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Friday, August 12th, 2011

Let's All Agree to Never Make Videos In Which People Say the Same Thing Simultaneously Again


Oh good, here's another case of comedians accusing someone of stealing their simple, uncomplicated idea that has probably been done dozens of times before and after they did it. This time it's sketch duo Pete and Brian accusing McDonalds of ripping off their bit for an ad. Hey, two people talking at the same time! Again! They're even talking about lawyering up!

"Even though McDonalds did not use our exact language, it is obvious to us that their commercial was inspired by our bit. We are currently talking to our lawyers to see what type of legal action we can take. Who knows what will happen but we can't let this slide!"

They should talk to Last Call Cleveland, as they also claim to own the idea of simultaneous talking. Maybe you two can join forces and sue Jon Dore and Rory Scovel together! Better sue BriTANick too, looks like they also copied your idea, you being the first people ever to imagine such a unique concept. Finally, you'll have become rich comedians! Not from being successful, but from the inevitable millions you'll make from your very smart and well-considered lawsuits.

  • Jason Farr@facebook

    These lawsuits are getting ridiculous. Well, they already were, but how are there still people who think they have ownership over such a common idea.

  • soce wizard@twitter

    My video Group Conversation came out in 2007, and it features multiple people saying the same thing, so I should sue them all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iT0-mFbGEo

  • smp208

    This is not an original idea at all (not to mention the content isn't that great either.) I've probably seen half a dozen sketches like this. In fact, BriTANick did this type of thing a little bit a full year before Pete and Brian did. It's at 1:12 in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI1WxgFNDo0