Chris Lilley is accused of taking inspiration from an Australian Youtuber for ...

'I've been considering legal action': Comedian Chris Lilley is accused of taking inspiration from an Australian Youtuber after fans spotted striking similarities in Lunatics

By Daily Mail Australia Reporter

Published: 10:34 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 11:48 BST, 16 May 2019

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Comedian Chris Lilley has been accused of copying a 2012 comedy skit by Australian YouTuber Hamish Williams.

Striking similarities have been raised between Chris' 2019 Lunatics persona Becky Douglas and 'The World's Tallest Girl' 2012 skit.

The YouTuber claims he's considering legal action against the 44-year-old actor for 'pinching ideas' and replicating parts of his skit 'shot for shot'. 

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'I've been considering legal action': Comedian Chris Lilley has been accused of basing Lunatics character Becky Douglas (above) off YouTuber's 2012 skit

'I've been considering legal action': Comedian Chris Lilley has been accused of basing Lunatics character Becky Douglas (above) off YouTuber's 2012 skit 

Lunatics' statuesque teen Becky has been likened to Hamish's tall character Sheridan Belvedere by fans. 

Both women are high-spirited, have a large social media following due to their unusual height and operate comedically in everyday situations. 

One Twitter user shared a link to 'The World's Tallest Girl' skit in April, writing: 'Very excited for #Lunatics, but that clip in the trailer of the really tall girl limboing under the door frame really reminds me of something..? Let us never forget this iconic video.'

The World's Tallest Girl skit creator Hamish told

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