Channel Nine has unveiled a funny new commercial to mark the return of NRL’s The Footy Show which parodies the TV network’s of it flagship dating show, Married at First Sight.
The ad features Footy Show hosts Paul “Fatty” Vautin, Beau Ryan, Erin Molan and Darryl “The Big Marn” Brohman preparing for the “biggest day” of their lives, copying the form of Nine’s commercials for Married at First Sight.
— The NRL Footy Show (@NRLFootyShow) February 20, 2017
Fans of The Footy Show have so far reacted pretty positively to the ad on social media. However, not all were impressed, with one Twitter user noting that he was more looking forward to watching Fox Sports’ new designated NRL channel.
— BC (@BCurran81) February 20, 2017
@NRLFootyShow Sorry Not Keen. The commercial isn’t funny.
— Mitch (@bornin1998) February 20, 2017
@NRLFootyShow wtf did I just watch. I want that 1min of my life back.
— Brad Bainbridge (@RealBain) February 20, 2017
The Footy Show kicks off again next Thursday following Nine’s broadcast of the opening game of the NRL 2017 season between reigning premiers the Cronulla Sharks and the Brisbane Broncos.