Date: April 28, 2021 06:55AM
Never mind Youtube, seventies films already referred to the idea pretty openly. For example, "Diamonds are Forever" (1971) shows Sean Connery invading a set where archvillain Blofeld is staging a fake moon landing and then drives off with their buggy. (Probably the crappest James Bond car ever!)https://youtu.be/rs0DNSfxt2U
"Capricorn One" (1978) plays with a similar idea, and again, that was watched by millions of people... Much like its main star's murder trial a few years later (OJ Simpson).
I do think we landed on the Moon, but what you're talking about is nothing new.