TV3 In NZ Rips Off Kevin Butler


TV3 in New Zealand needed an advert that would showcase the highlights of their forthcoming TV schedule and decided to seek a little inspiration… Not only have they used a character like Kevin Butler but also the montage and guitar solo with confetti. It’s so like for like its embarrassing.

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TV3 Rips Off Kevin Butler [The Button Masher]


Written by: Trev - Contributing Editor


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  1. #1 by SicSemperTyranis on July 20th, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

    Well imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

  2. #2 by Luke on July 20th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    At least Kevin is laughing about it. He released the following via Twitter:

    Dear TV3: You could have at least put my photo on top of the amp. Sheesh. http://bit.ly/9URmrC

  3. #3 by UbeRamza on July 20th, 2010 [ 915 Points ]

    Wow, that dude is no where near as awesome as Kevin Butler. Bastards!!

  4. #4 by Ace on July 20th, 2010 [ 23465 Points ]

    Uncharted 2 was way better than any of them movies they were showing anyway, So KB FTW!

  5. #5 by Jonaskin on July 20th, 2010

    I live in New Zealand and saw this on TV the other night. I was trying to scout the net for the clip and nobody seemed to have put it up on Youtube yet.

    Our PS3 ads over here are nowhere near as good as the KB ones (we get similar ones to Europe – “The game is just the start”) so when I saw this I was pretty amazed at how much of a ripofff it was and annoyed at the fact most other kiwis wouldn’t have seen the KB ad and just think this one was awesome.

    The other thing that sucks is that Dai Henwood who plays the KB ripoff character is actually a really, really funny guy. He had a show on TV3’s sister channel C4 called Insert Video Here which was absolutely hysterical so it’s a shame seeing him in something so cheap.


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