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Fast-Changing Times Not at Ridgemont High

A Jimmy’s Daily Planet Blog Tease:

Wednesday = H2Zero

Thursday = The Orb(I Tell)

Friday = An Eagle’s Perch

Normally, I write my blog posts on the day and in the moment. True story. However, feeling inspired by today’s blog, I decided to randomly type headlines I thought sounded cool without knowing what they will be about.

We’ll see how this works.


Now, if you’re wondering:

Advertising and marketing continue to evolve by the day with short video content, by the way.

Or “BTW,” as the text-savvy kids say.

And the folks at Netflix, partnering with the ‘Stranger Things’ team–a smash hit original series based in the 1980s with impressive storytelling and era-capturing precision–recently dropped a clever teaser trailer for its pending teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated third season.

It’s being called a “Title Tease.” Ok…Well, now I’m curious to see what’s coming next in television and commercial marketing.

Anyways, unlike conventional sitcoms, this binge-worthy show purposely releases all ten episodes that make up each season at once. Admittedly, this causes a Tostitos mild salsa-caliber spoiler. Or perhaps like the salsa, it merely introduces a satisfying taste (or tease) of the full meal?

You be the judge.

Wait…they had Tostitos in the ’80s, right? Regardless, here’s the aforementioned teaser trailer for the pending teaser trailer for the third season of ‘Stranger Things.’

While 2019 is a little vague for a drop date, 1980-something works perfectly for ‘The Goldbergs.’ So it’s time to put up–and keep up–Christmas lights for all of 2019. 

P.S. Yes, Tostitos chips were around in the ’80s! 

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Reenter Sandman

“Old school SNL” means something different to everybody. It depends on how old we are. And yet it also doesn’t matter to some extent.

Funny is funny.

There was a particular era of SNL cast members where this sentiment rings true. Chris Farley, David Spade, and Chris Rock–to name a few–created timeless, classic sketches, as well as a brand of comedy that was and is hilarious to the masses. And a bunch of this generation of SNL alums is still going strong with their brand of comedy in TV, movies and, thankfully, stand-up.

Oh, almost forgot to mention “the Sandman” himself:

Adam Sandler.

Actually, I didn’t forget. This blog post is about the aforementioned SNL generation that was very much defined by Adam Sandler. His triumphant return to the stage of stand-up comedy via Netflix will hopefully inspire a new generation of aspiring comedians to learn from a golden generation.

That would be fresh.

Netflix Will See You Soon

‘Maniac’ is a forthcoming series at Netflix that will star Jonah Hill, Emma Stone, and Justin Theroux. It’s about the treatment–and manipulation?–of the mind. Its star power coupled with its intriguing premise promises to deliver a fresh storytelling experience.

And with each passing day, it becomes clearer that television and cinema are engaging in some version of experiential marketing. Treating a show or film as a brand isn’t new yet modern technology creates creative elasticity that attempts to bring the viewer into the show or film like never before.

Engagement is key.

If only there were cognitive professionals to sign off on this evolving breakthrough…

I may need to see some college degrees.

In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for just watching ‘Maniac’ on Netflix starting September 21.

The New, Other Side of Movie-Watching

For a “Throwback Thursday” to remember, I–well, Netflix–present to you the trailer for the final film by Orson Welles titled ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ that will finally make its worldwide premiere at the 75th Venice International Film Festival tomorrow after around 40 years of tinkering.

‘The Other Side of the Wind’ will premiere on Netflix on November 2.