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DirecTV Commercial (2012)

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DirecTV Commercial

Winter/Spring 2012
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Plot / Description

"Don't Wake Up in a Roadside Ditch" 
This commercial shows a man having trouble with his cable, so he is on the phone with customer support. He is just waiting, and waiting on hold and gets upset. Because he is upset, he goes to "blow off steam" by playing racquetball with a friend. He's a little too aggressive in the game, and when he hits the ball it bounces back and hits him in the eye. He ends up going to the emergency room, and the ER doctor makes him wear an eye patch. He has to ride the bus home from the hospital (still carrying his racket and wearing his eyepatch), and some rough looking guys on the bus think he's a tough guy because of the patch and end up chasing him down to prove that they are tougher. Next thing we see, the guy is waking up in a road-side ditch... all because he had cable. 
The moral of the story is to switch to DirecTV so you don't get beat up and thrown into a ditch.


When your cable company keeps you on hold, you get angry. 
When you get angry, you go blow off steam. 
When you go blow off steam, accidents happen. 
When accidents happen, you get an eye patch. 
When you get an eye patch, people think you're tough. 
When people think you're tough, people want to see how tough. 
And when people want to see how tough, you wake up in a road-side ditch. 
Don't wake up in a road side ditch. 
Get ride of cable, and upgrade to DirecTV. Call 1-800-DIRECTV

Written Text

Get ride of cable 
Packages starting at $29.99/mo. 
Call 1-800-DIRECTV 
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