Sunday, November 2, 2008

Super Bowl Viral Video Stars Reprise Their Roles for Election '08 and Ron Howard's Call to Action

The General Election is now just two days away and that means we only have to endure the barrage of TV commercials a little while longer. It's been a contentious political season and probably the most important election in generations. In many ways the more things change the more they stay the same and characters we've known from the past return to reprise their roles to help get out the vote.

Craig Rubens of NewTeeVee noted this week, "we’ve come full circle with two more ads from Super Bowls past revamped for online political purposes. Office Linebacker “Terrible” Terry Tate has returned to put the hurt on fools who don’t vote, while the “Wassup” guys have suffered every great malady our nation has gone through over the last eight years."

“Get Out The Vote”
Description: Terry Tate reminds you to go out and vote!
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"Reading is Fundamental"
Description: Sarah Palin gets a surprising new subscription.
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Terry Tate: "How's that for Drill Baby Drill! You just subscribed to Terry's Journal of Pain!! And the first issue is free, baby! Whoo!! ... Hey Katie!"

"Waasup 2008"
Description: Its been eight long years since the boys said wassup to each other. Even with the effects of a down economy and imminent change in the White House, the boys are still able to come together and stay true to what really matters.

Many Hollywood A-listers are outspoken voices for political change as you can see from Ron Howard's Call to Action.

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Description: Ron Howard wants to talk about the election. So does Andy Griffith and Henry Winkler.
Credits: Starring Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Henry Winkler. Written By Ron Howard, Adam McKay. Directed by Jake Szymanski