Best Commercials of the 2000s, according to Adweek

I stumbled across this the other day:

The Best Commercials of the 2000s

Now, I don’t watch TV much, so I hadn’t seen most of these. There are some classics, like the Honda Cog commercial, and some newer stuff I’d never seen.

It was great fun watching these. I shall now spend the next week or so singing about berries and cream. And I was blown away by the Obama ad, Yes We Can. I’d never seen it, and if you ignore the fact that it’s an ad for the Democratic candidate for the Presidency, it has a message I think everyone can appreciate.

Many of you feel sad for this little lamp. That is because you crazy.

yeah the lamp one is funny. i don’t get the one for ‘Got milk’. was the milk bad? poisoned? too much milk in the cake? :confused:

Don’t eat the cake…there’s no milk!!!

The cake is a lie.

Don’t try to eat the cake, that’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth - there is no cake.

I thought the “Got Milk” one was brilliant. Why is it that I never actually see most of these on TV?

But… the lamp looks so sad!!

There is no milk to wash it down.

**HazelNutCoffee **- you crazy!

A lot of these are made either to (a) show online only (like the Bud Light “Swear Jar” spot), or (b) for awards or other special uses (like the Honda “Cog” spot, which is 2 minutes long).

I always loved the Addidas commercial, directed by Spike Jonze with lyrics to the song by Spike Jonze and sung by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

I never understood the appeal of the Cadbury commercial.

The Starburst ‘Bus Stop’ (or 'Berries and Cream, as it tends to be known) pales in comparison to the ‘Fiesta’ one. I cn’t youtube at work, but it involves a guy eating some flavor of Starburst, and saying it’s like a fiesta in his mouth. It then cuts to a mariachi band inside his mouth happily playing music, and then promptly getting chewed and swallowed, ending with one of them looking up and shouting “POR QUE!!!”

Brilliant.

Edit: And I agree about the Cadbury commercial. The pinaccle of human advertising in the last ten years is a $50 gorilla suit? Really?

If I understand the Gorilla one correctly…

You’re supposed to think it’s having sex. Look at his face…his eyes close, he is moving to and fro, he is breathing hard…basically looks like a porn star.

the Phillips one is good too, though from the ad itself i wouldn’t have guessed what they were selling…

I know one of the actors in the Smirnoff Tea Party ad. It was a web only ad. He said the stuff was awful.

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake.
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

I voted for Honda’s “Cog”, but the Comcast “Rabbit” ad really cracked me up.

The Phillips “Carousel” ad was striking as well, but I had no idea what was being advertised. High-def TV, presumably?

Yikes. I had never seen the Volkswagen “Like” ad before, and I felt a little shaky after watching it. Jeez.

The Philips ad was cool and all, but I’m not sure what they were trying to say about their product.