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Old 12-31-2008, 12:15 AM
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Peyton Manning Mastercard commercial

In this commercial the joke is that people are trash-talking to Manning but he never notices it. The final shot shows him drawing a number one to some unseen person off-camera. Was the punchline supposed to be that the unseen person was flipping him off or is that just my imagination?
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:24 AM
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Never thought of that. Just thouht he was acknowledging some legitimate fans on the beach.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:44 AM
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Since the whole commercial is based on the idea that EVERYBODY hates Peyton but he's too dense to realize it, yes, I share your interpretation.

Somebody extended the middle finger, and the too-cheerful Manning interpreted that as meaning "You're Number One, Peyton."
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:48 AM
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Since the whole commercial is based on the idea that EVERYBODY hates Peyton but he's too dense to realize it, yes, I share your interpretation.
Can anyone tell me why everyone hates Peyton in the commercial? Do people hate him in real life, too? I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but the commercials he's in just amuse the heck out of me. Wasn't he in some a while back where he went around acting like a huge fan of everyday workers...like wearing a big foam #1 hand and cheering on the guy stocking the shelves at the grocer's, etc?
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:57 AM
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Can anyone tell me why everyone hates Peyton in the commercial? Do people hate him in real life, too? I'm almost ashamed to admit it, but the commercials he's in just amuse the heck out of me. Wasn't he in some a while back where he went around acting like a huge fan of everyday workers...like wearing a big foam #1 hand and cheering on the guy stocking the shelves at the grocer's, etc?
I don't think Peyton has ever done anything truly awful to make himself truly despicable, but yes- there ARE lots of people who either loathe him for his wholesome image, or who regard him as a Golden Boy who's overly praised in the media, or who are just sick to death of seeing him on TV (I can't think of any athlete who's done more commercials the last few years).

Pat Boone once acknowledged, "I've been extremely popular, but there's just something about me that seems to make some people want to throw up." Peyton Manning could say almost the exact same thing, and he knows it. The commercial simply takes advantage of that fact.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:00 AM
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I don't think Peyton has ever done anything truly awful to make himself truly despicable, but yes- there ARE lots of people who either loathe him for his wholesome image, or who regard him as a Golden Boy who's overly praised in the media, or who are just sick to death of seeing him on TV (I can't think of any athlete who's done more commercials the last few years).

Pat Boone once acknowledged, "I've been extremely popular, but there's just something about me that seems to make some people want to throw up." Peyton Manning could say almost the exact same thing, and he knows it. The commercial simply takes advantage of that fact.
I interpreted the commercial as fans of opposing teams don't like him because he's a good football player and not because they hate him personally.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:15 AM
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Right. In each scene, he's in a hotel in the city of a rival team.

If his feelings were truly hurt by their trash talking, I'm sure he just rubbed some dirt on them when the takes ended.

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Old 12-31-2008, 09:43 AM
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Well, this clears up something I've been wondering about. Since I don't watch sports I had no idea who he was and why everyone seemed to hate him.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:03 AM
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I'm torn on Peyton Manning. I mean, on the one hand, ohmygod give me 2 hours in a room alone with that MAAAN! On the other hand, he is, like a lot of NFL players, a conservative Republican type person. Ew. On the OTHER hand, he seems like he has no problem making fun of himself, which again, makes me like him.

It's confusing...
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:12 AM
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What really irks me about Manning is what I call those 'house cleaning duties' or 're-arranging of the furniture' he seems to perform every time he gets behind the center before the snap. It can take what seems like forever and what frustrates me is that he rarely if ever gets caught for a time count violation

Oddly enough, in those instances when there are a few minutes left on the clock and they're trailing by a touchdown or so, the house magically appears to be clean enough for the ball to be snapped in a matter of a few seconds.

I LOVE his Mastercard commercials, though

And I have to admit that he is a more than decent quarterback
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:40 AM
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I interpreted the commercial as fans of opposing teams don't like him because he's a good football player and not because they hate him personally.
That's how we interpreted it too. We had a heck of a time figuring out what the guy who delivered the fruit basket was saying. "Choke on this!"
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:03 AM
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I think that the commercial is charming enough, Manning is a good enough actor to pull it off and make it funny the first time you see it through the first time you figure out what the fruit basket guy is saying, but the thing that really sucks is that they feel compelled to run that commercial 9000 times a Sunday. I keep hoping for a version where a sniper takes him out on the balcony before he can go take his little hike.
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:11 AM
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That's how we interpreted it too. We had a heck of a time figuring out what the guy who delivered the fruit basket was saying. "Choke on this!"
Actually, he says "Don't choke on it," to which Manning replies with something like, "Thanks for the warning! I'll just chop those up into smaller pieces!"
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Old 12-31-2008, 11:50 AM
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Can anyone tell me why everyone hates Peyton in the commercial?
I just recently learned that my dad very strongly dislikes Peyton Manning because he's still bitter about the Colts leaving Baltimore way back when. Funny how I didn't know that until just about a month ago. I always thought he at least admired his skill.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:01 PM
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I never interpreted the last scene on the balcony as Peyton's response to being flipped the bird. I actually barely even noticed it at all, and was wondering if it had been edited out of the versions I'd seen.

