Monday, March 24, 2008
I know you've seen this promo about 4,000 times over the last four days, but Mike McCarthy actually brings up a pretty good point in his USA Today column about the Britney Spears-How I Met Your Mother commercial. Here's his quote and the promo....
Worst promo. Who's the genius behind the lame promo during CBS's coverage of the tournament Saturday and Sunday about Britney Spears' appearance on How I Met Your Mother? In the clip from tonight's episode, Spears' flirty receptionist asks Neil Patrick Harris' character if they can have sex, then go shopping. Cute. We know Hollywood loves to outrage the squares in Middle America. But there are kids watching these games.
It might be a little much to say that "Hollywood loves to outrage the squares in Middle America", but he's right when he brings up the fact that kids watch the games. It would be okay if they ran this during the late games and another one during the day, but CBS had this running from Noon to Midnight during the first two rounds.
CBS Criticized for Britney Spears 'How I Met Your Mother' Commercials in March Madness (Fanhouse)
CBS analyst Davis nails trifecta of long shots (USA Today)
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