October 6, 2007
So here we go again:
[Via: CNN] NEW YORK - In the 67 years since its debut, "When You Wish Upon a Star" has been recorded by more than 100 artists and orchestras.
But the songís owner is irate about what it calls an unseemly spoof of the familiar tune, saying the dreamy classic was twisted into an anti-Semitic ballad and widely distributed as part of a comedy television program.
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, music publishing house Bourne Co. aims to stop the programís distribution. The suit accuses Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Fox Broadcasting Co., the Cartoon Network and others of copyright infringement. It seeks unspecified damages.
The lawsuit said that in 2000, the defendants included the parody, "I Need a Jew," in an episode of the Fox television animated series "The Family Guy."
The episode, titled "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein," relied on the premise that the main character could not manage his familyís 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 lyricsÖ
According to the lawsuit, Fox initially withheld the episode from distribution because of its content but eventually earned large sums of money by distributing more than 1 million copies of it to the public in various home video formatsÖ
Here is a background about this. According to Wikipedia, some FOX network executives claimed that they are 'concernedí that the episode could be construed as anti-Semitic, and made the decision not to air the episode, yet they sold one million copies and aired it on Cartoon Network before it aired on FOX. Now, knowing who is FOX and what is there agenda and itís pro-Zionist history, doesnít it sound that these guys planed the show to make this huge money out of it, despite that they knew it might get them in trouble -although I donít see why it should? Someone might put this in the "conspiracy theory" list, but just compare this silly news propaganda to the MEMRI "breaking news" scandal and lies about Hamas TVís Micky Mouse in which they translated MEMRI translated "The Jews are killing us" to "We will annihilate the Jews." The lies of MEMRI were picked up by all major news organizations around the world and provided a skewed reports showing a very narrow view of the Israeli-Palestinian issue, without doing more than to further demonize Palestinians and Islam.
Back to The Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane mentions that he showed the script of the episode to two Rabbis, both of whom approved the episode "because Peter learns the right lesson at the end." MacFarlane also points out that the writer, Ricky Blitt, is Jewish himself; as is Ben Stein, who plays the Rabbi. Itís all about money, baby!!!
It gets even more silly:
One line considered particularly offensive by some occurs during Peterís song when he sings "Even though they killed my Lord, I need a Jew," in the song "I Need a Jew." MacFarlane recorded an alternate version of the line (replacing "Even though they killed my Lord" with "I donít think they killed my Lord") which was used when Cartoon Network aired the episode and then when FOX aired the episode (TBS also airs this episode with the alternate line, even though the original line is shown in closed captioning, and if one reads Peterís lips, heís saying the original line. In fact, when [adult swim] aired the episode, one of their "bumps" hinted to this by telling the viewers to "read Peterís lips"). When the episode aired in Israel (where most of the people are Jewish), the original line appears. The original version also aired in Australia and the UK. When it airs on Teletoon, the "Hebrew people Iíve adored" caption freezes through the lines "I donít think they killed my lord, I need a Jew." MacFarlane defends the original line giving a "consider the source" defense. Plenty of previous episodes, as well as this episode, make the point that Peter lacks very general knowledge (he believes that a volcano could come down the road mere minutes prior to the song) as well as knowledge of his own Catholic religion.
This is amazingly ironic. So, everyone is afraid to tell the truth, that Jews killed Jesus, yet in Israel they donít have a problem showing the original line while all other non-Jewish countries and media organizations are afraid to tell the truth!!! This only proves how strong and in control the Zionist are and that all of this is about money and power only.q
I wonder if someone asks Bush these days: who killed Jesus? What could be his answer (if he knows it)? Probably he will say that Jesus was killed in 9/11 by the Bin Laden and Muslim terrorists!!!
Plot summary as recorded by wiki is as follows:
Peter gives Loisís "rainy day fund" to a scam artist selling volcano insurance. On that same night Stewie breaks Megís glasses, because he hates being watched while he sleeps, and so Lois tells Peter that he needs to recover the money to buy their daughter a new pair of glasses. Peter decides that he needs a Jew to handle his money in an elaborate musical number based on "When You Wish upon a Star." When a Jewish man named Max Weinstein (Peter Riegert) has car trouble outside the Griffin house, Peter takes it as a sign. After a footchase, Peter pressures Max into helping him get the emergency money back. Max later recovers the money from the scammer. After accompanying Max to a reform synagogue ("Temple Beth Thupporting Actor") and inviting him over for dinner, Peter comes to the conclusion that Chris would get smarter if he converted to Judaism. He secretly drives Chris to Las Vegas, Nevada for a quick Bar Mitzvah after Lois displays objection to his idea, but she arrives just in time to stop the ceremony. A crowd, angry that Lois is apparently insulting their religion, chases the Griffins until they escape onto a bus which is full of nuns who are not happy about Peterís straying from Catholicism and whack the Griffins with rulers.
[Hat tip: Raed AlSaeed]