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Old 11-07-2010, 09:09 PM
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There's a new ad on TV3 advertising a show lineup on some night of the week. I didn't manage to see the whole thing but it sounded very familiar.

A girl asking what shows were on TV3.
And an announcer replying "Two words: mon-tage", and a series of clips were shown.

Is there a rip off here, or am I looking too much into it?

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Old 11-07-2010, 09:21 PM
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That looks a lot like Kevin Butler. Like, it even says Kevin Butler on the screen.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:21 PM
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Coincidence maybe?

Even if its not what does it matter apart from showing that they cant spark an original idea to save themselves.
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Emetic hes showing you the ad in question thats apparently being ripped off.
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lol oops. That makes sense. Youtube doesn't seem to have the alleged ripoff ad for me to see.
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There's a new ad on TV3 advertising a show lineup on some night of the week. I didn't manage to see the whole thing but it sounded very familiar.

A girl asking what shows were on TV3.
And an announcer replying "Two words: mon-tage", and a series of clips were shown.

Is there a rip off here, or am I looking too much into it?

I haven't seen the ad on TV 3 but you do realize that the words "mon - targe" was not invented by Kevin Butler? It is a VERY old internet joke.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:14 PM
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I haven't seen the ad on TV 3 but you do realize that the words "mon - targe" was not invented by Kevin Butler? It is a VERY old internet joke.
Yeah I figured as much. But the whole viewer asking TV3 kinda makes it more than that. I really need to see it again. If anyone spots it feel free to shout out.
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Having now seen the ad, I think the title of this thread needs to be edited.
You can remove the question mark.

Someone should be feeling ashamed and unemployed at TV3 for such a blatant snatch and grab.
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This should be brought to the attention of Sony's advertising machines.
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As Sweetsman said Mon Tage was not invented by Sony infact im sure the stole it themselves, its been an internet meme for a long time, they still dont get any points for originality though do they.

But NZ is always stupidly slow at catching onto stuff espesh the old fogeys who ill bet my left nut came up with the ad.
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As Sweetsman said Mon Tage was not invented by Sony infact im sure the stole it themselves, its been an internet meme for a long time, they still dont get any points for originality though do they.

But NZ is always stupidly slow at catching onto stuff espesh the old fogeys who ill bet my left nut came up with the ad.
Have you seen the ad yet? Cause it doesn't sound like you have. Its a 1:1 copy FFS! The 'Mon-Tage' part is merely one of a million similarities.

Right off the bat it starts with "Dear TV3" (Dear PlayStation).
Whatshisface Henwood is sitting on the desk exactly like KB does.
It ends with Henwood doing a glam metal solo exactly like KB does.

It is not a parody or a homage. It is a forgery plain as day.
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Okay, here's the TV3 ad.



and here's the original.

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Shameful.
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As Sweetsman said Mon Tage was not invented by Sony infact im sure the stole it themselves, its been an internet meme for a long time, they still dont get any points for originality though do they.

But NZ is always stupidly slow at catching onto stuff espesh the old fogeys who ill bet my left nut came up with the ad.
Leave your Sony snide remarks outta this board bro, it's tiresome n this place is cool without the boyism.
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Wow!

What's the saying? Plagiarism is the biggest form of flattery...
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