Perhaps one of the most shocking moments at the 2014 Emmy Awards came when Woody Harrelson delivered a True Detective plagiarism joke that caught the attention of many viewers on social media.
Woody Harrelson joking about True Detective plagiarism is legit the biggest shock of the night. #Emmys
— BuzzFeedEntmnt (@BuzzFeedEnt) August 26, 2014
“I’m grateful you got all the plagiarized lines,” Harrelson joked to his True Detective co-star Matthew McConaughey. “Was that too inside?”
The joke was delivered before the two men presented the award for best lead actor in a miniseries/TV movie. It was a subtle but brilliant moment from Harrelson and many people who were previously aware of the plagiarism accusations really appreciated the joke.
For those that don’t know, the writers of True Detective have been accused of plagiarism. The show’s creator Nic Pizzolatto apparently has been ripping off horror writer Thomas Ligotti, which is something which was strongly denied by HBO.
Since the joke did seem to go over a lot of people’s heads, you can catch a full explanation here:
— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 26, 2014
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