Finally: If M. Night Shyamalan directed McCain’s attack ads

posted at 6:52 pm on October 30, 2008 by Allahpundit

The second in a series of “famous director attack ads”; I skipped the first one because it was more miss than hit, although the Wes Anderson spoof almost saved it.

This one? More hit than miss, thanks to the David Lynch segment. Exit question: What do the avocados represent?

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Um, Allahpundit, this one is not the Shymalan one :-)

terryannonline on October 30, 2008 at 6:56 PM

Hooray for the “Let’s bash on politician’s children” again.

Enoxo on October 30, 2008 at 6:57 PM

What do the avocados represent?

Expensive heads of lettuce.

But what does the big orange soda represent?

Elizabetty on October 30, 2008 at 6:57 PM

I think Mac would like the TWIN PEAKS spoof.

Obama is more ERASERHEAD,

profitsbeard on October 30, 2008 at 6:58 PM

I didn’t “get” a single reference. I think I’m proud of that.

RushBaby on October 30, 2008 at 6:58 PM

Sorry it’s at the end of the video. My bad.

terryannonline on October 30, 2008 at 6:58 PM

ooooo-k then – I did get a kick out of the David Lynch clip

HawaiiLwyr on October 30, 2008 at 7:01 PM

I can’t stand to watch anything from Lynch. Guess I’m just not elite enough.

GoodBoy on October 30, 2008 at 7:01 PM

Do not understand.

BadgerHawk on October 30, 2008 at 7:03 PM

Avocados. Represent avocados?

Or something more sinister.

tru2tx on October 30, 2008 at 7:06 PM

If you asked my preacher, he’d say avocados represented everything evil in this world.

‘Course, he hates guacamole like the plague.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 7:08 PM

Avocado’s represent,

Gawd forbid Hopey gets in,it represents Alien eggs that
will hatch,and turn into Obama’s Temple Troopers of
the National Civilian Secruity Forces and will start
the retribution,sh#t,I mean redestributing process!!!
(Snark).haha.

canopfor on October 30, 2008 at 7:11 PM

What do the avocados represent?
Think the last one is a reference to The Tubes song referencing “a baby’s arm holding an apple”?

Which is, in this context of course, racist.

Gunslinger on October 30, 2008 at 7:11 PM

“…. do you remember when we thought like my uteran wall was like a non-stick surface when you through your baby paste at it…….”

Bwwwwahahahahahaha………..

Seven Percent Solution on October 30, 2008 at 7:13 PM

Couldn’t make it past the openning few seconds.
It was disgusting.

Mulligan on October 30, 2008 at 7:13 PM

If you….

Grue in the Attic on Oct 30,2008 at 7:08PM.

Grue in the Attic: GITA,stop tailgateing me!
(kidding!) haha:)

canopfor on October 30, 2008 at 7:13 PM

The first one, I got. The dude talking backward was just….ummmmm.. Weird.

The rest well, they were there.

LibertarianConservative on October 30, 2008 at 7:13 PM

That’s the funnist thing I’ve seen in a while. The Juno one is awesome and so is the M.Night Shamalamadingdong one. I even like the Lynch one just for the backwords talking. AP, don’t think of them as avocados, think of them as unborn guacamole.

trubble on October 30, 2008 at 7:16 PM

What do the avocados represent?

Avocados. Tough, leathery skin. Soft, moist, greenish-yellow flesh, and a big round slippery seed the size of a golf ball.
C’mon. That’s an easy one.

whitetop on October 30, 2008 at 7:17 PM

You took four minutes of my life and I want them back.

El_Terrible on October 30, 2008 at 7:18 PM

Information for everybody to share:

Sources: Sarkozy views Obama stance on Iran as ‘utterly immature’

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama’s positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel’s government.

Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate’s stance on Iran as “utterly immature” and comprised of “formulations empty of all content.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1031943.html

2008. The year The One (Barack Obama) … Lost.

Obamalies or Lies Obama Tells
http://www.nextgenerationcorp.com/NextGenBlog/?p=73

AdrianS on October 30, 2008 at 7:21 PM

Okay, I’ll break it down: The guy in the video represents the “undecided” voter, as evidence by his first question, “Can you tell me who to vote for?”, by his inability to recognize McCain or what McCain is saying, and by the question mark on the box marked “Obama.” The avocado represents “America’s economic system”.” Now stay with me. When the undecided voter asked the first guy who he should vote for, the man said he would tell him if he knew the answer to the question of why avocados are so expensive out of season…supply and demand = free markets = capitalism. Then when the guy goes to the door, there is a box marked “Obama”, and sticking out of the box is a tiny baby’s arm in whose had is the avocado. What that represents is the new (baby) “Socialism” in America, which Obama offers but must still hide (in the box), which is grabbing onto the avocado (our economic system). The problem is…you don’t know if the baby (socialism) is giving the avocado or taking it. OR It all means we have too much time on our hands.

Weight of Glory on October 30, 2008 at 7:22 PM

The last one was perfect. I like how it goofs on how Shyamalan insists on giving himself a part in every one of his movies despite how out of place and distracting it is.

