Naomi Watts runs Oscar night Lexus plug off the road

Okay, so this Oscar post is a bit late, mostly due to the fact that I just couldn’t bear putting myself through the torture of watching Hollywood’s most beautiful get stroked during E!’s red carpet broadcast. However, I did catch this forced, bumbled plug by King Kong star Naomi Watts for the new Lexus hybrid SUV, thanks to Salon’s TV blog, Video Dog. (Get a day pass to Salon by watching a brief ad.)  An unnamed German car gets similar lip service in this European ad, which spurs Video Dog to ask the question: Why are European commercials funnier than most American sitcoms? Watch only the first 15-seconds and you’ll understand why this scene wouldn’t cut the mustard with the American Family Association.

—Posted by Deanna Zammit