Saturday, March 7, 2015

This or That, Part III - Fake Commercial Edition

One of the great things about television creation is that there can be a lot of in-universe parody of real life events. Political campaigns are no exception to this. Two of the funniest ones come from The Simpsons and The Fresh Prince.

In the former, Sideshow Bob is running for mayor against the incumbent Diamond Joe Quimby; the ad is self-referential and is a great harbinger of attack ads that are common place in our society.

In the latter, Phillip Banks is running for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, and Will takes it upon himself to "edit" the campaign ad. Hilarity ensues.

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