In an age where everyone DVRs everything, commercials have to stand out to get noticed. When people seek you out, or spend the next year quoting your catchphrase, that's when you know you've achieved something magical. The "Funniest Commercials of the Year" annual special first aired on truTV in 2004 and beginning in 2014 moved to Spike TV.
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Funniest Commercials of the Year - Roseanne Barr - Netflix
Roseanne Cherrie Barr (born November 3, 1952) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and television producer. Barr began her career in stand-up comedy at clubs before gaining critical and popular acclaim in the television sitcom Roseanne (1988–1997; 2018). She won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her work on the show. Barr was born into a Jewish family living in Salt Lake City, Utah. She became a standup comedian in 1980. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, she began to emerge as a celebrity through her role in Roseanne and other public performances. Barr sparked controversy when performing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a nationally aired baseball game on July 25, 1990. After singing the anthem in what many perceived to be a deliberately disrespectful manner, Barr grabbed her crotch and spat. This performance was met with condemnation from baseball fans and sportswriters, and was called “disgraceful” by then-President George H. W. Bush. Barr has been active and outspoken on political issues. She won nearly 70,000 votes for president in the general election of 2012, as the presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party. After Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president in 2015, Kelly Weill of The Daily Beast wrote that Barr “veered right” in her politics. After Roseanne was revived, Trump called her to congratulate her on her show's ratings and thank her for her support. She has frequently defended her support of Trump, and has been criticized for her extensive use of personal attacks, conspiracy theories, and fake news. Roseanne was revived in 2018 on ABC; the show was abruptly canceled on May 29, after being renewed for another season, due to Barr making a controversial tweet, which many called “racist” and she later called a “bad joke”.
Funniest Commercials of the Year - Stand-up comedian: 1980–1986 - Netflix
While in Colorado, Barr did stand-up gigs in clubs in Denver and other Colorado towns. She later tried out at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and went on to appear on The Tonight Show in 1985. In 1986, she performed on a Rodney Dangerfield special and on Late Night with David Letterman and the following year had her own HBO special called The Roseanne Barr Show, which earned her an American Comedy Award for the funniest female performer in a television special. Barr was offered the role of Peg Bundy in Married... with Children but turned it down. In her routine she popularized the phrase, “domestic goddess”, to refer to a homemaker or housewife. The success of her act led to her own series on ABC, called Roseanne.
Funniest Commercials of the Year - References - Netflix