Throw in Letterman dishing on the Super Bowl commercial, Regis accidentally calling him 'Jay,' and Joy saying that Regis is starting to lose it, and it's just good fun. Not only that, she's a knock-out!
Watch the video after the jump.
Leno dished about it on 'The Jay Leno Show' (weeknights, 10PM on NBC), and then Letterman did the same on 'Late Show with David Letterman' (weeknights, 11:35PM on CBS).
He took a moment to tell how it all came about, and also thank the actors who played Oprah and Leno. "They did a tremendous job."
Watch the video after the jump.
In other words, where was Conan O'Brien?
The videos below are from Hulu, because they were the first ones available. If you can't view them due to location restrictions, they will all be up at Fanhouse.
We then see Jay freakin' Leno, who says that Letterman is only saying that because he's there. Letterman then mocks Leno, and then we see that this whole thing is a promo for 'The Late Show with David Letterman.'
How in the hell did this happen?
And how do you that? That's easy. Just sprinkle in some sex! It's nature's negotiator.
Of course, it's not as simple as it sounds. These days, people are easier to offend than Catholic nuns and the FCC has made it nearly impossible to advertise products the way God intended (i.e. naked girls with abnormally large boobs writhing and moaning over the awesomeness of Flonase). So an even subtler art of using sex to get your money lies within this deeply layered process. Here are the best of the best and the worst of the worst.
Like the first ad, the second spot, which will air four times during CBS' pregame show, also features Heisman Trophy-winner Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, according to USA Today. No word on the second commercial's content or cost, but it seems certain to add to the outrage among abortion-rights advocates, who have questioned the first ad's accuracy and fairness and have protested CBS' seeming double standard in cooperating with conservative organizations to get their advocacy ads on the air while snubbing liberal issue ads.
What's your favorite recent Super Bowl commercial? The E-Trade baby? The Doritos crunch spot? The Bud Light ad with the talking, flirting monkey? They're all a part of this special, hosted by Jim Nantz and Lara Spencer, that counts down viewers' favorite commercials from Super Bowl telecasts of the recent past. Viewers can go to the CBS.com Website and vote for their picks from amongst a list that also includes the Tide To Go pen talking stain ad, the football-playin' Budweiser horses, the Budweiser Rock Paper Scissors game and the clever CareerBuilder.com commercial with tips on when it's time to look for a new job.
CBS has rejected yet another ad for their Super Bowl broadcast. This time, it's for the upcoming hack 'n slash adventure video game 'Dante's Inferno'. Unlike other controversial ads for GoDaddy.com and ManCrunch.com, this time they only had a problem with the commercial's tagline, "Go to Hell." Instead the ad will air with the tagline "Hell Awaits," which is way more creepy and disturbing since it implies that "Hell" is waiting to come to me instead of vice versa.
Don't watch the following ad if you're disturbed by having to read the word "Hell."
Welcome to the crazy world of Super Bowl ads, where big business and non-profits alike often push the boundaries in order to make a splash and get some buzz form the biggest television audience of the year.
Since I started writing for this site, I've had the pleasure of seeing episodes of shows like Dexter and Leverage before anyone else. I've had the pleasure of conversing with some of the industry's most interesting characters. But now I know I've truly made it: I got to watch a Super Bowl ad before the rest of the world. Who wants to touch me?
This year's Super Bowl will, of course, feature new commercials for Coca-Cola including a rather interesting one featuring that mecca of brand advertising, The Simpsons.
It actually takes quite an interesting turn from what you might expect. It's not all that silly. It's actually quite sad and even sullen, compared to ads featuring the show's characters in campaigns for Butterfinger and KFC. Watch it for during the game, even if you're like me and you actually watch the Super Bowl for the actual Super Bowl.
Over the past four decades, the Super Bowl has emerged not only as the biggest sporting event in the country but, more importantly to many people, one of the biggest cultural events. And a big part of the package is the array of innovative and memorable commercials that debut during the game; with so many eyes glued to the tube, advertisers have an unparalleled opportunity to seize instance name recognition, usually, it seems, by employing some combination of monkeys, talking animals and slapstick humor.
CBS has eased the restrictions on selling spots to advocacy groups during the single most important television advertising event of the year and said it would consider "responsibly produced" ads for the Super Bowl broadcast on February 7.
The issue arose when an anti-abortion group wanted to air an ad funded by James Dobson's Focus on the Family advocacy group starring 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. Honestly, who cares? Why all this controversy over a commercial? Does it involve singing dogs or the Budweiser lizards discussing the point at which life begins? Am I the only person in the universe who watches the Super Bowl... to watch the actual Super Bowl?
(NOTE: The following post talks about my favorite commercials of this past Super Bowl. There are absolutely no spoilers in this post. That is, unless you didn't watch the Super Bowl, recorded it for future viewing, and have decided to ignore every single other media outlet, as well as friends and family so no one tells you who won. If that's the case, don't blame us for your extremely poor time management skills.)
Well, it's all over except for the pack-up, the clean-up and the over-analyzing of the analyzing of the game that was actually played in Tampa. Super Bowl XLIII is now in the history books and so are its commercials. This year featured some returning companies, some new ones, plenty of NBC promos, and a koala puppet being punched in the face. In other words, a bit of everything. Out of all of them, here are some of my favorites.
(NOTE 2: The embedded videos come courtesy of Hulu. If you cannot view these videos I have linked the commercial titles to another site that you should be able to view.)
Super Bowl XLII is all done except for the cleanup and the hangovers. And, you are probably doing one of two things right now. Either you are joyously celebrating the win of the Wild Card New York Giants over the undefeated (until Sunday) New England Patriots, or your are cursing out that f@#&ing Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick for screwing up a perfect season and, most likely, starting a new sports curse in New England.
Oh well, at least you have the commercials to take your mind off of it all if you were a Patriots fan. This year's crop was pretty diverse with a mix of serious and humorous ads. Plus, a little star power thrown in just for taste. Thanks to Jason Hughes, Jen Creer, JJ Hawkins, and yours truly, TV Squad has postings about every new commercial that aired, from the E-Trade baby to the guy who attached jumper cables to his nipples.
If you're scratching your head on what the hell I mean then jump over to the next page, where you'll see a list of links to all of our commercial reviews.