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H&R BLOCK JOINS “ECONOMY BOWL” LINE-UP

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Leave it to the Super Bowl to help save America from the tanking economy.

Lost your job? Then don’t miss upcoming Super Bowl spots from CareerBuilder.com and Monster.com. And after you get a job, you’ll want to invest some of the money while stock prices are low right? Check out the E*Trade commercial (feel free to invest in any of the other brands advertising in the big game). And, before you know it, it’ll be tax time. Thankfully, H&R Block has just announced that it will be airing it’s first Super Bowl commercial in five years.

H&R’s ad will feature the brand’s “You’ve Got People” message and “will  introduce some unexpected characters you haven’t seen with the H&R Block brand before,” according to a company spokesperson. You may remember the company’s last Super Bowl appearance in which they used a very unexpected character in the form of Willie Nelson and the Willie Nelson Advice Doll. Who will we see this shilling for the Block this year? We’re crossing our fingers for Sarah Palin. By game time, it’ll be almost four months since the election and we can think of dozens of tax-related jokes that would be perfect for a Palin-and-the-clan themed spot.

For those who were taking a bathroom break during Super Bowl XXXVIII, here’s Willie at his Super Bowl bestest.