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Old 08-26-2009, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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LOS ANGELES "Take my mother-in-law please," isn't a joke you're likely to hear often these days from Sunda Croonquist. The veteran comic is being sued by her mother-in-law after making her the punchline of too many jokes.

No joke, comedian sued over mother-in-law humor - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090825/ap_on_re_us/us_mother_in_law_jokes - broken link)
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I always wondered how the families and in laws felt when they were discussed in a comedy routine. I would hate it if one of my kids went into comedy.....eeeekkkk.....they stories they could tell.
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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I could see it being awkward if your daughter-in-law is constantly using you as the target of her jokes, but sueing her? That's a little over the top IMO. Mike Myers did a skit on Saturday Night Live back in the late 80's/early 90's called "Coffee Talk with Linda Richman" that he patterned after his own mother-in-law. "Linda Richman" was a hoarse talking older lady with a strong Brooklyn accent played by Myers himself for those of you who may not have seen it. I saw him on an interview one time and he said his mother-in-law was a very good sport about it and even often requested that he do his "Linda Richman" character when he was visiting her...LOL.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:42 PM
 
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It is extremely common for comedians to use their loved ones in their routines. I saw something about this yesterday on tv. I guess the MIL used to think the jokes were funny, but does not anymore. I could understand this better if it were an ex-MIL, but not while currently being married to her son.
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas
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I saw this comic on the Today Show last Friday. I think it's ridiculous to sue, but, if my MIL asked me nicely I would stop. It's kinda funny anyways.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: fla
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LOS ANGELES "Take my mother-in-law please," isn't a joke you're likely to hear often these days from Sunda Croonquist. The veteran comic is being sued by her mother-in-law after making her the punchline of too many jokes.

No joke, comedian sued over mother-in-law humor - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090825/ap_on_re_us/us_mother_in_law_jokes - broken link)

does this mean some of us like myself need to stop bad mouthing our ex inlaws(one of my greatest pleasures)
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