NiliPod - YouTube Video of the Week (28 November 2015)
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The Christmas John Lewis Advert - Man on the Moon
As it is a Christmas theme to the NiliPOD this week, we're going to be watching and talking about the new Aldi advert, which we've not seen yet.
But before we do, while we're talking about the YouTubes, don't forget to watch our funny Christmas song on our website. It is got actual Dr. Jean's stamp of approval, so that can't be bad.
Anyway, here goes, we're now going to watch the advert and talk about it. It is not a long one, but it seems to have caused a lot of controversy. People are really talking about it this week, and it only came out a couple of days ago.
Here's the YouTube video:
As you've probably gathered by now, it is a parody of the John Lewis Christmas ad, 'Man on the Moon'. Here's a selection of the YouTube comments, and some of the people seem to have missed the point completely. These are all genuine, so draw your own conclusions:
GOODNESS AKPODI says: It is like the John Lewis advert
Yes Gooness Akpodi, that is the point. Good spot though.
BEN DOVER says: That is pretty funny, but DO NOT buy a telescope for that price and think you will be able to see anything much apart from the moon, because you will be disappointed to say the least.
OK, thanks to Ben Dover there, who sounds like he's a serious astronomer. Probably a Gemini or Aquarius I expect. You're taking it far too seriously though Ben.
MARTIN BENNET says: John Lewis does not hold a copyright on the moon.
Indeed not Martin, NASA actually holds the copyright for the moon I believe.
BEN BLACK says: Still a better love story then Twilight.
WHAT? I don't think so Ben.
THE TRUTH says: If Aldi actually gets sued for this, then John Lewis should get sued for copying the Disney movie UP.
Yes, that is actually a very good point. Does Disney own the copyright on balloons floating in the sky? We'll get our legal boffins onto that right away.