Carol Burnett Sues Fox Over Family Guy Spoof
Burnett has filed a $2 million copyright infringement lawsuit against the studio, alleging one cartoon character on the hit show was clearly based on her Charwoman creation.
The April 2006 Family Guy episode in question portrayed Charwoman as a pornographic character, and, to add insult to injury, Burnett claims the show also featured an "altered version" of the famous The Carol Burnett Show theme music.
Besides copyright infringement, Burnett alleges 20th Century Fox violated her publicity rights.
Studio bosses tell US TV show Access Hollywood they were surprised by the lawsuit, over what amounted to an 18-second scene.
Studio spokesman Chris Alexander says, "We are surprised that Ms. Burnett, who has made a career of spoofing others on television, would go so far as to sue Family Guy for a simple bit of comedy."
Check out Starpulse's Family Guy page.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
Sony Confirms At Least Two Villain Spinoffs Of 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Chef Nigella Lawson's Former Assistants Found Not Guilty Of Fraud