Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Don't We All Love Those Funny Foreign Commercials?


When: Premieres Thursday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Who: Kevin Nealon (Saturday Night Live, Weeds) and his wife, actress-comedian Susan Yeagley (Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm), host this special from Paris.

Description: WORLD’S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS will showcase more than 60 of the cleverest and most humorous commercials from such countries as Sweden, Norway, Argentina, Peru, Thailand and Japan, to name a few. It also features ads from former Soviet bloc nations Russia, Poland and Romania.

Producers: Robert Dalrymple Productions in conjunction with TWI; Dalrymple & Steve Mayer, executive producers.

Online: TBS’s enormously popular broadband site VeryFunnyAds.com features a seemingly endless collection of commercials from around the world, including many beyond the ones that will be featured in WORLD’S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS. VeryFunnyAds.com has delivered more than 65 million video streams (Source: Omniture) since its launch in conjunction with last year’s edition of WORLD’S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS

Background: TBS’s Funniest Commercials specials in August and December consistently rank among the network’s highest-rated shows of the year. The premiere of last year’s Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2006 special was watched by nearly 5 million viewers (Source: Nielsen Media Research). The show invited viewers to vote on their favorite commercials via TBS’s VeryFunnyAds.com broadband site.

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