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'TV Commercials' Archive

Maybe it’s because I work in advertising, maybe it’s because I’ve got Tivo now so I just watch the ones I want. Either way, I find myself appreciating commercials more and more. The good ones anyway.

Do it. Feel it. The All Bran 10 Day Challenge

Who’d have thought a commercial this gloriously inappropriate would come from a healthy breakfast cereal. It’s not so obvious that everyone will notice the interesting visual metaphors, which makes it even better.

Update: It looks like You Tube could stand to take the 10 Day Challenge since how it chooses to display videos is a little irregular. Click here to view.

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Like a Pancake Stack…

TV commercial for Carl’s Jr. This is marvelous. Making fun of white girls rules.

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Learn to Dance with Carlton Banks

This is an old TV commercial from ‘85 starring a very young Alfonso Ribeiro (better known as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air). Who knew he was such a skilled dancer? I guess that explains his skills on the show:

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Foreign Ad Watch: Ceiling Tiles or Tragic Love Story?

This ad is from who knows where Thailand and it’s awesome. Two very Geico-esque geckos fall in love. Their affair is cut short when one takes a gruesome fall. Heartbreak and tragedy on a truly Shakespearian level ensues. Surprisingly sad and graphic, this spot is equally hilarious in how much the men sympathize. “Don’t jump!”

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Foreign Ad Watch: Sprite Zero in Argentina

This is the hotness you get without mid-western focus groups. I’m not sure what the commercial means, but I know I like it.

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