Monday, February 7, 2011

This Week In Non-House Hugh Laurie: Letting The House Super Bowl Ad Slip In

Greetings from the exotic land of Virginia, where I'm currently staying for a few days for a work training. I haven't seen any lovers yet. Just a few couples who looked like they were wishing for a quick, painless death for themselves or a slow, brutal death for their significant other. Perhaps it's time for a license plate change, Virginia.

As you know, last night was the Super Bowl, the magical time of year that the biggest ad minds get together to market products that, quite frankly, don't need to be marketed anymore. I mean, honestly, did anyone rush out for that bag of Doritos they had forgotten because they watched a guy suck cheese powder off another guy's finger?

To be honest, most of the commercials were pretty weak sauce this year. In fact, the only thing that gave me a real belly laugh was the Mean Joe Green parody they used to promote House. Now I know that the whole point of this segment is to explore Hugh Laurie's other characters, but I couldn't just ignore this gem.

Say what you will about how this is an unoriginal parody that's been done a million times before. Or that it was just kind of a stupid throw away promo that no one really gave much thought to. Or even that the show itself has become kind of stale after 6 seasons. I won't argue any of that. But you seem to be forgetting something very important...a small child gets hit in the face with a cane!

I could watch a small child get hit in the face with a cane every day for the rest of the year and it wouldn't get old. Now I have something to dream about to keep me sane when it takes me an hour and a half to get out of the grocery store because the aisle is blocked by a fat kid arguing with his mother about why he can't get the family size bag of Double-Stuff Oreos. Dammit, now I want Oreos. But before I go, I leave any remaining doubters with Exhibit A on the cultural importance of physical comedy.

1 comment:

  1. This is why I read your blog--I thought both clips were hilarious. I always crack up at the term "nerf crotch bat."

    BTW, I can't believe that Virginia is still using "Virginia if for lovers." You might want to pop across in to Maryland where I once got a great t shirt that said "Maryland is for Crabs."