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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In Tulsa?? When are you going to be there? Maybe we’ll come at the same time and really make a statement!
Even better, buy their brand. We're planning to visit Olive Garden within the next day or so. Haven't been there in years. Will absolutely put Embassy Suites at the top of the hotel list too.
“Now lets HIT the sponsors for ABC!! QUICKO!!”
I don’t think she needed to even try to apologize. They buy advertising on shows they think will draw an audience. They have now stopped advertising on Letterman because they think it’s bad PR.
I don’t understand why Sherri Bruen tried to apologize, what did Olive Garden do wrong?
Just sent them an email, and I am planning to eat lunch there today, after the usual massive lunch crowd! New restaurant, opened two months ago.
"I like that Sarah Palin. She looks like the weekend anchor on Channel 9. She looks like the hygienist who makes you feel guilty about not flossing. She looks like the relieved mom in a Tide commercial." --David Letterman
"I kind of like that Sarah Palin. You know, she reminds me, she looks like the flight attendant who won't give you a second can of Pepsi. No, you've had enough. We're landing. Looks like the waitress at the coffee shop who draws a little smiley face on your check. Have a nice day." --David Letterman
"I like that Sarah Palin. She looks like the lady in the dental office who gives you the keys to the rest room. 'There you are. Just bring them right back.' She looks like my selection of the week on E-Harmony.com. Sarah Palin is a good-looking woman. She looks like the woman in the department store who tries to spray you with perfume. 'Just a little.'" --David Letterman
"I like Sarah Palin. She looks like the dip sample lady at Safeway. She looks like the nurse who weighs you and then makes you sit alone in your underwear for 20 minutes. She looks like the Olive Garden hostess who says, 'I'm sorry, your table isn't ready yet." She looks like infomercial lady who says she made $64,000 a month flipping condos." --David Letterman
"Do you like Sarah Palin? Do you kind of like her? Yeah. I like her because she looks like the lady at the bakery who yells out '44! 45!' She looks like a real estate agent whose picture you see on the bus stop bench. That's who she looks like. She looks like the lady who has a chain of cupcake stores. She looks like the mayor of a small town that's banned dancing." --David Letterman
Sounds like he really had some snobbish, misogynistic thing going.
Our local Macaroni Grill recently replaced the cavernous seating area with booths. Much nicer and quieter for adults and the kids can still do their thing on the paper tablecloths. But a visit to the Olive Garden is very much in order now.
I just had an immediate and overwhelming craving for the best Italian food one can find in the United States.
So you’re coming to Baltimore’s Little Italy to go to one of the many non-chain little bistros near the harbor. Nice choice.
Cuz you sure won’t find it Olive Garden.
I’ve asked my wife and kids to take me to Olive Garden for Father’s Day.
Let me talk to the Mrs. and I’ll let you know.
Looks like we’ll have to head there next week to celebrate my birthday!!
Rush has a waiting list of advertisers lined up in case any one bails; not so with Letterman. That said, my basic response is: It’s a free country.
Not if we don't have free speech.
Oh, I remember. Now we’re acting like liberals.
The problem is that liberals have the majority these days and Obama doesn’t obey the law.
I just have this picture of her being a 20-something skull full of mush who thinks (oops, I mean feels) that she is expected to non-apologize because it's the caring thing to do.
You're right, there's no need for an apology.
This "apologizing" thing has gotten out of hand.
Just this past week the Greensboro City Council issued a "statement of regret," whatever that is, that the Klan came to town in 1979 and caused a shooting riot.
I wrote them after reading your post.
Love Olive Garden! Make sure when you eat there tell the manager WHY you chose Olive Garden!
And I have a coupon for $4.00 off! Looks like we’ll go this weekend. And I think I’ll mention to the manager that we made a special trip to thank Olive Garden for this decision.
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