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Sahirrnee 03-20-2016 01:19 PM

Commercials you don't hate
 
I can ignore most commercials.
There are a few I detest so much that they can't be ignored.

But this one is kind of cute

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU_c8aabw2Y

and, of course, any commercials that include these

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT6RdtSRP3c

Zeldar 03-20-2016 01:22 PM

We DVR things so we can bypass commercials, but I will slow down on most GEICO ones to see what new cleverness they have. Budweiser's are normally tasteful. But the really good commercials are the ones where you have no idea who the sponsor is! :)

silenus 03-20-2016 01:42 PM

Anything by Jack-In-The-Box gets watched, at least a couple of times. Most of the rest get fast-forwarded through.

Rick Kitchen 03-20-2016 01:47 PM

The android ad with the animal best friends.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnVuqfXohxc

Seanette 03-20-2016 01:52 PM

I did like Geico's commercial with the squirrels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40kPEjZpM8M

Chefguy 03-20-2016 02:29 PM

The KFC commercials, although I'm not liking Gaffigan as well as I did Darrell Hammond.

There are some commercials that have basketball stars playing a family (Damian Lillard is the baby) that are amusing. I couldn't tell you what it is that's being sold.

Octarine 03-20-2016 02:44 PM

A few years ago there was a particularly "meta" ad that struck me as clever - I think it was for tequila. Basically all it was was a man in a suit, seated at a table, who said: "I'm a man in a suit, seated at a table. This is a tequila commercial. You should go outside right now and buy some tequila".

Uncle Jocko 03-20-2016 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chefguy (Post 19195153)
There are some commercials that have basketball stars playing a family (Damian Lillard is the baby) that are amusing. I couldn't tell you what it is that's being sold.

It's a series of State Farm ads, with the basketball players as a TV-sitcom family called The Hoopers. The friendly neighbor is a State Farm agent (wearing a red shirt and, probably, khakis just like Jake).

Unlike you, I knew what the advertiser was right away - but I had no idea who the basketball players were until they ran an "opening credits" version that listed them all (including "State Farm Agent as The Neighbor").

amarinth 03-20-2016 03:18 PM

This Miller Lite commercial with Troy Aikman.

And this for Samsung - Lil Wayne's delivery cracks me up.

Lamar Mundane 03-20-2016 05:04 PM

s a parent of two girls, I really like this Under Armour ad. I had no idea who made it until the end.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDM1FPFxbVk

Chefguy 03-20-2016 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle Jocko (Post 19195224)
It's a series of State Farm ads, with the basketball players as a TV-sitcom family called The Hoopers. The friendly neighbor is a State Farm agent (wearing a red shirt and, probably, khakis just like Jake).

Unlike you, I knew what the advertiser was right away - but I had no idea who the basketball players were until they ran an "opening credits" version that listed them all (including "State Farm Agent as The Neighbor").

Right. I usually don't pay much attention to ads, but I should have remembered that.

TBG 03-20-2016 07:50 PM

For such a gross subject matter, kitty litter ads are usually pretty good.

Baker 03-20-2016 08:14 PM

I like just about any commercial with dachshunds.

From the Super Bowl this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNN9nL2vppM

Sprint
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v_IYA99iL0

Stampede!

2013 Super Bowl commercial for Doritos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA4oLgv9CqA

Pedigree dog food
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7shYrKADpw

El_Kabong 03-20-2016 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seanette (Post 19195086)
I did like Geico's commercial with the squirrels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40kPEjZpM8M

Yeah, that's some fine squirrel-wranglin' there.

The other GEICO ad I'm currently liking is the Tarzan one. Jane's delivery of the line "Tarzan does not know where Tarzan go" cracks me up every time.

Roderick Femm 03-20-2016 10:19 PM

I saw this Geico commercial today for the first time and cracked up.

SPOILER:
The first one (the printer) and the last one (the soda machine) were the best, I thought.

Chicken Fingers 03-20-2016 10:48 PM

I hate or ignore most commercials, but I kind of like the menacing little girl who leaves her stuffed horse's head in her dad's bed, and the boy who uses a laser toy and a cat on his dad, all to get more tangerines.

Channing Idaho Banks 03-20-2016 11:32 PM

I love the Geico Peter Pan reunion commercial. That one cracks me up and makes me sad they don't show it, anymore.

Seanette 03-21-2016 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Channing Idaho Banks (Post 19196184)
I love the Geico Peter Pan reunion commercial. That one cracks me up and makes me sad they don't show it, anymore.

One of those YMMV things, I guess. I LOATHE that commercial. Seeing it makes me want to smack that little brat right into orbit.

Barking Dog 03-21-2016 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El_Kabong (Post 19196052)
The other GEICO ad I'm currently liking is the Tarzan one. Jane's delivery of the line "Tarzan does not know where Tarzan go" cracks me up every time.

