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  1. Kittymama

    Kittymama Benched

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    From ESPN, & offered as a slight change of pace. May I just say to Fox--THANK YOU! (Mickey Rooney's keester---eeeewwwwwww! And I just ate!)


    ESPN.com news services

    Nicollette Sheridan's back before Monday Night Football: yes, though even that pregame spot sparked apologies galore.

    Mickey Rooney's backside in a Super Bowl ad: no. Especially not after Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" at last year's Super Bowl ...

    Fox has rejected a proposed ad for Airborne, a natural cold remedy, that reveals the 84-year-old's rear end, USA Today reported Friday.

    In the spot, the veteran movie star freaks out when someone coughs behind him in a sauna -- jumping up, screaming and heading for the door, with his towel slipping in the confusion and baring his backside for about two seconds, according to the newspaper.

    "Our standards department reviewed the ad and it was deemed inappropriate for broadcast," Lou d'Ermilio, spokesman for Fox Sports, told USA Today.

    Although there's nudity involved, Airborne co-owner Rider McDowell categorized the commercial as harmless. "It's tantamount to showing a baby's bottom," he told the newspaper, expanding on his statement that there's "nothing sexual about the ad."

    Rooney concurred, releasing a statement that included the following: "There's nothing sensual about the brief exposure of my backside, and it's not gratuitous. ... It's a fun spot, and the public deserves to see it."

    McDowell told USA Today that he thinks Fox is being "overzealous" in rejecting the ad after months of talks. The $1.2 million Airborne planned to spend on the 15-second spot represents 10 percent of the California-based company's budget, according to the newspaper.

    David Rice, McDowell's lawyer, sent a letter Monday to the Federal Communications Commission, arguing that the ad is "amusing and entirely appropriate for broadcast" and urging the commission to issue an order directing Fox to broadcast it, USA Today reported, adding that an FCC spokeswoman had responded Thursday that such an order would never happen because the commission responds to complaints after things air.
  2. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't even want to see my own rear end when/if I live to be 84 much less anyone else's.

    Deserves to see it? What did we do so wrong to deserve that?
  3. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Good for Fox...

    No, wait -- Good for the NFL for bringing heat on CBS and others for the stunts they've pulled in the past. I'm sure Rupert Murdoch would show his own naked butt on TV if he thought it would give the network one more advertising dollar. :)
  4. Danny White

    Danny White Winter is Coming

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    If there's one thing the public has been clamoring for... it's a shot of Rooney's bare butt. :rolleyes:

    Seriously Mickey... what have we ever done to you to "deserve" this?
  5. Kittymama

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    ROFL guys!

    Don't you love Mickey being convinced that we deserve to see his, uh, uh, uh, oh I don't even want to go there!

    But I think we can all agree with him that it sure as heck couldn't be considered "sensual"!!!!
  6. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    Well this just ruins my day. I always wanted to see Andy Rooneys arse. Not in a sexual way, I just alwys wondered if it was as disgustingly hairy as those freakish eyebrows of his.

    DAMNIT!!
  7. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    He was once the biggest star ... in the world!
  8. Kittymama

    Kittymama Benched

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    And can you believe the guy once dated both Lana Turner & Ava Gardner--when they were two of the most beautiful women in the world?! I think he was even married to Ava (pre-Sinatra).
  9. jcblanco22

    jcblanco22 Active Member

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    That would be equally gut-wrenching, I agree, but it's Mickey and not Andy in this case.
  10. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    Yeah, I had a big swing and a miss on that post.

    I was trying to make a funny, but instead I made a dummy. :(

    Oh well. Win some, lose some.

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