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The Budweiser "Wassup" Guys' Obama Ad is Dark and Wickedly Funny

Posted by: Burt Helm on October 27, 2008

The election’s best campaign ad arrived less than two weeks before November 4. We find the guys from Budweiser’s original “Wassup” ad, which ran during the 2000 Superbowl, in a shot-for-shot “2008” parody. Then we see that the Bush years have not treated these once-content beer drinkers well.

Watch the original first to appreciate the latest version.
The original:

“Wassup 2008”:

A couple of “hey-isn’t-this-a-sign-of-the-times” observations: The spot wasn’t created by an official candidate, but it wasn’t an amateur effort either. The fact it’s spreading via YouTube is no surprise, but it would be just as effective as a paid spot on TV.

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Reader Comments


October 27, 2008 06:26 PM

Powerful and so sadly true.

Luis M

October 28, 2008 12:13 PM

True... true...


October 28, 2008 05:23 PM

Campaign for illiteracy?

Nox Lunis

October 28, 2008 10:17 PM

Errr... it's "Macbeth"... just as long as we're genuflecting on illiteracy. McBeth would be the Shakespearean sandwich at a fast food restaurant. Just sayin'.

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News, opinions, inflammatory meanderings and occasional ravings about the world of advertising, marketing and media. By marketing editor Burt Helm, Innovation Editor Helen Walters, and senior correspondent Michael Arndt.

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