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Television Commercials

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:37 pm
by so sorry
I started this thread soley to discuss one set of TV commericals, but anyone can chime in with commercials they love or hate.


so has anyone seen any of the TBS commercials for their broadcast of the LOTR Trilogy coming up?

fucking. hysterical.

One commercial was a 30 second montage of Frodo falling down (which really was a lot).

One dealt with Gollum about him getting picked on all the time.

the best was the one where they "implied" that Frodo and Sam were g@y for each other. The soundtrack for the commercial was "Secret Lover".

really funny stuff.
check 'em out here:

http://tbs.com/

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:45 pm
by RogueScribner
Yeah, those are funny. And it's even funnier that they're using them as legitimate ads for those movies (i.e. they want people to watch).


There's a Cingular commercial playing right now with this girl under an umbrella talking about dropped calls. I don't know why, but I think she's cute as hell and everytime I catch that commercial while I'm fast-forwarding my tape (not everyone has DVRs!) I have to stop and watch it. They've sucked me in!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:57 pm
by so sorry
yeah, that chick is hot, and she's even hotter when she goes all mute!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:01 pm
by RogueScribner
so sorry wrote:yeah, that chick is hot, and she's even hotter when she goes all mute!



*rimshot*

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:05 pm
by TheBaxter
commercials? oh yeah, i remember, they were those things that played every 5 minutes or so while i was watching tv before i got my tivo...

*tear*

sorry, got a bit nostalgic there.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:06 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
RogueScribner wrote:There's a Cingular commercial playing right now with this girl under an umbrella talking about dropped calls.


while generally annoying, the Cingular ads during the NCAA's had a good line...

"Why do you even have a cell?"

"'Cuz it's shiny."

got a chuckle out of me.

One ad I'm confused with is the new Boston Market, "It's better than you remember." Um, I remember it as a mighty colon-clogger, so your sayin' that it's BETTER now? Way to remind me of how shit stopping awful it was in the first place!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:42 pm
by Vegeta
RogueScribner wrote:Yeah, those are funny. And it's even funnier that they're using them as legitimate ads for those movies (i.e. they want people to watch).


There's a Cingular commercial playing right now with this girl under an umbrella talking about dropped calls. I don't know why, but I think she's cute as hell and everytime I catch that commercial while I'm fast-forwarding my tape (not everyone has DVRs!) I have to stop and watch it. They've sucked me in!


The Girl from that commercial played the Russian sex slave girl in E6 or 7 (?) of 24 this season. She do have nice eyes, don't she? :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:04 pm
by Brocktune
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:One ad I'm confused with is the new Boston Market, "It's better than you remember." Um, I remember it as a mighty colon-clogger, so your sayin' that it's BETTER now? Way to remind me of how shit stopping awful it was in the first place!



hahaha. what kind of shit is that to say about your own establishment? totally copping to your own disgustingness. "Hey, give us another try, its not that bad anymore, we promise." fuckers. i used to work for those penny pinching cock knockers. i knew they would take a dive when they started making major cheap-out changes to the menu. even before then, that was the only food place i ever worked for that i would routinely turn down free grub from. nasty. i should know, i prepared it all.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:36 am
by RogueScribner
Vegeta wrote:
RogueScribner wrote:Yeah, those are funny. And it's even funnier that they're using them as legitimate ads for those movies (i.e. they want people to watch).


There's a Cingular commercial playing right now with this girl under an umbrella talking about dropped calls. I don't know why, but I think she's cute as hell and everytime I catch that commercial while I'm fast-forwarding my tape (not everyone has DVRs!) I have to stop and watch it. They've sucked me in!


The Girl from that commercial played the Russian sex slave girl in E6 or 7 (?) of 24 this season. She do have nice eyes, don't she? :wink:



Did she? Maybe that's why I keep watching her, because I recognize her but don't know it!


She's still hot . . . :twisted:

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:43 am
by papalazeru
http://www.carltondraught.com.au/NoExplanationsHigh.html
NOt the best one but this next one is the best ad for draught.....

http://www.bigad.com.au/movie.html
Sooo....funny

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 2:09 am
by Bob Samonkey
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:you edit!

Other Commercial Thread, Started Later, but had the benefit of NOT Being Peven's!

EDIT!


Damn. Harsh.

But this is funny

They really had us pegged. Nailed it down there.

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2006 2:27 am
by Leckomaniac
"Your parents help you hook it up"...ha priceless.

Nothing sells like "nerd rap".

PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 3:21 pm
by Ribbons

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:14 pm
by AtomicHyperbole

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:25 pm
by Bob Samonkey
I like the first one better. I really like the song too.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:32 pm
by so sorry




my inner child just had a wet dream about standing at the bottom of that hill with a wall of superballs bouncing towards me!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:53 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
FOOLS! The second one is a parody of the first. *sighs*

Am I the only one who thought the parody was brilliantly funny?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:55 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
Music is by Jose Gonzalez.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:02 pm
by Bob Samonkey
No no I got it. It just seems like making a parody of a beautiful painting. It was kinda funny though...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:03 pm
by tapehead
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:I like the first one better. I really like the song too.


The Song is called heartbeats and its by Swedish electronic dudes The Knife. the one one the ad is a cover by jose Gonzalez - I really liked it too and had to track it down - although apparently it was a hit in the UK

the fruit one is funny - someone posted it in the 'your videos' thread last Sunday

Swearing TV Celebrities

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:41 pm
by Starks
Here is an internet only ad for Channel 4 in the UK.

It has about 50 US & British TV actors telling the viewers what their favourite swear word is.

DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK - EXTREME COARSE LANGUAGE

Swearing Celebrities Advert


My favourites are:

Peter Gallagher (The OC)
Janel Maloney (The West Wing) !!!!!
Rachel Bilson (The OC)
Peter Krause (Six Feet Under)
Zach Braff (Scrubs)

Re: Swearing TV Celebrities

PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:26 pm
by Shane
Starks wrote:Here is an internet only ad for Channel 4 in the UK.

It has about 50 US & British TV actors telling the viewers what their favourite swear word is.

DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK - EXTREME COARSE LANGUAGE

Swearing Celebrities Advert


My favourites are:

Peter Gallagher (The OC)
Janel Maloney (The West Wing) !!!!!
Rachel Bilson (The OC)
Peter Krause (Six Feet Under)
Zach Braff (Scrubs)


thakns |I'm watching it with my kids.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:35 pm
by Bob Samonkey
God I love this commercial

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:42 pm
by Ribbons
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:God I love this commercial


"The world..."

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 5:56 pm
by Kilgore
My current favorite commercial is the Fruit of the Loom ad where the fruit guys are singing a Coldplayesque song about blue underwear accompanied by requisite arty-all-backwards video.

The line 'the world's embraced my sacred underpants' makes me laugh every single time. And I didn't miss the fact that Apple is singing....

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:08 pm
by Bob Samonkey
Kilgore wrote:My current favorite commercial is the Fruit of the Loom ad where the fruit guys are singing a Coldplayesque song about blue underwear accompanied by requisite arty-all-backwards video.

The line 'the world's embraced my sacred underpants' makes me laugh every single time. And I didn't miss the fact that Apple is singing....


This one?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:21 pm
by DennisMM
I'm quite fond of the previous Fruit of the Loom ad, "You Can't Overlove." The imagery is hilarious, but my favorite part is the end, when the Guys are watching the video.

"I'm seeing an awful lot of Apple."
"What happened to my steel guitar solo?"
"We ran long. Some stuff had to go." (approximately)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:24 pm
by Bob Samonkey
DennisMM wrote:I'm quite fond of the previous Fruit of the Loom ad, "You Can't Overlove." The imagery is hilarious, but my favorite part is the end, when the Guys are watching the video.

"I'm seeing an awful lot of Apple."
"What happened to my steel guitar solo?"
"We ran long. Some stuff had to go." (approximately)


I am having to cover all you guys

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:25 pm
by Ribbons
DennisMM wrote:I'm quite fond of the previous Fruit of the Loom ad, "You Can't Overlove." The imagery is hilarious, but my favorite part is the end, when the Guys are watching the video.

"I'm seeing an awful lot of Apple."
"What happened to my steel guitar solo?"
"We ran long. Some stuff had to go." (approximately)


The best part of that commercial is how Apple is so captivated with his own image that he stands there, nodding approvingly while watching himself in the video, oblivious to the argument his bandmates are having right next to him.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:30 pm
by Bob Samonkey
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:
DennisMM wrote:I'm quite fond of the previous Fruit of the Loom ad, "You Can't Overlove." The imagery is hilarious, but my favorite part is the end, when the Guys are watching the video.

