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LG’s recent prank was installing a tv screen as an elevator floor that then collapsed, and now they’re back at it with an awesome prank that got people dashing for the door. They installed the new 84″ tv as a window in an office and during an interview had the city in the background get bombed. Watch the video, and check out how realistic it must have been for the new applicants.

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  • http://knowonesbeans.com Kenny Burrell

    whatever it is … it is so funny!

  • Cheezez

    5 years on a non-mechanic component is not long.
    This is a design flaw or a faulty component. That black thing is not something that will wear out, and still it exploded inside my TV.

  • Christine Browning

    Sorry, but 5 years is a long time to expect a warranty to last.

    But yeah, go Samsung. I’ve dropped mine down the stairs twice with no problems ><

  • Cheezez

    I dont care who make them. I care about the quality of the components inside.
    When a transistor in the PSU explode in a perfectly fine TV after just 5 years. They could at least offer me to repair the TV since this is a component failure which should go under a product warranty.
    I´ll go for a samsung TV next time i think.

  • qcubed

    You haven’t even managed to worm your way out of your own bubble. I will let you know when that happens.

  • mtg3992

    I’ve really no doubt it’s staged. I’m just saying that I think this COULD fool someone.

  • Nonoche

    oh, I’m sorry, did I ruin the fun you had by popping your ignorance bubble?

  • Nonoche

    twatwaffle

  • Nonoche

    well they did focus on it enough to be “terrified” by the meteor…

  • Nonoche

    you couldn’t, because you’re only seeing it through the eye of a camera. If you were there in person, you definitely couldn’t have been fooled. Because when you moved to sit in the chair, you would have noticed that not only there was no parallax in the “window”, but also the perspectives were deformed by your point of view. And you would have noticed that it’s flat and that there’s no depth. You can believe people thought it was a window in that video precisely because at no point do you get to move around the screen, and everything comes out flat.

  • Talitha Garlic

    I imagine they didn’t include the people who shit their pants or the people who picked up a heavy object and tried to use it to beat the pranksters to death. Unsolved Rubik’s cube on the desk; interesting touch.
    If anyone ever did that to me, I think I would just have to kill them.

  • Ross Gibson

    Well I would charge about 10 bucks, being the spirit of Halloween I could get a rather large number of people paying me. I will say though, these are people that are frightened, not terrorized, and the best reaction we got, person seems to find the relief to be rather euphoric. So 10k for 30 seconds of terror, you should be charged 10k for each 30 seconds of euphoria experienced afterwords. here is a hint, you would owe the company money. It is the aspect of terror, it is why the horror genre is so popular.

  • brianjl85

    Yeah in most circumstances you would be right, BUT this TV was installed to look like a window as it was set into the wall with window sill and all, like a window is rather than hanging from the wall like a TV. I replayed the video after reading your comment and still couldn’t tell it was a TV after it was installed and I know it’s a TV.

  • William Poechhacker

    why are people taking this so seriously and saying all these stupid hateful things? it’s a video commercial… real or not, it was funny. I laughed my ass off just as I would had I been someone there on an interview. what’s the difference between this and any of the old I Love Lucy episodes they did that involved pranking each other? nada…

  • Hastor

    I agree, this is fake. You can’t mistake a TV for a window any more than you could mistake a photograph for one. A photograph would likely contain more detail than the TV, but it would still be FLAT. Unless they were interviewing a bunch of people that were blind in one eye, I don’t believe this. Even people who are blind in one eye have SOME depth perception, you expect the angle to change when you look from different places, things to change size as they are closer/further, etc. With a TV there, your view doesn’t change as you get closer or move side to side. They could potentially do this with a glasses-free 3D TV, but that technology is still new, and only works if you look from the right angle. Also, this isn’t one of those.

  • Peter J. King

    Be fair — I’m sure that sms is trying his or her best.

  • Guest

    Well predicted! I think that the insulting responses to you are maybe just a touch less childish but a touch more stupid than the ones above. A hard one to call, though.

  • teralee sampson

    At least I can spell. Your grammar indicates you’re lacking skill with the written word.

  • teralee sampson

    I dunno. What would YOU charge to be terrorized? I guess it depends on your level of sensitivity. For some, this could cause a stroke. I didn’t really sit and calculate, I just picked a round number that would be sufficient to cover 30 seconds of what would be probably be utmost terror and sense of loss of all I loved – after I realized it was a hoax. What do you think an actor gets paid? $1000 bucks? Multiply it by ten, that’s fair. As for Mike Hawk, let me know when it happens to you. Nothing wittier to express your disagreeing opinion or reasons for it, than name-calling? NOT bawling my eyes out…

  • teralee sampson

    Yes, you know I wept bitter tears when I was called a name by a random stranger on the internet – witty reposte by sms, if I must say.

