ToonMZ Josie and the Pussycat Dolls

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Pulling out the obscure cartoon character by having Josie from the Archie comics Josie and the Pussycats suing the Pussycat Dolls for name infringement.  I am surprised the Pussycat Dolls have not worn leopard print outfits as a homage to Josie and the girls.

Here is some interesting facts.  The Pussycat Dolls started not as a pop group but as a burlesque and dance troupe.  So while the few people that know any member of the group typically can name Nicole Scherzinger, did you know that Christina Appelgate actually had a hand in starting the group along with Cincinnati’s own Carmen Electra.

And these Hollywood actresses/singers also joined in doing guest appearances:

  • Charlize Theron
  • Gwen Stefani
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Paris Hilton
  • Britney Spears
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Dita Von Teese
  • Brittany Murphy

Given a few names on the list, it is no wonder Josie and the Pussycats wanted their name back.

Oh and another $10 to charity thanks to Mark Stokes with my appearance in a recent Zombie Boy Comic.  Check it out.


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85 Responses to “ToonMZ Josie and the Pussycat Dolls”

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  1. Mark Stokes says:

    They might not have time for purrs or pats,
    but they do have time for legal spats!

  2. Nate Fakes says:

    As long as they’re spay and neutered, that’s the important thing.

    • Bearman says:

      I used to think it was called Spray and neuter.

      • Androgoth says:

        Or Spray them Cuter,
        well these days the
        spraying booths are
        full of ladies wanting
        some… Noooo I meant
        spraying to resemble
        a Cat 🙂

        Have a wicked weekend
        Bearman and keep up the
        excellent work that you
        are doing for charity 🙂


  3. Red says:

    I am with Nate. Best not to have this spread beyond those already infected.

  4. Jande says:

    Wait. Fake? I thought *everything* about Hollywood was fake.

    And I loved Mark’s Zombie Boy rendition of Bearman as a Ceremonial Mask. Too cool!

  5. Comedy Plus says:

    Well that’s a line up of skanks. Just saying.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  6. George says:

    The Archie company will sue any and everybody. There was a singing group in the early part of this century named The Veronicas. The group consisted of two hot brunette chicks who kinda-sorta could resemble Archie’s best gal Veronica.

    As son as the Archie crew found out, they sued with all their might for the whole shebang. They settled it by making the group past of the Archie team and adding their blessing and marketing power.

    I think that’s what killed the group and broke them up.

    Also, Archie Comics will go after anyone who infringes upon the purity of the Archie legend. There are scores of porno Archie stories out there and the company goes after every one they can.

    Pretty sensitive bunch if you ask me. 😀

    • I think the only case where someone got away with it, was in the early 50’s when MAD ran a parody called “Starchie”!

    • Bearman says:

      Great…are you saying they will be going after me too?

      I am surprised that the suit against the Veronicas went anywhere. I mean it wasn’t like they called themselves the Chers where it would be an obvious play on the name.

      • George says:

        I think the Veronicas mistake was in using the same font that Archie has stuck with for a thousand years. It looked like it was sanctioned by the Archie Co.

        This was around the time of Tatu (the Russian girls who always kissed during their concerts). AC was just scared the V’s were gonna take that route so they sued and went into a controlling partnership.

        They still make music, but as long as Katy Perry is around, no one really cares. 🙂

    • G. B. Miller says:

      Mattel is pretty much the same way with its Barbie character.

      Remember when Aqua did a song parody called “Barbie Girl”? Mattel sued for copyright infringement (among other things) but eventually lost the suit.

  7. Deb says:

    I agree with Red who agreed with Nate.

  8. I thought Josie and the Pussy Cats were in outer space? I guess they came back.

  9. lisleman says:

    trademark and naming battles are humorous at times. Could this courtroom battle be a cat fight? It was not until after I picked the moniker Lisleman that I realized so many derelicts would show up on a search of “Lisle Man”.

  10. G. B. Miller says:

    Very surprised to see Paris Hilton on that list. Usually when you do burlesque, it helps to have something on chest larger than an acorn.

    Like say, a oversized grapefruit.

  11. Hee hee, I’ve been just waiting for Josie and the Pussycats to sue those terrible “musicians!” That show was hilarious.

  12. Binky says:

    There’s a real Pussycat Dolls group? I didn’t know the other ones invented the Pussycat name.

  13. James says:

    About time someone took those dolls down. I love this where are they now thing. Keep it up good Sir.

  14. Scott says:

    Wow, that brings back memories! I saw the cartoon, “Josie and the Pussycats”, Saturday mornings (along with God knows how many others) as a child. And the old joke about crying because you didn’t get the surprise in your cereal box? Well, that really happened. Some cereal was supposed to contain a “Josie and the Pussycats” spoon in the box, but there was none. And I cried my eyes out! Now my used car has completedly “died”, and is beyond repair. And I’ll have to pay thousands of dollars for another used car in the next week. Please send me back to the days when my worst problem was not getting that “Josie and the Pussycats” spoon!

  15. Bo Lumpkin says:

    The only Josie I know about was Clint Eastwood as “The Outlaw Josie Wells”. Was he ever part of the group?

  16. Celestial7 says:

    This entire thing is interesting! Lol.. I appreciate that you don’t always post just ‘strips’ all the time.. Good Stuff!! 🙂

  17. I’d love to see that all-star line up! Reality TV, Anyone?

  18. Next, their lawsuit against “Pigs in Space”

  19. Whew! Good thing it’s just squiggly lines under ‘Cease and Desist’, it’s not serious.

  20. Friggin Loon says:

    So you can you call the band pussy?

  21. Next thing you know Rocky & Bullwinkle will be suing Sylvester Stallone.

  22. Tony McGurk says:

    It’s ridiculous the way people carry on over such trivial things. Pussycat is a regular word. How can they claim ownership of it??? The world has gone mad. Maybe I couls sue everyone whose name starts with Mc. McDonalds!!! I could sue Mcdonald’s for Mc infringement…

  23. Tyler says:

    Three small words: Cease and Desist.

  24. DadaHyena says:

    Looks like she finally put on some pants after all of these years! I guess her legs got hypothermia from all that exposure.

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