Turns out teeny tiny songstress Kristin Chenoweth and I have something in common.
It’s not our singing ability — which I’m sure was your first thought — and it’s certainly not our size. (I have shoes bigger than her.) And while it’s true we both love musical theatre, I’m talking more ‘guilty pleasures’ here.
Kristin and I are both fans of chain restaurants.
She waxed poetic for her love of ‘em on Conan last night — Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Applebees. He called her a ‘cheap date.’ I call her a comrade in arms.
One of her favorites and mine?
Grilled cheese on Texas toast, tater tots, and a grape slush is my favorite meal at Sonic. But we don’t have Sonics in Manhattan. Apparently LA doesn’t have them, either. So Kristin and I both suffer their national ads. And dream.
See? Celebrities are just like us.
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TBS sports the slogan “very funny.”
But I’m afraid, after they finish promoting the premiere of Conan’s O’Brien’s new show on November 8th, it might be “very Chapter 11.”
I’ve never really worried about a network before…but I worry about TBS. They seem like such a small group of underdogs. When they initially adopted the “very funny” slogan, it was more aspirational than point of fact.
And now, with “Conan” on their lineup, battling it out with David and Jay (albeit with a half-hour head start), they’re spending the big bucks to make sure this late night venture is a success.
Or, at the very least, lasts more than six months.
Conan’s got a blimp — have you seen it? It’s big and orange and inflated like his head. Since I follow Team CoCo on Facebook, I get what seems like hourly tweets updating me on the blimp’s location…and the sucker’s all over the place.
Conan’s doing lots of promos on TV, of course, and I even saw an ad at the movie theater where he washes his desk a la wet t-shirt contest. It’s all creative and funny and original and makes me look forward to the show even more.
I just hope there are millions of other people just like me. For Conan’s sake.
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Are you enjoying Shark Week?
It started Sunday on Discovery Channel. If you’ve missed the 80,000 televisions promos, take a look-see…
Even if you don’t plan on watching Shark Week, that promo pretty much sums up what you can expect. Lots and lots of sharks, jumping about, hurling themselves into the air and at each other and at the unfortunate people that get in their way.
I’m not sure why the same footage takes an entire week.
Maybe Discovery Channel needs that much time to sell all the Shark Week merchandise they have assembled. We’re talking DVDs, t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, mouse pads, puzzles, even cozies. All the types of items that, if thrown into the ocean as litter, would kill the sharks if they swallowed ‘em.
I’m just saying…
If I watch any of Shark Week, it will be to see host Craig Ferguson. He is always funny and snarky and full of surprises.
Unlike Shark Week. I’m pretty sure I know what carnage is coming.
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Have you seen Ford Motor’s latest ad campaign?
Mike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs,” is promoting the “SWAP Your Ride Sales Event.” Ford is surprising car owners by swapping their current vehicles with a Ford for seven days. At the end of the week, Rowe checks in to see which car they prefer. As you can imagine, the Ford cars and SUVs score big in the ads.
But here’s the thing….
Most of the ads I’ve seen have featured women with Mike Rowe. He asks them — all smiles, charm and dimples — about their driving experience, and they giggle and blush, full of details about how great the Ford car was that they drove that week.
I hate to seem suspicious, but I’m pretty sure they would agree with anything Mike Rowe suggests or asks. He’s darn cute. And whitty. And real.
Heck, I don’t even own a car…but if they asked me, I’d swap something else for a Ford just to meet Mike Rowe. And when he got here, I’d tell him how much better that Ford was than my current car, which doesn’t exist.
‘Cause Mike Rowe is smart and pretty, too.
And that works for me.
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