November 15, 2000 11:22 AM   Subscribe

Wassup beer commercial actors are to be given their own sitcom. I am going to smash my TV after work today.
posted by john (10 comments total)
Please, shoot me in the head now!
posted by Mr. skullhead at 11:59 AM on November 15, 2000

No. They've been given the opportunity to come up with a sitcom.

The ad was derived from a short film they had done earlier.

Reading the article, it sounds to me like these guys have worked their way up from ground zero to the point where they get to create a sitcom about their lives.

Frankly I'm jealous.

Sure, being beaten over the head with the ad is annoying, but it worked. This isn't happening because they showed such great comedic skills. It's happening because they came up with something new that worked.
posted by y6y6y6 at 12:08 PM on November 15, 2000

The show isn't going to last beyond one or two episodes, so this is no big deal.
posted by mathowie at 12:09 PM on November 15, 2000

I am going to smash my TV

That's always a wise decision, but I consider this good news.
posted by sudama at 12:18 PM on November 15, 2000

actually, i hope these guys do well and don't get typecast because of the whole "wassap" fiasco.

yeah, i'm sick of it too, but it's budweiser and aol forwarded emails that shoved the "wassap" phenomenon down our throats, not these guys. not to mention the flashturbators that had to make their own versions of it.

besides, if these guys can think of a cool skit like "wassap" (be honest, you know you thought it was cool when you first saw it), i'm sure they can come up with something new and funny.

if they don't come up with anything good, we won't watch anyway.

personally, i feel sorry for these guys that work hard for something that gets big and can only watch as the media and the marketing groups milk it for everything and leave them when it's over.
posted by ajbriones at 1:13 PM on November 15, 2000

You can stay home broke, or get kicked upside the head and rich. I thought everyone knew that.
posted by dhartung at 2:37 PM on November 15, 2000

i still like it.

posted by physics at 3:08 PM on November 15, 2000

No more horrendous than "the Pepsi Kid" playing Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker"...
I need a TiVo just to avoid this drek...
posted by BozLee at 3:30 PM on November 15, 2000

Since we don't have them in Australia, and having only seen it once or twice on adcritic.com or "funnest commercials" programs, most people outside of america still think its a cracker.
posted by aki at 3:31 PM on November 15, 2000

Is being a cracker a good thing or a bad thing? Or does it just mean Aussies want to eat that commercial with cheese on it?
posted by kindall at 5:41 PM on November 15, 2000

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