Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Parodies of the Clint Eastwood Chrysler Super Bowl Halftime Ad

February 7, 2012 - HERE THEY COME: The video spoofs of Chrysler's controversial Super Bowl   ad, "Halftime in America," that starred Clint Eastwood. Dozens of them are already up on the Internet, and more are coming. We've highlighted several of our favorites (so far) below.

It was inevitable of course. The ad upset a lot of people because they consider it to be too political, and so favorable to Barack Obama that some call it a "stealth" campaign ad for him.

The ad's star, Clint Eastwood, is being accused by many as being a shill for Obama, but Eastwood is saying that he (and the ad) did not endorse Obama in the ad, is not endorsing anybody at this time, and that he has given his fee to charity. Frankly, I have to agree with those who say this all a big deal about nothing, but it's fun to watch. Rush Limbaugh says he thinks Eastwood was "duped" into creating what is effectively a pro-Obama, pro-bailout propaganda piece. For this post, however, all I  care about is how much fun can be had with the Chrysler spot. And so...

Here are some the parodies (there are many already).

The first parody here was uploaded to YouTube today by ReasonTV (it was written by Remy and produced by Meredith Bragg; the full transcript follows):

This parody is not political, but it's so bizarre that I found myself laughing hysterically. "It's Halftime in Grand Rapids, Michigan" was uploaded by WSNX1040:

The next parody video was uploaded by ColdHollowFarms. It has an anti-Obama message:

Batman gets into the act, sort of, in "It's Halftime in America, Gotham City," uploaded by victormoreno7 to YouTube:

Next, RoboCop gets dragged into this. "Eminem Chrysler Superbowl Commercial Robocop Parody" goes for laughs. Uploaded by Van46 Digital to FunnyOrDie.com:

Finally, TheKloons added a parody simply called "Chrysler Commercial Parody" on YouTube:

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