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Web Rescues Un-Aired Super Bowl Ads

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the violence-6-sex-0 dept.

The Media 286

destinyland writes "A pirated version of Budweiser's un-aired Super Bowl ad appeared on YouTube — proving the Web is more democratic than NBC. The sexy PETA ad they refused to air also turned up on PETA's site; YouTube also had Saturday's skit from SNL, mocking the actual Pepsi ad that would air Sunday. But ironically, the Web site for Jack in the Box crashed right after they'd aired their cliffhanger about Jack's bus accident, prompting one critic to joke, 'Should we assume he's dead?'

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Counter-intuitive (5, Funny)

SpanishInquisition0 (1297663) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708069)

Watching PETA ads doesn't make me wanna become vegan. In fact, seeing those naked women just make me want to eat some meat, if you catch my drift.

Re:Counter-intuitive (5, Insightful)

cbiltcliffe (186293) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708479)

It doesn't make me want to become vegetarian or vegan, either.
It pisses me off at PETA, due to all the lies and misleading studies that they tout in their ads, as well as the implication that one sorry-assed psycho beating a duck to death is how they're all killed for meat.

Having grown up and lived on a mixed farm for 20+ years, I think I can safely say that beating an animal to death would pretty much ruin any meat in it. Especially something as small as a duck.

So, in conclusion:

1. PETA is a shady political group with an agenda.
2. We (or at least I) hate politics.
3. I hate PETA.
4. Eat meat.
5. ???
6. Profit!!

Re:Counter-intuitive (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26708573)

Exactly, and I know for a FACT all the women in that AD are not Vegans.

Vegans are scrawny homley chicks. they look undernourished and wear wayy too much hemp.

Re:Counter-intuitive (5, Insightful)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708689)

I think PETA has it's tactics all wrong. Instead of trying to get everybody to stop eating meat, cold turkey (bad pun), they really should be trying to get people to eat less meat. I've switched over to eating less meat in the past year or so, and I have to say, I enjoy eating a lot more than I used to. Now that I'm buying less meat, I can get better cuts, from more humane sources, and I've also lost quite a bit of extra weight. I don't think I'd ever go off meat completely, but cutting down on meat so that you only eat it 3-4 times a week is probably a viable alternative that a lot of people could live with. Instead of getting people to go completely vegan, try to get everybody to eat vegetarian at least a couple times a week. It's a much more obtainable goal.

Re:Counter-intuitive (4, Insightful)

dkleinsc (563838) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709037)

PETA has so many problems with its tactics that you'd think they were sponsored by the American Beef Council.

The thing that surprises people the most about vegetarian (although not vegan) diets is that the food they can eat is relatively normal: cheese pizza instead of pepperoni, bagels rather than bacon, bean burritos rather than beef, etc. And you're absolutely right that reducing meat has significant benefits.

Re:Counter-intuitive (3, Insightful)

Rutefoot (1338385) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709201)

Vegans will point to 'statistics' that vegetarians and vegans are healthier than the average person.

You are the example of why their 'statistics' are misleading and biased. Most people don't give a shit about what they eat. So how is comparing that group of people to vegetarians/vegans (who put at least a little thought into their diet) fair? They're not unhealthy because they eat meat, they are unhealthy because they don't give a shit.

CastrTroy is the example of the right thing to do. Studies that are more in depth than the ones trying to promote their agenda have all shown that eating some meat (as part of a balanced diet) is healthier than eating no meat.

Re:Counter-intuitive (1)

noidentity (188756) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709595)

I'd like to eat meat, but I don't trust the industry enough (even the organic meat industry). Hell, with the growing peanut fiasco, I'm losing trust in other industries too...

Re:Counter-intuitive (1)

nicodoggie (1228876) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708759)

I think I can safely say that beating an animal to death would pretty much ruin any meat in it.

There's this delicacy in the Philippines... I forget what it's called but, basically it's chicken that's beaten to death. Didn't ruin the meat, though, as you claim, in fact, the meat becomes leaner—red meat where white meat should be.

I don't know if its different if they beat the chicken _after_ its dead, but those guys in the provinces say a chicken beaten down by a maniac tastes better, but I don't really know...

