Shameless Plagiarism by Lior Shlein: Tonight on Israel Channel 10

It’s one thing to steal material from other comics, but to take the funny out of a sketch – there is no excuse for that.
Israeli Channel 10’s The Tonight Show with Lior Shlein, which on a regular day is a poor man’s Leno in Hebrew, had the audacity tonight to plagiarize an excellent skit by Moni Moshonov and Gidi Gov. Shlein, the self-confessed biggest fan of Moshonov, Bar-Aba and the entire ‘A Conventional One-time Evening’ (Erev Had-Peami Konventsionali), should have known better than to rip off a 1986 sketch, not give it credit, and hope no one will notice.

The basic plot of the sketch is of a censor man who barges in during the show, forbidding certain harmless words from being said because they indirectly link to not-so-nice words, rendering useless an otherwise hilarious joke.

Here is some of tonight’s show:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvcMBKTK4ck
 

…and here is the 1986 version:
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEyFGYXhfOc
 

…and as soon as I will find my audio cassette recording, I will post the much better 1990 version.
 
 

Shhh… Lying…

4 thoughts on “Shameless Plagiarism by Lior Shlein: Tonight on Israel Channel 10”

  1. I’ve heard that there’s a lot of plagiarism by Israeli stand-up comics of American comics. They just translate the hilarious jokes into Hebrew and what Israeli would ever find out?

  2. knw wht ths twt hs dn… nt fnny… dt! Dn’t mss rnd wth thr ppl’s fth… prck!

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  3. Shalom Marisa!

    I am certain there are plenty of places for you to dispense your resentment at Lior Shlein in light of recent events. Around here you have to stay on topic to do that.

    Lots of love from the Holy Land,
    Shahar.

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