February 08, 2007

Reliving the Magic That Was Puppy Bowl III

While many American viewers were drinking beer and watching Peyton Manning bring home the Super Bowl trophy for the Colts last Sunday evening, I was sitting in Erik's dorm, flipping through his cable channels trying to find something, you know, interesting to watch. What we found was more awesome than can be described. What we found was Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl III".


A little over 6 wonderful minutes of "Puppy Bowl III"

Three HOURS of watching a revolving group of puppies, large and small, at play in a miniature football stadium, complete with color commentary, instant replays, and the always-entertaining "Bowl Cam" (a camera affixed to the underside of the only available water bowl on the field). What could be better? I know the answer - and the answer is NOTHING!

The only two things to mildly sully the experience were the Kitten Half-Time Extravaganza - which just wasn't as extravagant as this viewer was hoping for, and the unfortunate Pedigree commercial featuring sad-looking dogs locked away in a pound, while David Duchovny's guilt-inducing voice pleads with the viewer to buy Pedigree dog foods, 'cuz if you don't, well, you obviously have no soul, and all the dogs in all the pounds in the world will needlessly be murdered because of you. The first time I saw it, it brought tears to my eyes. And the remaining 47 times it aired during those three hours were just as heart-wrenching. And this is where I get to share this emotional torture with you:

You're welcome. Oh, and you know what else? "Puppy Bowl III" (and "I" & "II" as well) is available to purchase on DVD. I don't mean to drop any big hints, but my birthday's coming up in June.


posted by julie at February 8, 2007 09:22 PM


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