Rock Paper Scissors Cuts Stephen Colbert Super Bowl Spots for Wonderful Pistachios

Super Bowl viewers received a double dose of Steven Colbert in a hilarious pair of spots cut by Rock Paper Scissors Editor Stewart Reeves for Wonderful Pistachios. The two :15s work in tandem: the first, Super Bowl – Part 1 featuring a confident Colbert seated beside a bald eagle, explaining to the audience that this wonderful product ought to sell itself. The follow-up spot, Super Bowl – Part 2, airing 30 seconds later, transports viewers into the same room, this time garishly redecorated in Wonderful Pistachios’ trademark green, part of a branding onslaught that ends with the comedian splitting his head in half to reveal a pistachio head underneath.

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“Super Bowl spots should be funny, novel and entertaining, and this one hits all those notes, with the inimitable Steven Colbert at its heart,” explains Reeves. “Between these spots and the other amazing Super Bowl spots my colleagues cut, RPS is reinforcing why we are a go-to edit house for even the most high-profile projects.”



Client: Wonderful Pistachios
Spot Title: Super Bowl – Part 1, Super Bowl – Part 2
Air Date: February 2, 2014

Agency: Fire Station
Executive Creative Director: Liz Leow
Creative Director: Kim Genkinger
Associate Creative Director: Jennifer Young
Senior Copywriter: Grant Lavezzoli
Producer: Anne Kurtzman

Production Company: MJZ
Director: Tom Kuntz
DoP: Phillipe Lesourd
Line Producer: Stephanie Bruni

Editorial: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Stewart Reeves
Assistant Editor: Clarke Rives
Executive Producer: Carol Lynn Weaver
Producer: Alexandra Zickerick

Color: CO3
Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld
Producer: Rhubie Jovanov

Online: EightVFX

Mix: Juice West
Mixer: Bob Gremore

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