You know that show "NCIS: Los Angeles," right? No, it’s not the one where David Caruso takes off his sunglasses over and over. That’s "CSI: Miami." And it’s not the one with Lt. Dan from “Forrest Gump.” That’s "CSI: NY." And it definitely isn’t the one with Scott Baio and the chick from "Baywatch." That was "Charles in Charge" and sadly it’s been gone for some time now. No, "NCIS" is the one with LL Cool J and a bunch of cameos from Strikeforce fighters who mostly mill around in the background. At least, that’s what this promo would have me believe.
CBS’s latest genius idea (let’s not forget this work of art) to promote the upcoming Strikeforce event in Nashville on April 17 is to take a bunch of fighters and stick them in a show that’s normally about, I don’t know, solving crimes or something. But hey, if "News Radio" could work in an MMA storyline, any show can.
Obviously we’re just getting a brief glimpse of the promotional power CBS can bring to bear when it wants to, and for all we know Dan Henderson has a moving monologue in the final act that isn’t featured prominently in this commercial, but from what we’re seeing here it’s “Big” John McCarthy who’s the real winner. Everyone else stands on the outside cheering, basically reduced to being extras, while he gets what is, technically at least, a speaking role.
Nicely done, “Big” John. And people said those years at Julliard were a waste.