A week ago I was kind of amazed when Guitar Hero debuted a commercial that brought Kobe Bryant, A-Rod, Michael Phelps and Tony Hawk together in an homage to the famous Risky Business underwear-dancing scene. Last night on Monday Night Football, Guitar Hero unveiled a way, way, WAY better commercial in which all those boner-killing sports stars were replaced by Heidi Klum in lacy underwear. (UPDATE: There’s also a less sexy version).
I guess the point of having this second commercial is to point out that you can play this game by yourself or with friends. And I guess the point of the first commercial was to waste a shitload of money on appearance fees from big-name athletes. Seriously. Why even have that first commercial? Why not do the Heidi commercial first, then instead of having four athletes do the group commercial, have four lingerie models do it? And then it can end with them all making out.
Would I buy that game? Well, no. I don’t play video games. But I would respect it at an artistic level, and really, I think that’s just as valuable.