Thursday, January 19, 2006


One reason I can't possibly see everything that will contribute to the expansion of the TV Universe is because some items that are broadcast will never be shown in my area. I've been fortunate that I had an independent source for 'Doctor Who' when it seemed like there would never be a distributor for it in America.

And then there are TV commercials that are regional, never meant to be seen outside of their specific market.

From the web site for, here's a description for a Blipvert that I would dearly love the chance to see:

In what could make the beginnings of an interesting film plot, a BellSouth spot uses "Kung Fu Clowns" to tout its Real Yellow Pages. A lone clown is ambushed by a troupe that arrives on a cycle. A battle over a briefcase ensues, and the clowns use balloon animals and water-spouting flowers as weapons. A Matrix-like moment takes the absurdity further.

Can we assume that all clowns would have been members of such clown tongs? Or were some of them clown ronin, fighting unaffiliated to any one master or organization? Did Bozo, Clarabell, and Chuckles the Clowns have such martial arts skills?

Wouldn't it be great to see the clowns rumble with the "Visa-goths" of the Capitol One series of ads?


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