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  1. Fr0stTr0n

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    LOL...a van with "WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM" written in big block letters on the side! That's funny!
     
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    I'd Imagine That The Defence Would Be Along The Lines Of Pushing The Button Initiated A Contract To Add Drama!

    All The Same....Lol
     
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    Oh goodness, yeah you could NOT do that here.
     
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    I don't believe that "it" was done there, whatever "it" is.

    It's clearly possible to get permits to shoot video in public places in the US, so that's easy. If the idea is that the person who pressed the button was the only person who wasn't in on the gag, I'd say that's a big leap of faith. I think it's most probable that it was all staged. YouTube is full of videos that try to look realistic, but aren't. Why should this one be the exception?
     
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    HUH? Such things are done daily, here in the US of A. Or are you thinking that nobody was in on the gag and they could sue TNT for whatever.
     
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    TV shows have done it for years. Candid Camera (one of your very own shows) was one of the earliest, followed by many in Europe.

    Nah, its much more fun to pull this on an unsuspecting member of the public than it is to pretend to pull this on an unsuspecting member of public. There's no way this isn't genuine.
     
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    And we should believe you because....... why?
     
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    What should you believe me about? I don't understand the question. And why all the aggression?
     
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    I agree. I don't believe the members of the public were actors or stooges. TV shows like Candid Camera would play a trick on a member of the public, and then afterwards would ask their permission for it to be shown on TV, with the "victim" always having the choice to allow or block the broadcast. They usually agreed because they thought it was funny after the fact.

    I think SUroot was expressing his opinion, not delivering testimony.
     
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    I was. Here's my reasoning behind the opinion.

    • TV Shows do this all the time (Candid Camera, Beadles About, Trigger Happy TV, EuroTrash etc)
    • Being European and knowing the culture here, I feel it's conducive with our sense of humour
    • The TV company would lose integrity had it been staged
    • It's been on TV and Youtube for 10 months, yet no-one has shouted "Fake"
    • If it was fake, people on the internet would be shouting "Fake". That's what they do.
    • The surprised members of public are too genuinely surprised to be stooges. To get someone who can act that well, it would be unheard of that they aren't recognisable as an actor - Someone on the internet would shout "Fake"

    What is gained by faking it?

    • Cheaper? No. Would have to pay even more actors
    • Legal ramifications? No - European culture is different from America.

    It would actually be harder to stage the whole thing that to drop it on unsuspecting members of the public. They all get to sign a release form.
    They know they're bringing something on by pressing a big red button that says "add some drama". People aren't stupid. They know their curiosity is willing them to see what drama is added.

    I've seen enough European TV advertisements to know the calibre of stooge (or fake members of public) that is suggested here is not common place. You just have to watch any toothpaste "In store" commercial to know that. "Amazing, now I can drink coffee or eat ice cream whenever I choose". If TV executives cannot find one decent stooge for a Toothpaste advert, how will they find as many as were in these 2 videos?!
     
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    Regardless of whether it's fake or even possible in the US?

    I WANT TO PRESS THAT BUTTON!!!!
     
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    Totally. I was just going to say, I would DEFINITELY press that button!

    I like how in the original video, the guy that presses the button circles around it on his bike and eventually can't help himself and has to stop and press it.
     
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    I'm a little upset there isn't a button nearby
     
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    I need a button....
     
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    Everyone needs a button. Although...some of them should be smaller and perhaps not pressed in public ;)
     

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