Fans of 90s and 80s retro have much to celebrate today: Jerry Seinfeld has informed Variety that a long-rumored Seinfeld “reunion” (in a sense, at least) is indeed coming soon. Meanwhile, hot on the heels of their team ups on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a Superbowl ad for Dannon Oikos yogurt, the boys from Full House seem to be primed for some manner of reunion themselves. (more…)
Micheal Bay‘s directing roots began with commercials so it’s no surprise that Doritos decided to partner up with Bay and have him join the panel of judges for this years Crash the Superbowl commercial contest. The grand prize winner gets a job working with Bay on Transformers 4. Bay talked with THR (The Hollywood Reporter) about the contest:
“When you find out where these guys came from…its great,” Bay says. “If you want to get noticed, this is the way to do it.”
“When I was a film student, I would have killed for this kind of opportunity,” says Bay, who is currently in post-production on Pain & Gain for Paramount before turning to Transformers 4, which will be released in June 2014. “When you’re on the set, you get to see it all go down.”
Check out the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl: Directors Cut video below featuring some clips from last years winners.
Hollywood dreaming filmmakers have until 11:59:59 pm CT on November 16, 2012 to get their video creations turned in for judging. The two top finalists chosen by Bay and a panel of Doritos judges will have their Doritos Superbowl ad run during the game. You can check out the rest of the rules and how to enter the contest at the Crash the SuperBowl FB page.
Bay wouldn’t comment when asked about what he would be looking for when judging the entrants, but I can imagine that there will be many, many explosions to sit through. Even Doritos got threw in a couple of explosions in the video above. Could that be the unofficial slogan of this marketing campaign . . .
Doritos – A Flavor Explosion ! ! !
*Copyright 2012 Nerd Bastards, all proceeds generated by the above slogan are to be paid to Mark Poynter.
Having sold mattresses under the guise of Spider-Man, Indiana Jones, Superman and even former Price is Right host Bob Barker, Gordy and the gang at Dodds Furniture are kings of parody commercials. Their latest effort, a Star Trek themed commercial, has everything you could want in a local TV spot. From the custom made uniforms to the badly punned “live long and sleep” at the end. It’s how a commercial should be done.
Other then letting a red shirt survive, which is pure blasphemy, they did a fantastic job. And if they convinced you to get a new mattress for you and your green skinned girlfriend then they’ve done their job right. Well played indeed!
Hide your wife, hide your kids, ’cause Chuck Norris be round-housing everybody in the latest commercial to promote Blizzard‘s World of Warcraft. This may be one of those “better late then never” commercials, 4 years too late in fact, but Chuck and his fiery red mane have finally made it to WoW.
Yea, Chuck looks tough on the Internet, but he’s just a man and at his age I bet I could take him. In fact Chuck Norris sucks. Fuck the internet for making this infomercial has-been more famous than he ever should have been. WoW is clearly getting desperate for new players. Now if you’ll excuse me…someone’s knocking on my door.
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.
Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An updated version of Goodnight, Moon for the digital generation by Ann Droyd (Seriously). It only needs a Christopher Walken narration and it would be perfect. (Laughing Squid)
Lunchables, I know you’ve had one, or two, maybe three if you had a real munchy attack. Don’t try to deny it. We all know the truth. YouTube’s MikeDiva is a Lunchable fan. He loves them so much he found this banned 1990’s Lunchable commercial and posted it to YouTube, because that’s what we do these days.
If your at work, you might want to put on the headphones or turn the sound down some. This video drops a couple of bombs.
Have you been to Dunkin Donuts lately? The coffee chain is doing a promotional Captain America: The First Avenger tie-in. They got an American themed donut; star-shaped with white icing and blue and red sprinkles on it, which is delicious. And, they’ve plastered their Coolatta cups with a logo of Caps iconic shield. They actually have a special Captain America themed Cherry flavored Coolatta- — because we all know Cap loves iced cherry flavor beverages! Yea know, Dunks does this mix-and-match option with their icy drinks, Id rather see a 3 tier Coolatta featuring cherry, coconut and blue raspberry (all flavors they have). Stars and stripes all the way or GTFO.
Anyway, the tie-ins are cute and everything, but the real wow factor comes from new Dunkin Donuts commercial. It’s actually really amazing! Basically, a suicidal dog (who’s name is Stanely. Stan Lee, get it?) takes off from it’s owner and runs thru a construction site. One of the workers sees the dog going amok and rescues him before he meets his doom at the hands of a wild nail gun. But not before we see the ordinary Joe become Captain America, visually and incrementally, through happenstance, as he commits the heroic deed (Trash can shield, blue paint).
It’s pretty clever. Plus it’s well done. The tone and cinematic-ness gives it a genuine, classy feel to it.
Of course, while all this was happening, his co-worker Bucky fell to his death.
Oh boy do I love cheesy/shameless promotion! And that is just what we get with a little diddy of a Super Bowl commercial featuring Bumblebee from Transformers. Chevy has made a commercial set in a used car lot in which the Autobot transforms after be hit numerous times with a foam hammer. Although the ad is super funny it is yet to be seen if the next installment of the Transformers’ franchise coming out this Summer, Dark of the Moon will be equally as entertaining. Also, the ad seems kind of low budget for a commercial for Chevy as well as the Super Bowl. Check it out!
Back in our parents’ day, there was a song called “A Town Without Pity.” It was a decent song, but I kept wondering why someone WOULDN’T want pity? Having pity means that Mr. T is around, with his pitying every fool he meets! So in honor of his “jibbah jabbah,” enjoy these 11… no, 12… no, 13 clips from Mr. T’s television appearances.
The Walking Dead. Hit or miss? A prime time show on Zombies?? It’s been riling the masses and making them wonder if it can be done. We are sure as shit excited for it, but if there are still any doubters out there then here are 3 new teasers for the show. The longest of the three has officer Rick Grimes limping through a hospital teeming with the undead. The latter two clips are just snippets from the trailer, but the first one gives an extended preview of Rick Grimes’ Rude Awakening in the hospital.
Are you ready? Are you psyched? Do you think that a Zombie based TV show has legs (wobbly, zombie legs) to survive the fall lineup apocalypse? God, we hope so!
The AMC Televsion Series stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually) Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist), and Emma Bell (Law & Order). The show follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home after a zombie apocalypse. It is based on the acclaimed comic series by Robert Kirkman.