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Commercials I love

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:03 pm

In no particular order:

1. Geico

Cavemen, geckos, I love 'em all.

2. Progressive Insurance

Bubbly girl with the name tag

3. McDonald's

I love the singing trout mounted on a plaque

4. Smilin' Bob

Everybody's so happy with such goofy smiles

5. Jack in the Box

Can I say its witty? Witty? Well, they certainly torpedoed Burger KIng's Angus Beef campaign
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby Schmeelkie » Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am

I watch very little 'adult' TV these days, so don't see the commercials. My kids, however, are fascinated with the allergy med commercial running on the Weather Channel - flower that turns into a pill, cats, brooms - they really like it... can't remember the brand off-hand.
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby Shapley » Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:04 pm

Schmeelkie wrote:I watch very little 'adult' TV these days, so don't see the commercials. My kids, however, are fascinated with the allergy med commercial running on the Weather Channel - flower that turns into a pill, cats, brooms - they really like it... can't remember the brand off-hand.

What are they advertising, some sort of hallucinogen?
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby barfle » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:01 pm

I miss the old dancing Chesterfield packs on Ed Sullivan.
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:02 pm

barfle wrote:I miss the old dancing Chesterfield packs on Ed Sullivan.


They had nice legs.
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby Shapley » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:14 pm

Schmeelkie wrote:they really like it... can't remember the brand off-hand.


That, of course, is the mark of an ineffective advertising campaign.

We remember the dancing Chesterfield packs by name, thirty plus years after cigarette advertising was banned, but can't recall the name of the product whose current ad we enjoy.

Say what you will about those annoying 'ditties' that we get stuck in our heads, we do remember the product name, even when we don't want to....

If it says "Libbys, Libbys, Libbys" on the label, label, label

Of course, it helps if you have a product with a catchy name. Ambometalbuticyl just doesn't cut it...
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby jamiebk » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:13 pm

"That's a spicy, meat-a-ball" Hilarious commercial
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErgdUhZteqw
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby analog » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:39 am

Giant Communist Robot wrote:
barfle wrote:I miss the old dancing Chesterfield packs on Ed Sullivan.


They had nice legs.



There's a "guitar hero" ad running now has a wholesome family with about three kids, mom,& dad enjoying a toy guitar.
Mom is dressed in a blue turtleneck i think, looks ready for her PTA meeting. she's a stunningly pretty lady.

That ad is the mark of an evil genius.
About four months ago our monday night poker game was stopped cold by same gal advertising same product. But that time she was prancing aound an apartment wearing only black lace undies and a toy guitar, undulating between gyrations, ending with a thrust and climactic guitar crescendo. We had to replay the hand...

I don't think i am a particularly dirty old man. But now the Guitar Hero brand is indellibly marked with those antipodal images of the Lady and the Tigress.

What fools we mortals be, and Madison Avenue knows it.
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby jamiebk » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:43 am

analog wrote:About four months ago our monday night poker game was stopped cold by same gal advertising same product. But that time she was prancing aound an apartment wearing only black lace undies and a toy guitar, undulating between gyrations, ending with a thrust and climactic guitar crescendo. We had to replay the hand...


So...what network was that and what time did the ad appear?...I will get my TIVO ready :rofl: (PS...Analog, I think you missed your calling...you should be making millions writing steamy romance novels) :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby barfle » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:42 pm

analog wrote:I don't think i am a particularly dirty old man.

I've been one since I was seven. :flex:
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby analog » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:37 pm

jamie

i think they scrubbed the ad.. and it is with hesitation i post this.. for purely academic interest of course


http://www.rollingstone.com.br/secoes/n ... cias/3831/
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby Shapley » Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:48 pm

It looks like they've taken the old Risky Business scene and turned it into Risque Business. Were they selling actually selling a video game?
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby jamiebk » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:55 pm

analog wrote:jamie

i think they scrubbed the ad.. and it is with hesitation i post this.. for purely academic interest of course


http://www.rollingstone.com.br/secoes/n ... cias/3831/


Yes,...of course...academic...taken in the manner in which it was offered :wink:
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby analog » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:06 am

Were they selling actually selling a video game?


i think so Shap... last week i saw a Guitar Hero box at Walmart. Not sure what it is but the grandkids will know, we're visiting them next week....
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby Shapley » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:14 am

analog wrote:
Were they selling actually selling a video game?


i think so Shap... last week i saw a Guitar Hero box at Walmart. Not sure what it is but the grandkids will know, we're visiting them next week....


My son has Guitar Hero, so I'm familiar with it. We recently had to pick him up a copy of the Metallica edition which just came out. I've never played it, but it seems to be pretty popular. I'm not sure if it actually has any benefit as far as learning to play the guitar, since the 'guitar' is really just a fancied-up keypad.

I was just noticing in the commercial that you never see the actual software, the game platform, or a television screen, just the fake guitar. I realize, of course, that Guitar Hero is available for multiple platforms: Wii, Playstation, Gamecube, etc., so I understand not wanting to show the platform, but it could have been another Victoria's Secret ad as far as product placement was concerned...
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby jamiebk » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:44 am

Great sadness......the video is no longer available.
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby Shapley » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:51 am

jamiebk wrote:Great sadness......the video is no longer available.


I just clicked on it, and it worked fine.
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby jamiebk » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:14 am

Shapley wrote:
jamiebk wrote:Great sadness......the video is no longer available.


I just clicked on it, and it worked fine.


Probably our IT police again...all I get is a white block where the vid had been. I'll try at home tonight if its still there.
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby Shapley » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:41 am

jamiebk wrote:Probably our IT police again...all I get is a white block where the vid had been. I'll try at home tonight if its still there.


It's a YouTube video, which you can access directly here: Heidi Klum Guitar Hero Commercial

BTW, on second viewing I see that the software is visible on the television in the ad, above the fireplace. I don't know how I missed it the first time... ;)
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Re: Commercials I love

Postby barfle » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:04 pm

Shapley wrote:it could have been another Victoria's Secret ad as far as product placement was concerned...

Is that a bad thing?
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