84 Lumber — of all companies — had the most emotional and brazenly anti-Trump ad of the evening. Reportedly, Fox told them that the end of the ad was too controversial, so they placed the conclusion of the ad on their website which went down for a good 15 minutes after the broadcast. It’s worth watching in its entirety:
Airbnb’s “controversial” ad because they said they “accept” everyone. This is where we are, folks:
Coke riled Trump supporters by using “America the Beautiful” sung in different languages — which, by the way, they’ve done before. From Coke: “We believe that America is beautiful and Coca-Cola is for everyone. Let’s celebrate the moments among all Americans that promote optimism, inclusion, and humanity — values that bring us closer together.”
This Audi commercial which advocates for equal pay managed to piss people off:
And then there was the Budweiser ad, which dramatized the immigration journey that the founder of Anheuser-Busch took to come here. The ad clearly shows Adolphus Busch having his papers approved — meaning he is a LEGAL IMMIGRANT — and yet Trump supporters were so enraged, they started a hashtag: #BoycottBudwiser. That’s right, they misspelled Budweiser in their hashtag:
This Avocados from Mexico is a gentle and hilarious reminder that GUACAMOLE COMES FROM MEXICO, YOU DUMB GRINGOS, SO GO AHEAD WITH THAT 20% TAX, PENDEJOS, YOU’RE ONLY HURTING YOURSELVES:
Finally, an ad that didn’t receive as much attention, but which was one of my favorites, the It’s a 10 Hair Care commercial. “America, we’re in for four years of awful hair.”
While We’re Talking About Politics and the Super Bowl:
While she didn’t say anything explicitly political, Lady Gaga’s entire Halftime performance, from singing “This Land Is Your Land” to “Born This Way” with Vice President Mike Pence in the audience was one big political act.
Oh, and if you were wondering, yes, The Simpsons predicted Lady Gaga’s halftime performance, duh:
Checking in on Alex Jones’ thoughts on the Lady Gaga Halftime Show: “‘I am the goddess of Satan…’ ‘I am the dark one, I am the beast.’” Yeah, about what I thought.
As for Just Straight-Up Political News
Trump went onto Twitter to scream about fake news again, asserting that ANY negative polls about his Muslim ban are FAKE NEWS, and that he’s TOTALLY IN CONTROL AND ANYONE THAT SAYS STEVE BANNON IS IN CHARGE IS FAKE NEWS. Those Saturday Night Live sketches are getting under this thin orange skin, guys. #presidentbannon
And you should totally go and read this piece in the New York Times that has Trump so worked up. Though it’s not about television or the First Amendment I am including it here because it reveals so much, including the fact that he is not reading his executive orders and that his staff doesn’t know how to turn on the lights in the White House. THIS PIECE GIVES ME LIFE.
I am sure by now you know all about the interview with Bill O’Reilly where Trump tried to use moral equivocating to claim that America is just as bad as Putin. Yeah, well, Putin is pissed off that O’Reilly called him a “murderer” and demanding an apology. Jesus Christ, how did we get here.
The great Schwarzenegger/Trump war continues afoot:
Sean Spicer claims that he thought Melissa McCarthy’s Saturday Night Live sketch was funny, but added that she could “dial it back” because he doesn’t understand how comedy works. (YOU JUST KNOW HE IS SO PISSED.)
Josh Gad wrote a song for Kellyanne Conway:
And Stephen Colbert is willing to host the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and if Trump were brave, he’d allow him to do it. PROVE YOU’RE NOT A SNOWFLAKE, TRUMP.
If You Ask Me, We Don’t Have to Wait Until Halloween to be in the Upside Down, Because We Are Already There.
In Other TV News
Game of Thrones and Ommegang Brewery are releasing a new ale, “Bend the Knee Golden Ale,” with three different labels: House Stark, House Targaryen and House Lannister. Soooooo … I guess House Greyjoy isn’t going to be a contender for the Iron Throne next season? WAY TO SPOIL IT, GUYS.
If you haven’t watched the season finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend yet, don’t read this. But if you have, can I just say for the upteenth time that this show is JUST THE BEST? And this interview with the creators is legitimately entertaining and enlightening.
It’s going to be a while before we learn who the 13th Doctor will be. (Please be a woman, please be a woman, please be a woman…)
A damn fine cup of coffee:
Here’s WestWorld/City Slickers mashup you’ve been waiting for:
Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti are going to have the world’s funniest baby. (After Amy Poehler and Will Arnett’s kids, obviously.)
ABC has ordered Jalen, a comedy starring former NBA player, Jalen Rose and produced by Nahnatchka Khan, the executive producer of Fresh Off the Boat.
ABC also has ordered pilots for Losing It, a sibling comedy, and a single-dad comedy from the creators of Hotwives.
S.W.A.T., a drama based on the movie S.W.A.T., has been given a pilot order by CBS.
Meanwhile, Connie Britton has made it known that she is available for pilots, suggesting that she is not long for Nashville.
Reboots Being Redeveloped
Meanwhile, one of the creators of The West Wing argues that the time is right for a West Wing reboot, and speaking as someone who didn’t like that show (I KNOW. BACK OFF.), I agree with him. “The pain for me in our world today is the lack of belief in an institution I so strongly believe in — the American government. Does it have its faults? Yeah, sure. But we’ve so demonized anyone who says they’re in politics. That’s what I think, as much as anything, that Trump exploited.”
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