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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:11 AM
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Live-action "Simpsons" video goes viral online


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060309/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_m...

LONDON (Reuters) - A video that recreates the introduction to "The Simpsons" with live actors is spreading across the Internet faster than Homer can say "D'oh" -- part of a viral marketing campaign by satellite broadcaster BSkyB.


Painstakingly crafted by Sky and its ad agency Devilfish, the video was originally intended as an on-air promotion for the Sky One network, which airs new episodes of "The Simpsons" in the UK.

The company decided to release it on the Internet as part of a word-of-mouth brand building exercise, tapping into the red-hot Web video sector.


After less than a week, the video has been viewed millions of times at online video sites like YouTube (http://youtube.com/watch?v=49IDp76kjPw ) and Google Video.





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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:15 AM
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1. I always freak out when I see the word viral.
I take it in this case they just mean it's popular, right?
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:21 AM
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2. I think they mean that it is contagious, that it is spreading
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:59 AM
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3. It is good.
But there was one minor mistake.

Maggie and Marge were in the wrong seats in the car.
(Yes, I know, British...)
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