NBC’s London Coverage Takes A Walk Down Abbey Road

It seems to be the week for slightly odd teaser trailers. After the Mumford and Sons oddness yesterday, today we’ve seen NBC’s promo photos for their London Games coverage, which takes the cover of the Beatles album “Abbey Road” and puts members of the U.S. team on that famous zebra crossing. How else can they graphically represent the idea that there are Americans in London? A human pyramid in front of Big Ben?

The picture above, for example, shows Trey Hardee (decathlon), Allyson Felix, (200m), LaShawn Merritt (400m and 4x400m relay), and Sanya Richard-Ross (4x400m relay), acting out the John, Paul, George and Ringo roles. You’ll notice the VW Beetle has changed color and numberplate, for some reason.

Then there’s this one, featuring the gymnasts John Orozco, Gabrielle Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, and Jonathan Horton:

I tellya, that bus must’ve had a LOT of passengers to let off…
(all pics: NBC)
Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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