Creatives found a way to stop your parents from OD'ing on Fox News
Andy Richter plays a Trump-loving dad in spot promoting a tool to help you 'Outfox the Holidays'
Dec 20, 2018
Many of us will be gathering with our loved ones for Christmas, which means there’s a risk people will talk about politics and families will start hating each other because Dad thinks the president is marvelous, while cousin Carl thinks he’s setting the country aflame. Such flare-ups are made even more likely when the host of the festivities happens to be tuned into a network aligned with their particular end of the political spectrum. Let’s take Fox News as an example.
A trio of creatives has come up with a way to avoid potential partisan clashes (and continued poisoning of their parents' minds) with #OutFoxTheHolidays. Creative directors Zac Sax, Aaron Mosher and David Yankelewitz conceived this film illustrating the aforementioned scenario and offering a remedy for it. It stars Conan O’Brien wingman Andy Richter and Carrie Madsen from “The Late Late Show with James Corden” as super conservative parents—their alt-right allegiance proudly displayed on the Trump-O’Reilly 2024 placard sitting on the front lawn. As their adult kids join them in a cringey Christmas dinner--with Mom and Dad wanting to discuss “current” issues like Hillary’s emails and lives that really do matter (their own)--the younger ones step aside to offer a solution: http://outfoxtheholidays.com/.
The site reminds viewers that cable providers' parental controls can be used to “protect” parents too, and shows you how you can block Fox News from Mom and Dad’s lineup. The idea, illustrated here, is clearly left-leaning, but no one’s stopping you from taking it in the other direction. We're just imagining what sorts of headlines or tweets we'd see if someone pulled this trick on the POTUS himself.