View Full Version : Please help me find bad commercials from the dot-com bubble era
10-31-2007, 04:42 PM
I remember a sock puppet dog for an online pet supplies company, and a college kid belching the alphabet, and people in white t-shirts with words printed on them being placed next to each other. I'd use the YouTube search engine, but don't have a starting point.
10-31-2007, 04:45 PM
What are you talking about?
10-31-2007, 04:54 PM
The sock puppet dog was in commercials for Pets.com. Several commercials are here (http://www.stefanoparis.com/stefmedia/petsdotcom/petsdotcom.html).
A search string on YouTube (http://youtube.com/results?search_query=pets.com+dog+puppet) brings up quite a few, too.
10-31-2007, 06:26 PM
The dude belching the alphabet was in an ad for an online textbook seller. It might have been eCampus.com, but I'm not sure. They also had an ad with a couple of college girls staring fascinated at a lava lamp. Both ads used the same tag line, something to the effect of "bringing college students the intellectual stimulation they so desperately need."
10-31-2007, 06:30 PM
Here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=wPHav4lSYH8) is the ecampus.com alphabet-belching commercial.
10-31-2007, 06:59 PM
I wouldn't throw the Amazon.com Sweatermen in there- not only were the ads cute in a silly way, the company is still around. I'm also on the fence with Outpost.com, but I'd think they fit the bill- the ads are well-remembered, but nobody remembers what the company was- which was the whole point of them throwing guinea pigs through the name and having a marching band spelling out the name attacked by wolves.
10-31-2007, 08:04 PM
Tom Green starred in some crappy ads for bigwords.com, another online textbook seller.
Freddy the Pig
10-31-2007, 09:12 PM
Who could forget Stewart helping his boss use Ameritrade to buy shares in K-Mart, which shortly afterward went bankrupt?
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