ABC : Get ready for ``Must Pee TV.''

July 17, 2000 6:53 AM   Subscribe

ABC : Get ready for ``Must Pee TV.''
So, imagine, there you are, at the urinal, trying to make peace, when Norm's sexist melon is right in your face, saying "Oh my God, look at the size of that thing!"; "Hey watch your shoes!"; "You're a mover and shaker, and so am I."; "visual tag lines" like: "Another fine use of the color yellow." "The campaign is designed to raise awareness that the series has been moved to ABC's Friday schedule. The audience will understand when we're done that (Friday) is an adult night of comedy."
posted by tiaka (9 comments total)
Hasn't occured to ABC that Norm MacDonald won't be any funnier actually in the toilet than he has ever been on television, huh?
posted by m.polo at 7:09 AM on July 17, 2000

Prime Time adult TV. Good Luck. I'm still pretty sure your kids will want to watch the endless (and worthless) sitcom values of TGIF on Fridays. Who can beat Family Values and Boy Meets World (that guy has got to be 20 by now, I watched it when I was a kid) I wonder how advertising is going to be in a few year, say a decade. I'm not one to complain about off-color and offensive things - just interested how far it will go - eventuall swear words will have lost their meaning. I hope so at least, then finally people can utilize a good vocabulary for powerful rants, not Carlin's Seven Words.
posted by Satapher at 7:09 AM on July 17, 2000

The networks are twitching corpses. They have no way to compete with cable and so have become desperate. They'll latch onto any fad of the moment like so called 'reality' TV, game shows and that lowest common denominator of popular culture, toilet humor. It's sad. You used to be able to see a little bit of quality programming on the networks. Now, if it doesn't get instant ratings, shows get yanked from the schedule.Let them dig their own graves. I'll be happy to help bury them by not watching their crap.
posted by Mr. skullhead at 10:52 AM on July 17, 2000

I just want to watch Freaks and Geeks. Ohh, and bring MST3k BACK! You bastards! I mean really!
posted by tiaka at 11:23 AM on July 17, 2000

Ha, I think the ads are pretty funny. I wish they'd put them in the urinals at my work! You guys need to relax.
posted by daveadams at 11:45 AM on July 17, 2000

posted by ZachsMind at 12:16 PM on July 17, 2000

It's sad when ads invade bathrooms. This should be as offensive as a salesman approaching you while you're peeing, but it isn't because we've been acclimitized to ads to an insane degree.

I'd suggest vandalizing them, but really, they're already being pissed on.
posted by Doug at 2:45 PM on July 17, 2000

This is scary. For years now, I've said they (the Proverbial They) should put ads in bathrooms, right above the urinals... but I wasn't serious about it. Especially not interactive ads! I don't want Norm commenting on the flush of a urinal!

What's next? Ads on the back of stall doors? Hm... probably is....
posted by hijinx at 4:30 AM on July 18, 2000

They've had ads above urinals in truck stops for years. This is nothing new, but ABC is probably willing to pay enough to get into more respected establishments. I've also seen newspapers posted above the urinals.
posted by daveadams at 7:14 AM on July 18, 2000

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