HBO Doesn’t Want You to Be a Cheap Bastard this Xmas

By Kiran Aditham 

With the help of Biscuit Filmworks’ Tim Godsall and BBDO NY, HBO is plugging DVD box sets of its hit shows like True Blood, Entourage as well as the underrated Eastbound & Down. Here, we see fans of the various shows’ significant others mimicking episodes and playing Grinch instead of actually going out and buying the damn box sets for their loved ones. Well, at least they’re being somewhat innovative.

We know it’s been diminishing returns with Entourage over the past couple of seasons, but we figured we’d throw Vinnie Chase and company a bone since it’s the season and all and post this clip at the top. As an added bonus, if you insist on showing off your ingenuity, there’s a site for you to make AR-enhanced puppet versions of select scenes of said shows here. Check out the funnier Eastbound clip and the, um, hi-tech True Blood episode rendition along with credits after the jump.


Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars
Executive Creative Director: Greg Hahn
Executive Creative Director: Mike Smith
Creative Director/Writer: Chris Beresford-Hill
Creative Director/Art Director: James Clunie
Executive Producer: Anthony Curti

Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks
Director: Tim Godsall
Senior Executive Producer: Shawn Lacy
Executive Producer: Holly Vega
Director of Photography: Darko Suvak
Line Producer: Karen O’Brian

Editorial: Mackenzie Cutler
Editor: Ian MacKenzie
Post Producer: Melissa Miller
Assistant Editor: Mike Rizzo

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Sound Design: Mackenzie Cutler
Sound Designer: Sam Shaffer

Telecine: CO3
Colorist: Tim Masick

Mix: Mackenzie Cutler
Final Mix: Sam Shaffer

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