Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bart Simpson shilling for Scientology

Via the Village Voice, a prerecord call promoting a Scientology event by Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson (and a Scientologist):


Eamon Knight said...

Is she violating any Fox IP by using the Bart Simpson persona in her pitch?

Jim Lippard said...


When Dan Castellaneta introduced Paul Krassner for a standup performance, in character as Homer Simpson, that was recorded for a CD, Artemis Records contacted Fox for permission to use it, and was denied. (But apparently they haven't gone after Paul for putting the MP3 on his website.)

Fredric said...

What's bizarre is that she apparently thought she would get away with it, that nobody would record the civil crime and expose it. She must feel like heterosexual Tom Cruise does: The laws don't apply to Scientology customers.