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THIS BTN AD FOR IOWA-PENN STATE IS SURREAL AS HELL

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WTF is going on?

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Iowa plays Penn State tonight on BTN.  To advertise the game, BTN apparently enlisted the ghost of Salvador Dalí to create this commercial spot because it is incredibly surreal:

There is a lot of crazy packed into that 15 second-spot.  Is BTN expecting the action in tonight's game to get a little freaky?  Did someone slip some LSD into the water supply over there?

Or maybe these are clips from movies from some bizarre alternate realities:

Iowa BTN ad 1

In this one Fran auditions for the role of the Count in HBO's new Sesame Street -- if you can't count, prepare for some Deadwood-style Wrath...

Iowa BTN ad 2

Here Fran stars in a new take on Mr. Holland's Opus, where the high school music class is replaced by an army of Herkys and the only music is the Iowa Fight Song on a constant loop.

Iowa BTN ad 3

This is either a clip from a Freaky Friday-style body-swapping comedy starring Fran and Herky or a glimpse from a nightmarish remake of The Fly.

Iowa BTN ad 4

And this must be from Herky's  starring role in Fear and Loathing in University Heights.

Or maybe not.  It's a weird ad, is all.

Happy Wednesday.