For something different: Commercials you actually like!

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  1. Mary M S

    Mary M S Screenwriter

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    Liked the ‘pass it on’ good deed commercial too.
    The created for superbowl “Clydesdales” range.
    Last yr. there was a car commercial? (Didn’t do them service on brand recognition [​IMG] ) which had a musical ditty I was nuts for as the car parts flew in slow mo...hitting the ground...A few times I even turned on my surround sound just to hear the audio tune on that one.
    I was hooked on the Internet only “evil twin” commercials, had not laughed so hard all year and dragged every one in I knew to show those promo’s to.. .. The pigeon getting the boot by the bonnet! (or was it the boot by the boot?!) ..the sunroof was over the top. [​IMG]
     
  2. Abby_B

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    Awwwwww. i don't think I've ever seen that commercial but that sounds so cute that I kind of wish I had! (Man I find the methodology of commercials fascinating. I guess I am a prime viewer? [​IMG])
    My big, I guess, criteria for commercials is that they have to be innovative in some way - whether it's because it's a particularly memorable ad or because it makes me look at a product in a way I didn't before. That's a good commercial to me. (Like that LR3 commercial I linked before - that one is excellent because it's different - because normally you see 4x4 commercials involving a lot of shots of the car like rocking through snow and mud and stuff - and it makes the LR look extra cutting edge by playing up how advanced its technology is instead of how "rugged" it is or whatever.)
    I saw one of those Citibank ads last night - the one where a tiny old woman sounds like a large black man. Seriously, those ads are *brilliant*.
     
  3. Danny Tse

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    From a few years back....Nissan Z car commercial featuring Van Halen's cover of "You Really Got Me"
     
  4. Janna S

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    I love the AFLAC commercials, the GEICO caveman commercials, and the puppy at camp who is singing the "Hello Muddah"' song.

    And I have always hoped to see a commercial a friend told me about. I think it was for a BBQ grill. It showed a grill with a hamburger or some kind of meat cooking on it, while a voice described its features . . . and in the corner of the picture a dark blob starts to appear, growing slowly larger and taking up more of the screen, until eventually you can see it's a dog's nose getting closer and closer to the food on the grill.
     
  5. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    Thelma & Norma is my favorite (old ladies with redneck voices talking about motorcycles ). [​IMG]
     
  6. MarkHastings

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    OK, I know this is highly unlikely, but it's definitely funny:

    Oh, and don't forget the ever popular "Smart Beep" [​IMG]
     
  7. Greg_R

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    Terry Tate - Office Linebacker (Reebok IIRC)
     
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    I like the Orbitz lady. [​IMG]
     
  9. Stan

    Stan Producer
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    I actually like the current Geico commercials. Don't know who's doing the voice, but I just find it really pleasant to listen to.

    There have been so many Australian/British "hosts" doing those crappy infommercials the past few years, and their accents are very annoying. I don't know what the point is, maybe Mr. & Mrs. Joe Six Pack think the accent lends some sort of credibility to whatever is being sold.

    Not that Geico is successful at selling me anything. I checked a few months ago and they wanted more than double what I'm paying for full coverage from Farmers Insurance, but their commercials are actually kind of enjoyable.
     
  10. James Pfann

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    One of my current favorites is the Miller lite Man rules spots.

    "You poke it, you own it."
     
  11. Mike Frezon

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    There hasn't been a good commercial on TV since THIS ONE! [​IMG]
    Watch for cameos by John Amos and (I think) David Huddleston. A Manilow jingle. It's magic!
     
  12. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    I miss the Nissan ads from the mid-90s: Dog's Love Trucks!
    And the 80s Joe Isuzu ads (He's lying).
    I feel we're in an ad lull right now; no classics running nor anything to really excite me.
     
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    The new VW rabbit commercial is clever.
     
  18. Malcolm R

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    I like the new DQ Blizzard commercial with the guy trying to stow his luggage in the overhead compartment while the guy in the next seat keeps eating his Blizzard. Luggage guy then proceeds to drop his suitcase on a woman's head...repeatedly...as he tries to stop the other guy from eating his ice cream. [​IMG]
     
  19. MarkHastings

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    LOL - Yeah, that DQ commercial is great. The look on the guys face (eating the ice cream) is what makes it so funny. [​IMG]
    Here's something funny - a bit low quality, but still worth watching:
    http://www.comicalhost.com/Test.php
     
  20. Malcolm R

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    Yeah, he's not just taking a taste, he's trying to scarf down the whole thing in a few seconds (I can't believe he doesn't get a brain freeze). [​IMG]
     

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