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'Family Guy' promises Christie-like traffic problems unless they get an Emmy vote!

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A cartoon image from the "Family Guy" series that was used in a mailer lobbying for best animated program with Emmy voters. The image shows series regular Peter Griffin dressed like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and spoofs Christie's traffic scandal from last year. (The Associated Press)

"The Family Guy" is taking on a New Jersey political scandal.

A flier sent to Emmy voters asks them to name the show "best animated program." It warns, "Vote for us, or it's time for some traffic problems in Brentwood," a Los Angeles neighborhood where many Emmy voters live.

The warning is a reference to lane closures last year at the heart of the scandal and a now-infamous email about them. A since-fired aide to Gov. Chris Christie wrote before the closures, "It's time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee," the New Jersey town that saw days of traffic jams. Federal prosecutors are investigating.

On the flier, character Peter Griffin wears a tie and looks almost governor-like.

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