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Oct 27 2009   8:20AM GMT

Microsoft Drops Windows 7 Family Guy Promotion

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

So long Stewie– we hardly knew you.

After viewing a taping of the upcoming episode it was supposed to sponsor as a marketing promotion for Windows 7, Microsoft has bowed out of the deal. I guess the humor was a little too edgy for Microsoft’s taste.

After the Bill Gates / Seinfeld ads, the OMGIGP web ads, the failed Windows 7 launch parties, and the grotesque Windows 7 Whopper, maybe someone at Microsoft figured out that its attempts to be hip and cool almost universally backfire and become fodder for contempt and ridicule from rivals.

Stick with Laptop Hunters or those commercials with the kids, like Kylie showing us how awesome Windows 7 is and telling us she’s a PC.

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