Saturday, March 17, 2007

Somebody Call the Margaret Mitchell Estate

Carol Burnett sues "Family Guy":

MARCH 16--Comedian Carol Burnett, angered by her portrayal as a janitor in an adult film store in the animated TV show "The Family Guy," has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Twentieth Century Fox, the program's distributor. According to Burnett, 73, she was approached by Fox in mid-2005 for permission to use the theme song from "The Carol Burnett Show" in a "Family Guy" episode. She declined the request. It was then, Burnett alleges in a lawsuit filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, that she became a target of the raunchy Fox show.

Considering how many stars Burnett parodied in her career, she's on pretty thin ice here.

(the video in question is here at The Smoking Gun)

1 comment:

David Terrenoire said...

I have no dog in this fight.

Oh, wait, yes I do. I hate the Family Guy. It is an immense pile of stinking monkey dung. Go get 'em, Carol.

Although I am dismayed to see that Carol Burnett's company is named Whacko Inc.

Maybe I don't have a dog in this fight after all.