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    Frankie Carbone suing the Simpson for $2.5 mil.

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    Actor Frank Sivero is suing 20th Century Fox, Fox TV Studios, and Matt Groening over the The Simpsons character Louie, whom Sivero feels is a derivative of the Frankie Corbone character that Sivero portrayed and claims to have created for Martin Scorsese’s 1990 gangster film Goodfellas.

    Louie, a member of the Springfield Mafia, first appeared in Season 4 of The Simpsons in 1991, and has appeared in about a dozen episodes since.

    Sivero is seeking $250 million in the lawsuit.

    The five-page complaint filed by Sivero’s lawyers claims that The Simpsons producer James L. Brooks was “highly aware of who Sivero was, the fact that he created the role of Frankie Carbone, and that The Simpsons character Louie would be based on this character.”

    While lawsuits over character likenesses are not uncommon, this suit is somewhat unusual due to the high dollar amount of the complaint, and the fact that it is over 20 years in the making.

    There’s no word on whether or not Scorsese will become involved in the suit, but he could potentially pull the rug out from under Sivero if he claims to have created the Corbone character himself.

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    Whack him.

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    What a phaig

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    I always thought the same thing lol

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    Who is Johnny Tight-Lips based on?

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    Dude running low on cash, I guess.

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    better make that coffee to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    Who is Johnny Tight-Lips based on?

    I don't know nuttin'

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    Rut roh...this just in...

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    They should say "ok" and then pay him in Duff Bucks

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    Guess Boomer Esiason will be suing for his Bart likeness now. Dammit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakin318 View Post
    They should say "ok" and then pay him in Duff Bucks
    Or Itchy & Scratchy Money

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Rut roh...this just in...

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    "It took em three days to thaw him out just to do the autopsy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post

    Louie, a member of the Springfield Mafia, first appeared in Season 4 of The Simpsons in 1991, and has appeared in about a dozen episodes since.

    Sivero is seeking $250 million in the lawsuit.
    $250 million

    13 episodes (over 23 years)

    wants $19.2 million per episode

    seems reasonable




    probably no other mafia guy with curly black hair and side burns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star Lady View Post
    $250 million

    13 episodes (over 23 years)

    wants $19.2 million per episode

    seems reasonable




    probably no other mafia guy with curly black hair and side burns
    If he didn't want to get typecast as a Mafia guy, don't do Mafia roles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star Lady View Post
    probably no other mafia guy with curly black hair and side burns
    and bright yellow skin and 4 fingers.

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