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'

Published On
Dec 20, 2018

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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. 

Credits

Date
Dec 20, 2018
Creative:
Zac Sax
Creative:
Aaron Mosher
Creative:
David Yankelewitz
PR:
Rebecca Sullivan
Dad:
Andy Richter
Mom:
Carrie Madsen
Son:
DC Pierson
Daughter:
Becky Robinson
Special Thanks To:
Genoa Terheggen
Special Thanks To:
Aimee Mosher
Special Thanks To:
Steve Lui
Special Thanks To:
Craig Baldo
Special Thanks To:
Gabe Laskin
Special Thanks To:
Nicole Severi
Special Thanks To:
C-Mount
Special Thanks To:
Jason Liquori
Special Thanks To:
Dan Adlerstein
Special Thanks To:
Stu Smith
Special Thanks To:
Doug Karo
Special Thanks To:
Rosie Keller
Special Thanks To:
Dave Lyons
Special Thanks To:
Danny Adrain
Director:
Glenn F Clements
Producer:
Kate K Dowd
Producer:
Phil Pessaro
Line Producer:
Michelle Basterrechea
Associate Producer:
James Shickich
Post Production Producer:
Pamela Heller
Director of Photography:
Nate Cornett
2nd Operator:
Kevin Stiller
Gaffer:
Jenn Cohen-Harriman
AC / Lighting:
Danny Hahn
AC:
Allan De Leon
Media Manager:
Jim Dempsey
Sound:
Taylor Coe
Production Designer:
Amy Plouff
Prop Master:
Berwin Bell
Stylist:
Lynette Pone
Hair & Makeup:
Dana Holm
Production Assistant:
Kirby Socker
Production Assistant:
Chanler Jackson
Production Assistant:
Ian Jones
Editor:
Crandall Miller
Edit:
Whitehouse Post
Colorist:
Darin Wooldridge
Sound Design and Mix:
Diana David
Sound Design and Mix:
Pomann Sound
Graphics:
Chris Weller
Illustrator:
Manuel Cetina
Writer:
Zac Sax
Writer:
David Yankelewitz
Writer:
Aaron Mosher
Writer:
Rob Kutner
Creative Consultant:
Jay Katsir
Apron Writer:
Craig Baldo

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