  • Peter J. King

    I feel a bit disappointed that sms didn’t reply to my comment. Receiving that kind of response, or Christie Bedard’s, is a strong indication that you’ve said something both true and above the heads of most Internet users. Well done!

  • Ms Myriad

    I would punch you in the teeth for doing that to me just for a stupid advertising stunt!

  • Mike Hawk

    lol, go ahead and sue you toolbag. Hope you go bankrupt in legal fees looking like a whiny bitch.

  • Ross Gibson

    Seems a little steep for 30 seconds of terror. Hell seems almost greedy. Like a person just waiting for this shit to happen so they can sue.

  • Michael Allen

    Oh look at me, I took an art class…. Way to overthink the prank idiot.

  • Christie Bedard

    It is a commercial. :P They edited the part where they advertise LG TVs.

  • Christie Bedard

    I was bored.

  • Petra Eßer

    This is horrible! People in fear of death are no fun!

  • sms

    loser

  • SMS

    WOW!! WHAT A BUNCH OF MORONS!

  • sms

    yep you realy are a loser

  • sms

    your still a loser

  • sms

    loser

  • sms

    huh

  • sms

    loser

  • Talitha Garlic

    T’ain’t funny, McGee.

  • teralee sampson

    Well, I have to say that I took the commercial at face value, that it was genuine people coming in for an interview. Given that when they walked in the door their attention was immediately taken by the interviewer and that interviews can be very stressful, the window is not what I would be looking at. Also someone mentions above that the distance of the city scape absorbs the parallax. I cannot condone the cruelty of this, watching the debris cloud rolling toward the office and the lights going out. This was not a movie theatre where you expect strange things, it was an office building with its accompanying expectations. With 9/11 and other disasters of terrorism, I would be thinking of the people I loved and my pets in those last seconds, with tears on my face. If those people truly believed what they saw and yet did not soil themselves they have my thumbs up. And if they didn’t compensate me with AT LEAST 10 grand (that’s my price for short-term/non-harmful trauma) I’d sue.

  • teralee sampson

    I have to say that I took the commercial at face value, that it was genuine people coming in for an interview. Given that when they walked in the door their attention was immediately taken by the interviewer and that interviews can be very stressful, the window is not what I would be looking at. Also someone mentions above that the distance of the city scape absorbs the parallax. I cannot condone the cruelty of this, watching the debris cloud rolling toward the office and the lights going out. This was not a movie theatre where you expect strange things, it was an office building with its accompanying expectations. With 9/11 and other disasters of terrorism, I would be thinking of the people I loved and my pets in those last seconds, with tears on my face. If those people truly believed what they saw and yet did not soil themselves they have my thumbs up. And if they didn’t compensate me with AT LEAST 10 grand (that’s my price for short-term/non-harmful trauma) I’d sue.

  • teralee sampson

    I didn’t like or watch Tom & Jerry, or Popeye, or even care for Itchy & Scratchy of the Simpsons. But I KNEW those were cartoons, NOT real, and nobody was harmed. And back then, kids and adults seemed to have a better grasp on reality. If these people were not compensated actors, their reactions were not amusing.

  • ScottMetter

    I would have smashed the TV after they did that. That will show them for pranking people during an interview.

  • teralee sampson

    I have to say that I took the commercial at face value, that it was genuine people coming in for an interview. Given that when they walked in the door their attention was immediately taken by the interviewer and that interviews can be very stressful, the window is not what I would be looking at. Also someone mentions above that the distance of the city scape absorbs the parallax. I cannot condone the cruelty of this, watching the debris cloud rolling toward the office and the lights going out. This was not a movie theatre where you expect strange things, it was an office building with its accompanying expectations. With 9/11 and other disasters of terrorism, I would be thinking of the people I loved and my pets in those last seconds, with tears on my face. If those people truly believed what they saw and yet did not soil themselves they have my thumbs up. And if they didn’t compensate me with AT LEAST 10 grand (that’s my price for short-term/non-harmful trauma) I’d sue.

  • qcubed

    No one should hire a buzzkill douche bag like you.

