Saturday, March 17, 2007

I'm so sad we had this time together

Carol Burnett is suing Family Guy for depicting her, in her Charwoman (mop lady) character, as a janitor at a porn shop. I'm interested in the outcome because I doubt she has a legal leg to stand on. Isn't parody protected against copyright infringement?

I always liked Carol so it bums me out to know she has no sense of humor about herself. She went on at length in her autobiography about how much she loved musical comedy and how she was living out her childhood dream by performing it. Family Guy may not be the most hilarious show on TV (especially since its resurrection) but its funniest moments are the musical comedy bits. Either Carol is not the tireless supporter anymore or bad plastic surgery is really expensive.