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Family Guy sued by Carol Burnett

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Male, 13-17, Africa
 4412 Posts
Friday, December 21, 2007 1:44:19 PM
family guy=BEST SHOW EVER!

and if i was a celebrity i'd hope to be roasted on family guy lol it would be the best compliment ever

Male, 40-49, Western US
 1 Posts
Monday, October 08, 2007 8:16:09 PM
But its 6 Meeeellion Dollars! Just another pissed off old broad. She should be paying Fox $6 million just to get that mug on t.v., even if it is a CARTOON!! She needs to have her AARP card revoked!

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 1467 Posts
Saturday, March 24, 2007 9:20:49 PM
Everybody sues each other these days.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 581 Posts
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 5:57:45 PM
i think everyone thinks they can sue family guy

same with borat

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 742 Posts
Wednesday, March 21, 2007 12:16:41 PM
I used to love Family Guy...But something just has failed with it recently.

So I hope Carol wins this one. Maybe it'll knock some sense into the creators of Family Guy, or it'll just get the show off the air.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 843 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:09:35 PM
I hope she wins. Carol Burnett is a comedy legend. I used to watch her show when it aired on the WB, and I can honestly say it was one of the funniest shows I have ever seen.

I've seen people on here saying that they don't understand why she's suing Family Guy when she had a show that did parodies. There's a difference between her kind of parody and FG's. FG uses real people (sometimes without their permission) and makes a lot of sexual jokes. Carol Burnett used fictional characters that everyone could relate to and put them in clean, humorous situations. That's another thing that I hate about Family Guy. One thing Carol Burnett prided herself on was that her show was accessible to EVERONE, including children. She kept her show clean and made sure that she didn't offend anyone. So having Family Guy, a show that tries to be funny by making jokes of a degrading and often vulgar nature, put her in a porn shop is an incredibly disrespectful action, and a childish one as well. Go Carol!

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 657 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 7:16:31 PM
I really hate people who make frivolous lawsuits, they need a big fat slap in the face.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1430 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:09:57 PM
6 million for parodying one of her CHARACTERS, not her herself. Hm.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 389 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 11:54:04 AM
I'm so sick of this trend that seems to be emerging in America where people seem to think that if they don't like something it should be gotten rid of.

If you don't like it, change the channel. Just because you can't figure out a remote control doesn't mean you deserve 6 million dollars, Carol Burnett.

Male, 13-17, Asia
 1219 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 5:39:04 AM

Male, 18-29, Canada
 4278 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 5:31:18 AM
Speaking of Weird Al and lawsuits...

BOO-YAH!!! He'll SUE YA!!!

Just FYI, this is an original song of his, not a parody. In case anybody wonders.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2000 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:01:46 AM
is it really true than a person can sue another for everything in america, just a rumor ive heard

Female, 30-39, Western US
 554 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 1:41:39 AM
From what I understand, anytime you make a likeness of anyone, you need their permission. That was clearly a slam on Carol Burnett, and she did have a right to sue.

Has anyone heard of that bar that made likenesses of George Wendt (Norm Peterson) & John Ratzenberger (Cliff Clavin) of Cheers? I guess the owner of the bar made statues of these guys and had them sitting on bar stools at the end of the bar. Well, I guess George & John found out about it and sued the owners of the bar. Why? Not because they are in need of money, but because they are their likenesses. They wanted some kind of royalty for the use of their characters. As far as I know, the owner ended up taking the statues down. I honestly don't blame John & George for doing this.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 77 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:35:38 AM
Tomsfox I honestly did not know that.

good to know...good to know...

Male, 18-29, Western US
 65 Posts
Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:01:46 AM
First of all, Carol Burnett had a show that did parodies. What?!

Secondly, they weren't poking fun of her being out of money. One of her characters, as it says in the article, was a janitor, which is what they were referencing.

And come on, this is parody. Parody is protected speech. Weird Al Yankovic doesn't have to ask permission to remake a song as a parody (he does it out of courtesy). If he can just change some of the lyrics and get away with it, Family Guy can change the theme somewhat from Carol Burnett's show and be fine.

Here's a citation.


Male, 18-29, Europe
 718 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 11:15:59 PM
@ellemnop: Stewie Griffin - The untold Story is, in fact, a three-part episode!

@Wamba: Who are you to say FG and SP are garbage, if you never watched it?

Male, 13-17, Canada
 917 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 11:09:00 PM
and so, the fall of family guy begins...

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 11 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 10:56:04 PM
She had every right. Usually, I couldn't care less about celebrity lawsuits, but I side with Carol on this one. I never watched Family Guy and never will for the same reason I don't watch South Park. It's total garbage and I have a little more taste than to watch any of it. I don't blame her for not wanting to be associated with it.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 285 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 9:35:28 PM
See you just can't say nasty things like that about old people. It's a different generation and you need to give them some respect. I would be pissed if someone said that about me as well.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 569 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 9:15:30 PM
and this is the reason i hate ppl

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 171 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 9:11:55 PM
hey Felice, just so you know, the song was altered, so it WASNT her theme song

and i have no idea who Carol is

Male, 18-29, Canada
 830 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 8:51:55 PM
roduku = fanatic christine, I guarentee you.

Male, 40-49, Western US
 63 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 8:32:34 PM
The way copyright law works, is that for it to be enforced, you as the holder must demonstrate defense of the copyright. By not doing so, you lose control over it.

She'd be making a precedent by not filing suit. That's how the game works.

Male, 13-17, Europe
 6786 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 7:40:56 PM


Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 443 Posts
Monday, March 19, 2007 7:34:10 PM
Fox has put out a lot of crappy stuff, but Family Guy has to be at the top of the list for sh*t shows.
Maybe others will take their cue from Carol Burnett and sue Fox every time they show Family Guy and maybe get it off the air forever.

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