Man, I'm a bit bummed that I never heard about this when it happened, but better late than never. Back in 2001, McCann-Erickson was putting the final touches on an ad special-tailored for the Grammy Awards when someone put a kibosh on the production because of "technical issues." Read the story here, then, if you're a Super AdGrunt, click continue to watch the unfinished spot that dropped into our lap last night (You gotta love unintentionally viral ads). Does anybody know if this ad was ever approved, finished and aired?
(Quality note: Looks like this clip went through the compressor mill a few times, but its still worth watching.)