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Hawk at 6:50PM, Dec. 21, 2009
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It's from Russia. Do you figure they got permission to use all those characters? That isn't the point, though. Merry Christmas from all your nightmares.
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Freegurt at 10:25PM, Dec. 21, 2009
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'Tis the season to stop the rampant murder and be nice to children!
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bravo1102 at 11:42PM, Dec. 21, 2009
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It being a Direct TV commercial, they probably got permission and didn't have any problem doing so. Want to sell media addiction? Use any and all copyrighted characters so all will watch with our corporate blessing.

And why do I have this feeling this is only the Russian language version of a US commercial yet to be seen?

Amazing how they just know that people living in remote log cabins in Russia know who Freddie, Jason and Darth Vader are!
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ozoneocean at 2:31AM, Dec. 22, 2009
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Hmm… well it is parody…
But for commercial purposes. :/

Maybe Bravo's right though, maybe they will use it for American audiences?
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Amazing how they just know that people living in remote log cabins in Russia know who Freddie, Jason and Darth Vader are!
You'd be very surprised at how all-pervasive American pop-culture really is. I'd guarantee that those characters are well known in all corners of Russia, especially considering they date from the late 70's and early 80's. Most recent there are Chukie and Hannibal but they'd be known too.

At least there's no copyright issues with Dracula, the mummy or the wolfman. :)
 
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Product Placement at 4:34AM, Dec. 22, 2009
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Amazing how they just know that people living in remote log cabins in Russia know who Freddie, Jason and Darth Vader are!
It would explain why they're being so chummy with them. I wouldn't be very comfortable spending Christmas with a guy who is responsible for blowing up a planet full of innocent people, let alone someone who can haunt your dreams.
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lothar at 8:41AM, Dec. 22, 2009
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you know what this video reminds me of
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bravo1102 at 11:20PM, Dec. 22, 2009
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Turns out this commercial was used in limited markets in the USA some years ago. I found it as a commercial on one of my ancient video tapes from last century.

Parody sells. Just ask Geico.

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