Dr. Ads Writes: 1989

Dr. Ads Updates: 2012

Yo.

There have, of course, been many Stupor Bowls since 1989. But looking back at the 1989 ads, the ole Doc has these second thoughts:

Punch line: “Uh-huh. Dana’s about as sharp as a bowling ball. He’s the one who got stuck with all the tabs. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t afford to be that smart.”

Actually, that spot looks even stupider now:


And then there’s this:

The Doc admits he missed the boat on the Bud Bowl, which ran for another eight years. But this line endures even longer:

The worst thing was that Budweiser got NBC sportscasters to provide the voiceover. Whatever happened to separation of church-key and fourth estate?

Yo.

 

 

 

 


John R. Carroll, who also writes at Campaign Outsider and It's Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town, is a media analyst and mass communication professor at Boston University.
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