[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gwr8KJO0Fc&feature=player_embedded] A while back I posted a video parody of a new cast. I talked a little about cliche, genre, and the the uses and limits of shorthand. This parody of a political ad obviously makes good use of that shorthand.
As you watch the political ads roll out of the meat grinders this political season, look for those cliches, and think how would you have done it differently? How could you surprise your audience? How could you use their expectaions to your advantage?
Still, this is pretty funny.