Solved: Fox Mystery Viral Commercial

Published 6 years ago by , Updated June 27th, 2013 at 3:08 pm,

snakes on a cane Solved: Fox Mystery Viral Commercial

Fox is catching on and trying to tease folks with some form of mystery advertising.

While my wife was watching the So You Think You Can Dance finale, I just happened to notice a 5 or 10 second ad. Note: My wife was watching… I was in the background writing articles.  I mean, I only watch the show for the ads, right?

Anyway, the ad flashed the above image on the screen and below the image was a website address.

As you’ve probably noticed, the above image is a live countdown and I have done the math and the investigation for you. The mystery seems pretty apparent to myself.  When I do the math, it adds up to September 21st, 2009.

If you check my very own post on Fox’s 2009 fall premiere dates, you’ll see that the only show that Fox has premiering on September 21st is the 2-hour premiere of House with Hugh Laurie.

house fox Solved: Fox Mystery Viral Commercial

And as we all know, he’s committed himself to the funny farm to deal with some imaginary conversations and other issues.

It’s a nice little twist on another movie name, but that’s not a Fox property.

So, for now, I dare say, mystery solved before we go crazy.  Time will tell!

Site:  Snakes On A Cane

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  1. Cute.

  2. Definitely House – there’s also a cane in the medic sign

  3. Good job bruce. Maybe you should have been choosen to play Sherlock Holmes instead of RDJ.

  4. LOL. PAUL: I’m too bipolar. Some days, I’m unstoppable in digging up info. Others, it all seems moot!

  5. Ah…thx Bruce…I was wondering what that was all about.. Now what’s this Spartacus series Starz is putting out? Any ideas?

  6. Is this really viral? I thought the cane was kind of a giveaway…

  7. LEECH:

    This SPARTACUS on Starz thing is going to be in a virtual environment type setting to give it a comic book feel. (Eh?)

    Yet it’s going to be produced by Starz Media with Executive Producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Joshua Donen.

    Lucy Lawless can’t seem to get away from this genre either, since it’s been reported she’s joined the cast.

    Head writer and show runner is Steven S. DeKnight (“Smallville,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”).

    I haven’t seen it, but there seems to be some promise with the creative force behind the show, though I’m not sure how this comic-look feel look is going to pan out.

  8. ZIPPER: I could have sworn I put Viral in Quotes somewhere, but it must have been one of those moments I seem to always have.

    “Viral” would be as much as they’re trying to be mysterious about what the website is about…

    And until I did the day counts on what was premiering, I didn’t have a clue, though I must admit it was a thought… but I hate leading myself down stray paths until I’ve completely confused myself.

  9. Thanks Bruce. “Comic book feel.” I’m hoping that doesn’t mean what I think it does. I’m thinking along the lines of those annoying commercials that look like a real person done as a drawing. I suppose it could work though, and would give the designers more leeway with the sets, etc.

    Is this the future of film-nothing live where the only sets to build are green screens??? And is this a good thing or a bad thing? ARG!