Fri, 16 Mar 2007 16:54:00
Carol Burnett has lost her sense of humor
Well here’s something I never in a million years thought I would say: To hell with Carol Burnett.
Comedian Carol Burnett sued 20th Century Fox Thursday over a portrayal of one of her signature characters on an episode of “Family Guy.”
Burnett’s copyright infringement lawsuit, which is seeking more than $2 million in damages, states the show’s creators did not have her consent to include her cleaning woman character—known as the Charwoman—in an April 2006 episode.
In the episode, the Charwoman is the maid in a pornography shop. The segment also incorporated an “altered version” of Burnett’s theme music, and the characters in the show perform Burnett’s signature ear tug, her suit states.
In addition to her copyright infringement claim, Burnett, 73, alleges 20th Century Fox violated her publicity rights.
Seems like old age has made her forget what satire and comedy are all about. That sucks...I’ve always thought of her as pure comic genius, with delivery and physical comedy skills second to none, but now for the rest of my life I will think of her as the bitchy old bag who sued someone over a parody.
Way to tarnish a legacy, Carol.
Hat tip: Jim Treacher at Blowing Smoke