Stay tuned after Conan tonight because the Pete Holmes show debuts on TBS at midnight (11pm CST). The show stars the two comedians that appeared in the 2009 Crash the Super Bowl ad, “New Flavor Pitch,” Pete Holmes (of course) and Matt Mccarthy. And the director of that commercial, Oren Brimer is the show’s co-executive producer and segment director. New Flavor Pitch has always been one of my favorite Crash the Super Bowl ads. It made Doritos’ top 5 and won $25,000 but it didn’t air during the big game. Here it is:
Frito-Lay always presets the Crash the Super Bowl contest as an opportunity for aspiring filmmakers who want to kick-start their careers. But as far as I know, the “New Flavor Pitch” guys are the first CTSB finalists to ever really “make it in Hollywood.” There are a few people who manage to make the Top 5 almost every year and even those guys have had trouble finding steady, professional work. (If they could find paying work, they wouldn’t be entering a video contest for amateurs every year). But it’s hard to argue that Holmes, Mccarthy and Brimer have found success because of the Crash the Super Bowl contest. They’ve been creating super weird/super funny viral videos for years and if you’re a comedy central, you’ve probably seen Pete Holmes’ stand-up special. If these guys owe their success to anything, it’s the Badman parodies that they’ve been creating for CollegeHumor.com. I think this is the first one they did. It’s up to 10 Million views on youtube:
The parodies got progressively weirder as Holme’s Batman got dumber and louder. Here’s their most recent (NSFW) short:
Ok, can I level with you? I’m very much aware that this post doesn’t really have much to do with video contest. I just saw an ad for the Pete Holmes show today and realized it gave me an excuse to post some of these Badman videos. Sorry. My bad…man.