  • Learning64

    Yes, it was just a matter of time before somebody brought up the insult of “you must be a liberal/democrat/republican/tea-bagger”. This nation has had enough of it. That has NOTHING to do with someone’s reaction to an infantile prank.

    p.s. I’m a Democrat

  • Kathy McKinny

    is it just me or did anyone else notice that all the ones who got pranked were relieved EXCEPT the man of arab descent??? This probably hit too close to “home” for him.

  • N

    Thats evil, someone walking in with the prospect of a job just to get pranked… I hope you paid them for their time at least…

  • Patti Fawcett

    Hilarious!…. take that you flat heads

  • mtg3992

    It certainly could be, but not sure it’s fair to say there’s no chance. For one, the view is of the cityscape. The distance of what you’re supposedly viewing will make the lake of parallax less obvious. Also, if the view matches what these folks would expect to see from that angle, they might not process it at all. If they thought this was an interview, that’s what they were focused on – not the supposed window.

    In any case, most would see it for what it was. They may have pranked 20+ people to get what we saw here. Or it could be entirely staged. But you can’t say so with certainty.

  • PizzaForPluto

    I don’t think those are real applicants. They looked like actors “reacting”.

  • Sunburnt

    And how many people focus on the window scenery while having a JOB INTERVIEW, which is already a nerve wrecking situation.?!?!

  • Nonoche

    if you can’t tell apart a window and a TV in a single blink, maybe you shouldn’t get hired either ;¬)

  • Mike Harris

    If you’re paying that much attention to the wall during an interview you’re probably not getting hired anyway.

  • Lycian

    A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.

  • TheWriteStuffIndy

    If you’re referring to me, Melanie, I am as Democratic as they come. :) But boy, did I get a debate going!

  • Christine Browning

    The odd thing about that statement is LG are one of the few companies to actually manufacture their own televisions, the other being Samsung. The next TV you buy, be it SonyBushWhatever has a good chance of being made in an LG or Samsung factory anyway.

  • Eric Cromwell

    you know, that was the first thing I thought of. Those poor people that think they might land a job out of this.

    My second thought was I bet they got a couple months worth of rent and groceries out of signing the papers to allow it to be broadcast after the fact.

  • SQ

    LG is a big (and not stupid) company – real people sue… actors get paid.

    Yahoo News spoke with Eduardo Troncoso, marketing manager for LG TV,
    in Chile about whether real applicants were being scared or if everybody
    was just acting.

    Troncoso said he couldn’t confirm if the
    interviewees were actors, because he didn’t want to take away from the
    spot’s popularity. However, he did say that LG is a “serious company and
    would not put unsuspecting people in harmful situations.”

  • milly

    that’s not funny

  • Laurie Murdock

    Really? This is funny?

  • Cheezez

    might be real.. Never know..
    But anyways, LG TVs suck. Wouldnt buy one ever again in my life.
    I left mine on for like 24 hrs and it literally exploded. And this after just 5 years..

  • Scott N

    Assuming it’s real, it’s pretty funny. I would hope they gave each of them one of those TVs for scaring the dog shit out of them.

  • Ross Gibson

    What would you sue for? Ill wait.

  • Bobcat

    There’s a special place in hell for the person that came up with this…

  • Melanie LaPoint

    You’re upset this strongly about a prank… Yet I bet you vote Replublican.

  • ChodBoy

    Cunts

  • Judy Mazzone Gudinas

    Not funny

  • Peter J. King

    You’ve spent a lot of time typing for someone to whom it doesn’t matter.

  • Christie Bedard

    Actually I laughed at that because I was pretty sure they *were* actors that got paid a good amount of money for that commercial. It’s still pretty damn funny to see it though :P Kind of like that “Kicked in the Nuts” video (if you haven’t seen it. .watch it). You know damn well it’s fake. But you’d laugh anyway. It’s called slapstick humor. Ever watch a guy get a pie in the face in a cartoon, or the Three Stooges Perhaps? Same shit.

    I think that it’s stupid that people are taking this so seriously. It’s a funny video for most people.. if you don’t like it.. move on. Don’t buy an LG TV if you don’t want to. It really doesn’t matter to me or anyone else.

  • オルソヌ ジェイ

    Omg….

