The world renowned American talk show The Colbert Report, hosted by Stephen Colbert, has made its way to China. Well, sort of. A new Chinese talk show called The Banquet has decided to forego creativity, as well as copyright laws, and copied Colbert’s show almost entirely.
The opening sequence to The Banquet is a frame for frame carbon copy of Colbert’s opening sequence. Colbert responded, rather angrily we might add, on his show the following day. Some Chinese Netizens have condemned the new copy saying that Americans now have the perfect excuse to ridicule China and Chinese entertainment. The latest news was that The Banquet’s producers have edited the opening sequence ever so slightly, but have maintained the background graphics which are the biggest indication towards Colbert’s version.
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China is the perfect capitalist nation. Copy and change just a tiny bit so people can think it is similar to another. if it worked for others it must work for them too. I guess Chinese TV didn't feel ridiculed enough by Conan when they copied his intro, literially frame by frame too
Jan 26, 2014 19:44 Report Abuse
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