“Family Guy” is taking a shot at convincing COVID-19 vaccine skeptics they don’t have anything to worry.
The long-running Fox animated sitcom launched a brief movie Tuesday that’s meant to “educate, entertain and encourage the millions of unvaccinated citizens around the globe to feel confident getting vaccinated against COVID-19,” in keeping with a community press launch.
In the video, Peter Griffin (voiced by sequence creator Seth MacFarlane) will get some unhelpful “advice” concerning the vaccine from his doctor, Dr. Hartman (MacFarlane once more).
“Think of the vaccine as a large ethnic bouncer,” the physician suggests, “and COVID as the drunk, entitled white kid yelling ‘Do you know who my father is?’”
Erudite, often homicidal child Stewie Griffin (additionally MacFarlane) rolls his eyes and takes his canine companion, Brian Griffin (three guesses), into Peter’s physique ― on type of a voyage, maybe even a fantastic one, you might say ― for a visible demonstration of how vaccines enhance the physique’s immune system to struggle the coronavirus.
The video ends with Stewie explaining that if individuals don’t get vaccinated, it is going to enable even worse virus variants to unfold, till we find yourself again the place we began, with Gal Gadot singing “Imagine.” “We cannot let that happen!” Stewie exclaims.
The cartoon, which lasts about three and a half minutes, was penned by the “Family Guy” writers in collaboration with MacFarlane and a staff of scientific specialists and epidemiologists.
MacFarlane appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Monday evening to debate the video. He stated the choice to make the PSA was instantly influenced by Tucker Carlson, who has unfold misinformation concerning the virus on the Fox News Channel.
“I looked around and I saw everyone else at Fox Corp. doing their part to get good science out there and be responsible with their platforms,” MacFarlane stated sarcastically. “And looking down the barrel of that kind of peer pressure, I said, ‘Well gosh, we’ve got to do something too.’”
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