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IGN discovers the Aubrey Plaza WoW commercial that never aired

Does anyone remember those World of Warcraft "What's your game?" commercials? They've been around for years, featuring celebrities like Mr. T, William Shatner, Verne Troyer, Ozzy Osbourne, and even a French commercial with Jean-Claude Van Damme. There were two that were introduced last year -- the infamous Chuck Norris commercial, and one done by Aubrey Plaza from Parks and Recreation. I remember liking the Chuck Norris commercial well enough, but the Aubrey Plaza commercial fell a little flat for me. Don't get me wrong, I love Parks and Recreation, but the commercial for WoW didn't seem particularly funny.

Well IGN just uncovered an entirely different Aubrey Plaza commercial, one that never aired. Frankly, I think this version is quite a bit funnier than the one originally used, and I'm not sure why they didn't go with it. Perhaps it was just a tad too racy for television? Regardless, you can view the unaired commercial above and decide for yourself. Personally, I like the second version of Aubrey's commercial a lot better -- but then, I'm a fan of silly orc puns. What do you think?

Filed under: Blizzard, Humor

Parks and Rec's Aubrey Plaza stars in latest WoW commercial

Aubrey Plaza has made a name for herself in NBC's Parks and Recreation as the hilariously deadpan snarker April Ludgate. She channels that character in the latest Warcraft commercial recently posted by Blizzard, in which she tells the story of how her boyfriend disappointed her on her birthday with the gift of WoW.

I swear that is the truth, I actually twittered a few days ago that I'd love Amy Poehler to do a commercial spot for World of Warcraft. It looks like they got the next best thing -- one of her awesome coworkers. I just hope this commercial isn't Parks and Rec canon though, because April and Andy are the cutest couple.

Filed under: Blizzard

Night Elf mohawk returns, new commercial

According to the official World of Warcraft website, the Night Elf mohawk is returning in-game.

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Jackalopes and the moon landing might be myths – but the Night Elf Mohawk is real, suckas! For a limited time, Mr. T's Night Elf Mohawk returns to Azeroth to hand out his signature grenades while a new nationally televised commercial takes over the airwaves. Watch the new spot at Blizzard's YouTube Channel or click to learn more about the mohawk grenade and how you can claim your own in-game.


The video above is a new nationally televised commercial.

Players can get the Mohawk Grenades from characters positioned outside the starting zone. We're checking now to see if the grenades are active in the game yet (again). They were originally in Azeroth as part of WoW's five year anniversary celebration.

Filed under: News items

WoW Moviewatch: A commercial parody sequel

A few days ago, we covered a parody of the celebrity World of Warcraft commercials appearing on a television near you. What does John have, in this third and final spoof in a series, that William Shatner, Mr. T, Willy Toledo, and Jean Claude van Damme don't? A sexy blood elf paladin.

John faces many obstacles in his gaming, from being an evil Horde in the "flamboyant" Silver Moon City, to playing a female character because he can't get close to real girls. If you're looking for an Alliance parody, check out the second video from Iceflow Studios, about Brad, the Human Rogue. He definitely saved the best for last, though.

Previously on Moviewatch...

Filed under: Paladin, Fan stuff, Blood Elves, Humor, WoW Moviewatch

WoW Moviewatch: A commercial parody

In the style of the recent wave of celebrity-lead commercials enticing the masses to purchase World of Warcraft, a nifty little parody has sprung up. With a thumbs up from Nethaera on the forums, it's a quick and entertaining video for those who have been keeping up with its official counterparts.

If you haven't, we've got you covered:
  1. The ads that started the craze, one featuring William Shatner, and another with Mr. T.
  2. "I am a Paladin" with Spanish actor Willy Toledo.
  3. The mage that is Jean-Claude Van Damme.
While we're on the subject, what do you think of the commercials? Personally, I am enjoying seeing elements of my WoW-playing creeping into my television-viewing. It somehow seems so odd and therefore mildly thrilling to be confronted with a night elf while channel flipping. Now, all we need is an alliance parody and we'd be set!

Filed under: Fan stuff, Humor, WoW Moviewatch

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