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Joystiq presents

What's better than a free DS from Comcast?

The even freer commercial they made for it! To promote their new offer of a free DS with subscription to a whole bunch of stuff, Comcast hired John Kricfalusi to make a promotional animation. It's quite a bit better than pretty much any cable company commercial we've ever seen, and definitely a lot better than any Flash ad we've seen on a website. Animation this brilliantly weird should not be buried in Comcast's website.

Kricfalusi is best known as the creator and occasional voice of Ren & Stimpy and the founder of Spümcø International. You can see some sketches for the ad on his blog, as well as lots and lots of animation nerdery.

Oh, and also, if you need phone, internet, and cable TV, you should think about signing up with Comcast right now and getting a free DS Lite out of it.

[Via CAG]

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1. No way am I supporting this evil corporation, free DS or no free DS.

Posted at 6:13PM on Jul 10th 2007 by Silver R. Wolfe

2. I am also filled with Comcast-hate, but that is a pretty damned funny cartoon.

Posted at 6:27PM on Jul 10th 2007 by Alisha Karabinus

3. I think I heard Dan Castellaneta as one of the voices.

Posted at 6:49PM on Jul 10th 2007 by Covarr

4. Ah good old fashioned Ren and Stimpy. Log Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Posted at 6:50PM on Jul 10th 2007 by hvnlysoldr

5. When I put in my address, I get the following message:

Package Not Available

The item you have selected is no longer available on To view other products and services in your area, click the button below.


Posted at 7:07PM on Jul 10th 2007 by davr

6. 1) It's $99 for one year, then the charge goes up.

2) It's not the highest tier of internet, so if you wan that, you have to pay up an extra $10 bucks.

3) It's only available to NEW customers. I'd assume this means if you currently have any of their service that you are disqualified from this promotion. YMMV.

Posted at 7:11PM on Jul 10th 2007 by WedgeTalon

7. free DS Lite: yay
Comcast: I'd rather pay double for a DS

Posted at 8:03PM on Jul 10th 2007 by ConstyXIV

8. Nice how the douchebags at Comcast make the video quality worse if you're not on a Comcast connection.

Posted at 8:46PM on Jul 10th 2007 by Joshua

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