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By David Poland poland@moviecitynews.com

Not New, But…

8 Responses to “Not New, But…”

  1. scooterzz says:

    not new but timeless……

  2. I had never seen that and it’s hi-llarious!!

  3. lazarus says:

    The more you watch Bert the more he looks like DeNiro. And Ernie,,,well he’s short, like Pesci.
    DP, you should link to that “Martin Scorsese’s Sesame Streets” under it. They’re kind of a set, no?

  4. anghus says:

    that was excellent. here’s the funniest thing i’ve ever seen on youtube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZuN0xXWLc

  5. IOIOIOI says:

    Fucking hell, anghus. Fucking hell. That left me grasping for air for a minutes. Jesus. I do not know what’s funnier: CHALLENGE PISSING or the fact this commercial may have aired on over the air TV. Nevertheless; that’s some good shit right there.

  6. You guys are killing me…I’ll never get to work today…

  7. Josh Massey says:

    Anghus: That works better than all of the fake trailers combined because the voiceover sounds real. Most of these trailers (Shining, Muppets, whatever) are well-made, but suffocated by awful monotone voiceover.

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