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Steven Colbert's commercial and Richard H's house

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Happened upon a Steven Colbert commercial tonight and in the background was a sequenced home. It looked like it was Richard H's place in Utah.

Anybody else seen it on Comedy Central?

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It was a commercial for Steven's show and it showed various Christmas scenes. For a moment, it looked like Richard's home was in the background.

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Happened upon a Steven Colbert commercial tonight and in the background was a sequenced home. It looked like it was Richard H's place in Utah.

Anybody else seen it on Comedy Central?

I would be interested in seeing this since this is the first time I heard about it. Was it advertising an upcoming show that it might be on or something?

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I would be interested in seeing this since this is the first time I heard about it. Was it advertising an upcoming show that it might be on or something?

It was advertising an upcoming Colbert Christmas Special. Wish I had more details.

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I saw the commercial on the Jeff Dunham Christmas show (for what it was worth).

The JD christmas show it on again tomorrow night.....commercial should be on again I would think.

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Is this it? Sort of looks like it, but I'm not sure. I have the full commercial if anyone wants it. It was a split screen so it's smaller than would be.

Edited by indytycoon

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It certainly looks like Richards to me. All the trees out in front, a color fade in progress (it appears) ... you can kind of see the drums out in front ... and the arches.

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I would be interested in seeing this since this is the first time I heard about it. Was it advertising an upcoming show that it might be on or something?

Is this the pic we are talking about. I can't tell for sure, I guess Richard will have to make the call...

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lol - should have re-read the thread since this morning, someone beat me to the post (with better photo skills)!

Technically it's off my DVR....

Edited by indytycoon

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I saw that, and I knew it was Richard's house.

Richard, I sent you an e-mail in regards to it last night.

How would they get that if Richard had no idea? YouTube? KFC?

Edited by christmaslover012

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Man, looking at those pictures...I'm pretty sure it is....especially since you can see the christmas present packages in the bottom left corner.....

Looks like someone might be getting a extra christmas bonus this year.

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Man, looking at those pictures...I'm pretty sure it is....especially since you can see the christmas present packages in the bottom left corner.....

Looks like someone might be getting a extra christmas bonus this year.

Probably some real tiny print in the KFC contract that says they own all images produced for the competition and can use them any how they want to.

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Mystery Solved (I think)

I was surprised as everybody to also see this. I started wondering how they got video of my house and after looking at the still image that was posted, it was not quite the same angle as my videos.

It finally hit me though that a local video stock agency contacted me last year and asked me if it would be ok if they took video of my Christmas lights. I told them that would be fine and they said they would send me a copy of the video and fax me a model release form.

They came over and took some video for almost an hour and I never heard from them again. I am guessing that they got this footage from a video stock house.

You never know where you are going to show up!

Edited by RichardH

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I know this has been decided, but the commercial JUST came back on and it is absolutely Richard's House (saw it big screen this time). It appears to be a still as the lights are not changing.

Nice exposure!

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