In the recent comedy DICKIE ROBERTS, David Spade is seen sliding (and crashing) on a SLIP N’ SLIDE, a yellow plastic sheet intended to be used when inflated and wet. AP reports that Wham-O, manufacturers of the SLIP N’ SLIDE product, has sued, arguing that the depiction of the product was unauthorized, and encourages the unsafe use of the product (which is intended for children under 5 feet tall).
The suit seemed less frivolous to me after hearing that several years ago, an adult was injured using the SLIP N’SLIDE when drunk, yet sued and collected $12 million from Wham-O.
Commentary from Slate here.
SLIP N’ SLIDE available here.