While being interview on MTV, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch was challenged with the imitation game. The host wanted to see how many imitations Cumberbatch could perform in just sixty seconds. Benedict performed impressively, and now this clip has instantly gone viral with over half a million hits already!
Now, before the 2013 VMA’s are all but forgotten, Aries Head Films put together this similar spoof in which Captain Kirk and the crew of the original Starship Enterprise watch the shocking performance.
Thankfully, sketch comedy artists Brian and Maria finally tell the world the truth.
The only reason music videos took were ever produced back then was to sell CD’s and other related merchandise. Now that downloading, done legally or not, is the norm, why would any company waste money creating an expensive music videos to be played MTV?
The only music videos that are actually produced these days are packed with product placement–the only way to get the video funded in the first place–and are all available at the click of the mouse on YouTube and iTunes.
The question should be ‘Why would MTV play music videos anymore?’ …
Exactly. No reason.
Now, why does MTV play crappy, fake, stupid reality TV shows all day? Because the viewers eat it up to feel superior. And it’s true, just look at the ratings.