Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Ten Great Commercials

1. my favorite commercial of all time is the snickers commercial with the 'pretty pretty dancing' panda.

This is the one where some office guy is doing a really bad ventriloquist act with a magazine picture of a panda, much to the chagrin to the coworkers trapped on the other side of the door. I imitated that commercial for the longest time. "I'm so pret-tay." I love it!

2. I'm currently in love with the GE commercial featuring the baby elephant tap dancing in the rainforest. That little elephant is so freaking adorable.

3. Cog - This is a spiffy Honda commercial, Rube Goldberg style. And no image tomfoolery was involved.

I've loved Rube Goldberg machines ever since my high school physics teacher introduced us to them. During my senior year, my physics teacher, along with a bunch of other geeky dudes, started working on building their very own Rube Goldberg machine. The teacher showed us a few of the steps, one of which involved some incredibly high wattage light bulbs catching a piece of paper on fire, which would then... do something else. Seeing the teacher light something on fire in class was pretty cool. And I believe they still hold the world record for the biggest successful Rube Goldberg machine at 113 steps. Sweeeet.

4. Terry Tate Office Linebacker - a commercial for Reebok. One minute Terry the Office Linebacker is screaming at some guy cowering on the floor that he needs a cover sheet for his TPS reports and the next minute he's saying hi to Janis in a sweet, perky voice. Heh.

Best part of the commercial though is when Terry tackles the guy doing the I Just Won A Game Of Computer Solitaire victory dance. Cracks my shit up every time I see it.

5. Penalty - featuring the Serta counting sheep.

All of the counting sheep commercials are cute, but this one is the best. Angry Sheep says he's so mad at Serta that he could rip the mattress to pieces. Dopey Sheep says, 'uh... okay,' and tears off the 'do not remove under penalty of law' tag. D'oh! In jail, the sheeps' cell mate asks, 'so what are you in for?' Dopey Sheep starts to say, 'Got caught tearing...' and Angry Sheep jumps in with, '...tearing a man to pieces! Grrrr!'

The cute little sheep grrr-ed! Too. Damn. CUTE!

6. the very effective commercial for Zazoo condoms

A guy is at the grocery store with his son (who appears to be about 6 yrs old or so). Son puts bag of candy in shopping cart. Dad puts bag of candy back on shelf. Son puts candy back in cart, crosses arms and gives dad an angry look. When Dad puts the candy back, the Son proceeds to have the mother of all hissy fits. He screams and screams and throws things from the shelves and falls to the ground, the better to bang his fists in mighty anger. In the meantime, fellow shopping customers are staring, and the Dad is embarrassed and all his shushing isn't working and he looks defeated. Then, at the bottom of the screen, underneath the Dad's bewildered face, the word 'Use' appears... followed by the word 'condoms'.


7. a commercial for Athletic Club featuring a streaker of sorts. (Caution: the link will take you to a video that contains many instances of nekkid man butt!)

The commercial features a soccer/football game where a streaker runs out onto the field. Only in this scenario, all the players and fans are nekkid and the streaker is fully clothed. Yeah for nekkid male soccer/football player butts!

8. The Homer Simpson Mastercard commercial. (found here with other Simpson goodies.)

This commercial always makes me smile. "Ack! Bees!"

9. The GEICO commercials - I get a kick out of most of these so I'm going to lump them all together. But I especially like the one where the guy tells the waitress he ordered his sandwich without mayo and she wipes the unwanted mayo off on the edge of the table right in front of him.

10. The Real Men of Genius radio commercials - specifically the early ones when they were still laugh out loud funny - like the one about Mr. Tiny Thong Bikini Wearer and Mr. Restroom Toiler Paper Refiller.

Edited to add 'Runners Up' that I can't believe I didn't think of sooner:

First Runner Up: the Halls commercial where the dad and the two kids are at a ski lodge, and the kids are all bundled up and ready to go but the dad has a sore throat and doesn't want to go outside in the cold, and the son says, 'you're bummin' us out dad.' I love that part. I don't know why. But every time I hear the kid say it, I repeat it, and then I giggle. 'You're bummin' us out dad.' Hahahahahaha.

Second Runner Up: the Staples commercial where the dad, whose buying back-to-school supplies with his two kids, is 'cart gliding' up and down the aisle as the lyrics 'It's the most wonderful time of the year...' play in the background.

Third Runner Up: the latest Purina puppy chow commercial featuring all those adorable puppies!!! They're all so cutesy wootsey, I want to hug them all and squeeze them to itty bitty pieces.

1 comment:

  1. great! i love the streaker commercial and the terry tate commercial! hilarious.