Rejected TV Spot – The Three Stooges

Originally slated to air in a prime time basketball telecast in the U.S. this TV spot for THE THREE STOOGES didn’t make the grade for the network CBS and was rejected from being able to air. Rejected on the basis that the ad makes a joke out of prescription medication, an alternative standard TV spot is to be used for the film in its place.

It’s an interesting stand the network has taken on this, seeming that the parodying of prescription drugs is too much of a sensitive issue – in the U.S. TV advertising is dominated by medication advertising – and even the networks won’t risk upsetting their advertisers in this harmless gag.

THE THREE STOOGES opens on JUNE 28, 2012 in AUSTRALIA through 20TH CENTURY FOX