Thursday, February 5, 2009

Gatorade Gets Medieval

Thanks to In the Medieval Middle, we find Kevin Garnett and his intrepid band (including Derek Jeter, Jimmie Johnson, Usain Bolt, Misty May-Treanor, Keri Walsh, and Alicia Sacramone -- with cameos from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan) traipsing across the Monty Python-esque landscape in their search for a new energy drink. Awesome.

PS -- Sorry for the short posts lately. More will be coming (hopefully) soon...


Anonymous said...

What's interesting to me about this ad isn't so much that they're using Arthuriana to sell Gatorade, but that Monty Python has become so mainstream that Gatorade can make a parody of a Python film featuring some of the biggest American sports stars, apparently with no concern that anyone involved will be perceived as nerdy.

theswain said...

Parody of parodies, all is parody....good point, Jeff!

I like it! Parodying a parody of a medieval work, translating the "hero" of yore to the hero of today, sports hero, but still....and its has good funny moments.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering only the other day whether we'd finally got to the point where Western Anglophone grows out of Monty Python, and I guess I now have my answer: a resounding "nuh-uh!" And I suppose I'm OK with that :-)

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