"I'm seeing an awful lot of Apple."
"What happened to my steel guitar solo?"
"We ran long. Some stuff had to go." (approximately)


I am having to cover all you guys


Damn I can't find the end...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:24 pm
by Bob Samonkey
Ok what the hell is with the new Doritos commercials? I do not know if they are just local or what not and the only place I can even find them on the web is on their web site under ADS.

Are they really still trying to push Godzilla? That movie came out almost 10 years ago and, as I recall, did not do so hot. So why would they put him in their commercial?

Do you think they might be pushing for a ::shudder:: sequel?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:39 pm
by Doc Holliday
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:Ok what the hell is with the new Doritos commercials? I do not know if they are just local or what not and the only place I can even find them on the web is on their web site under ADS.

Are they really still trying to push Godzilla? That movie came out almost 10 years ago and, as I recall, did not do so hot. So why would they put him in their commercial?

Do you think they might be pushing for a ::shudder:: sequel?


Say it another 4 times whilst looking in a mirror and find out.....


NO DON'T YOU FOOL!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:14 pm
by MiltonWaddams

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:40 pm
by Bob Samonkey
Doc Holliday wrote:
Bob Poopflingius Maximus wrote:Ok what the hell is with the new Doritos commercials? I do not know if they are just local or what not and the only place I can even find them on the web is on their web site under ADS.

Are they really still trying to push Godzilla? That movie came out almost 10 years ago and, as I recall, did not do so hot. So why would they put him in their commercial?

Do you think they might be pushing for a ::shudder:: sequel?


Say it another 4 times whilst looking in a mirror and find out.....


NO DON'T YOU FOOL!


I just do not understand how they figured that a 8 year old failed movie was the way to go with their new ads. What up with that, yo?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:50 pm
by Flumm
Yeah I don't get that either. Most strange.

Anyhow, it's a simple idea, but I think it's very nicely done, this is one of my favourites from recent months...

Becks - Four Steps

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:04 pm
by Ribbons
A Møøse once bit my sister ...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:05 pm
by Ribbons
Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:06 pm
by Ribbons

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:15 pm
by Bob Samonkey
That was even funnier three times!! ;)

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:21 pm
by Ribbons
WTF?

Sorry about that. :oops: Try quoting my "invisible" post and you'll see what it's supposed to say...

PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:22 pm
by Bob Samonkey
It was funny

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:35 am
by Ribbons

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:35 am
by doglips
Ribbons wrote:I feel pretty...


Nice.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:42 am
by Peven
thedoglippedone wrote:
Ribbons wrote:I feel pretty...


Nice.


that commercial has been running all over the place for the last few weeks, and during the US Open coverage it seems as if it runs during every commercial break. good strategy, i think, for Sharapova, who's been marketed as a pretty face more than a top player, which this commercial addresses directly.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:53 am
by doglips
Peven wrote:
thedoglippedone wrote:
Ribbons wrote:I feel pretty...


Nice.


that commercial has been running all over the place for the last few weeks, and during the US Open coverage it seems as if it runs during every commercial break. good strategy, i think, for Sharapova, who's been marketed as a pretty face more than a top player, which this commercial addresses directly.


First time I've seen it, does it's job very well.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:16 am
by Ribbons
thedoglippedone wrote:
Peven wrote:
thedoglippedone wrote:
Ribbons wrote:I feel pretty...


Nice.


that commercial has been running all over the place for the last few weeks, and during the US Open coverage it seems as if it runs during every commercial break. good strategy, i think, for Sharapova, who's been marketed as a pretty face more than a top player, which this commercial addresses directly.


First time I've seen it, does it's job very well.


Glad you guys liked it. Here's another Nike commercial I'm rather fond of...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:30 am
by Bob Samonkey
I remember that. Hahaha

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:13 am
by ThisIsTheGirl
This Guinness ad has been rocking my world for a while now - do they show this in the US? You may have to enter your DOB and location to get into the site, but the link should take you straight there once you've done that.

If you're a Creationist, I'd advise you not to watch it…...

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:36 am
by TonyWilson
ThisIsTheGirl wrote:This Guinness ad has been rocking my world for a while now - do they show this in the US? You may have to enter your DOB and location to get into the site, but the link should take you straight there once you've done that.

If you're a Creationist, I'd advise you not to watch it…...


Oh thats a sweet one. Any ideas where to get hold of that version of the song? I've got the Sammy Davis Jnr version but it doesn't have all the brass kicking in towards the end.

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:54 am
by Ribbons
That's pretty neat! I'm pretty sure they don't run it over here in the States. Doesn't look familiar, in any case.