Michel Gondry ripping off Nickelodeon?

Advance praise for “Be Kind, Rewind” is effusive. Once again, Gondry is being hailed as among the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Apparently, he gets his “inspiration” the same way I do: huffing paint and watching Nickelodeon re-runs. Hell, it’s worked for Ween all these years.
If you know the plot of “Be Kind, Rewind,” you know that it concerns Jack Black, Mos Def, and remaking famous movies with no budget and no studio. Here’s an excerpt from Nickelodeon’s Amanda Show (advance warning–that’s the most annoying link I’ve ever followed):

I report, you decide.


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