Edmonton Defends Epic Bus Ad, Which Looks Like a Carbon Copy of Famous 2012 Spot

Makers of Danish original also weigh in

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The Canadian city of Edmonton, Alberta, has created an epic commercial about how cool it is to ride the bus. But it's like flashing back to a trip you've taken before.

Everything seems eerily familiar: the slow-motion footage of riders outrageously gleefully to find themselves on the bus; the tongue-in-cheek voiceover extolling the vehicle's "amenities"; the epic music cues; and especially the hirsute driver, with those shades, just too damn cool for their own reflections.

The two commercials below share those similarities.

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