To be honest, I barely looked at the game. I was there just for Cardi B’s Pepsi commercial — and she was barely in it! — so I was gratified by Burger King’s 45-second-long ad starring the late Andy Warhol.
I appreciate expensive corporate risk-taking … when it causes no harm. How many people watching the game even recognized Warhol? I would like to know. Anyway, AdAge reported that the clip was originally part of a more than four-minute from JØrgen Leth 1982 film 66 Scenes from America.
Burger King lucked out, because — as Leth said in this interview — Andy originally wanted to go with McDonald’s.
Also, I’ve got to give Burger King props for its reply to AdAge’s tweet about the burger rivalry.
it doesn't matter who you flirt with, it matters who you take home.
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) February 4, 2019
Here’s the whole Warhol hamburger segment from Leth’s movie.
If you want to spend more time with Andy and can’t get to the Whitney Museum exhibit (running through March 31), you can catch all eight hours of Warhol’s Empire State Building film on YouTube. It’s very relaxing.