Letterman Kills Mr. Six!

Wednesday, July 21, 2004 11:54 PM
For those who missed it, Dave Letterman had a hilarious skit tonight where his announcer Allan Kalter, hijacked the Six Flags bus, and ran over Mr. Six. It would have been funny enough, but it REALLY looked like the same bus and the same guy....real deal. I don't know how they could have gotten permission, though. Anyone else see this?

(The funny part is the first commercial on the break 30 seconds after was a SF commercial!)

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Wednesday, July 21, 2004 11:59 PM
Yeah, I thought it looked pretty legit too.

Wasn't the SF bus doing a tour or something? Was it in Jersey?

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Thursday, July 22, 2004 12:04 AM
Man! I must have just missed it! The SF bus was at Sfgam for awhile.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 12:43 AM
Thanks for the heads up, I'm going to Tivo it right now.

And just to let everyone know, the bus was also at SFMW not too long ago, so there are probably more than one.

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Thursday, July 22, 2004 12:49 AM
Damn I missed that! If anyone can rip a video clip of that online, that would be hilarious to see!
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 3:20 AM
wow! i dont know how they got away with that. I don't think SF would have given them permission for that. I'll search around for a clip for those who didn't catch it.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 3:29 AM
Talk about family oriented Mike! ;)
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:00 AM
Anyone be so kind as to tell me the guests on this particular evening so I can track this when it eventually makes an appearance down here some time over the weekend?
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:01 AM
Sharon Stone & the Yeah Yeah Yeah's
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 9:45 AM
The bus even said SFGadv on the side I think. They've done stuff at SFGadv before, so maybe there is somewhat of a connection. Who knows.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 10:10 AM
The segment clip can also be found for AOL users at a "TV Top 5 Moment" from last night.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 10:12 AM

GoliathKills said:
And just to let everyone know, the bus was also at SFMW not too long ago, so there are probably more than one.

I would call that a virtual certainty, Parker. "The" bus was at SFoT when we were there, and I think I recall someone having THE bus somewhere up North around the same time. I wouldn't necessarily say "fleet", but it would surprise me if there weren't at least a few of them.

They SHOULD have run over the Vengaboys, ROFL! :)

edit: As for SF giving permission to do the skit, I'm sure they would have NO problem with it, it puts the SF name out in the public eye, at NO COST!! In addition, I believe satire is covered under First Amendment free speech guidelines...for now...;)
*** Edited 7/22/2004 2:25:40 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Thursday, July 22, 2004 10:58 AM
As said above, it is perfectly legal to make jokes or skits based on others, due to 1st ammendent rights. There is certaintly no law for it, because if there was, Martha Stewart, Bill Clinton, Krispy Kreme, and Michael Jackson would be suing Letterman's pants off.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 11:01 AM
Hence....Worldwide Pants! :)
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 1:11 PM
I noticed Sis Flags wasn't misspelled, like Saturday Night Live mock-mercials. I thought they would at least have to change the name. Anyone know for sure?

-Scott

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Thursday, July 22, 2004 1:15 PM
Nope...it was 100% for sure the real bus, real music, and real guy.

HOWEVER, the very first commercial that break was a SF commercial. WOnder if Worldwide Pants gave them a free spot to use the guy/bus in their skit.

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Thursday, July 22, 2004 5:28 PM
Parodies are protected speech by the 1st Amendment so you don't need to make any changes. Man, corporate culture has everyone so brainwashed!
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 6:01 PM
I know that parodies are protected, but that bus image, guy, etc are no doubt all owned by SF inc. I doubt they could have gotten the bus and actor without some kind of permission.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 6:13 PM
Now ya`ll know if this was Cedar Points mascot,ya`ll would be pissed! Calm down,that was just a joke.
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Thursday, July 22, 2004 6:13 PM
That doesn't matter, either. Ever notice that Pepsi uses Coke cans in their comparison ads? Very few companies compare to "brand x" in their commercials anymore.

As long as there's little fine print that says "the six flags logo and images are copyright and trademark of six flags corporation" Cedar Point could use it in one of their ads, too.

Give them credit for what they own and there's not a need for permission.

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