I'm not saying we all beat up livestock for meat... but still, some people do it.

Re:Counter-intuitive (1)

Skrynesaver (994435) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709255)

You grew up on a mix farm, there is a world of difference between that and a feedlot or a battery farming operation.

Now I'm fond of good meat myself, but good meat is getting harder to find :(

Re:Counter-intuitive (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26709505)

yeah, coming from a farmer everything that goes against how you were raised is a lie or a misleading study. I suggest you run back to your fairy tales and stop breeding and let the real humanity have a chance to fix your mistakes.

1. farmers pollute the environment.
2. farmers are a throwback to a age best left in the past.
3. you're full of fail.

Re:Counter-intuitive (1)

ShieldW0lf (601553) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708487)

Who cares? They fucking pay gazillions of dollars to force us to watch the things because they're a craptastic waste of attention. How about the web rescues people from the ads that did get aired?

Re:Counter-intuitive (1)

CastrTroy (595695) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708771)

For the first time in a long time, the superbowl was worth watching. In most years, the game completely sucks, and the only interesting thing about it is the commercials.

Re:Counter-intuitive (2, Funny)

DrLang21 (900992) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709117)

The commercial was disappointing as a whole. With those descriptions, I was expecting something bordering softcore. Instead I got some mediocre crap that left me convinced that these studies they refer to are completely bunk. Nerds have hotter sex than that.

Re:Counter-intuitive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26709555)

Watching PETA ads doesn't make me wanna become vegan. In fact, seeing those naked women just make me want to eat some meat, if you catch my drift.

Uhhh, does that mean you're gay?

Pirated (5, Insightful)

Jurily (900488) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708087)

Do we really have to use this word? It's not like they're going to be upset about getting poeole to view their ad.

Re:Pirated (4, Interesting)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708143)

Did the industries scheme to demonize copyright infringement backfire?
If they scream piracy at everything, then the word piracy will dilute until it doesn't really mean anything.

This might already have happened.

Re:Pirated (5, Funny)

Jurily (900488) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708229)

Did the industries scheme to demonize copyright infringement backfire?
If they scream piracy at everything, then the word piracy will dilute until it doesn't really mean anything.

This might already have happened.

Good. Then I'm going to the fridge to pirate myself something to eat.

Re:Pirated (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708639)

The general public sees "piracy" as a joke anyways. 90% of the kids out there from ages 8-18 are downloading songs and video off the net like maniacs. Even the rich as hell kids, Their parents are building a 10,000 sq foot summer home here, use bittorrent and limewire and brag about how much free music they can get.

The ONLY people upset about piracy is the middlemen that only make money by not actually doing anything of value. They see they are obsolete and are panicking.

Middle Men have use. (0, Offtopic)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709113)

You should realize that almost every tech job out there are middle man jobs. Yes TV adds like to make it seem the Middle Men are just a wasted expense however they do add value in one way or an other. What some of those buy direct places do is the fact they are still the middlemen, however they improved their process to offer you services cheaper, however they are still the middle men, or you have to do that much extra work before before you can buy a product.

Lets think of the Middle Men like XML. Yes it is quicker for a direct communication between program A and program B, without XML just direct witting to each others data. However XML wile inefficient is a common communication platform which allows a safer transfer of problem without Owner of app B yelling at owner for app A for messing up their program.

Re:Pirated (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708289)

Regardless of the fact that they WANT people to look at ads, it is still copyright infringement. The copyright holder must give permission to copy before that goes away. There may be reasons (contractual agreements with other companies, varying regulations in different parts of the world, trademark dilution) that they do not want to give permission.

Thanks, Slashdot! (5, Funny)

Goaway (82658) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708093)

Thanks for these very important updates on how we should be manipulated! I was kind of feeling like I was thinking a bit too much on own, but finally I get some more ads to dull the senses and reinforce that conformity!

I'm in Canada...the web is the only way for us (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26708095)

Not too many Americans know this, but even though we get the Superbowl in Canada, the CRTC (our version of the FCC) allows broadcasters and cable companies to substitute their own commercials during the broadcast. (Yes, we get the Spokane NBC feed on our cable, but we get substituted Canadian ads!) This has been going on for years. So when the USA sees the most AMAZING KEWL Superbowl ad, most Canadians see an add for "Joe's plumbing and lighting"

The Web is the only way for most of us to see the Superbowl ads.

