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Network Solutions' Go Daddy Parody Surprisingly Close to Real Thing

Cloris Leachman in Go Granny -- the Weekend Joan Rivers Is Unveiled

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Heading into Super Bowl weekend, Network Solutions figured it would try to take an online jab at Go Daddy's sleazy ads. The scenario? A short documentary look at Cloris Leachman, playing an aging, raunchy Go Daddy-esque woman waiting by the phone, hoping she'll get a call to be in the latest Super Bowl spot. They couldn't have known that Go Daddy would unveil Joan Rivers as its latest "Go Daddy Girl" during the big game. (If you stick around through the video, Lisa Stone, co-founder & CEO of Blogher.com, makes a pitch for Network Solutions, getting across the point that it's a company that doesn't woo customers by making women feel cheap.)

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