"Family Guy" Flier Spoofs Christie Scandal
A "Family Guy" flier sent to Emmy voters in Los Angeles threatened "traffic problems in Brentwood."
This image released by 20th Century Fox Television shows a cartoon image from the "Family Guy" series that was used in a mailer lobbying for best animated program with Emmy voters. The image shows series regular Peter Griffin dressed like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and spoofs Christie's traffic scandal from last year when a Christie aide made reference to causing traffic problems as political retribution in Fort Lee, N.J. Christie denies any involvement in shutting down lanes near the George Washington Bridge, frustrating commuters.
"The Family Guy" is taking on a New Jersey political scandal.
A flier sent to Emmy voters asks them to name the show "best animated program." It warns, "Vote for us, or it's time for some traffic problems in Brentwood," a Los Angeles neighborhood where many Emmy voters live.
The warning is a reference to lane closures last year at the heart of the scandal and a now-infamous email about them. A since-fired aide to Gov. Chris Christie wrote before the closures, "It's time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," the New Jersey town that saw days of traffic jams. Federal prosecutors are investigating.
On the flier, character Peter Griffin wears a tie and looks almost governor-like.
Published at 3:48 AM EST on Apr 26, 2014
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