Re:I'm in Canada...the web is the only way for us (5, Funny)

0100010001010011 (652467) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708529)

The USA does that too, sort of. I think it's around half time they let the 'locals' air what ever ads they want. Which is a good thing, because it lead to the best superbowl ad I've ever seen. [youtube.com]

That tops anything the big companies put on, if not just for the "WTF did I just see" factor.

Re:I'm in Canada...the web is the only way for us (1)

MooUK (905450) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709347)

That... what the...

*sound of a squishy explosion and brains splattering everywhere*

This is what the civilised world finds bizarre... (5, Insightful)

Simon Brooke (45012) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708109)

See, this is what those of us in the civilised world find so bizarre about the United States. You're perfectly happy to show ads (and programmes) containing violence, but some women in perfectly decent underwear? Banned.

What is that about?

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (2, Insightful)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708195)

See Right, Religious. Also see Party, Republican.

The rest of us a perfectly fine with women in "perfectly decent underwear". Except the nudists.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (3, Insightful)

riggah (957124) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708663)

"See Right, Religious. Also see Neo-Conservative."

There, I fixed that for you since you don't seem to realize that Republican and Neo-Conservative are not synonymous.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26708739)

Yeah, that would nice and all, but the Left controls the Government and the Media; in particular, NBC. If it was shown on FOX, you might have some minor basis for your argument, but NBC?... they are so far Left, they've had the right turn signal removed from their cars because it never gets used.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (4, Insightful)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708805)

Apparently you haven't heard about the Federal Communications Commission, the fact that they have a process for accepting and acting upon complaints, and that there are members of the above-mentioned movements that have nothing better to do than sit there and watch TV and call in a complaint the moment they see skin or hear an F-bomb.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (5, Funny)

FirstNoel (113932) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708217)

It was those damn Puritans that the English sent over. They screwed the country up for everyone. I for one would rather see naked women on TV than another "terrorist" getting whacked or car exploding.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26708317)

By the way, thanks for taking them off our hands. I hear the BATF have it down to a fine art.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (4, Insightful)

je ne sais quoi (987177) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708707)

It probably has more to do with the evangelicals and mormons in this day and age. As far as I can tell, the descendants of the puritans are fairly open-minded, e.g., Massachussetts and Connecticut do support same sex marriage [wikipedia.org] . So if you want to see scantily-clad women being sexually suggestive with vegetables and can't, blame the southern baptists, the LDS, some of the episcopalians, and the others like pentecostal (?), etc.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26709007)

As far as I can tell, the descendants of the puritans are fairly open-minded, e.g., Massachussetts and Connecticut do support same sex marriage.

No, they don't, they've just never been allowed to vote on the issue.

If California won't allow same sex marriage when put to a popular vote, why would you think Massachusetts and Connecticut would?!

Neither state has ever allowed the people to vote on the matter. But opinion polls are clear: if the people were allowed to vote on the matter, gay marriage would be outlawed in a heartbeat.

And on the idea that Puritan descendants are "open minded" keep in mind that the church Obama went to for twenty years can trace its theology back to the Puritans. (I'm not making that up, it really can - Google it.) And what did their preacher say? Oh, right, "God damn America!" Yep, really open minded there.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (1)

Jedi Alec (258881) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709025)

So if you want to see scantily-clad women being sexually suggestive with vegetables and can't

Some of us are at work and can't afford to start thinking about subject matter like that, you insensitive clod!

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (1)

IBBoard (1128019) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709177)

And we were damned glad to get rid of them! How are you expected to have decent entertainment with some group of people constantly demonising you for the barest flash of a "soul corrupting nipple"?

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (1)

Dekortage (697532) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708323)

I've wondered if it is because they don't want to see real violence or skin shown on TV, but the violence can be more easily faked. If an American TV show actually showed real people truly killing each other, or shooting each other, or whatever, it would be shut down immediately. (Boxing and football are violent but don't count.) But scripted, special-effect violence is fine. You can't (or don't) fake the sex stuff, so it offends people.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (1)

Zerth (26112) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708553)

Meh, even the fake sex stuff gets way censored. There was a guy several years ago that got breast implants on a dare and when the local news showed a clip of him, they stuck a black bar over his top when he took off his shirt. I doubt many found that of prurient interest.

