Bad Internetz Manners by NBC and Jay Leno: The Story of Jay F*cking Over Brian and Travis

Most television talk shows scour the internet, and particularly YouTube for interesting content to show their audience.  It’s not only considered acceptable– its what most people who post on YouTube are hoping for, right?  So when and The Tonight Show used Brian and Travis’ YouTube video, they didn’t mind.  But now their own original video — that they created– had been blocked on YouTube as a violation of NBC’s copyright.  Does NBC think that once they played it, they own it?  Now Brian and Travis are pissed, and they wrote a little sketch for Jay.  They call it “The Story of Jay Fucking Over Brian and Travis.”

You can read the sketch, and their open letter to Jay Leno, on  Here’s the original video hosted by  Does this mean we own this now?  Sweet!  Can’t wait to play video of the moon landing tomorrow!



  1. filler

    May 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    “Can’t wait to play video of the moon landing tomorrow!” , that one line proves that Fez wrote this… old queer.

    • TwizzlesMcNasty

      May 31, 2012 at 9:53 pm

       @filler Hey he isn’t that old, just prematurely white.

  2. Toin Coss

    May 31, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Hardly Intellectual, but it ishould still be the author’s Property…..Corporate weasels (Lawyers) at Work Again !?/?!

    • kylechristo4

      May 31, 2012 at 8:31 pm

       @Toin Coss  I have the great misfortune of being an attorney. The situation is worse than you can even imagine.

      • Peeps

        May 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm

         What argument would NBC use to claim the video as theirs?

      • kylechristo4

        May 31, 2012 at 9:05 pm

         @Peeps  I took Art Law my second year, and, while we only briefly touched on intellectual property rights, I can’t think of any argument NBC could make to claim the video as their own. Quite the opposite, actually. I believe that YouTube even expressly states that their users retain all intellectual property rights to their videos. Someone who practices in this area would be able to shed more light on this than I can, but I really think it just boils down to NBC being rich assholes and counting on the owners of the video not raising a fuss.  

      • Peeps

        May 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm

         Thanks for the info. I’m these guys are fighting back.

  3. Binary Daoist

    May 31, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    That takes a lot of sand on NBCs part… what a scummy and slimy thing for NBC to do. Hopefully Leno does the right thing and goes out of his way to fix this. Wow what a discouraging and disheartening story, and I don’t even work in entertainment.

  4. Franklin97

    May 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I am surprised NBC wanted anything to do with that video because it did not have a diverse race of people, no gay guys, and it had nothing to do with NYC.

  5. jerkstoresean

    May 31, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I own tons of hockey fight and Kate Upton videos now. No big whoop

  6. jerkstoresean

    May 31, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    That video was dumb anyway. NBC can keep it. Tell them Sean sent ya

  7. TyWanon

    May 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    This took the Bang out of the IBANG..zzzzzzzz….Tell them Sean Sent ya

  8. archg2

    May 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    NBC needs to pull in revenues wherever they can.

  9. TwizzlesMcNasty

    May 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I’m surprised at Leno.

    • TwizzlesMcNasty

      May 31, 2012 at 9:54 pm