“A Virtual Carbon Copy”


 

This clip/promo from Psych, where the characters make fun of the obvious similarity of The Mentalist to their own show, has pleased a lot of viewers:

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It isn’t that often that shows tweak other shows for ripping them off (in part because almost every show is at least partly a copy of something else, and the writers have guilty consciences). The Simpsons did it to Family Guy and, much more effectively, to Dinosaurs: “It’s like they taped our lives and put it right up on the screen!”


 
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“A Virtual Carbon Copy”

  1. Scrubs had an entire episode about how the interns wished their lives were more like on House, and then setting up Dr. Cox with a cane while verbally abusing patients with cases parallel to House's pilot – mainly the guy with orange skin.