Sunday, February 17, 2008

2 Hour Ford Commercial


Did anyone watch the 2 hour Ford commercial tonight on NBC? They called it "Knight Rider." I don't think I've seen product placement like this since....well, last week on Biggest Loser. Anyway, I have to say I have enjoyed some of the classic shows I grew up with coming back to primetime. For instance, American Gladiators. Let's face it - that's just good TV. Watching school teachers and average joe's getting pumbled by massive athlete's that have taken so many steriods their fingers alone are stronger than the average man. But Hulk Hogan as a host? I don't know about that. I think at 55 years old it's time to cut the blonde hair off and hang up the handkerchief from his head. But I guess it makes sense why he tries to look so tough and rugged - his real name is Terry Gene Bollea. Okay, so maybe it's not great TV but it's fun to mindlessly watch when you have nothing better to do.

I'm just curious what's next - what other TV shows from my childhood will be brought back? Maybe they'll bring back the cast of Different Strokes for an updated series (you know, the ones who aren't in prison). Gary Coleman's a definite possiblity - he's always looking for work. Plus he hasn't really aged in 25 years so he's got that going for him. And William Shatner...I bet he really misses hosting Rescue 911. Must be why he sold out to doing priceline.com commercials.
Ultimately, most of the shows should just stay locked in the vault. You know the ones I'm talking about: Hee-Haw, Golden Girls, Silver Spoons, Punky Brewster and most definitely Roseanne (yeah, I'm not even going to provide a link for this one). Actually, if we could just lock her in a vault just to cover our bases that might be good.

6 comments:

Ruth said...

Very funny...

Becky said...

Ha! You know you LOVE The Biggest Loser!!! :)

Becky said...

P.S. Gladiators might be cool, but Hulk Hogan's a dork.

Stefanie said...

Personally, I think becoming the Priceline "Negotiator" was a wise career move for Billy. He has his own theme song now. How many of us can say that? Not me. My theme song is not yet recognized by the masses.

Suzanne said...

Ha, ha, ha, ha! Funny way to start the day. I felt this way about "Transformers." Total car commercial...but cool movie.

Anonymous said...

Hey-wanna move to Nashville and work for me?
No, really.

Kirk