Since we have exhausted commericals we hate, what aboth the ones we love to watch?
The one commercial out now that I am into is the Snickers commercial where the guy is helping another guy enjoy his Snickers by singing a song. My favorite part is when halfway through the song, the guy singing gives a smile and nod like "I just KNOW you are loving this song".
The new Geico commercial with Peter Graves. I don't love it as much as it reminds me of his role in the movie Airplane. Graves was just as good as Leslie Nielsen, even funnier, but didn't get the work Nielsen got from it.
Right now, the allstate commercial where the four middle-aged mommys are getting to meet nascar driver Kasey Kahne. They fantacize about bonking him, then crash their SUV into a statue, destroying their car. Then Dennis Haysert fills us in.
The final line: "I'm super sorry about your car" kills me.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
I really like the new ad for Lego Star Wars where Lego Luke and Lego Vader battle. As if Luke snapping his hand back on wasn't funny enough, the way Vader looks around before tossing the hand over the edge is just icing on the cake.
My favorite commercial ever was from the early 80's, for Philips Light Bulbs.
An old married couple sits at the table, a single light bulb illuminating them. The old man slowly slurps his soup, while the old lady stares at him.
Old lady: "Oh Harold, the love is gone from our marriage. Every time the lights go out, you just fall asleep!"
Suddenly the light bulb flickers and goes out.
*blubblubblubblubblub* - you hear the old man snoring in his soup.
Let me also second the love to the Lego Star Wars commercial. I thought the first one with Chewie ripping off the guards' arms was funny, then they hit me with the Luke/Vader combo. That was some great stuff.
And I like "them bikes be like waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" better.
Production quality, little subtleties, concept -- best commercial of all time.
(I have a friend who is an engineering manager. She is the best "people manager" I know -- she has been known to wrangle the quirkiest techno-geeks I've ever met, & they (Uh, "we".) absolutely adore her. She also owns 10 cats. Managing an engineering project is indeed exactly like herding cats.)
The college thread got me wondering... Who here is or was in a fraternity or sorority during their college years? As for me, Tau Epsilon Phi at Clarkson U. Currently the Chancellor (aka President) too.