I think it would have been funnier (and less ambiguous) if at the end, it had Peyton on the balcony yelling down something like "No, YOU'RE number one!"
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:09 PM
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That'd be a really funny joke, but the sign he gives doesn't correspond closely enough to the finger for me to interpret it that way.

Manning's Mastercard commercials are on that short list of ads I actually like. He's a natural at playing a good-natured, slightly stupid version of himself.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:12 PM
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I just recently learned that my dad very strongly dislikes Peyton Manning because he's still bitter about the Colts leaving Baltimore way back when. Funny how I didn't know that until just about a month ago. I always thought he at least admired his skill.
Actually, the way he probably feels (the way I feel), is that he's sick hearing about how Peyton has just "broken this team record held by Johnny U" or "passed that milestone from the Baltimore Colts". 95% of people in Baltimore have a firm distinction in their mind, nay, their worldview, between the Baltimore Colts and the Indianapolis Irsays who unfortunately have co-opted our good name and heritage. Manning, as good a QB as he is (and I like the guy), hasen't ever broken ANY of Johnny's franchise records, because that franchise ceased to exist in 1984. Period.
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:16 PM
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Peyton Manning looks like a big toe to me

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Old 12-31-2008, 01:21 PM
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Manning's Mastercard commercials are on that short list of ads I actually like. He's a natural at playing a good-natured, slightly stupid version of himself.
I've loved all his ads, ever since I first saw this one for DIRECTV.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:18 PM
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I've loved all his ads, ever since I first saw this one for DIRECTV.
He says bruschetta wrong! He is dead to me.
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:56 PM
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I use to not be able to stand Peyton Manning, though I really had no reason for that. However, ever since he created one of my all time favorite SNL skits, United Way*, he is okay in my book. His commercials are good too; De-Caf!


*I hope that is the right link, I can't actually play youtube vids at work and can never seem to get Hulu to work anymore, anywhere.

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Old 12-31-2008, 03:58 PM
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Actually, he says "Don't choke on it," to which Manning replies with something like, "Thanks for the warning! I'll just chop those up into smaller pieces!"
Thanks. That makes a lot more sense.

Manning's in that Sony HDTV ad too -- the one with the chicken mascot and the guy who says he doesn't like sports. That was funny, the first time.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:33 PM
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Peyton Manning looks like a big toe to me

I am cracking up so bad!

That is the funniest thing I've read on here since someone someone declared Sarah Jessica Parker looked like a foot.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:53 PM
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I am cracking up so bad!

That is the funniest thing I've read on here since someone someone declared Sarah Jessica Parker looked like a foot.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's a Family Guy reference. (But still funny.)
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:00 PM
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but that's a Family Guy reference. (But still funny.)
True, but all my pop culture references are filtered through here. Saves time that way.
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:48 PM
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I interpreted the commercial as fans of opposing teams don't like him because he's a good football player and not because they hate him personally.
Backed up by the fact that all the scenes take place in different cities, and all (IIRC, except for the "finger" bit) have hotel staff involved.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:32 PM
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I think it would have been funnier (and less ambiguous) if at the end, it had Peyton on the balcony yelling down something like "No, YOU'RE number one!"
I agree but they needed a visual joke they could use while the announcer was doing the voice-over for the product.
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Imagine a big toe

Big Toe

And to show I'm fair, here's one for the ladies

Shirtless Peyton
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:12 AM
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I use to not be able to stand Peyton Manning, though I really had no reason for that. However, ever since he created one of my all time favorite SNL skits, United Way*, he is okay in my book. His commercials are good too; De-Caf!


*I hope that is the right link, I can't actually play youtube vids at work and can never seem to get Hulu to work anymore, anywhere.
The Hulu (http://hulu.com/watch/1603/satur...ive-united-way) link, so you don't have to register.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:04 PM
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Imagine a big toe

Big Toe
I didn't get it at first, but that pic clinched it.

Damn! He DOES look like a big toe!!
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Speaking of actors and body parts, a friend once commented that she thought Michael Caine's face reminded her of a penis.
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