Real Housewives take on the NFL in latest DirecTV mashup

Spot from TBWA/Chiat/Day unites reality TV and football favorites

Published On
Aug 16, 2022

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DirecTV is back at its world-blending antics, this time combining two of TV’s most aggressive pastimes—football and Real Housewives. Previously, the cable provider has captured fantastical combinations of Serena Williams and Wonder Woman as well as Ghostbusters and a dream team of baseball stars.

The latest spot from DirecTV’s “Get Your TV Together” campaign begins like the others: a TV-watching couple explains the one-stop-shop offerings of DirecTV—in this case, the NFL and the "Real Housewives" franchise. Flipping back and forth between the channels seems to open an alternate reality where the two have merged, finding “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice slamming Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott onto the turf.

“Whoops,” she says with a giggle as Prescott looks on in fear.

The players line up for the next play and Kyle Richards of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” shouts, “I’ve got four,” Prescott’s number. “She looks mean,” fellow Dallas Cowboys player CeeDee Lamb advises Prescott.

As Prescott takes the football and starts running, Richards chases him, shouting a classic Housewives trap: “Don’t be scared! I just want to talk!” He lobs the ball toward lamb, who is smashed into a nearby Housewives-esque party table by another player.

The ball lands in the purse of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore, who cackles and spins around gleefully. More outlandish shenanigans occur as the match devolves into chaos, including some hilarious smack-talking between NFL and Housewives fans in the bleachers and Giudice acrobatically flipping into the end zone.

The three Housewives celebrate there too, performing Prescott’s “Dak Dance.” The footballer, in response, flips a table. “Who flips a table?” asks Giudice, referring to the many dining furniture casualties that occur on the Bravo franchise.

“I never imagined I’d be doing a commercial in a football jersey, but I truly enjoyed myself on set with Dak,” said Giudice in a statement. “I can’t wait to have my fellow Housewives over for a DirecTV viewing party to see it.”

The spot, created out of agency TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles, will air on TV, digital and social media. It debuted the same day a viral fan tweet questioned the difference between the Real Housewives and sports: