Tuesday, October 25, 2005

World Series of commercials

Eric Zorn smartly critiques ads from the baseball playoffs. I was focused on the game and missed the Walter E. Smithe local spot, an oddly placed "Iron Chef" spoof better suited for that shrill "Trading Spouses" episode.

Pepsi's shatter-the-moon spot telegraphed Fox's expectations of an ARod-Vladi Series slugfest. Sorry, guys. Even speedy Mark Buehre's games stretched later thanks to the commercial glut. I was fortunate to make some postseason games and the lull between innings was notable for its length.

I also enjoyed seeing the Chevy ad en español with the tag line Sũubete, which I take to mean "Step up."

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