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An Airplane! Ad Against Barbara Boxer

Filed under: General — Aaron Worthing @ 1:02 pm

[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here.]

David Zucker is one of the team of Zucker, Abrams and Zucker who made many of the classic comedies, such as Airplane! and a whole bunch in the genre they created (not to mention Ghost and the underappreciated classic A Walk in the Clouds).  A couple of years ago David started speaking out and making pro-conservative ads, videos and even films.  For instance, he made a very funny video mocking John Kerry for being indecisive showing a groom who can’t choose between the bride and the bridesmaid and so on.  Then he made An American Carol.  Ugh.  That was an odd experience watching that piece of crud.  There was almost complete silence for most of the movie, because bluntly it wasn’t very funny.  But at the end the audience clapped anyway.  I guess they felt the filmmakers’ heart was in the right place, if the funny bone was not.

But this video mocking Barbara Boxer on the other hand, is very, very funny.  He says it is penance for having once supported her.

[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]

16 Responses to “An Airplane! Ad Against Barbara Boxer”

  1. And, there are a lot of interesting cameos in there.

    AD-RtR/OS! (89a0a7)

  2. I am SO grateful for this. Not only for the joy of the video itself (truly refreshing), but for the David Zucker film-fest that it provoked in the office. We all got a good laugh.

    Anybody know where I can get a cheap copy of “American Carol”?

    Gesundheit (cfa313)

  3. That was hysterical. And I bet Zucker worked so hard to make that commercial.

    Some Chump (e84e27)

  4. Awesome!!! 😎

    I haven’t laughed so hard in a very long time. It is very seldom that I can find enjoyment in anything about that broad.

    Jay H Curtis (8f6541)

  5. Gesundheit,

    It’s $3.79 w/ free shipping (if you buy $25 worth of crap), if you get a used copy from Amazon.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  6. Thanks Dustin! I could never watch it with my wife, but my associate pastor and I will have a party!

    Gesundheit (aab7c6)

  7. Gesundheit

    Um, dude, An American Carol is overpriced at a dollar. It was really unfunny.

    There was like maybe ten minutes of laughs, tops.

    ACtually in my book a better send up on similar themes was Team America: World Police. Those South Park guys are geniuses.

    The left always claimed that the movie was knocking the right with the over the top collateral damage and general jerkiness of the americans. But i always thought the concept was more like the cop subplot in the episode about micheal jackson. They had this whole subplot of a cop who is framing jackson because he is black, and the whole point of the storyline is to say, “look, even if they WERE really just trying to frame you, you need to grow up and be a proper father to your kids.” Its conceding the argument but saying, “even if you are right on this point, you are still wrong.”

    Put that together with the big “we’re d–ks” speech at the end and you realize it is a pretty strong message of “let america do its thing and stop the bad guys.”

    Aaron Worthing (f97997)

  8. ANY Californian that votes for that stupid, incompetent, career politician that knows nothing but taxing and spending other people’s money deserves what they get. If California votes that military hating anti-capitalist into office you deserve everything that comes your way and know this… the rest of the country isn’t going to pick up the tab for your stupidity. You’re on your own. I’m from Massachusettes and we did our job now you do yours. It’s apalling that this race is even close.

    Dave B (982f20)

  9. The man who played the Indian Chief, Ed Ames, is Jewish.

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

  10. Aaron,

    It will never cease to amaze me how some lefties don’t understand some of the messages behind South Park (and Team America). Granted, they aren’t Republican supporters at all, and I’ve found them hit or miss lately, but they sure know how to make a point sometimes.

    Gesundheit mentioned clergy watching, so perhaps Team America is not the best choice.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  11. I thought Henry Winkler was great in An American Carol. It wasn’t supposed to be funny, it was a transplantation of Christmas Carol. Low-toned and sweet. I didn’t know it was a Zucker film, though.

    nk (db4a41)

  12. Any movie with an ACLU lawyer killing spree get’s points.

    Gerald A (6c0f97)

  13. Any movie with an ACLU lawyer killing spree get’s points.

    Comment by Gerald A — 10/23/2010 @ 5:11 am

    Zombie ACLU lawyers gets double points; heh. And the moron-terrorist training video was hilarious. Can’t remember too much else funny tho, very unfortunately. I really wanted to like that movie and bought two extra pity tickets just to boost sales.

    no one you know (72db9b)

  14. Aaron and Dustin. OK, I’ll get BOTH “An American Carol” and “Team America”. I am just shocked… SHOCKED at the idea that the trailer for “An American Carol” might have had all the good moments. But I loved watching Michael Moore get slapped around and it seemed like it would be worth paying to see more.

    Dustin, as for as clergy watching, he’s my “associate pastor” because I’m the Senior Pastor. And I think you’d be surprised at what clergy might laugh at. You might also be surprised at what I would find unfunny. For instance, I don’t much think that potty mouth for its own sake is too humorous. But it doesn’t bother me that much when it fits (though I don’t use it myself).

    For the two of us at least, it’s the *meaning* of things that counts. Which is why the image of Michael Moore getting slapped down is still lingering happily in my head.

    Gesundheit (aab7c6)

  15. this is just a great commerical. just another reason to vote her out.

    judi warren (009bc0)

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