A pair of YouTube videos that parody the popular NBC show Heroes have gotten almost a million views on YouTube. The parodies, called "Zeroes", feature normal people with "pointless" abilities... and yes, the videos were created by NBC. Here's the first video:
According to an article in Variety, NBC promo guru Vince Manze admits they created the pair of videos, and admits that these were just the tip of the iceberg:
"The "Zeroes" clip is just one of dozens, if not hundreds, of NBC-created viral videos the network has unleashed over the past year."
Variety also points out the irony of the situation... that NBC sees value in utilizing the video sharing website to increase viewing of their shows, yet they're suing YouTube at the same time?
Link via Adthropology.