I was getting ready to go to bed, when this article from AOL.com caught my eye. On 'Seth & Alex' they did a skit impersonating Marlee Matlin. Well, actually- impersonating her voice. While Matlin was in on the skit, I thought the whole thing was pretty distasteful and offensive. What do you think? (Transcript below)
Man-We do a lot of celebrity gags on Family Guy (You know, making fun of celebrities). One of our favorites, though, was a gag in which Marlee Matlin calls Moviefone. It went something like this:
Man (as Moviefone): Welcome to Moviefone.Please say the name of the movie you would like to see now.
Woman (as Marlee Matlin) :500 Days of Summer (pronounces “500 day of dummer”)
Man: We did not understand your selection. Please say the name of the movie you would like to see now.
Woman (as Marlee Matlin): 500 Days of Summer (same as before)
Man: You have selected: Fame.
Woman (as self): It’s getting funnier.
Man: Seriously, if the Christians are right and I’m wrong, I’m going to seriously burn in hell. It’s going to be really bad.
Woman: Even if they’re wrong, I have a feeling that here on Earth, someone’s going to set you on fire.
Man: You’re probably right… Marlee Matlin- she really is an amazing woman. She was on Dancing with the Stars recently, but what you mat not know is that she also has an album coming out next year that also features pop song covers, including this little gem…
Woman (as Marlee Matlin): I wanna hold ‘em like they do in Texas … *sings Lady’ Gaga’s “Poker Face” in “deaf accent” and out of tune.
… oh- are you still playing? *puts hand on piano* Oh, you are. 1,2,3,… I wa- a rol wi you ( continues singing).. A little gambling is fun when you’re with me.. *Matlin walks in*
Woman (as self): Oh, *bleep*!
Matlin: Shut up!
Woman: I just want to say- I’m a really, really big fan of yours. Children of a Lesser God was amazing, you won an award. And your book was so candid, and so courageous. And your role on the West Wing is incredible
Matlin: oh- shut up! You’re embarrassing yourself! How do you think it feels to be made fun of? How about I do an impersonation of you?! Let me do it! I’m Alex, and I’m arrogant and a (sorry, this is a G-rated blog!) All I do is not exercise, eat Oreos, and complain that I’m not in more movies. Here’s me walking down the street…
*Impersonates Alex (woman)- blows up cheeks and “waddles”*
Matlin:Does that feel good?
Alex: No, it doesn’t Ms. Matlin.
Matlin: Does it?!
Matlin: NO IT DOESN’T! You know, you’ve made fun of me more than twice. Twice! Did you ever think once of calling me and asking me to use my own voice?
Alex: I swear Ms. Matlin, we did, we called. But the phone just rang, and rang… *laughter*
Matlin: You want to learn some sign language?
Matlin: Yeah? *Bleep*!
*Please let me know if there are any errors in this transcript. I typed it up myself, right as I was getting ready for bed, so it's probably got a couple of mistakes!*
Don't you think we've already got enough people making fun of the deaf?