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The Worst Noel Question

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:35 pm
by Dr. Shoe
I was watching Season 8's Christmas episode 0813 The Worst Noel yesterday. There is a part where Al is heading upstairs and for some reason he looks directly at the camera and says to the viewer "And I hate this commercial!" This occurs right before the show would have broken for a commercial. Its so rare that Al would speak directly to the audience. Does anybody know if a specific commercial was on FOX that night or what it might have been?

Re: The Worst Noel Question

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:20 am
by edinstven
Dr. Trumaine wrote:I was watching Season 8's Christmas episode 0813 The Worst Noel yesterday. There is a part where Al is heading upstairs and for some reason he looks directly at the camera and says to the viewer "And I hate this commercial!" This occurs right before the show would have broken for a commercial. Its so rare that Al would speak directly to the audience. Does anybody know if a specific commercial was on FOX that night or what it might have been?


did you find out something meanwhile? or someone else?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:08 am
by Dr. Shoe
No, no one ever got back to me on that. Its still a mystery to me.

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:12 am
by rdo3
i watched that one not long ago. he and peg were fighting over who got to hold the tv remote. peg hates everything al wants to watch, and al hates everything peg wants to watch. peg says al flips to fast, and peg flips to slow for al. almost every channel is showing "it's a wonderful life" because of christmas. al hates it's a wonderful life. peg found a comerical for country music and peg knew and liked all the songs. al was telling peg he hated that comercial i think.

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:22 pm
by Dr. Shoe
But he's looking right at the camera, then there's a commercial break. It can't be coincidence. I think either they were just using the Com break as part of the joke or there was a specific commercial on Fox that night that Al would not have liked. I don't think it was just that he didn't like Peg's commercial.

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:58 pm
by Panek
No mysteries here I guess, Al just hates commercials like we all do and it was a joke on them.

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:26 am
by Daniel
I've to watch that episode.

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:11 pm
by Dr. Shoe
Yea, lets see what the current President of NO MA'AM thinks before we go reaching any hasty conclusions!

Re:

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:21 am
by Shoe Dick
Dr. Shoe wrote:But he's looking right at the camera, then there's a commercial break. It can't be coincidence. I think either they were just using the Com break as part of the joke or there was a specific commercial on Fox that night that Al would not have liked. I don't think it was just that he didn't like Peg's commercial.

I watched the episode today and I just took it as an inside joke to what they were fighting about in the episode previous to the event. Al hates everything, leaves the couch and then adds that he hates the upcoming commercial. I'm sure there was nothing special they had in mind, I doubt they'd have any idea whatsoever exactly what commercial was going to be on while they were filming.