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The Big Bang Theory Being Sued Over Sheldon's Soft Kitty Song — Get The Deets On The Copyright Case HERE!
Soft kitty, warm kitty… uh-oh kitty!
The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular shows on TV.
Fans don't just love the show's characters, they also adore the funny and creative catchphrases they come up with like "bazinga" and of course, the song Soft Kitty.
While Sheldon's famous catchphrase might be safe, his favorite comfort song could cause a bit of a problem for the show's producers.
New Hampshire teacher Edith Newlin's daughters and heirs, Ellen Newlin Chase and Margaret Chase Perry, filed a lawsuit against the show's producers and CBS, as well as other media companies over the lyrics of Soft Kitty. The daughters are seeking "remedies for willful copyright infringement."
"The lyrics – beginning with the words ‘Soft kitty, warm kitty' (the ‘Soft Kitty Lyrics') – were created as a poem by Edith Newlin, the Plaintiffs' mother."
The lawsuit goes on the claim that the producers and network have used the lyrics in their entirety without any authorization.
The documents say that Soft Kitty's lyrics were created way back in the 1930's and were published by Willis Music Company in 1937 in the book Songs for the Nursery School.
It also states that Warner Brothers Entertainment Inc. and one of the show's producers had a deal with Willis Music Company, but neither party "could lawfully 'secure the rights'."
Not surprisingly, CBS has not yet commented on the suit.
Have we heard the last of the popular lullaby?? And what will happen to it in reruns?!