Trading Spouses - is Dave Chapelle getting royalties?

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  1. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    http://www.fox.com/tradingspouses/

    Seriously, it's exactly the same, even the name, as a skit on the Dave Chapelle Show. Is whoever wrote the skit involved in this show, or is Fox just ripping them off?

    /Mike
     
  2. Brad Grenz

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    According to ABC, Fox is actually ripping them off. It's all terribly annoying.
     
  3. BrianB

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    Actually, both are ripping off a very successful British TV show that did it first on Channel 4, before the Dave Chappelle skit. I believe the ABC show is a "licenced" version of it.
     
  4. DonRoeber

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    But more importantly, is anyone going to watch this drek?
     
  5. dave_brogli

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    arghhhh i had to watch it with my reality tv nut wife.
    turned out to be somewhat interesting........

    lot better than the littlest groom......... (which i had to watch to)[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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