Normally, we wouldn’t expect to see a collision between uber-wholesome stand-up comedy and The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but nothing’s impossible, it seems.
The Hollywood Reporter explains that Jeff Allen, a comedian famous for his Christian, family-centered routines is suing NBC Universal for capitalizing on his trademarked catchphrase and comedy special title, Happy Wife, Happy Life. It looks like one of the New Jersey wives has used the expression on the show a few times, and NBCU has started selling merchandise emblazoned with the phrase.
Allen’s concerned that viewers or fans will think that he has some official affiliation with the show. Totally valid – I’m not sure I’d want to be associated with a show featuring ex-convict escorts and boob job corrections.
If you want to know more about Allen, we reviewed his DVD in 2007. Check it out.