NBC debuted a promotional spot called “The Brotherhood of Man” over the weekend and while it was cool to see Ron Swanson, Jack Donaghy, Andy Bernard, and Brian Williams performing a musical ditty together, it also caused many rolled eyes and raised eyebrows. Not to worry, internet! TV networks have been churning out these silly ads — in which all of the network's biggest stars put on a song and dance in one long extended commercial — for decades.
Let's take a look at some of the most enjoyable throughout television history.
1995: Fox's "Cool Like Us"
Includes America's Most Wanted, Melrose Place, The Simpsons, Married with Children, Misery Loves Company, The X-Files, Beverly Hills, 90210, Party of Five
1994: "Fox Is Kickin' It"
Includes Cops, The Simpsons, Martin, Living Single, The X-Files, Beverly Hills, 90210