Funny stuff! Love that Spencer Lam commercial. I guess a TV spot'll have to do these days, but one can still imagine an entire feature film being churned out back in the day, as they say. Lam does seem a bit old for the part, since Bus Uncle is a rather young looking 51, but there is a bit of a resemblance.
That puppet skit is pretty inventive. It's amazing how much potential this whole incident affords people. It's been a while since anything has captured the zeitgeist in such a way over on this side of the pond, especially something that wasn't created and marketed to capture the zeitgeist with a hip sense of ironic detachment. There's a purity to Bus Uncle and those that are cashing in on his fame that I actually admire.
Does Hong Kong have any sketch comedy shows? It'd be killer to see the Bus Uncle Saga parodied in the style various Hong Kong directors like Johnnie To (an epic argument in which both characters die at the end), Wong Kar-wai (both characters meet repeatedly on the bus, but fail to resolve their pressures), Herman Yau/Billy Tang (Bus Uncle kills Elvis Ho and Alvin the camera-phone guy and feeds them to his unsuspecting girlfriend and her son, then is beaten into confessing by Danny Lee), Ringo Lam (BUS ON FIRE in which Elvis is an undercover cop and Bus Uncle is a triad kingpin he's sworn to bring down, and their meeting on the bus, a la Deniro and Pacino in HEAT is only the prelude to a massive shootout involving all the other passengers) or John Woo (same as Ringo Lam version, only with doves)