The Comedy of Copyright

Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane’s animated series shown on Fox, often uses references from pop culture through the years. Really, that’s an understatement. (Some Favorites: He-man riding off, Apache Chief from Superfriends setting Peter’s dish antenna, Stewie’s “Rocket Man”, “That’s one to grow on,” and Cobra Commander as the FCC Chairman. Truly, a child of the 80s.) Naturally, I was expecting the show to be sued at some point. The question was- who would it be?

The Answer? Carol Burnett.

From the Smoking Gun,  Carol Burnett v. “Family Guy.”

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