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Peter Griffin: Anti-Semite?

The AP reports that Bourne Co. who owns the classic song "When You Wish Upon A Star" has filed a suit against Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Fox Broadcasting Co., the Cartoon Network and others for copyright infringement, claiming the … Read More

By / October 4, 2007

The AP reports that Bourne Co. who owns the classic song "When You Wish Upon A Star" has filed a suit against Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Fox Broadcasting Co., the Cartoon Network and others for copyright infringement, claiming the show "The Family Guy" turned the wistful ballad into a tasteless anti-Semitic insult.

The episode, titled "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein," relied on the premise that the main character could not manage his family's finances and needed to hire a Jewish person to take care of his money, the lawsuit said.

During the episode, the main character, Peter Griffin, sings "I Need a Jew," which the lawsuit called a thinly veiled copy of the music from "When You Wish Upon a Star," accompanied by new anti-Semitic lyrics.

You know what I say: when Jews are accused of being good with money there's only one thing to do. Sue for money.

Here are "The Family Guy" lyrics. You be the judge.

Peter Griffin: Nothing else has worked so far So I'll wish upon a star

Wonderous shining speck of light

I need a Jew

Lois makes me take the rap Cause our checkbook looks like crap Since I can't give her a slap I need a Jew Where to find A Baum or Steen or Stein To teach me how to whine and do my taaaaaxesss… Though by many they're abhored Hebrew people I've adored Even though they killed my Lord I need a Jew Max: Hi, my name's Max Weinstein, my car just broke down, can I use you phone? Peter: Now my troubles are all through I have a Jew! Max: Hey!

Cliche, lazy, and unfunny. But offensive. . .

 

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