Google's first-ever television commercial, an understated 53-second spot called "Parisian Love," aired during Super Bowl XLIV to great fanfare.
The ad chronicles a whirlwind transatlantic romance as told in search
engine queries ("impress a French girl" gives way to "long distance
relationship advice" and eventually "churches in Paris").
It's a form that lends itself well to parody, and a number of spoofs
have already surfaced, including one that summarizes Sarah Palin's
meteoric rise through the political establishment. It's certainly not a
comprehensive biography of the woman who might be the next Republican presidential candidate, and it probably won't please those who want to see Palin taken more seriously, but it hits a number of highlights. (Sample searches: "field dress a moose," "who is John McCain?," "eye won't stop winking.")
The clip shown below, from The Rachel Maddow Show, uses a rising, inspirational piano figure, though it should be noted that another version, set to Dueling Banjos, is available for those who are interested.
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