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02.21.08 25 Comments

This video implying Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind stole its premise from an old Amanda Bynes sketch has been floating around the interwebs.  I’d love to debate whether the idea is indeed a rip off, but when I watch it all I can think about is how much I hate Nickelodeon. They’re like the pied piper of bad comedy.  You can just see Big Bird coming out to teach an important lesson on the chalkboard.  "Always remember this equation, kids – Silly Accents + Funny Costumes + Annoying Catchphrase = Hilarity.  Now who wants to make their own joke?  Wakka wakka wakka!" 

Sidenote – from Amanda Bynes IMDB bio:

The youngest of three children, she became interested in acting and performing from the age of three, when she would say her older sister Jillian’s lines with her while she performed in plays. It was from then on that her family and friends knew that she would be a star someday.

Kind of like the day I brought my pet chimp Bobo home from the zoo.  He threw a turd at my head and from then on I knew he’d be a major league pitcher.  This is his story. (link fixed now)      

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