Roger Waters on October 30, 2008 at 7:23 PM

As confusing as one of Obama’s promises…like a Biden speech, “what did he just say?”

right2bright on October 30, 2008 at 7:24 PM

I like how it goofs on how Shyamalan insists on giving himself a part in every one of his movies despite how out of place and distracting it is.

Roger Waters on October 30, 2008 at 7:23 PM

Kind of like Stan Lee?

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on October 30, 2008 at 7:25 PM

AP, don’t think of them as avocados, think of them as unborn guacamole.

trubble on October 30, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Funny!

Infidoll on October 30, 2008 at 7:47 PM

?!

Count to 10 on October 30, 2008 at 7:48 PM

Awful

FloatingRock on October 30, 2008 at 7:52 PM

Dems ain’t no avocados, dems alligator pears, but I have no idea what they represent. Strange ads though.

abinitioadinfinitum on October 30, 2008 at 7:58 PM

Pure win.

spmat on October 30, 2008 at 7:59 PM

Obama is more of a Spike Lee kinda dude….

Imagine:

Barry starts a riot in a pizza parlor because the typical white owner refuses to put arugula on his pie, and is clinging to the dough that Barack wants to spread around.

Music: “Kung Fu Fightin’

profitsbeard on October 30, 2008 at 8:01 PM

LOL loved the Lynch one.

carbon_footprint on October 30, 2008 at 8:01 PM

The John Woo one didn’t even have doves.

frankj on October 30, 2008 at 8:06 PM

What do the avocados represent?

Expensive heads of lettuce.

Elizabetty on October 30, 2008 at 6:57 PM

Ha! Well, when McCain loses next Tuesday, we can think of his immigration policies as the unsuccessful fox thought of those grapes’ sourness.

Tzetzes on October 30, 2008 at 8:08 PM

“Here’s your mail.”

Haaa! Loved them all. I watched Twin Peaks long ago and thought the first season was freakin’ brilliant. Then, like all liberal ideas, it went right into the crapper.

bonnie_ on October 30, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Damn but I loved Twin Peaks!

Pulchritudinous Patriot on October 30, 2008 at 8:19 PM

But what does the big orange soda represent?

Elizabetty on October 30, 2008 at 6:57 PM

That’s easy… Drinking the Kool Aid!

Viper on October 30, 2008 at 8:30 PM

The avacodos, obviously, represent fertility…

gridlock2 on October 30, 2008 at 8:31 PM

The Avocado represents Obama’s brain which is elitist ‘too expensive out of season’. It will cost this country dearly if elected.
Loved the Chucky in the Box with Barack’s name on it.

eaglewingz08 on October 30, 2008 at 8:36 PM

Weight of Glory on October 30, 2008 at 7:22 PM

.
Dude.

artlover on October 30, 2008 at 8:45 PM

Exit answer:

Avocados are imported when out of season. Obama is a Kenyan native imported to the US as a baby.

csdeven on October 30, 2008 at 9:01 PM

Also, usually avocados are imported from Mexico out of season. I think the gal is speaking Spanish,…and McCain is using an African dialect.

csdeven on October 30, 2008 at 9:03 PM

The first video was worth it if for no other reason to hear “Is there life on Mars?” in a political context.

Micheal on October 30, 2008 at 10:07 PM

I don’t really know these directors — but I loved #5 (the middle one on this clip).

Very surreal, very creepy.

I’d love to see Chris Matthews’s head explode if McCain actually released a completely surreal ad full of wierd subtext like that one.

The last one fell flat, for me. I love M. Night Shamlayan’s (sp?) work, but thought the running theme of “how horrible would it be to be that monster John McCain” was a bit backward. If it were going to be a McCain ad, he should turn out in horror to discover he’s Obama… no?

ClintACK on October 30, 2008 at 10:22 PM

The Lynch one makes more sense than anything at Huffington Post.

Speedwagon82 on October 30, 2008 at 11:06 PM

I agree with Allah..

I watched the first video… that’s a Wes Anderson movie to a tee..

right down to the slow motion ending..

DaveC on October 31, 2008 at 12:19 AM

Loved the last one, but frankly any spoof of M. Night ShamWOW!hackalackadingdong is funny to me.

Pro: Great awkward, dead-eyed “MNS Cameo” spoof.

Con: Horrible McCain impersonation. I though he was supposed to be Bush for a minute.

TMK on October 31, 2008 at 12:42 AM

The John Woo one (see Allah’s link) needed to have McCain and Bin Laden gun battle in a Catholic church. Guns blaze, statues of the Blessed Virgin shatter, doves take flight from the window sills, and at the climactic moment (!!!) McCain and Bin Laden freeze, pointing guns at each other in a Mexican standoff, perfectly framed by the camera…

SteakRules on October 31, 2008 at 1:52 AM

Ah. frankj caught the lack of doves as well.

SteakRules on October 31, 2008 at 1:54 AM

Phoenix doesn’t even have a Main St. He should have put Central or 2nd to be more accurate.

Tim Burton on October 31, 2008 at 3:07 AM