Christina Applegate by Craig Sjodin/ABC Christina Applegate by Craig Sjodin/ABC

Did Horton hear a lawsuit? ABC's new Christina Applegate-fronted comedy series has changed its name, says Variety, having either failed to get the green light from the estate of Dr. Seuss or been unwilling to pay for said thumbs-up. Ergo, Sam I Am, which evoked the popular Green Eggs & Ham children's book but also spoke to the show's concept - young woman awakens from coma with amnesia, oblivious to her bad-girl past - is now going by the name Samantha Be Good.

For those keeping score at home: Mike Myers and Jim Carrey in frightfully atrocious big-screen adaptations of your work? Good. Harmless allusion to three words from one book? Bad.