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Garvity Bomb the Neighbor
Client: Sony
Brand: PlayStation 2
Title: "Gravity Bomb"
Agency: TBWA/Chiat/Day, Los Angeles
Hey, kids, feeling bored and uninspired? Trying to imagine something that would be really cool to do? How about gravity bombing your neighbor's backyard? Whoa, dude, isn't PlayStation 2 awesome?

Magic Johnson
Client: Ford Motor Co.
Brand: Lincoln Navigator
Title: "Father and Son"
Agency: Y&R Group, Dearborn, Mich.
Both Magic Johnson and his son, Andre, turn in masterful performances in this spot for the 2004 Lincoln Navigator SUV.

Client: Napster
Brand: Napster
Title: "Metal"
Agency: Venables, Bell & Partners, San Francisco
Now that it must earn its keep by selling music, Napster has unleashed an advertising campaign aimed at drawing in all those who can't wait to pay for the songs they used to get for free. Quite an interesting marketing challenge.

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Cat in the Hat "Priceless"
Client: MasterCard
Brand: MasterCard
Title: "Cat in the Hat, Priceless"
Agency: McCann-Erickson
This spot represents the first time MasterCard has partnered with a major Hollywood movie studio. The commercial promotes both the new Cat in the Hat movie as well as a MasterCard "Trip A Day" contest offering an expense-paid trip for four to Universial Studios in Orlando, Fla.
Making the Commercial
Client: MasterCard
Brand: MasterCard
Title: "Making Cat in the Hat, Priceless"
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Go behind the scenes on the Universal Studios Hollywood lot as the commercial is made.

Driving Shoes
Client: Lugz
Brand: Lugz Shoes
Title: "Driving Shoes"
Agency: Avrett Free & Ginsberg, New York
Rap star and motorhead Flexmaster Funk is back with a new commercial that again raises the question of exactly what is a 'driving shoe'? You won't learn the answer to that in this spot but you will see some fascinating animations.

BMW Goes Celestial
Client: BMW of North America
Brand: BMW X5
Title: "Angels"
Agency: Fallon, Minneapolis
Partnering with celestial powers, BMW in this spot appears to have launched the world's first car equipped with angels.

Head Rugs
Client: Carpet One
Brand: Carpet One
Title: "Toupee"
Agency: Doner
Shortly into this spot, one has to wonder if viewers will ultimately remember it as an ad for wigs or rugs.

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