Funnyman Chevy Chase is getting serious about pal Mel Gibson's anti-Semitic rant after aping the controversy in a new 'ripped from-the-headlines' LAW + ORDER story. The SPIES LIKE US star plays a bigoted father who rants against the Jews after getting arrested for a driving offence in the episode of the hit TV drama, which airs in the US tonight (03NOV06). The plot echoes Gibson's scandalous behaviour back in July (06) when he unleashed an anti-Semitic rant at a Jewish highway patrol cop in California after he was pulled over for driving under the influence. Chase says, "We're referring to Mel Gibson but this is not about Mel Gibson. In fact, he's an old friend and I've never known him to be a bigot. "But anybody who says those things under the influence of anything needs a little education... It's something Mel has to work on."