Imagine your favorite doll as a little kid.  Now imagine that you wished he could come to life and be your best friend—what a fun childhood that would make, right?  Now imagine that it’s 30 years later, you’re tickling middle age, and your walking, talking, sentient and foul-mouthed teddy bear is still living with you, getting high, sleeping around and working at the local grocery store.  That’s the premise behind Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane’s directorial debut, Ted, which, in red-band trailer format, basically plays like a humorous and R-rated Family Guy clip.  Give it a look after the jump.

Mark Wahlberg plays John Bennett, the grown man whose teddy bear Ted still lives with him, and who must deal with the clashes between his furry best friend and his girlfriend of four years, Family Guy alum Mila Kunis.  The whole ‘man-child must choose between his immature past (as represented by his uncouth friend) and his mature, more adult future (as symbolized by a healthy relationship with a mature girlfriend)’ is a trope we’ve seen before in such films as Shaun of the Dead and just about everything Judd Apatow has or will ever do; that said, there are some fairly bawdy and funny moments to the definitely not-safe-for-work trailer, even if they do feel like uncensored bits lifted directly from Family Guy.   Ted opens on July 13.

What do you think of the Ted trailer?