Seth MacFarlane announced yesterday the creation of a new animated series, “Siegel the Seagull”, scheduled to appear on Fox in Fall of 2016. Siegel is a character reportedly near and dear to MacFarlane’s heart; leaks from the show’s writing staff indicate the uber-writer/actor/singer/producer/crotch ventriloquist was fondly attached to the seagulls of Disney’s “Nemo”, and had long wanted to develop a series concept based on soaring creatures that mainly eat garbage and shit on others.
Siegel is a Jewish seagull, born with the last name Siegel, but forced to assimilate in kindergarten. When he first arrived at school, the teachers thought he looked like Seagull, smelled like Seagull, so they renamed him Seagull. They apparently weren’t tipped off by the fact that his first name was Moishe.
Moishe Seagull then changes his name back to Siegel at the age of majority (which, for birds, is way younger than 18, because birds don’t live that long, bird-brain!), and hilarity ensues when the flock learns he’s been Jewish all along. We predict many great sight gags involving terrorist gulls flying into Israeli tankers on an extra-full stomach, just to prove a point.
“Siegel the Seagull”, created/produced/directed/written/voice-acted/choreographed by the multi-tasking Seth MacFarlane, Fox Network, Fall 2016, schedule TBA.