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Topic: Directv

'Petite Randy Moss' Is Cable's Latest Victim in DirecTV's New Height-Mocking Ad

Funny, or just mean?

Grey New York plays the height card in a new ad touting DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket. The commercial stars Randy Moss, a future NFL Hall of Famer mulling a comeback. In…

DirecTV Ditches Rob Lowe for Hannah Davis and a Horse in Shamelessly Silly New Ads

Don't take her word for it

DirecTV doesn't want you to have to look at ugly cable wires and boxes. So, it's putting Hannah Davis on your screen instead (and saying goodbye to Rob Lowe). Sports Illustrated's…

SI's Swimsuit Models Look a Bit Less Lovely If They Have Cable Instead of DirecTV

Hannah Davis, Chrissy Teigen and Nina Agdal get Rob Lowed

To date, Rob Lowe has been the only celebrity to suffer physical indignities in Grey's DirecTV campaign making fun of cable customers. But now he can add three famous supermodels…

Rob Lowe Talks About the Awesome Randomness of His DirecTV Characters [Video]

The ads are 'out there in a really fun, smart, stupid way'

Grey has gotten a lot of buzz out of its DirecTV campaign featuring oddball versions of Rob Lowe as a cable subscriber. After shooting the first five ads last year,…

Scrawny Arms Rob Lowe Is DirecTV's Freakiest Rob Lowe Yet

Good luck with that jar of mayo

While shy-bladder sufferers debate the offensiveness of Painfully Awkward Rob Lowe, DirecTV is plowing ahead with all sorts of other less-than-ideal Rob Lowes—you know, the ones with cable and not…

20 Years Before It Was Cool to Cast Gay Couples, Ikea Made This Pioneering Ad

Patrick O'Neill looks back at his 1994 spot

The mini-wave of brands casting gay couples in TV ads this year continues to rise, with the likes of Honey Maid, Cheerios and DirecTV all diving in. More power to…

Rob Lowe Is Ugly, Creepy and Hilarious as a Cable Customer in DirecTV Ads

'Don't be like this me,' he implores

DirecTV has gotten lots of actors to poke some fun at themselves over the years—notably Charlie Sheen in the Platoon spot. Now, it's Rob Lowe's turn to look hilariously foolish. A…

DirecTV Kicked Off the NFL Season With an Ad Featuring a Gay Couple

Perfect (and coincidental) timing as Michael Sam joined the Cowboys

A same-sex couple locked in an embrace (or is it a tackle?) smash through their home in slow-motion in a surprisingly inclusive spot for DirecTV's NFL Sunday Ticket. These guys have a…

DirecTV Strikes Gold Again With Manning Brothers Rap Sequel

It's a 'Fantasy Football Fantasy'

Eli and Peyton Manning are back to rapping for DirecTV, and it's still pretty glorious. Last summer, the pro footballers and the satellite provider graced us with "Football on Your Phone."…

Twitter Fans Make DirecTV's New 'Get Rid of Cable' Ad One of the Bleakest Yet

Putting all that negativity to work

When you leave people to their own devices, they tend to get nihilistic. When they get nihilistic, they make darkly comic scripts for DirecTV. Case in point: the satellite-TV company's Twitter-sourced…

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