I kind of like that one too, but solely for the expression on the chimp's little face. That look of genuine puzzlement/"I don't want to get involved in this" is so human it's absolutely priceless.

There's another ad I kind of like, and for a slightly similar reason. It's for some sort of ebay ripoff website. The ad itself is pretty forgettable, but for how the actress acts in it. She just seems so offended about the product. As if she's being personally insulted everytime the guy says how much she could save on these high end electronics. It's just delicious.

Shoeless 03-21-2016 08:39 AM

The Siri ad with Cookie Monster is one of my current favorites. At least until they run it into the ground and it loses all its charm.

SykoSkotty 03-21-2016 08:43 AM

They don't show them anymore but the Beck Bennet commercials for AT&T with all the little kids discussing everyday topics were great.

WOOKINPANUB 03-21-2016 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shoeless (Post 19196756)
The Siri ad with Cookie Monster is one of my current favorites. At least until they run it into the ground and it loses all its charm.

This is what I came in to say and I don't foresee getting sick of it (though the novelty will probably wear off and it might lose its "awwwwww" factor for me).

Skywatcher 03-21-2016 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roderick Femm (Post 19196066)
I saw this Geico commercial today for the first time and cracked up.

SPOILER:
The first one (the printer) and the last one (the soda machine) were the best, I thought.

The only good Geico commercial in a long time.

TroutMan 03-21-2016 11:30 AM

The Rundead ad for Brooks running shoes makes me want to go for a run whenever I see it. They didn't skimp on anything in making it. I've seen it only online - it's 3+ minutes long - and not sure if they have a short version for TV.

dougie_monty 03-21-2016 11:41 AM

I like the animated commercial with the Grandpa "Big Bad Wolf" with the breathing disorder. His doctor (an animated female wolf) treats him with the advertised medication. The commercial returns to live action and the older man says to his two granddaughters, "Watch out, piggies!"

Octarine 03-21-2016 11:47 AM

My favorite GEICO is this one.

G0sp3l 03-21-2016 12:29 PM

Geico Tarzan and Jane is probably my fave right now. I like the squirrel one as well, especially after noticing that there are squirrels in the backgrounds.

dougie_monty 03-21-2016 01:02 PM

I wonder how Tarzan would deal with the Jane ( Mrs. Joe Bradley) from my old Surreal thread in MPSIMS--Jane of the 48-inch bust and almost 6-foot frame! :D

Finagle 03-21-2016 01:03 PM

I like the WGU commercials because owls.

I like the matter-of-factness of the "owl's" voice and I'm pretty sure the owl is real (with animated mouth movements).

BobLibDem 03-21-2016 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El_Kabong (Post 19196052)
Yeah, that's some fine squirrel-wranglin' there.

The other GEICO ad I'm currently liking is the Tarzan one. Jane's delivery of the line "Tarzan does not know where Tarzan go" cracks me up every time.

That is a great delivery, but what gets lost at the end is when he does the Tarzan yell and she bitches "do you HAVE to do that right in my ear?"

Geico has some good ads, I miss their rhetorical question theme. The cavemen hopefully have died a terrible and painful death.

Sir T-Cups 03-21-2016 01:56 PM

I came in to say the KFC ones.

I love what they're doing with them. Having a revolving door of comedians be the Colonel and sub them out willy nilly.

I saw one the other day that had Gaffigan coming into a board meeting demanding the Hot Wings stay because "what are you gonna do, replace me?" and they have a wall of pictures of future Colonels (including Tim Meadows!) Gaffigan drops the accent and says "really? I haven't even been doing this that long".

So so funny

Doyle 03-21-2016 02:05 PM

Geico seems to win.

Here are 5 of the cavemen commercials.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubx-6yP-DhQ

running coach 03-21-2016 10:33 PM

Nature's Care dirt pile.
:11-:14 really sells it.

Mixolydian 03-22-2016 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seanette (Post 19195086)
I did like Geico's commercial with the squirrels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40kPEjZpM8M

I thought this would be a link to the Geico spy commercial, where the mother calls and asks him if he's taking a Zumba class...significantly funnier once you see the squlrrels.

ETA: Only in the long version I believe...mom says something like "the squirrels are back in the attic"...

Gatopescado 03-22-2016 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baker (Post 19195834)
I like just about any commercial with dachshunds.

Yeah. I got 4 of the little bastards. Most comical of all dogs. Any time I can see them without smelling them is a good time.

I liked the one a few years ago about lasers on their heads. One of them looked just like my baby Trixie.

CalMeacham 03-22-2016 08:18 AM

I like this sleep aid ad with the CGI animated Sleep Cat and Wake Dog:

https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylc...p=mss&ei=UTF-8

I love it because

1.) Nobody I know needs or uses the product
2.) It's technically cute and well-done
3.) It's so wonderfully ridiculous. I find myself making up stores and MST3K-like lines to go with the action

"Sleep threw up a hairball in the bed again"

"Bad Dog Wake -- stop smelling the other Wake's Es."

planetcory 03-22-2016 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seanette (Post 19196225)
One of those YMMV things, I guess. I LOATHE that commercial. Seeing it makes me want to smack that little brat right into orbit.

