Media Scrutiny Theater 2010 With Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone

Friday, October 22, 2010

On The Media hosts Bob Garfield and Brooke Gladstone get together and screen the election season's most heckle-worthy political ads.

If you want to suggest an ad for them to watch, tell us at the bottom of this page.




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Comments [10]

Ryan Cannonie

I love these. You need to do a full YouTube channel just for them during the next election.

Apr. 25 2011 02:14 PM
VMorr from Waltham, MA

These are great! - thanks for applying the MST treatment to the advertising equivalent of B-movies. In Massachusetts, we've had our share of stupid candidate ads this year, but none as bad as the ones above.

Oct. 29 2010 08:15 AM
Toby from Deep 13

Really funny, and Bob sounds just a bit like Tom Servo : D

Oct. 26 2010 09:56 PM
Mike Wilson from San Francisco

Out here in California, endless yuks & moments of disturbance follow viewings of Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" ad, as well as the priceless Barbara Boxer flying head commercial - Google these, get the popcorn started & see what we do out here on the Left Coast...

Oct. 26 2010 05:16 PM
Alan Kahn from Seattle, WA

Do the Sharon Angle ad with the "Asian-looking" border crossers! Can you keep this going AFTER the election? I'd love to see you dissect pundits and corporate ads, too. Pass the popcorn!

Oct. 25 2010 12:31 AM
The Bolem from MI

Fellow MSTies may cry blasphemy, but that was actually better than when the actual Rifftrax guys did it to '08 ads. The pauses would be a cheat by their rules, but is a necessary innovation for dissecting such short subjects. Keep going!!!

Oct. 23 2010 10:39 PM
Canucklehead from Ottawa, Canada

Lovely work, especially on those Dan Fanelli spots. One question: how did he manage to get the rights to use the theme from Magnum Force? Or did he even get the rights? We should be told...

Anyway, keep up the great work.

from a Canadian fan.

Oct. 23 2010 10:06 AM
Rich Delgado from Cleveland, OH

It's nice to see that MST3K is alive and well...and ample fodder for "homages" and "influenced by" works like these!


Oct. 22 2010 08:22 PM
RR Anderson from Tacoma

More of this! Funny!!

Oct. 22 2010 04:57 PM
TheNewsIsBroken from Glendale, WI

Nice! Please make this a weekly show taking highlights from the weeks abysmal news shows.
Nice hat tip to MST3K.

Oct. 22 2010 04:54 PM

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