January 2018

Season 2: Episode 20 – Tiger Electronics Mega Man 2 Commercial

In the era before the Gameboy, video games on the go were really something special. In the waning years after Nintendo’s little gray brick, though? Ehhh, not so much.

Tiger Electronics hawked these simple LCD games for years, years, acquiring such tantalizing licenses as Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden and Skyrim. Wait, maybe not that last one. Yet.

John Hurst hosts this week and puts arcade action in the palm of his hand. Aaron Littleton co-hosts and lays face down on the bed.

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Season 2: Episode 19 – Cheetos Paws Commercial

When you can unhinge your jaws, shoot out your tongue to four feet in length and hang around with weird mutants on the playground, you only want to eat one thing: a packing peanut shaped like a paw and covered in neon cheese dust. Luckily for Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo and distributor of Cheetos brand corn snacks, that was basically every kid in the 90s. To capture that hot demographic, they released a series of distressing cartoon interstitials.

Aaron Littleton hosts this week and chooses a Cheetos Paws commercial as our video. John Hurst co-hosts and doesn’t even try to defend Gainax.

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Season 2: Episode 18 – Magic: The Gathering Commercial

Time was, Wizards of the Coast thought they might somehow break Magic: The Gathering out of its traditional nerd niche and into the cool coffee-drinking, Friends-watching, music-inventing crowds of the 90s. Through a series of commercials targeted at these socially desirable youths, Wizards wasted untold amounts of money and succeeded in doing little more than inspiring this week’s episode of Video Death Loop.

Talk about mana burn.

John Hurst is your host and taps an ultra cool Magic: The Gathering commercial as our video for this week. Aaron Littleton co-hosts and Channel/Fireballs his brain.

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