In the Nov 24 - Dec 1 issue of The Onion, the headline story was “Russian Television Scores Hit With New Game Show ‘Who Wants To Eat A Meal’?”. It was a funny take on the ‘Who wants to be a millionaire show?’:
Then I watched Saturday Night Live on Dec 4, and one of their first skits was “Who Wants to Eat a Meal?”. It was a very similar take on the ‘Who wants to be a millionaire show?’. Contestants from poor places around the world (India, Kosovo, …) competed for food.
What gives? Did SNL rip-off material from The Onion? Have they done this before? Isn’t the Onion copyrighted so copying ideas like that is illegal?