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NBC and NBA copying Pat Paulsen’s idea? We have proof!

May 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments

May 17, 2008 – Saturday Night Live did a parody of an NBA ad campaign. Once again, Pat, ahead of his time, already blazed through this bit of political satire. Forty years ago, Pat created this on the Smother Brothers show, when he was filmed “Talking out of both sides of his face” during his 1968 Presidential Campaign.

Pat’s Version:

SNL’s Version:

NBA’s Version:

We think Pat’s version is better! Sometimes you just can’t beat the original idea. You decide which version is better. We’re interested in your opinion… post a comment!

Tags: Comedy · News · Politics

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ken Albin // May 22, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I knew it!! When I saw the SNL skit I immediately said “They stole that from Pat!”.

  • 2 Jean H // Jun 17, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    If Pat were running today, he would get my vote, Hands-down !!!!!!
    We need a “real” Pat again :~)
    Jean H.

  • 3 Laura Harmon // Aug 24, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Of course Pat’s version is best!! And, I voted for him! He won, didn’t he? Well?

  • 4 Paul Wayne // Oct 29, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    As one of the team of writers on that show, I humbly admit I’m the writer of that bit for Pat. It took us the better part of the day to tape, split screen. We had to put Pat’s head in a clamp to keep it steady. Kudos to Allan Blye, the Producer, for making the result look so great. With today’s technical advances the spot would have taken maybe five minutes to shoot. Paul Wayne

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