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Gus Johnson explodes in promo because he’s a bomb or robot or something (video)

Everybody loves themselves some Gus Johnson histrionics. But would you love it as much if you were sharing the broadcast booth and a bomb was strapped to his back and he was about to explode? Or if he was a robot that had a bomb strapped to its back and the robot bomb was set to detonate?

Seriously, I have no idea what’s going on in this new promo from FOX Sports starring everybody’s favorite broadcaster and FOX College Football announcer, Gus Johnson.

From what I can surmise, Gus’ extreme excitability is like a bomb that’s timer has been activated. As sparks fly and the others in the booth move away from Gus, the bomb squad rushes in. That’s when it gets confusing. The bomb squad guy “opens” Gus Johnson’s back to reveal a bomb that has mere seconds left before it goes “kaboom.” The method in which the bomb squad guy removes Gus’ back is reminiscent of how they’d open up V.I.C.I. to work on her circuitry on Small Wonder.

In any event, whether Gus Johnson is some announcing cyborg or has shirts with hinges, he explodes. And it’s weird.

Huh. Don’t quite know what to make of that commercial. I don’t think I want to live in a world where Gus Johnson gets all blowed up, whether he is a cyborg possessing a highly excitable brand of artificial intelligence or just an over-the-top sentient being.

[H/T Awful Announcing]