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Fred Karger for President
"Demon Frisbee" +
1:42 web version released May 5, 2011. 30 and 60-second versions to run on WMUR-TV and NH cable starting May 7, 2011 for one week. Produced by John Keitel.
[22 seconds of sound/music]
is [inaud.] Roberts reporting live [static, SFX] Reports are
coming in of disk-like objects flying over the state.
People are running for cover.
"Reporter 1": Holy
[fanfare type music, SFX] Karger: Don't be
afraid. I'm Fred Karger. I'm an independent Republican
running for president.
supporters and I are going door to door all over New Hampshire to hear
And we'll be giving away these great Fred Frisbees.
I want to be your president...
...and bring back the American spirit of optimism and getting along.
I'm Fred Karger and I approve this message.
The Karger campaign previewed this video on May 5
at a press conference in Greenville, SC, where Karger was for the first
debate. According to the press release, "A
30 and 60-second version of the fast-paced commercial, 'Demon Frisbee'
will begin airing this Saturday, May 7, 2011 on WMUR TV and on Cable
throughout the Granite State for one week. It will launch the
campaign’s big Saturday precinct walks and Fred Frisbee Giveaways
slated for many Saturdays until next February’s first-in-the-nation
primary (weather permitting)."
Frisbee" is not up to the level of the famous "Demon Sheep" ad of the
2010 campaign, but it does qualify for the silly category. One
comment on Karger's site was "Silly, but I like it." There are a
number of odd and amusing points. First, the demon frisbee
doesn't spin. Next there's there's Fred's imitation of the "Six
Million Dollar Man" as he leaps up to catch the frisbee. Then
when the scenes of people playing frisbee start, the young guy in the
Fred Who? tee-shirt emerges not from a telephone booth but from a
Porta-Potty. It's not a generic Porta-Potty, either; it is
clearly labeled as Dave's (www.davesseptic.com); one wonders it there
is some product placement going on.
it is a bit silly, the video will likely generate some buzz, and the
edited down versions for TV will convey the message that Karger
precinct walks are happening.