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Friday, October 24, 2008

Aaay! Obama

posted by on October 24 at 9:21 AM

Yes, it’s been around, you saw it two or so days ago, and so and so on. But for those who might have missed it…

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

The Fonz is the best part.

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hell, BHO should run that as a campaign commercial. old fucks would switch if Andy Griffith says it's ok.


Posted by max solomon | October 24, 2008 9:47 AM

It would've been so much better if Don Knotts was still alive.

Posted by Dalton | October 24, 2008 11:17 AM

But who gets the Potsie Weber vote?

Posted by The Artist Formerly Known As Sigourney Beaver | October 24, 2008 11:24 AM

I thought she said she was "loose."

Posted by Aaay | October 24, 2008 11:27 AM

OMG, does that bring back childhood memories. I am exactly who this is targeting. My formative years were spent watching reruns of the Andy Grifith show, and Happy Days. Watching this clip is a complete trip.

Posted by Reverse Polarity | October 24, 2008 11:42 AM

Just somel small chuckles, BUT, I'll bet this is the most effective Obama add of the election cycle, for the following reasons:

1. Ron/Opie/Richie are symbolic of all that is good in America. At least that is the perception.
2. Name one American who Americans are more likely to believe than Ron/Opie/Richie.
3. Demographic covered by reference to these 2 shows? Every white person over 35, i.e. the people most likely to not yet be committed to Obama.
4. These were two of the most popular TV shows in American history, and evoke for the above demographic a time when things were simpler, less scary. Innocence personified.
5. In the video Ron Howard seems genuine when he says that he normally wouldn't do this kind of thing. (why? see point 2)
6. Surprise factor gets your attention--"Hey, it's Ron Howard! What the hell happened to him?"

If this video goes viral expect a bump in the next few days putting Obama way over the top. Seriously. This would be a game changer if the game hadn't been changed already.

Posted by Concerned Canuck | October 24, 2008 12:09 PM

I never thought I'd get to see Ron Howard shirtless! Thanks Obama!

Posted by Lloyd Cooney | October 24, 2008 1:25 PM

The surprising part of this was Andy Griffith. He's very old and very christian. I never would have thought he would support Obama.

I'm gonna watch it a couple more times.

Posted by PdxRitchie | October 25, 2008 11:43 AM

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