Monday, October 31, 2011

Jerry Lewis vs. Family Guy

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This is an amazing split-screen comparison of Jerry Lewis in The Errand Boy (1961) — where Jerry the lackey is miming being the boss — and the "Brian & Stewie" episode of Family Guy (2010), put together by YouTuber MrEthernex. The music is Count Basie's "Blues in Hoss Flat" and appears in both original versions in lieu of dialogue.

In the lawsuit that followed, Seth MacFarlane claimed the similarities were purely coincidental! Can you believe it? Well you shouldn't, because I just made that up. No lawsuit, no plagiarism; take it as a sweet tribute to Lewis.  Thanks to Tom Etzel for the link!

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