Naturally I chose another television crossover assignment that could be doubled as an advertisement for the radio show. I liked the idea of evaluating the difficulties in a protagonist’s life and seeing how those needs could be met. My mind immediately went to Xena, a hero who often struggles against meddlesome Greek gods. I decided to create what is essentially a repellent against these deities. I then wrote out my script in the most cliche As-Seen-On-TV style possible (lots of set-up questions, describing/playing up the solution, etc.). I recorded this piece in audacity, and added the Xena theme song as background music. The result is below.
I have to say, I think the best part of the whole commercial is “simply spritz, spray, and watch the Greek god fade away!” I don’t think I could have come up with a better line than that.