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#1 Posted on 28.12.05 1328.54
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I thought about this question as I watched ESPN today and I think I've found my new favorite commercial.

It's the new "This is Sportscenter" ad. As Dan Patrick has an IRL car towed from his space, Danica Patrick comes out yelling "That's my car!" Dan looks over at the sign that says "Parking reserved for D. Patrick" and sheepishly goes "Well...it's an honest mistake."

Best commercial ever!
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#2 Posted on 28.12.05 1357.58
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The current favorite at our house is the Sprint commercial where the guys are dancing in the office until another guy asks where everyone is. Then they answer and go back to dancing. I LOVE the guy on the boombox
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#3 Posted on 28.12.05 1457.12
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    The current favorite at our house is the Sprint commercial where the guys are dancing in the office until another guy asks where everyone is. Then they answer and go back to dancing. I LOVE the guy on the boombox

I second that vote. I crack up laughing every time they go back to dancing.
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#4 Posted on 28.12.05 1644.02
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    The current favorite at our house is the Sprint commercial where the guys are dancing in the office until another guy asks where everyone is. Then they answer and go back to dancing. I LOVE the guy on the boombox

Yes...the guy on the boombox just registers this incredible annoyance at being interrupted. Awesome spot.

I also love anything with the utterly creepy Burger King.
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#5 Posted on 28.12.05 1744.45
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This one for Howard Stern on Sirius. Hands down.
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#6 Posted on 29.12.05 1258.36
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The greatest commercial ever made is Hummer's take on Goldilocks & The Three Bears.

I can't do it justice with words, so see for yourself. (hummer.com) (Under "Hummer World," select "TV Commercials" then "Bears")

There's just no consoling Baby Bear.
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#7 Posted on 29.12.05 2047.01
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    Originally posted by AWArulz
    The current favorite at our house is the Sprint commercial where the guys are dancing in the office until another guy asks where everyone is. Then they answer and go back to dancing. I LOVE the guy on the boombox
Technically, it's a Nextel commercial, but yeah, they're the same deal now.

My vote is for any and every Jack in the Box commercial. Particularly the one in the current rotation that ends in "I WANT A STRING! I WANT A STRIIIIIIING!"
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#8 Posted on 30.12.05 0611.12
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That Nextel commercial makes me laugh EVERY time. I think it might be the use of Saly n Pepa music that puts it over the top.

About a year or so ago, the Fed Ex "Doomed!" commercial was my favorite.
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#9 Posted on 30.12.05 0622.58
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In another way, there's this Verizon commercial where the family is going shopping and the Dad is setting up a phone chain and it turns out none of them have cell phones.

At our house, someone always says "you're an idiot" when the Dad notes that he doesn't even have a phone.

That's your "dumb, but elicits a comment" commercial for us right now.
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#10 Posted on 30.12.05 0950.20
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Here's a blast from the past: The Philips Light Bulb commercial. This is done from memory, so any "old timers" that remember the 80's can feel free to correct me.

It starts with an old man and woman sitting at a table, illuminated by a single light bulb above the table. The old man just slowly sips his soup from his spoon as his wife stares at him.

Wife: "Oh Harold, the magic is gone from our marriage. Every time the lights go out, you fall asleep!"

The light bulb flickers, then goes out. Then there is a *thud/splash* sound followed by the sound of the man snoring in his soup bowl.

"Philips Light Bulbs"

Current favorites - the Domino's 3 for $5 each commercial where the dad allows "lamp time". My wife thinks (and I agree) that that is *so* me. Second favorite is the Miller Lite christmas light display to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra music. I'd also like to add to the love for the Sprint/Nextel commercial - I absolutely loved it the first time I saw it.

I am looking forward to seeing the upcoming Pepsi "Devil Went Down to Georgia" commercial as it sounds like that should be pretty cool.

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#11 Posted on 30.12.05 1316.29
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I love that Nextel Commercial too. I think it's been out for a while though and I'm glad to see it's still on the air.

My current favorite is the guy with the Snickers toupee.

The look on his face when he's trying to deny the Snickers is priceless and seeing that guy sitting alone, crying in the car with those Snickers on his head kills me.

I REALLY want to make a Snickers toupee for a friend who's always complaining about starting to lose his hair, but I doubt he's seen the commercial and would therefore totally miss the joke.



