'Friday Night Lights' creator asks candidate to stop using skein's signature phrase
“Friday Night Lights” creator Peter Berg has fired off a letter to Mitt Romney to ask that the presidential hopeful stop using one of the show’s popular slogans.“The only relevant comparison I see between your campaign and ‘Friday Night Lights’ is in the character of Buddy Garrity — who turned his back on American car manufacturers selling imported cars from Japan,” Berg wrote in Friday’s letter. “Your use of the expression falsely and inappropriately associates ‘Friday Night Lights’ with the Romney/Ryan campaign … Please come up with your own campaign slogan.” Romney had been using the phrase “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” on campaign materials. In August, band Silversun Pickups sent a cease-and-desist letter demanding that Romney stop using their song “Panic Switch” at campaign events. And Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan attracted the ire of Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider the same month over Ryan’s use of the band’s tune “We’re Not Gonna Take it.”
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