Mr. Discount Airline Pilot Guy is grounded

Budlight_2So it turns out discount airlines don’t like Bud Light’s “Mr. Discount Airline Pilot Guy,” a spot created for the “Real Men of Genius” radio campaign. Perhaps it’s the line, “Sure, we’re concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving nine bucks on a round trip to Fort Myers.” Whatever the case, AirTran is threatening to stop serving Anheuser-Busch products on all its flights. (The ad was actually pulled months ago, but aviator Web sites just recently started buzzing about it.) We’ve been searching for an MP3 of this ad, but all we can find is a version on the Cannes Web site that’s been sped up to where it sounds like the South Park kids doing the voiceovers. For now, we’ll have to make do with printing the script (not as funny). Where can this MP3 be? UPDATE: Thanks to Dave for pointing us to the MP3.

[Music up]
Announcer: Bud Light presents … Real Men of Genius.
Singer: Real Men of Genius.
Announcer: Today we salute you … Mr. Discount Airline Pilot Guy.
Singer: Mr. Discount Airline Pilot Guy.
Announcer: Your minimal experience flying a plane will never land you at a reputable airline. Luckily, you don’t work for one.
Singer: Look at me, I’m flying.
Announcer: Sure, we’re concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving nine bucks on a round trip to Fort Myers.
Singer: Whoah!
Announcer: The most direct route to Houston? Through Ft. Lauderdale. With layovers in Detroit, Vancouver and Kalamazoo.
Singer: I can’t feel my legs.
Announcer: So crack open an ice cold Bud Light, oh, Skipper of the Skies. You put the “fly” in “fly-by-night operation.”
Singer: Mr. Discount Airline Pilot Guy.
Announcer: Bud Light beer. Anheuser Busch, St. Louis, Missouri.

—Posted by Tim Nudd