Somehow, 'Family Guy' made a Caitlyn Jenner joke way back in 2009.

Somehow, 'Family Guy' made a Caitlyn Jenner joke way back in 2009.
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Leave it to Seth MacFarlane to make trans jokes before anyone can get mad at him.

Uproxx has discovered this clip from a 2009 episode of Family Guy where Stewie jokes that then-Bruce Jenner is actually "an elegant Dutch woman" who birthed Brody Jenner.

It's not necessarily a lucky guess on the part of the tank of manatees that write for Family Guy. Rumors and jokes about now-Caitlyn Jenner's transition were circling at the time. Caitlyn Jenner had undergone plastic surgery. MacFarlane and company were just jumping on the trans-joke bandwagon before it was uncool to be on it. But at least we got a really big belly-laugh out of that clip, huh? Right? I mean, it's such a funny idea that Bruce Jenner could actually be a woman instead of a man! Even after winning all those Olympic gold medals! So funny, that baby.

Except Jenner's perceived femininity was also used as a punchline in FOX's original offensive family sitcom Married... With Children. Marcy, the Bundy family's next door neighbor, was often ridiculed for looking like Bruce Jenner. Uproxx points us to this clip from an episode about carrying the Olympic torch:

I'm sure in the coming years, there are going to be a lot of articles like this one, pointing to clips from Family Guy that feature "jokes" that reveal themselves to be hateful, phobic comments disguised as humor in light of today's context. Maybe that's what happens when you write to shock instead of trying to entertain. The shock wears off, and all you are left with is a legacy of a dog and a baby spewing hateful comments at each other.

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