Pretty Blatant Rip-Off

March 16, 2011

So, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman has a show called the "The Minimalist" on the Cooking Channel. Looks pretty good. Eater was the first news organization to point out the really eye-catching intro for the show. It shows Bittman (or a shadowy figure) dancing with pots and pans in front of a single, bright-colored set. It looks vaguely familiar. Like I've seen it before. Check out a screenshot from the introduction:

Looks like those early 2000s ads for the iPod, right?

Apple ad

Eater has videos from the Bittman show and early Apple ads for a closer comparison. What do you think?

Photos by Eater/ ChaosMint



Cynthia Grossman's picture

even if he is ripping off the ipod commercial, it's still done rather poorly

Annette C.
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