Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spectacular 'Arrested Development' Gag Has The Internet Fooled

Posted By on Tue, May 28, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Arrested Development has almost (but not quite) enveloped our lives here lately — a number of the nerds around the office have grown to love the show, and may or may not have devoted many hours this weekend to watching (and re-watching, and re-re-watching...) the newest episodes, which went live on Netflix on Sunday.

But the best running gag of the newest set of episodes features a watermark included on the frame below:

See that watermark? Thats what were talking about.
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  • See that watermark? That's what we're talking about.

What you should be noticing is the "Showstealer Pro Trial Version" watermark, which the creative minds behind the show slapped onto all flashback footage of the first three seasons — as if to say they couldn't get the original footage, and thus had to rip it from a DVD or a similar source. This has enraged people — so much so that there is now a Tumblr dedicated to their anger.

But that's not my favorite part of the uproar — this is:

Why yes, there is a quickly-generated humor site dedicated to the now-frequently-Googled completely-false product, complete with a download button that doesn't do anything.

Great show, folks. Even if the newest season isn't quite as great.

[h/t: TechCrunch]

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