Only a week after Tremendous Bowl LII introduced one of many biggest TV audiences of all time to NBC, the peacock community jumped into one other gigantic sporting occasion with the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. You understand who will not be watching these or every other Olympics, although? Rick Grimes and the remainder of the The Strolling Useless‘s survivors. However that does not imply AMC’s hit drama cannot get in on the enjoyable by some means, and it has achieved simply that with a sequence of promos calmly trolling the sporting spectacle.
It is considerably unusual that AMC and The Strolling Useless are taking purpose on the Olympics and the Video games’ followers with these new mini-promos. Absolutely there’s some viewers crossover there — each contained in the U.S. and out of doors — although presumably not sufficient to warrant kicking up any mud, even in a humorous context like this. Nonetheless, no matter intent or success, I am completely on board with these ads only for being sillier than the common Strolling Useless advertising and marketing push.
Over time, it is turn into fairly clear that most people’s favourite Winter Olympics punchline is the game of curling, which many individuals assume they’d be naturals at simply because they did okay when taking part in not-actually-shuffleboard at a bar that one time. And The Strolling Useless additionally performs on our anti-fascination with curling by mentioning that extra individuals in all probability know Lucille’s title than the names of anybody on the U.S. curling staff.
Whereas there are many determine skating buffs on the market who would be capable of let a layman know the way a figure skater’s score is affected by botching a triple axel, that is not precisely essentially the most universally identified reality. However you’d in all probability have a better time monitoring down somebody who is aware of that The Strolling Useless‘s Daryl is a one-man wrecking crew at occasions.
And I believe most Strolling Useless followers would agree that Alexandria and the Hilltop’s variations are far simpler to acknowledge than the variations between super-G and slalom snowboarding. I imply, it is not like all of these communities’ residents have to fret about snowboarding anymore. Although, since TV audiences do not even actually know what winter seems to be like up there, it is definitely potential that the world’s snow-covered hills are utilized in such a method.
With none ice skates in tow, The Strolling Useless will return to AMC audiences for the deadly back half of Season eight on Sunday, February 25, at 9:00 p.m. ET. Now everyone preserve an eye fixed out for any anti-TWD promos airing through the Olympics. To see what different new and returning exhibits might be on the best way within the close to future, head to our midseason premiere schedule.