A recent TV advert in New Zealand blatantly copied a Sony montage advert featuring Kevin Butler, Sony’s VP of Everything. Instead of ushering in an army of nameless, faceless lawyers, armed with a cease-and-desist order, Butler let the broadcaster know what he’d like as recompense, namely "TV3’s support in making the PS3 the Official Game Console of New Zealand. … That, and a box set of Flight of the Conchords."
Tv3’s complied, sending Butler a gift hamper of the finest New Zealand has to offer. In addition to a plaque declaring the PS3 as the â€œofficial console of Aotearoa,â€ the Maori name of New Zealand, the basket included kiwi treats like Marmite (YUM!) and Milo (DOUBLE YUM!). Oh, and he got that Flight of the Conchords boxset too. Don’t know the Conchords – formerly New Zealand’s fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo?
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Last Updated: August 3, 2010