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Did Bud rip-off the Whitest Kids U Know? - VIDEO

by Julia Ward, posted Feb 7th 2007 11:01AM
Whitest Kids U KnowSketch comedy troupe (and future stars of Fuse) Whitest Kids U Know are claiming that Budweiser stole one of their sketch ideas for a Super Bowl ad - specifically a sketch about how slapping is replacing bumping as the guy greeting du jour. Between How I Met Your Mother's "Slap Bet" episode and all the "slap fights" on YouTube, I'm not sure anyone gets to claim slapping as intellectual property. You can't stop the zeitgeist.

Decide for yourself. You can check out both videos after the jump.

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MReprogle

Actually, they didn't steal the idea from a Brooklyn based comedy show. Trevor (the main guy in TWKYN) did a previous sketch comedy show before The Whitest Kids. I think it was in Boston. In other words, he just took his previous idea, moved to New York for a bigger audience, and got the show on national tv by doing it.

If Twisted TV was so funny, why didn't it get picked up by FUSE??!

May 02 2007 at 6:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Amak

Hey, the guys from 'The Whitest Kids U Know?'shouldn't be complaining considering they stole their entire marketing campaign from rivalBrooklyn based sketch comedy group, ITTV (it'stwisted television) http://www.myspace.com/itstwistedtv
Note,that the promotional shots for ITTV used (check photos to see what iam talking about) were created for their 3rd season, almost 2 yearsago!!
Its pretty lame, that with all the marketing budget a showpicked up by
Fuse must have at their hands they need to steal otherpeoples ideas to
be funny. Totally LAME!
I'm not going to watch it.

http://myspace-738.vo.llnwd.net/00541/83/79/541449738_l.jpg

March 13 2007 at 11:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rob J

Anything's possible. But who would take credit for such a lame skit? Oh, Nike stole my idea for making basketball sneakers. Where's my money?

February 08 2007 at 7:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GhaleonQ

Um, though the group clearly lacks polish (the "belabored" comment certainly fits, as does the "these idiots don't know what a contraction is" one), the construction and timing are clearly top-notch.

February 08 2007 at 12:45 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bd

That comment's not suspicious!

February 07 2007 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stephen Bittman

Well, looks like there IS indeed a smoking gun. Just read about it on http://www.theapiary.org

On another note The Whitest Kids U' Know are absolutely hilarious. You can get a free mp3 from their new album here.

http://www.whatarerecords.com/whitestkids/discography.html

February 07 2007 at 2:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dominic a

the whitest who??? I bet Bud never even heard of these guys until monday!!!!

February 07 2007 at 1:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bd

Well that's not the same thing.

February 07 2007 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wes

The answer to the question is No. No they did not rip it off. And I agree w/the comment above. Neither of them are funny.

February 07 2007 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
why not the LS2/LS7?

Was the Bud commerical funny? Cause this isn't. I can't imagine Bud would rip off a joke this lame and a skit this belabored. If they did, they're geniuses for seeing the potential for comedy in this dreck.

February 07 2007 at 12:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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