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The first of these lawsuits was filed last January by hip-hop duo Phoenix Phenom. The pair claims that the Peas ripped off their tune "Boom Dynamite," which they claim was submitted to Interscope Records (B.E.P.'s record label) a year before the Peas recorded their megahit "Boom Boom Pow."
About a month ago, funk legend George Clinton also sued the Peas, stating that they sampled his 1979 song "(Not Just) Knee Deep" in a remix of their song "Shut Up" without his permission. Both the "Shut Up" remix and "Boom Boom Pow" appeared on The E.N.D., an album which earned the Peas the 2009 Grammy Award for Album of the Year..
And finally, a copyright suit was filed last October by Texas-based musician Bryan Pringle. He believes the group stole from a song off his demo called "Take A Dive." The tune is noticeably similar to "I Gotta Feeling" by the Peas (also from the same album), which also holds the distinction as the most downloaded iTunes song ever!
Take a listen and decide for yourself below...these allegations could be a major "black eye" for the Peas!
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Though it appears soft and furry, a tarantula actually has an extremely delicate exoskeleton. Even a fall from a height of just a few inches has serious risks - it can either rupture the tarantula's abdomen or shatter the exoskeleton completely! In either case, the poor tarantula is likely to die.
Someone ought to tell Marv from the movie Home Alone:
It takes 6 months to produce an episode of The Simpsons.
The writing and editing take place at Gracie Films, six months before the airing of the episodes. After that, much of the animation is done in Korea. (source)
On the other hand, it only takes 6 days to make an episode of South Park, with rewrites of parts of an episode occurring even while animation and production has already started.
See how a South Park episode is made.
In an intro conceived by guest artist Banksy, The Simpsons lampoons its own animation process. It's the most bizarre Simpsons intro I've ever seen: