Best Local Television Commercial

Gitcha Goomsba Up

The best TV commercial of the year gets features a faux-Bavarian village in central Washington and its big (as in big pimpin') mascot, Woody Goomsba. In an experiment with viral marketing, the Leavenworth tourism planners pulled a few bucks together and hired Wenatchee video producers Howell at the Moon to produce a video that would "appeal to a younger audience." What they got was "Gitcha Goomsba Up," a spoof rap video that pairs sexy, booty-shaking Bavarian babes and condiment-dripping sausages with tourist-friendly shots of putt-putt golf and family hiking trips. The video ruffled some feathers among Leavenworth's cranky elite, but it also got more than 300,000 views on YouTube, so screw the haters. CURTIS CARTIER

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