I was looking up clips from the Lonely Island guys; Akiva , Jorm and Andy Samberg from Saturday Night Live and "Hot Rod" fame when I saw something that pissed me off.
People on Youtube take ideas from the show and remake them. Over and over again.
They take the idea AND DON'T EVEN CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
They basically just re-shoot it or just do some basic editing on it using clips from other shows.
Where was I when everyone got so fucking lame?
My college TV show was never very popular but it had it's fans because it was VERY original.
We were doing cool little skits (and I continue to do cool little skits) based on our own ideas.
How the hell can anyone justify ripping someone else's ideas and call it a parody?
The worst example is the SNL skit where they make fun of the TV show The OC. People remade that skit and called it a parody...
...You can't do a word for word parody of a parody...
IT'S NOT A PARODY IT'S JUST BEING LAME AND STEALING SOMEONE ELSE'S IDEAS AND PUTTING YOUR NAME ON IT!
And there are HUNDREDS of these. I dunno I guess with the ease of digital media will come an increased amount of lame people stealing shit and calling it original. And nobody calls them on it. I would rather watch a halfway funny ORIGINAL IDEA than watch re-hash after re-hash.
We really need to get a truly original skit comedy show out there to show people how funny skit comedy can really be...
That's why I feel bad that the Lonely Island guys never were able to do their own show.