July 16, 2009

I love it! For the first time in 50 years, a cartoon has earned an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Series.

From Reuters:

The show’s creator, Seth MacFarlane, says his nomination marks the end of Emmy discrimination against animated TV — but doesn’t think he’ll actually win.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: SO WHERE WERE YOU, AND WHAT WERE YOU DOING WHEN THIS NEWS CAME DOWN?

MacFarlane: It was about 5 in the morning and I got a phone call, so I was not able to react for the excitement that they wanted.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: NOW THAT YOU’VE HAD A LITTLE TIME TO WARM UP, WHAT’S YOUR REACTION?

MacFarlane: I think it is extremely encouraging for everyone who is busting their ass on these animated shows to have this happen. I have friends on “King of the Hill,” I have friends on “The Simpsons.” I feel like it is validation for all of these shows that they are now viewed as on the same playing field as the other comedies, because we are all really doing the same job. It took a long time to recognize single-camera comedies, and I think that it’s frustrating for a lot of the animated shows that we haven’t gotten the same treatment (as other comedies). It is nice that they stopped ignoring the fact that the animated shows are major players in the comedy landscape of television. This is a huge step forward for open-mindedness in the voting process.

Google, Family Guy and Burger King Team Up For Internet Advertising

August 18, 2008

Seth MacFarlane, creator of TV’s “Family Guy,” will debut “Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy,” an animated series set to be distributed exclusively through Google using the AdSense advertising system. MacFarlane has created three animated Burger King advertisements that will play ahead of the new series’ clips.

Burger King, Seth MacFarlane

Credit: Burger King, Seth MacFarlane

From the International Herald Tribune:

Next month, Seth MacFarlane, creator of the “Family Guy” TV series, will unveil a high-profile new project called “Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy,” an animated variety show that will be distributed solely through Google.

The Internet giant will syndicate the new program using its AdSense advertising system to thousands of Web sites that are predetermined to be gathering spots for MacFarlane’s target audience, typically young men. Instead of placing a static ad on a Web page, Google will place a “Cavalcade” video clip. YouTube will also devote a channel to the material.

Marketing messages will be incorporated into the clips largely through “preroll” ads, but Burger King took its involvement a step further. In a rare example of one of Hollywood’s top creative powers working hand-in-glove with a marketer, MacFarlane created and animated Burger King ads to play ahead of “Cavalcade” clips.

If Seth MacFarlane is involved, this should be good. I have always been a fan of the “Family Guy” television series which includes humor which pokes fun at just about everyone. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the clips online soon. Thoughts?