Skip to comments.Olive Garden pulls Letterman ads
Posted on 06/18/2009 10:23:58 AM PDT by BCrago66
Following a week of back and forth between CBS late night comic David Letterman and Sarah Palin over a crude joke he told about the Alaska Republican governors daughter, the Olive Garden restaurant says it is cancelling all of its scheduled ads on Lettermans Late Show for the rest of the year.
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Keep the heat on.
So let’s see:
Embassy Suites removes it’s ads from CBS’s website.
Hellman’s/BestFoods does the same.
Olive Garden now removes all ads from the Letterman show timeslot.
Congrats everyone! Keep the pressure on people. :D
On the other hand, between the controversy and people switching from Conan, Letterman’s ratings are actually going up. They’re not going to have a problem replacing that ad revenue and if the trend continues, being able to charge more for ad time.
Wow, pulled AFTER the apology. I’m stunned, really stunned. I thougth that this guy pissed a lot of people off, but it looks like I seriously underestimated the impact of such a comment.
First the Never-Ending Pasta Bowl, now this. I love Olive Garden!
Olive Garden’s breadsticks and salad are great. will have to eat there.
Haven’t been there in a while. We usually go to Macaroni Grill. It’s a loud place and the kids can draw on the tables. Still, we may have to go to Olive Garden soon.
Dave reminds me of an old bitter Alfred E Newman. I hope all his sponsors drop him. If he was making a “joke” about Zer0’s kids not only would he be canned but the messiah would sack the head of CBS on top of it.
I just had an immediate and overwhelming craving for the best Italian food one can find in the United States.
Ok. The next family meal out is at Olive Garden.
conan’s actually funny...I was worried about it since I didn’t used to like him.
Olive Garden will now experience an uptick of customers, even in a recession. There’s a lot more of us than there are of them.
I got a very contrite email from Capital One after I closed the account.
Their ‘Tour of Italy’ just got even more delicious.
Just book a three day stay at Embassy Suites because of what they did re: Letterman. Now it looks like we will be eating at Olive Gardens during our trip!
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