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'Family Guy' pokes fun at grown-up kid Jonathan Lipnicki [poll]

October 11, 2010 | 10:23 am

Jonathan Lipnicki then and now

If the human head weighs 8 pounds, how much weight does a roasting on "Family Guy" carry? If you're Jonathan Lipnicki, it's apparently a light burden to carry.

The child actor made famous in "Jerry Maguire" got slammed on the animated series Sunday night, but Lipnicki tweeted Monday, "Hey guys thanks for the love, but I don't feel bad about what they said on family guy. It was all in good fun, I've worked on that show B4."

On "Guy," Peter tries to help fix his father-in-law Carter's marriage with the bright idea of having Carter, in romantic-comedy tradition, befriend a little kid — "And the kid needs to be really cute. That's why I ordered Jonathan Lipnicki."

Things to remember: "Jerry Maguire" was released in 1996, and Lipnicki is now, you know, 19. Feel the joke coming? Watch the video below to see if you guessed right.

— Christie D'Zurilla


Photo: Jonathan Lipnicki in a publicity shot for the 1997 sitcom "Meego," left, and arriving at an E! party in West Hollywood on May 24, 2010, right. See other recent pics here.  Credits: CBS, left; Jason Merritt / Getty Images, right.