King of Kong documentary star Billy Mitchell has lost a court case whereby he alleged the Cartoon Network series Regular Show portrayed him illegitimately.
Mitchell, known for his high scores in Donkey Kong and Pac-Man, alleged that a gigantic floating head called Garrett Bobby Ferguson was actually a thinly-veiled portrayal of himself. In the show, Regular Show’s main characters square off Ferguson in an over-the-top arcade game.
In the end, a New Jersey Federal District Judge found that the portrayal was in line with the USA’s First Amendment.
“The television character does not match the plaintiff in appearance: GBF appears as a non-human creature, a giant floating head with no body from outer space, while Plaintiff is a human being,” Judge Anne Thompson ruled.
“And when GBF loses his title, the character literally explodes, unlike Plaintiff,” Thompson continued.