Or maybe it is just nipples, as they didn't censor manikins when shooting at the mall in outrage over a open-cup bra on display.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (5, Funny)

somenickname (1270442) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708369)

It's simple. The human body is evil. Unless it's been shot or otherwise maimed.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (1)

hansamurai (907719) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708419)

The ads that did make it on that were "risque" were atrocious though. Danica Patrick, an indy racecar driver who has garnered some respect over the last few years, washing it away in a shower for GoDaddy.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (5, Insightful)

barzok (26681) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708527)

It's a nation founded by Puritans and presently populated with 200+ million prudes which has a multi-billion-dollar pr0n industry.

What's so hard to understand?

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (2, Insightful)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708751)

We also ban public nudity, prosecute and berate those that choose to love more than one person, we sling hate at any chance we get.

But, video of someone beating the hell out of someone or even killing them? That's considered required viewing for children.

OMG They showed a nipple.... a NIPPLE!!!! OMG! OMG! OMG!

  There is nothing in puritanical ideals that is healthy for society or humanity.

Disclaimer: I'm a Lutheran, I believe in God and My savior Christ, not all Christians are simpletons and want to preserve oppressive ways.

Re:This is what the civilised world finds bizarre. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26709349)

There is something really sick and twisted going on here in the US. Like how many sex toy shops / strip joints there are in very religious areas. Yet we can't see a boob on TV. America really needs a mental health check.

Pepsi (2, Interesting)

Daetrin (576516) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708117)

Was it just me or were all the Pepsi commercials atrocious? Telling everyone that regular diet drinks are too "wussy" for a guy to drink isn't exactly going to endear yourself with guys who are already drinking diet drinks, and how many guys really want to drink diet drinks but are so wrapped up in their identity as a macho guy that they're afraid to? (And how many of those are going to be convinced that it's okay to make an exception for Pepsi because of the commercial?)

I haven't actually seen the SNL skit for comparison, but the Pepsi MacGyver spoof just seemed stupid. It wasn't even the kind of "poking fun at oneself" parody that will endear itself to fans of the show.

Re:Pepsi (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708833)

I cant stand that sticky film feeling on my teeth from that crap. If I cant get Coke/Diet Coke I'll drink water. Pepsi products are too sweet to me.

Macho guys that don't want to rot out their teeth, or understand how screwed up your diet get's from drinking a lot of sweet soda will drink Diet. I wont touch the regular crap from here in the states. Coke from Mexico that is made with sugar and not corn syrup? that's a different story.

Pop made with corn syrup is nasty. Ask anyone from outside the USA.

Re:Pepsi (1)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708907)

The original SNL skits those were based on were actually funny. The commercials were most definitely not. It was taking a funny skit, stripping it of everything that made it funny, and just having the character say "Pepsi, Pepsi, Pepsi" over and over again. And having an almost unrecognizable Richard Dean Anderson who looks nothing like McGyver anymore didn't even add a novelty factor.

Wussy? Well the things (1)

Shivetya (243324) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708971)

that women will swallow might just excuse the taste of some diet drinks, let alone the taste of some diet food.

I know, crude, but the Pepsi commercial was just going at it from the guy point of view, I guess for things women put up with everyday... glass ceiling, mammograms, and childbirth....

They won't admit it (1)

hellfire (86129) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709123)

Except the guys who do drink diet drinks won't wuss out and complain that commercials about manly diet drinks offend them.

Why are you complaining about a pepsi max commercial? ARE YOU A WUSS?????

Re:Pepsi (1)

sapphirecut (1428267) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709331)

That ad was terrible. I didn't even understand what on earth the advertisement was trying to tell me. Pepsi should just advertise that if you're wussy, drink beer.

Was there some sort of sports match? (-1, Flamebait)

johnny cashed (590023) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708149)

This past Sunday?