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#12 Posted on 30.12.05 2213.04
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Toss up for me. Both are from the same company. (I think they both aired during Raw for many weeks)

The Skittles commercial that has the guy that reminds of me Cheech.

He is sitting in a birds nest with the baby birds. The mother bird then swoops by and feeds the man (birdie style) a bunch of skittles. After the bird takes he shouts "Thank you, thank you very much!"

And,

The Baja Starburst commercial.

Baja starburst is like a mariachi band in the mouth. The actor eats the candy. We then go inside his mouth to see a performing mariachi band being flooded (to their demise) by a river of fruit flavor.

Both commercial are so insanely ridiculous, I can't help but laugh at them.
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#13 Posted on 31.12.05 1634.13
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I like the (I think it's) Dish Network commercial in which someone who just has regular cable is all, "My TV sucks!" And the TV is literally sucking in various things around the room-- toys, balls, cats, and such. Hilarious commercial.

I was also a sucker for the Bud Light "I LOVE YOU MAN!" commercials back when they were fresh, new and hilarious. But they got overplayed and they made too many spin-offs of it.

Oh, how about the old Tropicana commercials in which a catchy little jingle plays as about thirty oranges roll past this woman who's trying to catch one with a straw? To this day, whenever I go to Burger King, I hum that jingle as I insert my straw into my carton of Tropicana orange juice. Naturally, it often requires multiple attempts, which adds to the humor.

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#14 Posted on 1.1.06 1549.41
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In the past, I loved the Bacardi Guy & Cola commercials. I kind of liked the Tanqueray commercials. Interestingly, because of regardless of how much I like them, I don't touch either alcoholic products.

Current favorites: the TAG body spray ones, expecially with the hot mom.
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#15 Posted on 1.1.06 2101.10
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I find myself continually laughing like an idiot at "The Lebrons" commercials that Nike is doing to promote Lebron James new sneaker.

if you haven't seen it, it is basically Lebron playing himself (a.k.a. "athlete Lebron"), "All Business" Lebron (wears a suit, smooth and classy), "Wise" Lebron (old timer with charisma) and "Young" Lebron (young hyper kid, scaled down to look smaller than the rest of the characters.)

it is funny only for the fact that Lebron has such charisma and acting chops that he nails every character perfect and within the 30 second time limit it comes off as being just enough to not be too much.
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#16 Posted on 1.1.06 2243.45
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I'm partial to the Peyton Manning Mastercard commercials (CUT THAT MEAT!). Peyton has fantastic comic timing, and I'm actually cheering for the Colts to win the Super Bowl just to see Peyton host Saturday Night Live (which I've predicted since these commercials started airing last season would be awesome).

I also love the creepy Burger King ads, especially when they were just beginning. The one where the guy saw the King in his yard, looked away, and then the King was right in front of him was awesome and chilling.

Since we're referencing older school commercials, I am partial to another BK series, the office worker series from like 2 years back. They had motifs going through them and actually evolved (eventually turning incredibly mean-spirited, especially when crushing the spirit of the little guy in the group). I love the one where the slutty brunette bites the guy's sandwich and his friend says it's like he just made out with her. Then said guy slowly starts kissing the bite mark left by the brunette.
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#17 Posted on 2.1.06 0043.02
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Speaking of office workers, the Raisin Bran Crunch ads where the Kevin Spacey-lookalike goes to fire someone, who thinks he's getting complimented because he can't hear what's going on isn't bad. Mostly how it's built up, with him getting an intern (and death rays), then the boss names him Employee of the Month.
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#18 Posted on 2.1.06 1631.06
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I guess my new avatar gives it away, but I think the greatest commercial of all time (uiowa.edu)
is still Ridley Scott's 1984 (duke.edu) Apple computer ad. (curtsmedia.com)
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#19 Posted on 2.1.06 1832.20
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I am a big fan of the Travelocity "Roaming Gnome" commercials. But you hardly see them anymore. And the BK King commercials are my favorite recent ones.
I'm not creeped out by The King at all. I find him hilarious.

And I also like the Pepsi Bear commercial from last years superbowl.

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#20 Posted on 2.1.06 2004.36
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I do like the new Bud Light commercial with the office worker doing "stunts" like staying 2 minutes after work on a FRIDAY and an even better one where the guy tries not to look at a table of hot girls while out at a restaurant with his girlfriend. The best aspect of that one is at the end of the commercial where he still gives a "how's it going?" to the table despite the stunt.

You had to be there I guess.
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