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Thursday
Nov112010

Daily Show Correspondents Are Useless Technology

If I was running an ad agency and I had absolutely no ideas at all and I was freaking out because I'm supposed to be on a conference call with T-Mobile in 10 minutes to present my recommendations for a national ad campaign, HERE'S MY BIG IDEA: Let's uhhh, leverage the I'm a Mac/I'm a PC ads and let's uhhh, find some other Daily Show correspondent be one of the technological stand-ins.  As you can see in the commercials here, Daily Show reporter Dan Bakkedahl moonlights as an AT&T 3G network in these new T-mobile ads.

This is just the beginning too! Look for Daily Show correspondents to be the personification of other useless technological stuff in the near future such as desktop computers, buggy software upgrades, Palm Pilots, 56K modems, Blaupunkt car stereos, 3-way cable splitters, Curtis Mathes LaserDisc players, Technorati.com, Sega Dreamcast VMUs and much, much more.

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Monday
Nov232009

Ask For It By Name: Chris Gethard and Nate Shelkey for d-Con Mouse Traps

Improvisers often use three-line scenes to practice getting the who, what and where out in the open as quickly as possible. But leave it to Gethard (The Stepfathers, The Chris Gethard Show) and Shelkey (Gorilla Gorilla, Dogbasket), both of whom are excellent improvisers, to nail this in two lines. And I'm beyond certain they could have pulled it off just as well without the mouse costume. Because in this scene Gethard is clearly the guy who'd agree to a sitdown with the very mouse that has been tormenting him, and Shelkey's breathy pronuncation of "respect it" evokes high status and general creepiness.

ASK FOR IT BY NAME (DOUBLE SHOT): EMILY TARVER FOR FANCAST.COM AND T-MOBILE

Three seconds in, and I'm crushing big time on Emily Tarver (BFF, Thunderhead), the talkative Glee fan. This commercial would have probably stumbled in its execution had it not been for the throwaway line: "But I'm a dork, you know, I mean, you're a dork -- you know, right?" But big ups to Tarver's counterpart, too, who proves you don't always have to speak to let the world know exactly how you're feeling.

It's a double shot! Tarver shows up in this New York-centric T-Mobile ad. Within the foodie blogosphere, this particular spot garnered a lot of attention recently for featuring the Schnitzel & Things truck. Oh, yeah, it also played heavily during the World Series. So there's that.

 

Special thanks to Steven Dressler for the links. Were YOU or someone funny you know in a spot recently? Send the link!