December 2007 Archives

Producers Forget To Obtain Rights For Song, Use It Anyway

Kalina says this of the surprise Simpsonization: "A few months back a producer from the Simpsons contacted Carly [Comando] about using her song 'everyday' for an upcoming episode in which they were going to parody my video. She was negotiating a rate for the song, until they never got back to her. No fee was agreed on, no contracts signed. She and I both assumed that they were no longer interested in using her song for the show. Last night the episode aired and sure enough her song is part of the show. What's up with that?! I am thrilled that the Simpsons parodied me, but Carly should have been compensated."
[Gothamist]

Doris Grau Writes From Beyond The Grave

In a quick review of "The Simpsons Handbook," a how-to-draw Simpsons book that came out earlier this year, The Courier-Journal identifies the authors as voice actresses "Doris Grau and Marcia Mitzman Gaven." One problem: Grau, voice of Lunchlady Doris, died in 1995.

To be fair, Amazon lists them as the authors as well. [courier-journal.com]