• Jan 24, 2008

Way back when, Primus had a song called "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver," and, well, it got a lot of attention. Web site service provider GoDaddy.com is getting attention for the same unlikely use of the little brown castor canadensis. What do beavers have to do with web sites? That's exactly what Fox TV wanted to know when it rejected GoDaddy's Super Bowl ad titled "Exposure."

GoDaddy, which is making a yearly habit of getting more press because of its "edgy" ads than it does with the actual ads, employs racer Danica Patrick that featuers "supermodels with short skirts and furry creatures emerging from vehicles" for the spot. At some point, somebody calls the beaver a beaver in the commercial. Fox told GoDaddy if it wanted the commercial run, it would need to omit the reference to nature's most skilled gnawers because of that certain part of the female anatomy to which the ad was referring. Adhering to its strict principles, GoDaddy told Fox something along the lines of 'no beaver, no deal'.

Instead, GoDaddy's Super Bowl ad won't actually feature Danica Patrick nor advertise GoDaddy. It will feature GoDaddy characters Jack and Dougie and advertise the uncut version of the Danica Patrick commercial that will be available to view on the company's website. Hey, you got a hundred million people on your doorstep, might as well give them a reason to come in.

[Source: AZ Central via Winding Road]



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      • 7 Years Ago

      That's a great song...makes me laugh everytime I hear it. My Name Is Mudd is another funny one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If she'd show me her "Beaver".... I'd be happy to lick it for her! Tell 'Faux' News.............. to shut the F--k up already.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Remember, this is America, where headshots, decapitation and beatings are good family entertainment, but a bit of nipple (or a swearword) on TV is a travesty akin to the holocaust.

      Hide sex and glorify violence. Awesome way to build a society. Go Team!
        • 7 Years Ago
        haha... so right.... and so sad at the same time.....
        • 7 Years Ago
        Amen. I wish someone could explain to me why prime time ultra-violence is a-OK but a womans bare breast is Evil. I'll never figure that one out on my own.
        • 7 Years Ago
        ... people in the states, and to lesser extend in canada... have a twisted sense of what's wright and wrong; what's dangerous vs. what's natural....
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is racing her side gig or something?!? LOL!!

      Lets see how she will be remembered.... Championship wins, or the controversial GoDaddy ad. Hummmm

      • 6 Years Ago
      Ok honestly, wouldn't everybody have known they were beavers without them having to be named? Show them chewing on some wood or something. How's that for suggestive?

      Well, if you are interested in catching more than just Danica's GoDaddy scandalous commercial online post-Super Bowl ad extravaganza you can check out all the best ads on www.firebrand.com. You can download them there the day after they air.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As a proud alumni of Oregon State University, I take offense to Fox not letting any Beavers on television. We are hard working people and to not allow us the honor of being on a commercial during the super bowl is a disgrace!

      I'm calling for a boycott on the Fox network for all Oregon State, MIT, CalTec, Champlain College, and Minot State University graduates. They owe us more than the unfair treatment that all our fellow beavers have received!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hehe. You can never have too many "beavers"
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is it even called a beaver anymore? I haven't seen in beaver mode in years.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, she's the only reason I'd ever watch a Nascar race............
      • 7 Years Ago
      this is hilarious. FOX TV is now the moral police for superbowl ads? FOX TV? the same company that brought us "When (blank) Attacks" and "When Good (blank)s Go Bad". the same FOX TV that runs "Girls Gone Wild" ads all night. that FOX TV?
      get bent.
      • 7 Years Ago
      damn she looks good in that pic
        Lar7789789
        • 4 Years Ago
        yea, but you know whats funny, when we first started hearing about Danica, you know like, when she first started getting big like back in 2005 -2006..... I didn't think she was that great looking,

        now I see her, and she just looks hot as hell.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Like I really needed another reason to loathe Fox. Glad to hear that the video will still be available on Godaddy's website.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Don't blame Fox. there is not a major broadcast network in America that will air this after the "wardrobe" malfunction a few years back. It just Fox's turn to have the Superbowl. The alphabet soup networks wouldn't run it either.

        Hey maybe GoDaddy can get one of the cable networks that only get a few hundred thousand viewers a night to run it. The publicity might do them some good. Are you listening MSNBC?
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