Re:Was there some sort of sports match? (2, Funny)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708233)

Just some overgrown boy millionaires tossing around some weird-shaped device, that, despite being decidedly un-spherical, is for some reason referred to as a 'ball'. Additionally, despite that this 'ball' can only be kicked by one guy from each of the opposing teams at specific times, the strange 'ball' has a 'foot-' prefix attached to it.

Other than that, no.

Re:Was there some sort of sports match? (2, Informative)

srussia (884021) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708321)

Other than that, no.

Aussie Open Final. No "whooshes", please. Nadal-Federer five-setter in a Grand Slam final is nothing to sneeze at.

peta ad spoof (5, Funny)

characterZer0 (138196) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708177)

Let me know when there is a spoof of the PETA ad featuring bacon instead of vegetables.

Re:peta ad spoof (2, Funny)

sckeener (137243) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708313)

Let me know when there is a spoof of the PETA ad featuring bacon instead of vegetables.

If you aren't stuck on bacon, a few searches on the internet will probably find you some hotdog spoofs.

Re:peta ad spoof (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26709039)

Or how about re-filming the same commercial with actual, typical, PETA members? Yummy... dirty dreads and olive oil.

No JITB ad here (1)

hicks107 (1286642) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708249)

Im on the East Coast and I missed the Jack in the box ad. Better go check it out. I sure miss those ads.

Yet another rejected ad (2, Interesting)

LinuxWhore (90833) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708255)

Certainly less risque than the Peta ad, yet rejected for political content: "Imagine the Potential" [youtube.com]

Re:Yet another rejected ad (2, Interesting)

Enry (630) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708333)

Well, I'm pro-choice (and ex-Catholic), and I didn't find a problem with that ad. At least it wasn't the usual "You'll burn in hell if you have an abortion!11!!".

Re:Yet another rejected ad (1)

RobotRunAmok (595286) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708429)

At least it wasn't the usual "You'll burn in hell if you have an abortion!"

That may have been "the usual" about 30 years ago, but these days I have noticed the pro-life forces favor using science in their arguments, demonstrating clearly how very early life begins in the womb.

It hasn't seemed to be very effective, but you know how the zealots react when you start arguing with science...

Re:Yet another rejected ad (0)

Timothy Brownawell (627747) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708713)

but these days I have noticed the pro-life forces favor using science in their arguments, demonstrating clearly how very early life begins in the womb.

It begins much earlier that that, hasn't Monty Python taught you anything?

Every sperm is sacred, every sperm is great, if a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate.

Re:Yet another rejected ad (0, Offtopic)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708665)

Yeah, I used to work in a juvenile detention facility where I had to deal with the fallout from a lot of irresponsible crackheads who had decided 11-16 years earlier that their babies had too much potential to abort.

Fuck PETA (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26708311)

I think it's safe to say that the overwhelming majority of NFL fans love a good burger or steak. If there's one downside to the internet, it's that it gives a voice to every whiny douchebag with a pet cause, no matter how insignificant that cause is. Of all the "injustices" in the world to complain about - people eating meat? Really? Get a fucking life.

Re:Fuck PETA (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709087)

No shit. "Too hot for TV" my ass.

"To stupid that taking your money to air that would be like stealing lunch money from the retarded kids" is more accurate. I mean, what target "market" were they trying to reach? It was the fucking superbowl, for fuck's sake.

Re:Fuck PETA (1)

dlaudel (1304717) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709153)

Who are you to decide someone else's values? Sure, eating meat may not matter to you or me, in fact I quite like it, but that doesn't give either of us the right to claim they can't voice their opinions.

Re:Fuck PETA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26709441)

When did PETA become anti-meat, anyway? I thought they started out just fighting to stop calfs being grown in small boxes for veal.

This makes me so happy. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26708411)

What fantastic news! For a moment there I feared I wouldn't be able to make my life revolve around consumer products any more so than it already does. I want more more more more more more more more.

... more democratic than ... huh? (3, Insightful)

petes_PoV (912422) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708459)

Businesses aren't democracies. Anyone who has ever worked for / in one will know that within the first 5 minutes of walking into the office. They're there to make money - that's all. If you don't do what you're told to, you're out. Which is actually how it is for a visitor to any democratic country, so there are similarities after all.

