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Critics cry foul over DirecTV ad featuring dead girl

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Ken S, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. bobcamp1

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    The girl didn't bother me that much, probably because it had been such a long time. I thought, "isn't she dead?".

    Chris Farley did freak me out a little, though. Everyone knows he's dead. It left me with a weird feeling.

    If Heath Ledger shows up for my next service call, I'm canceling D* over superstition. D* is surrounding themselves with dead people!

    I'm $ure the familie$ all agreed to the$e ad$.
     
  2. Nick

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    The...
    Speaking of resurrecting the dead, this thread died a quiet death a year ago. :rolleyes:
     
  3. txtommy

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    It seems that Billy Mays keeps introducing new products that we need every week. Apparently they are still effective even though we know he's dead.
     
  4. scrybigtv

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    He wasn't dead then, but Billy Mays became a "mute" in my house the first time I saw one of his commercials.
     
  5. bonscott87

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    Not here. We both thought it was really funny. I don't understand why people would feel funny about it. Also made us put Tommy Boy in our Netflix queue. :)
     
  6. Shades228

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    Now they need to make a commercial where the kid from sixth sense is watching TV and those 2 DirecTV ads are on. Then he can say "I see dead people by watching DirecTV".
     
  7. n3ntj

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    If the critics got pissed about the dead Poltergeist girl.. are they gonna get mad that Chris Farley is on the newest D* commercials?

    Maybe Comcrap can spit something out about this..
     
  8. mx6bfast

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    Who's next, Michael Jackson?

    Personally I think it is a funny ad. Not because it is D*, but because it is one of the best lines from that movie. "Fat guy in a little coat."
     
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    I think thats the whole reason for using that scene as a commercial. Its one of the most well known funniest lines from Chris Farley. I guess I can understand not liking the one with the dead poltergeist girl. Not everyone likes horror type movies and shouldn't be forced to watch them even on a commercial. Im not sure how that applies to previews of new horror movies :confused:.
     
  10. BubblePuppy

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    I don't know about anyone else but I'm not forced to watch anything on tv that I don't like. The skip button is my friend. :)
     
  11. Steve615

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    If David Spade doesn't have a problem making the ad, there shouldn't be any controversy surrounding such an ad.
     
  13. Satelliteracer

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    I'm going to bring a personal touch to this one if I may. I went to the same college as Chris Farley in Wisconsin. He graduated a year before I started, but was a legend on campus. When he passed away, had the opportunity to meet his brother and parents.

    His parents are fully behind this commercial and the money that Spade and the Farley estate was paid has gone to charity. It was a way to honor Chris's memory. If anyone had the opportunity to meet him, you would know this is something he would have been totally for doing.

    These commercials are never done without full compliance with the families, etc, and in each case the families have stated it's a way to keep the memory of their loved ones present.

    No controversy here folks, there really isn't. The Farleys are great people and Chris's talents are back for everyone to see again.
     
  14. Knowledge

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    Here, here!
     
  15. Guardian

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    I hear you* Seeing Poltergeist girl in D* commercial made me want to watch everyone to honor her memory* Families dont care why make a big deal* Families even still get royalities* I dont understand :confused:
     
  16. jsquash

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    No, it is Garth Algar and Honey Hornee. Dana Carvey and Kim Bassinger in a scene from Wanyne's World 2.
     
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    midnight75

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    I agree! There are more important things to be worried about than a TV commercial!

    If you don't like it, CHANGE THE CHANNEL WHEN IT COMES ON!!!!! Problem solved!
     
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    Ken H

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    I can't believe how good Kim Basinger looked. Unbelievable at 55.
     
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    jsquash

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    Yeah, I was excited to see her looking that good. :grin:
     
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    beer_geek

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    You can't read the comment without looking at the avatar. ;)
     

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