You know, I don’t think we’ve ever covered a Lindsay Lohan story here at the Comedy Examiner’s Office, which is strange, considering what a walking punchline the 23 year-old has become. Today, however, the news came in that Lohan is trying to sue E-Trade over one of their trademark “talking baby” commercials– which are, after all, meant to be comedic– and that lands Lohan squarely in the Comedy Examiner’s jurisdiction. Read on for the details, my gentle Examiner readers…
E-Trade’s been running these “talking baby” commercials for the past few years, and this year they spent a bunch of cash airing a few during the Superbowl (as they’ve done for several years now; I could be incorrect, but I think that “talking baby” campaign started with a Superbowl ad). Guess who’s angry about that commercial? Go on, guess.
Lindsay Lohan is feuding with the E-Trade babies. The actress has filed a $100 million lawsuit claiming a television ad for the Wall Street firm that aired during the Super Bowl and Olympics was modeled after her.
Talking babies in the ad engage in chatter that refers to “milkaholic Lindsay.” The 23-year-old actress has famously sought substance abuse treatment. Lohan’s name was never mentioned. But her New York lawyer contends that “Lindsay” is an equally recognizable moniker for her client — like that of Oprah or Madonna.
So, let’s recap: E-Trade has a commercial wherein a talking baby refers to someone named “Lindsay”. This “Lindsay” person is also said to be a “milkoholic”. Lindsay Lohan sees this commercial, and her first instinct is…to sue it? Way to assauge that perception of you as a raving, drug-fueled lunatic, Lindsay Lohan. This is clearly the thinking of someone who has their wits about them.
As of now, E-Trade hasn’t issued any statement on the matter, but it’s said that Lohan’s lawyers are trying to get the funny commercial pulled off the air. Meanwhile, Lindsay Lohan is trying to get someone to hire her to do something other than look strung out with her clothes off. I think we can all agree that the bottom line to this story is: Lindsay Lohan is doing great. Just great.
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