Free Food (1)

chill (34294) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708489)

More to the point, Denny's is giving away free Grand Slam breakfasts [businessweek.com] from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. (local time) today.

Time to see if the /. effect works IRL and DoS Denny's.

Re:Free Food (1)

geminidomino (614729) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709119)

It did. I swung by on my way to work, and the line was out the door and halfway around the building.

For a $4 breakfast? Really? I went for my usual Dunkin Donuts coffee + bagel after all...

Yeah, right (5, Insightful)

Flavio (12072) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708521)

After watching PETA's ad it's no surprise that it didn't air. I doubt they even have the budget to air commercials during the Superbowl.

PETA probably commissioned a sexy ad knowing fully well it wouldn't be approved by NBC. The fact that it's "banned" gives PETA the Superbowl publicity it can't afford. (And as others have said, Superbowl watchers aren't exactly PETA's target audience.)

SNL (2, Insightful)

whisper_jeff (680366) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708525)

Why did I waste 30 seconds of my life watching that SNL skit? With the exception of Tina Fey's recent Sarah Palin skits, SNL hasn't been funny for well over a decade and that skit was a prime example of it...

Re:SNL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26709623)

Pepsi pepsi pepsi pepsi, pepsi pepsi pepsi pepsi pepsi. Pepsi.

snl pepsi parody?? (1)

Oo.et.oO (6530) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708599)

as far as i can tell the (last macgruber of the night) snl skit was just re-aired during the superbowl. how is this a parody?

what am i missing?

Re:snl pepsi parody?? (1)

Bruiser80 (1179083) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708653)

You missed the MacGruber short after the one Pepsi used. The singer only says "Pepsi", and all MacGruber says is "Pepsi". Boat/Shack/Whatever blows up.

SNL 'skit' not a skit (3, Informative)

professorguy (1108737) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708671)

The story makes reference to Will Forte's very funny SNL skits as MacGruber. There were no MacGruber skits during SNL on Saturday night. However, there were 3 different and unrepeated pepsi ads aired during SNL where Forte reprises his MacGruber role. THESE WERE ADS.

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The ads (or at least one of them) were repeated during the superbowl.

mod parent up! (1)

ChrisCampbell47 (181542) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709057)

The MacGruber bits during SNL were in fact Pepsi ads, not skits. And they certainly weren't parodies of the upcoming Super Bowl ads, since they were identical.

Rescue is NOT the word (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26708785)

Rescue? Oh noes, save the dying advertisements!

I don't think so. Nice going, asshats, these should have stayed buried, like all commercials. You people are so stupid that as long as there's a boob or a joke in it, you'll watch anything someone puts in front of your eyes, even as it turns you into a pop-culture-worshiping moron.

New Marketing Strategy (1)

nickruiz (1185947) | more than 5 years ago | (#26708789)

Nowadays, it might be a perfectly good marketing strategy to *almost* get your advertisement aired during Super Bowl commercial time. Then, work with your PR department to get some articles run about how your commercial was rejected. Next upload your advertisement to YouTube and your own website, and allow social media to bring people to your website.

IMO, this is a much more cost-effective strategy toward advertising during the Super Bowl. You might not be ensured that 97 million people [answers.com] , but your company will not have to spend as much money and the viewers will actually be interested in seeing your commercial. Many people just watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, anyway.

Re:New Marketing Strategy (1)

IBBoard (1128019) | more than 5 years ago | (#26709235)

It's similar to viral advertising - don't pay to show your advert, instead get other people to do the leg work for you. Advertising agencies need to work harder for their right to be ignored and cursed for ruining TV shows, damnit!

Don't forget about norml (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26708859)

Their "superBOWL" adds can be viewed here [norml.org] and here [surveymonkey.com]

Here's one of the better ones [youtube.com]

If you want marijuana legalized, support NORML anyway you can people, perhaps next year we can get one of these aired during the big game!

Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26709065)

Dude, who the fuck cares about advertisements? I this what America has become?

Iran just put a satellite into orbit. That's news.

America has done better and still could lead all human kind into space, but fucking American Idol is somehow more important.

You wastrels have squandered the immense inheritance the last generations bequeathed to you.

Shame, America, shame.

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