Retro Game Video Mistakenly Taken Offline By Fox

Friday, May 20th, 2016

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Family Guy

This past Sunday on Family Guy there was a bit where Peter trolled his friends by exploiting a glitch in the NES game Double Dribble. It was pretty funny, but what wasn’t nearly as funny was the fact that the gameplay video was actually a YouTube video uploadedĀ a few years ago. Even worse, the original video was actually taken down by a content claim from Fox. This news reached Seth MacFarlane, creator, executive producer and voice-actor of Family Guy. Via Twitter he claimed that he was not responsible for whatever Fox does in regards to YouTube, and that his involvement in Family Guy is pretty minimal these days. He did say he would look into the matter and true to his word he tweeted out that the original video was restored.

This is just an unfortunate situation all around. It’s great that the original video has been restored, but it should not have been taken down in the first place. It just goes to show YouTube’s automated system is not equipped to handle situations like this.

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About Andrew Mathieu

My name is Andrew Mathieu. I'm a college student and I work part-time in my home state of Connecticut. I'm working towards being a writing and host three blogs on WordPress about animation, comic books, and video games. I hope to one day be able to write comic books and voice my opinions about my favorite fields of entertainment.




  • Panpopo

    That’s pretty sad, but unsurprising. Glad they put the video back up and there was no malicious intent. I feel bad for content creators on youtube, as I imagine that they have to deal with similar issues on a constant basis.

  • Mr0303

    This just demonstrates how broken is the content ID system on YouTube. It is there to serve the big companies ignoring fair use altogether.