Monster of the Day #1425

Sorry, guys, yesterday got away from me. Here’s a rather famous ad, one of the few that received a comic book adaptation.

  • Gamera977

    I can see Barkley’s advantage here, BIg-G is a little… chunky to have much of a jump shot.

  • There’s nothing in this world quite like the comic panel in which Godzilla goes to slam dunk while wearing Nike sneakers.

  • Flangepart

    Like Orson Wells selling cheap wine…

  • bgbear_rnh

    laff it up turtle – G

  • Gamera977

    I’m not fat… I’m big shelled…

  • Rock Baker

    I missed this one when it aired, though I seem to recall some sort of Making Of special about it!

    One that I DID see and quite enjoyed was an early 90’s Cheerio’s commercial which used a lot of footage from GODZILLA VERSUS THE SEA MONSTER and GODZILLA 1985.

    I also recall Ghidrah popping up in a toothpaste commercial, and footage from MONSTER ZERO was used for a camera commercial I caught on Youtube. Late in the 90’s, Gammera came stomping through some ad for travel service or some such.

    One that I saw, but I don’t know what they were advertising, was a recreation of a 50’s science fiction movie. It had some military brass standing around a table on which sat a bizarre alien creature that was basically a head with tentacles at it’s base. Anyone remember this?

  • Only slightly off-topic, newish digital subchannel Comet has a Godzilla marathon scheduled for Labor Day. Nothing particularly special in the bunch, but I really am glad to see old-style UHF programming coming back through the split HD signals. In our market it’s on our 3rd FOX subcarrier. They are also about to start MST3K as regular programming.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I’m just surprised to hear that classic old-school Godzilla films will be shown even on a ‘digital subchannel’. Now we just need to get them back on regular TV.

    I hope you get to see the Big Guy in action!

  • The Rev.

    I was trying to remember if you’d ever done this, and if it’d be next.

    I think that’s the only older Godzilla comic I don’t own. (I haven’t gotten caught up on the more modern ones from the past couple of years.)

  • The Rev.

    I don’t recall any of those…except the Ghidorah toothpaste one, which I can’t believe I didn’t think of sooner given the recent MotD trend. I can’t remember if it was Colgate or Crest…

    Ah! I just found it on YouTube under “Crest Sparkle Motion Commercial” and holy mother of pearl the whole thing is bonkers. Everyone should go watch it.

    In related news I found out Godzilla: Resurgence will be playing here in October. I should’ve known it’d be the same theater where I saw The Host and that gorgeously-restored, subtitled print of Gojira. That place is awesome. If only they’d start showing the live Rifftrax events, I’d never have to go to another theater again. Which would be fine by me since that place has a full bar, and you can take your comestibles in with you.

  • The Rev.

    Is that something you’d find with your antenna, or on Rokul, or something else entirely?

  • The Rev.

    Roku, rather.

  • As far as I’m concerned, the subchannels are “regular TV”. OTA even, which is good as I don’t have cable. When the gov’t mandated everyone go HD, all our local channels split into 3 subchannels, with network programming on one and specialty networks on the other two. I even get specialty PBS channels on my antenna.

  • Antenna, just like MeTV. For us it’s 35-3 as it’s the third sub on our local FOX affiliate.

  • We have Comet for SciFi, Escape for Lifetime type crap, Grit for Westerns and ‘manly’ stuff, Bounce for Blaxploition, MeTV, this(sic) and Antenna TV for oldies and UHF type stuff. All OTA and frankly better than 90% of cable.

  • Comet does not appear to have a deal in Dallas yet, although San Antonio and Houston have affiliates.

  • Flangepart

    My only complaint, is the way these channels cut to commercials. Long bouts of stuff I don’t need, sold by the vapid.

  • Agreed, but cable does the same, and I would pay for that ‘privilege’. At least with these they are mostly aimed at the geriatric set and don’t result in my kids asking for more crap. Mostly we stream these days, but if we do watch commercial TV those channels are the usual choice. And we are addicted to MeTV’s SciFi Saturday Night.

  • Eric Hinkle

    What exactly is a ‘subchannel’, anyway?

  • Eric Hinkle

    Thanks for letting us know about Comet, I just discovered I can get that on my TV! Woohoo, it’s Labor Day with Godzilla!

  • You’re welcome, have fun!

  • Eric Hinkle


  • The Rev.

    Yeah, I couldn’t find it. Still, I can run my own Godzilla marathon should I so choose.