And that's exactly how you're supposed to feel about him.

Skywatcher 03-22-2016 11:17 AM

I was always partial to this due to its evoking of a classic SNL parody.

BobLibDem 03-22-2016 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CalMeacham (Post 19199525)
I like this sleep aid ad with the CGI animated Sleep Cat and Wake Dog:

https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylc...p=mss&ei=UTF-8

I love it because

1.) Nobody I know needs or uses the product
2.) It's technically cute and well-done
3.) It's so wonderfully ridiculous. I find myself making up stores and MST3K-like lines to go with the action

"Sleep threw up a hairball in the bed again"

"Bad Dog Wake -- stop smelling the other Wake's Es."

I don't like it because I think Wake is being mistreated. Sleep gets to snuggle in bed while Wake nearly gets kicked into his dog bed. Go shit in her shoe, Wake!

CalMeacham 03-22-2016 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobLibDem (Post 19200264)
I don't like it because I think Wake is being mistreated. Sleep gets to snuggle in bed while Wake nearly gets kicked into his dog bed. Go shit in her shoe, Wake!

But if she lets Wake into her bed, she won't get to sleep at all! It's part of the metaphor.

Actually, to be true to the metaphor, the idea of Wake having his own Bed is ludicrous. Wake should really be spending the whole night running around downstairs and barking at every noise from outside. It would be better to put Wake outside, securely chained to his WakeHouse, but he'd spend all night rattling his chain.

The problem is, you can't put Wake "to sleep", because you need him in the morning. If he's not there, the Cat Lady will have narcolepsy.


I don't know what solution there is to make the metaphor work in both senses. I think, instead of a doggie bed, Wake needs a treadmill downstairs, along with a dog bowl full of espresso

Idle Thoughts 03-22-2016 12:51 PM

One of my favorite commercials of all time I saw back when I was in high school...so it came out around then. Here it is.

This might be my most favorite commercial of all time, though.

This is probably my second most favorite.

This one is also funny.

BobLibDem 03-22-2016 12:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CalMeacham (Post 19200307)
But if she lets Wake into her bed, she won't get to sleep at all! It's part of the metaphor.

Actually, to be true to the metaphor, the idea of Wake having his own Bed is ludicrous. Wake should really be spending the whole night running around downstairs and barking at every noise from outside. It would be better to put Wake outside, securely chained to his WakeHouse, but he'd spend all night rattling his chain.

The problem is, you can't put Wake "to sleep", because you need him in the morning. If he's not there, the Cat Lady will have narcolepsy.


I don't know what solution there is to make the metaphor work in both senses. I think, instead of a doggie bed, Wake needs a treadmill downstairs, along with a dog bowl full of espresso

But we see that Sleep is awake enough to climb the stairs up to the bed, wouldn't it be logical to assume that Wake gets some sleep since we see that Sleep is awake?

running coach 03-22-2016 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobLibDem (Post 19200351)
But we see that Sleep is awake enough to climb the stairs up to the bed, wouldn't it be logical to assume that Wake gets some sleep since we see that Sleep is awake?

Wake sleeps only when no one is looking at him.

amarinth 03-22-2016 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobLibDem (Post 19200264)
I don't like it because I think Wake is being mistreated. Sleep gets to snuggle in bed while Wake nearly gets kicked into his dog bed. Go shit in her shoe, Wake!

That's totally how I feel about that commercial. Poor Wake. He just wants some attention and snuggling and noooooooooo. Just gets pushed away. That woman is mean. I hope she gets all the side effects.

TBG 03-23-2016 06:05 PM

Nobunny does Easter like Cadbury's.

Sadly I've only seen it one time this entire Easter season, until today I was pretty disappointed that I hadn't seen it at all this year.

I particularly like the cat going "buck-meow, buck-meow"

Rick Kitchen 03-23-2016 06:30 PM

This Cheerios ad is great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klDDHU8HZp4

Nema98 03-23-2016 11:28 PM

I don't dislike the Chase commercial about quick deposit which features Joel Silverstein who "took years tof master the art of dog training". Love dogs and plus I like the background feature song that goes "I like to take this time, -- friend of mine".

control-z 03-28-2016 01:50 PM

Jake from State Farm. "What are you wearing, 'Jake from State Farm?'"

Typo Negative 03-28-2016 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shoeless (Post 19196756)
The Siri ad with Cookie Monster is one of my current favorites. At least until they run it into the ground and it loses all its charm.

I like that one, probably because I can relate.

Skywatcher 03-28-2016 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by control-z (Post 19215717)
Jake from State Farm. "What are you wearing, 'Jake from State Farm?'"

Coneheads do it better.


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