  • Christie Bedard

    I actually think they all *had* jobs.. as actors. But I still think the video was funny as hell! :)

  • Peter J. King

    I agree. When psychologists have done this kind of thing, they’ve been censured (rightly), and forced to stick to a code of practice that involves concern for their subjects. Because this is done by a company trying to make money, and because its purpose is to make people enjoy the distress of others in the usual moronic way of modern television, it goes unregulated. And the sub-adolescent insults of the people reacting against you also help to bring out the problem of desensitisation in our culture. It’s “fun”, they laughed, and that overrides anything else, and makes criticism impossible; anyone complaining “has no sense of humour”. We’ve had a decade or more of this, turning the children brought up on it into little sociopaths like Christie Bedard, who talk in aggressive cliches, and who have lost compassion and had it replaced with low-level sniggering at the unhappiness of others.

  • antivenom

    their cellphones suck big time, too.

  • Maurice Xanthos

    If it happened to me, I’d demand the job or threaten to sue his ass.

  • Parsa

    What is sad is that it’s a fake interview.

  • MRubenzahl

    I agree. This crosses a line.

    Clever idea to promote a product that suggests TV looks as good as real life, but having the folks think thousands are killed before their eyes is cruel. If it’s real, which I question.

    Almost as disturbing are the folks insulting you. And me next, I expect.

  • Sharon S

    What exactly is supposed to be funny about this? It’s horrible.

  • Nonoche

    uh guys… this is staged. You can’t confuse a tv for a window, because it’s not in “3D”, for a start. And then there’s no parallax when you move around it. And then the luminosity’s wrong too (sun rays don’t come out of it…). It only looks credible on a video because, well, everything comes out flat. No chance in hell anyone could think it’s an actual window in person, no matter how “HD” this tv is.

  • nacoran

    I want a window that turns into a TV, preferably with a good r value. It should also have the ability to open, at least around the edges, and be one way.

    Get on it.

    That said, I suspect there was some hanky panky going on with the video.

  • Thawed

    If you got offended by that, then you have an ego issue. Being offended a lot means you ENJOY getting offended a lot because YOU think YOU were put on this earth to right wrongs. Hence EGO. The more EGO the less humor. The more humility, the more we can laugh at ourselves and others.

    Get over it you, losers.

  • Bojangles

    They’re actors, dumbtards.

  • Christie Bedard

    You have no sense of humor at all.. Those people were probably well compensated for the trouble. Sit back, take a chill pill and wash it down with your prune juice you old fart!

  • Christie Bedard

    Wow that was freaking awesome hahaha

  • Ryne

    “HAHAHA! YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO DIE!!! Also this isn’t a real interview, so have a good day…HEY GUYS DID YOU SEE THAT JACKASS SQUIRM?”

  • Katie

    Like replying to every comment that doesn’t agree with yours?

  • Ryne

    Was there at least a real job for people being interviewed? Being between jobs is not really a situation in which you have time to waste on fake interviews. I’m not too good with my temper, so I would have become very violent if someone wasted my time like that.

  • PretenderNx01

    This is all presuming they were not actors. Maybe I’m just a skeptic of viral marketing or maybe I just don’t believe any TV is that clear :p

    If it is real, it’s kinda funny and sure got people talking.

  • SmackingMonkeys

    Sally Boy. Just shut up. Man you make me want to eat glass. People like you are so annoying. You won’t have to worry about purchasing LG anything, because you’ll have to get out of your parents’ basement first and find a job that doesn’t include whining about things that you’re not even really upset about.
    Tool.

  • SmackingMonkeys

    It was funny. What is not funny are people like you—that pretend to be offended by everything. Lighten up, Sally.

  • SmackingMonkeys

    Actually it was funny. You’re just an idiot that is trying to make drama out of nothing. Go find a hobby.

  • SmackingMonkeys

    Oh shut up you worthless, miserable piece of crap. Grow up and get over your pathetic, cry baby self.
    Fricking loser.

  • Laura Walker

    NOT funny. Cruel.

  • Jill

    That is not funny at all and I actually like pranks. one day someone is going to have a heart attack over something like this. My other thought is that ALL the people were actors and we were being fed BS. Either way, FAIL

  • spiralphoto

    Party pooper.

  • fooled me once

    It makes me wonder if I would be being pranked by buying an LG TV. (I know their refrigerators suck dramatically)

  • TheWriteStuffIndy

    I will never, EVER purchase another LG TV again. This play on peoples’ emotions and fears is absolutely unconscionable, and the executives of LG should be ashamed.

  • Luke Owens

    Shaun is right. It’s a metor, not a bomb. Kathryn is also right.

  • Kathryn Hildebrandt

    That’s just mean. Job interviews are nerve-wracking enough as it is.

  • Shaun Keefe

    Thats not an atomic bomb. That is a meteor.