Friday, September 3, 2010
Saints "Voodoo" Direct TV Spot
Direct TV has taken their NFL Sunday ticket commercials to new heights with this Voodoo practicing Saints fan in the spot above. In the spot, the Saints fan torture a rival Atlanta Falcons supporter using a voodoo doll. What heinous crime has the Falcons fan’s only crime, you ask? He purchased a Direct TV package that will allow him to watch his team regardless of where he lives.
The Saints fan sits at home pricking a doll with needles that inturn cause the Falcons supporter to fall to the ground in pain. With an evil grin on his face the Saints fan mumbles, "Dirty birds can’t fly with a broken wing." When watching the spot you can’t help but laugh at his agony. But I must say, I’d be interested to know what sort of information the creative brief had that enabled the art directors at Deutsch to realize this would be a funny scenario for Direct TV’s football audience?
I guess the real question is why was this topic considered funny to people? The practice of voodoo is usually considered evil, black magic. I should clarify; in my opinion western media portrays voodoo as evil and dark. Its considered something used to harm others. But honestly, I don’t think that is the whole truths, nothing but the truth.
Anyway, let me know what you guys thought about the spot and why you thought it was funny or not funny. Oh, one more thing, how many times have you guys seen this particular spot aired on T.V?