Seth MacFarlane Takes First Step Towards Alienating His Stoner Frat Boy Audience

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is the highest paid writer/producer in Hollywood and, as of today, he's also one of the most THC-free. Recently, MacFarlane announced that he will no longer be smoking marijuana because it makes him too paranoid. "One of the last times I was stoned, I was convinced that I would die unless I kept moving my body. So I sat there, baked, waving my arms around like a crazy person," he explains.

Hmm, is it really wise to deprive oneself of the substance that so obviously aided in creating nuggets of comedic brilliance like a talking baby, a talking dog, a talking goldfish, and a talking alien?

Especially now, when he needs fresh, weed-inspired ideas more than ever? Not only does MacFarlane have a new animated series in the works, The Cleveland Show, he also just inked a deal with Google to create original material on the web. It's gonna be called Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, and it will feature new characters in 2 minute video clips. According to the New York Times, "Google will syndicate the program using its AdSense advertising system to thousands of Web sites that are predetermined to be gathering spots for Mr. MacFarlane's target audience, typically young men. Instead of placing a static ad on a Web page, Google will place a Cavalcade video clip." Of course, MacFarlane will get a percentage of that sweet-ass ad revenue. Too bad he's not smoking anymore, because that would buy him several pillowcases full of kind bud.

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