Gray Television Group Inc does not appreciate a prank. In case you missed it, the parent company of two Wisconsin morning shows is suing Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett for appearing on the shows as "imagined characters."
The duo, who are the creators of the Found Footage Festival, appeared on “Hello Wisconsin” as “Strongman duo Chop & Steele,” where they smashed rackets on the floor and hit a tire with a bat. According to Gray's suit, Prueher and Pickett performed “ridiculous bits” to promote their own brand.
What's more, Prueher appeared on another show as "Chef Keith Guerke,” who was promoting “Leftovers Right: Making a Winner of Last Night’s Dinner," a cookbook that doesn't exist. One of the recipes? Mashed-potato ice-cream cones.
Gray Television Group is accusing the pair of fraud and conspiracy to commit wrongful activity. What's more, the footage of the duo's pranks have been shown as part of their festival, which breaks copyright law.
Source: New York Post