By now you’ve all heard how the ex-Governatrix (over) reacted to the Valentine’s Day episode of The Family Guy, well, as it turns out, the actress (Andrea Fay Friedman) who voiced “Ellen” — the character who was depicted as having Down syndrome — actually does have Down syndrome herself.
Friedman recently responded to Palin’s comments on Fox by saying:
My name is Andrea Fay Friedman. I was born with Down syndrome. I played the role of Ellen on the “Extra Large Medium” episode of Family Guy that was broadcast on Valentine’s day. Although they gave me red hair on the show, I am really a blonde. I also wore a red wig for my role in ” Smudge” but I was a blonde in “Life Goes On”. I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor. I thought the line “I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska” was very funny. I think the word is “sarcasm”.
Friedman then continued her comments by taking the opportunity to deliver her own little Gibb’s-slap to Alaska’s ex-Governatrix by saying:
In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.
Yeah, we were pretty hysterical over it as well.