via press release:
THE FISH BOWL AND THE SUPER POL
NAT GEO WILD ANNOUNCES FISH BOWL II AND
DR. POL MARATHON FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
Goldie Is Back With Double the Fish, Double the Bowls and a Wild Trip
to the Farm to Visit Dr. Pol’s Barnyard Friends
The Super Pol Marathon Premieres Sunday, Feb. 1, at 7:00 AM ET/PT
Fish Bowl II Premieres Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at 6:00 PM ET/PT
(WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 7, 2015) It’s been a long year for Goldie, who first enjoyed the spotlight during last year’s Fish Bowl world television premiere event, but hasn’t left the house since. This year she’s taking her fishbowl show on the road and heading to a farm with a clown fish friend to visit some of Dr. Pol’s closest animal pals. Don’t miss Goldie’s escape to the farm in Fish Bowl II, once again premiering Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Already a demanding diva, Goldie insisted that The Incredible Dr. Pol be her lead-in for Fish Bowl II, saying she wouldn’t even consider sharing the most action-packed Sunday of the year with anyone but Nat Geo WILD’s No. 1 rated show. Don’t miss the best of The Incredible Dr. Pol during the Super Pol marathon, airing Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET/PT.
After last year’s premiere, we heard the viewers loud and clear. With tweets ranging from “I thought it was a joke at first!” to “Is every CEO at Nat Geo high?” we decided to double down on the bowls and make it a destination event.
Fish Bowl II will open with Goldie and her new co-star, Charlie the clown fish. They share equal billing, but not equal bowls as Goldie still enjoys life in her freshwater, while Charlie joins her side in his salt water. Though they will never share the same home, they love swimming alongside each other at the farm.
Inside a quiet barn they watch a cow being milked and enjoy a beautiful view of a pasture outside. The moment is mostly lost on the fish, but Goldie has to admit that the fresh air in her gills feels nice.
“We were really inspired by the Slow TV movement, which began with Andy Warhol’s 1963 film, Sleep,” said Geoff Daniels, EVP and general manager of Nat Geo WILD. “Essentially, Fish Bowl II is the sequel to Sleep. Just like Warhol, we trained a camera on our subject and stepped back to see what happened. It’s an honor to bring such artistic expression to Nat Geo WILD.”
From the barn Goldie heads to the chicken coop where she loves to hear the gossip from the hens. She watches them scurry back and forth, always busy, always chatting. They make her feel young again. Then it’s on to the cow pasture where she sits quietly, hanging out with the farm’s most laid-back crowd. They never bother her, never ask for anything, so it’s easy to just be herself. The horse stable is next, where Goldie and Charlie love to swim with a view of the largest animals she’s ever seen. From there they visit more barnyard friends, quietly taking in the views and being one with nature.
When asked if she’s worried about the competition on the football field, Goldie said, “What we’re doing is completely different, we’re offering people an alternative to clashing helmets and brutal tackles. I think everyone can agree that a few quiet moments alone with a horse is a game changer.”
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