Bill Maher vs. Legend of Zelda

February 5th, 2012 by

Here’s a funny one submitted by Doug Bresler

Have a listen to The Legend of Zelda 3‘s theme song and the Real Time With Bill Maher theme written by Christopher “Kid” Reid. Reid (now 47) might have played a lot of Zelda in his late 20s. I’m not entirely sure when the Maher theme first aired but it looks like maybe 2006.

Bill Maher Theme vs. Zelda

Real Time with Bill Maher - "Theme" (2006)
Legend of Zelda - "Theme" (1991)

 

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13 Responses to “Bill Maher vs. Legend of Zelda”

  1. avatar Travis says:

    now that is funny

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  2. avatar Waldir says:

    I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I can’t use the player; the following message appears in the error console when I click the play button:

    Error: b.o._createSound is not a function
    Source File: http://www.thatsongsoundslike.com/wp-content/plugins/donut_audio/js/soundmanager2-jsmin.js
    Line: 26

    (I’m using Firefox 10 in Ubuntu)

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks for the feedback Waldir. I just implemented a new player for newer posts. I will look into this!

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  3. avatar Travis says:

    if it wasnt for the fact the 2nd was suppose to be a original song i wouldnt throw this one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD5RfwZS7HQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icNHGWznXTw

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  4. avatar Emu says:

    Meh. Something like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VewzN781wQ seems closer.

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    Keith Reply:

    Nice! It’s kind of like a homage to Snoop Dogg “Gin and Juice”

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  5. avatar Darryl says:

    Huh, actually when I first played the Bill Maher sample, I was thinking California Love by Dre and Tupac.

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  6. avatar clow says:

    Doesnt look thaat much alike, but just to set the record straight.. thats not the theme.

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    Keith Reply:

    Thanks clow. What is the theme then? Maybe it changed over time.

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  7. avatar trey says:

    It’s also similar to 2pac’s California Love.

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  8. avatar thelostzelda says:

    The sample you used was “Hyrule Castle” by Koji Kondo from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Just thought that that was kind of an important detail since, yes, a lot of the songs in the series have bits and pieces from the theme mixed into them.

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    Keith Reply:

    Cool! Thanks for the additional details!!

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  9. I wrote something like this in 2005, focusing on some original releases by Philippine artists that bore uncanny similarities with songs by their direct influences.

    http://elf-ideas.blogspot.ca/2005/10/from-islets-to-islets-what-is-verdict.html

    I explained there the inevitability of such similarities–many are intentional, obvious ripoffs; but many others are simply coincidental or the least, subliminal.

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