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PEE Poll: I'll see your sorry ass in court!
Yes it does... How do we sue?   -6 (75%)
You're paranoid. Futurama has warped your mind.   -2 (25%)
I refuse to comment. I work for Pepsi.   -0 (0%)
Total Voters: 8

wiggles

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« on: 07-20-2002 08:01 »

UK PEELers might have seen a new coca-cola advert on telly with a bloke mowing a lawn and then enjoying an 'ice-cold coca-cola'.

I saw this ad once or twice and thought there was something odd about it, and then it struck me. The music that plays during the ad bears a rather canny resemblence to the theme to a certain animated show we all know an love.

Have a listen for yourself at  http://www.coca-cola.co.uk/ads/ad_summer.html . Look especially for the underlying chords and 'bell' sound throughout. You need Quicktime and a reasonable internet connection to view it.

Does it sound like a rip-off? I think so.

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« Reply #1 on: 07-20-2002 08:14 »

I think this was brought up in another thread. They sound similar, but i don't know if they are close enough for a law-suit.
Zed 85

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« Reply #2 on: 07-20-2002 08:47 »

I don't think Coka-Cola are exactly plagerising, but they could have come up with a slightly more original theme tune...

It would be cool though, mega-bucks company FOX sues mega-bucks company Coka-Cola, probably for mega-bucks, and all about little old Futurama.  big grin
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« Reply #3 on: 07-20-2002 11:55 »

Its just a coincidence probably, but when I heard it I looked at the TV expecting futurama to start.
Impossible

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« Reply #4 on: 07-20-2002 11:58 »

Every time I hear the music, I am sat there, thinking "Why can't Channel 4 show Futurama?"
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« Reply #5 on: 07-20-2002 13:11 »

Saw that one.  Isn't that song thats like the Futurama theme, but isn't?

There's one knocking around, and there's another thread about it.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 07-20-2002 15:57 »

A) Why/how could we, who have no decision-making power/interest in the show, sue anyone?
B) Why would FOX want to?
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« Reply #7 on: 07-20-2002 16:09 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2002 16:09 »

Particularly considering that the Coke-comercial and the Futurama theme are both rip-offs of Psyche Rock. Well, at least the Futurama Theme is, and as much as I love Futurama I think Coca Cola ripped off the song, rather than a cartoon show.

For more info, try this thread at Alt.Tv.Futurama

Edit: got rid of some redundant words, and I still don't like the way that first sentence sounds.

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wiggles

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« Reply #8 on: 07-20-2002 16:29 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2002 16:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
A) Why/how could we, who have no decision-making power/interest in the show, sue anyone?

Hmm... To be fair, I wasn't seriously suggesting this. Would make a funny headline though:

Die-hard animation fans sue Coca-cola on behalf of FOX. Spokesman says "We have no idea what's going on." Fans quick to aggree.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #9 on: 07-20-2002 17:50 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2002 17:50 »

It wasn't just me then.
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« Reply #10 on: 07-21-2002 07:32 »

It does sound similar, but Coca-Cola probably based the music that Futurama was based on, not Futurama.
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« Reply #11 on: 07-21-2002 09:08 »

I saw the ad yesterday and apart from the "bell" sound it didn't remind me of Futurama  hmpf
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« Reply #12 on: 07-21-2002 10:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
I saw the ad yesterday and apart from the "bell" sound it didn't remind me of Futurama   hmpf

Same.

Just Chris

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« Reply #13 on: 07-23-2002 18:05 »

It's not quite Futurama-ish, but it would make a good tune for a fansite done in Flash  smile
Torquemada

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« Reply #14 on: 07-24-2002 22:08 »

I spotted it as soon as I heard it. It is the same as a remix I dragged off the net months ago. I assumed that it was all done with permission.
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« Reply #15 on: 07-25-2002 13:26 »

I guess that the futurama song was probably based on another song anyways. Cant balme em. Its a great song.
Andrea Huckstep

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« Reply #16 on: 08-09-2002 20:48 »

It sounds like Psyche Rock.
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