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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Torts in Children's Entertainment

The Incredibles came out before I started doing this blog (but Overlaywered noted its lawsuits-putting-superheroes-out-of-business premise). But another bit of kids' entertainment made me wonder what else is out there.

I just completed a three-day drive to Arkansas; on the way, we listened to The Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd, an excellent radio serial about the world's most brilliant scientist, Dr. Floyd, and his efforts to thwart the evil mastermind, Dr. Steve, as they travel through time and space. (Dr. Steve wants to steal historical artifacts to sell on eBay. It's complicated.)

Anyway, we were listening to the season premiere of season three when this exchange came up between Dr. Floyd and his mom:

The spilled coffee strikes again!

Where else have torts shown up in children's entertainment?

(If the Flash plugin doesn't work, the MP3 is here: Download floyd.mp3


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Recording scares my cats when I play it back. Is there a version at normal speed?

Posted by: Ted | Jun 28, 2008 11:36:08 AM

BC: Laugh of the Day.

Goofy is the careless tortfeasor. Mickey is the prudent, insufferably cautious, reasonable mouse, setting an objective standard of due care. Even Minnie is fed up with his caution and hesitation.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 28, 2008 11:44:43 AM

Ted: I sent you a note separately; it sounds fine on my machine. I'll upload the MP3 and add it to the post for anyone who has a similar problem.

Posted by: Bill Childs | Jun 28, 2008 12:35:25 PM

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