Friday, June 05, 2009

We've Come A Long Way, Baby!

Swiped this off today's Time Magazine site.

When people ask me what my favorite Woody Allen movie is, I do not answer MANHATTAN or any of the serious ones... I answer BANANAS. It has about as many gags-per-minute as AIRPLANE! (which is a lot) and also managed to be topical and political and about heated toilet seats and Fidel Castro. But one of the scenes has been remade as a Bud Light commercial, which was deemed too dirty for TV (even though the 1971 movie probably plays on TV frequently), so it's available on the good old internet!

This scene from BANANAS (1971)...



Clearly inspired this Bud Light Commercial (now) that is too racy to show on TV and even gets blurred and bleeped on the internet!



We've come a long way, baby... Not!

- Bill

7 comments:

The Moviequill said...

a 2 minute beer ad would never run anywhere anyways... imagine the cost?.. nice fake though

Christina said...

I've never seen that Bud "commercial" before - very cute. I laughed.

mrswing said...

My favorite Woody Allen flick = Love and Death. To me that was the perfect balance between pure refreshing silliness and touching on deeper themes within the framework of a madcap comedy.

wcmartell said...

Was probably designed to be cut into pieces - when GF shows, etc.

stephen said...

How very dare you!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2sySORDLjo&feature=related

stephen said...

Above link doesn't have automatic click, but it's a great variation on the consumer-humiliation idea - check it out:

http://tinyurl.com/r43pwy

wcmartell said...

Click Here for Stephen's Link!

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