AKQA - AOL News, "Where Are They Now?"

  • by August 26, 2008
AOL News, "Where Are They Now?"
Finalist Standalone Video (Not Principally Deployed on YouTube)

AKQA: Lars Bastholm, executive creative director; Tom Morhous, art director; Leo Vladimirsky, copywriter; Lara Haarhoff, senior account executive; Janice Schiffman, project manager; Alicia Lee; Erick Machado, senior project manager. Anonymous Content: Sorrel Ahlfeld, director.

"Where are they now" is a hilarious spoof on some of the most memorable viral videos of 2007. A bewildered bodega clerk watches as the "Don't Tase Me Bro" guy walks into his store, puts his hands in the air and starts repeating the famous line over and over. He's followed by the "Leave Britney Spears Alone" guy, who emerges from the corner of the store to start pleading for his liberation. Last to enter is "Miss Teen South Carolina", who walks up to the befuddled clerk and proclaims herself lost, in search of "the Iraq." At the end of the skit, a voice chimes in, urging users to "keep up with your favorite flashes-in-a-pan" by going to aol News.

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