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Is Burger King Ripping Off Comedian Billy Eichner's Act?

The Billy on the Street star took to Twitter on Sunday to call out the fast-food chain for its new commercials.

Posted on October 12, 2014, at 10:23 p.m. ET

New Burger King ads feature a guy with a microphone stopping people on the street and, ultimately, screaming.

Sound familiar?

Billy on the Street / Via youtube.com

Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, which airs on Fuse TV, features comedian Billy Eichner catching New Yorkers unaware with questions about pop culture, sometimes with celebrity guests.

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With the show in its third season, Eichner's contagiously manic style earned him a spot at this year's Emmys, appearances on late-night talk shows, and an acting role on NBC's Parks and Rec.

On Sunday, he vented on Twitter that Burger King had stolen his high-energy, man-on-the-street act for their commercial:

Hey @BurgerKing-thanks for stealing my act for ur new commercial!! Except its not as funny & everyone knows u stole it. GET YOUR OWN IDEAS.

billy eichner@billyeichnerFollow

Hey @BurgerKing-thanks for stealing my act for ur new commercial!! Except its not as funny & everyone knows u stole it. GET YOUR OWN IDEAS.

5:44 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many of his fans agreed.

@BurgerKing Your ridiculous ripoff of @billyeichner's comedy has angered a truly dangerous crowd. FANS OF MERYL FUCKING STREEP! #HopeSprings

bethany guyer@bethanyfartsFollow

@BurgerKing Your ridiculous ripoff of @billyeichner's comedy has angered a truly dangerous crowd. FANS OF MERYL FUCKING STREEP! #HopeSprings

6:08 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@BurgerKing First you buy Tim Hortons, then you steal from @billyeichner? HOW UN-AMERICAN CAN YOU BE?

Kyle Leathers@kleathersFollow

@BurgerKing First you buy Tim Hortons, then you steal from @billyeichner? HOW UN-AMERICAN CAN YOU BE?

6:10 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@BurgerKing drew barrymore would not like you stealing from @billyeichner so stop stealing his schtick! #BillyOntheStreet

Dori Medlin@dorkymedlinFollow

@BurgerKing drew barrymore would not like you stealing from @billyeichner so stop stealing his schtick! #BillyOntheStreet

6:11 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@BurgerKing FOR A DOLLAR WHO BLATANTLY STEALS FROM COMEDIANS SUCH AS @billyeichner AND TRIES TO PASS IT OFF AS CREATIVITY?!?

Spoopy Drew Jackman@skaterpnk13Follow

@BurgerKing FOR A DOLLAR WHO BLATANTLY STEALS FROM COMEDIANS SUCH AS @billyeichner AND TRIES TO PASS IT OFF AS CREATIVITY?!?

6:21 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

After all, even David Letterman couldn't resist trading a few screams with Eichner.

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So what's next for Burger King's street quiz commercials? The company didn't immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.

But who knows? Twitter is a force.

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