When Cheerios released a commercial featuring a mixed race family a few weeks ago, the ad was met with a load of backwards, hateful and terribly racist comments.
So responding to the haters, Kenji America took the commercial a step further. Featuring a mixed race family once again and funny script, the twist at the end is absolutely brilliant.
In the year 2013, you would think that racism wouldn’t be such a big deal anymore. But sadly, it still is.
Thank God we have YouTubers making parodies to help those haters learn.
James Franco brings back his Spring Breakers’ character, Alien, back for this “no talking” commercial.
Filmed at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin during his visit to SXSW, Franco wants you to turn off your screens and not to ruin it because, “look at this shit!” Also making a brief appearance is Harry Osbourne, Franco’s character in Sam Raimi’s Spiderman trilogy.
Youtuber melodysheep gets his hands all over some vintage Lucky Charms commercials and remixes it to create this gem of an a song just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Who knew the Lucky the Leprechaun had a little pop star in him?
Old Spice has finally replaced the Old Spice guy (nooooooooo) with Wolfdog as their pseudo-mascot/marketing director (yay!).
He’s got his cheesy business toys, some awards on the walls and two assistants so yeah, I think he’s doing pretty well for his first day on the job. It’s also kind of creepy how the deodorant seems to be reading my mind as Wolfdog kind of looks like a direwolf pup (Game of Thrones! NINETEEN more days!!). No? Just me. Fine. Don’t be excited.
Just start a petition to get Wolfdog to teach a Marketing 101 class and we’ll be good. I’m sure he’d be a more interesting prof than those old guys in the boring tweed suits.
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This is Woody. He’s a toy hamster, I think. I don’t know. The website where you can buy Woody is in Russian and no, I do not speak Russian. He mimics everything you say. He’s kind of like a Furby but better because he’s not that creepy. Not that this is a scenario that I would normally imagine, but what happens if Woody starts mimicking the cop that just pulled you over?
Wonder no more because that’s what happens in this commercial! Yay! If only Woody could get you out of a ticket…
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Ladies (and maybe gents), make this the only video you watch today (hell, watch it 10 times even!) because you won’t regret it.
Starring in a new H&M ad directed by Guy Ritchie, soccer star David Beckham is seen running half-naked around a Los Angeles neighbourhood while only in his boxer briefs and a pair of slippers.
Yes, this is slightly an objectification of Beckham’s body. But if he has no problem with showing off his goods, then THAT’S COMPLETELY FINE WITH ME. In fact, if there were more videos like this, I think the world would be a happier place.
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It never ceases to amaze me how much money Psy has made off of one song. I was not expecting this ad – but then I guess on a level I was. We present to you, Psy’s Super Bowl commercial for pistachio’s. If you know the song, sing along! To clarify, that was a joke. We all know this song.
In this new commercial uploaded on YouTube’s Oreo page, two friends fight over what part of the cookie is the best, but since they’re in a library their voices can only get so loud.
Comedians Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd were called in to pitch their ideas for Samsung’s Big Game ad for The Next Big Thing, but ran into some hurdles. Namely, the commercial will be airing during The Super Bowl but they’re not actually allowed to say Super Bowl on television (trademarking and stuff).
The guys came up with some creative solutions but I’m not sure anyone will understand them.
Weird internet celebrities united for a new Volkswagen commercial set to appear during the Super Bowl and I’m scared my television might explode as a result. Some of the celebs include that chick who loved cats so much she couldn’t stop crying or that minor league football manager who went bonkers. Read more…
To be this cute when I’m older!! Dan and his wife had a little trouble nailing a line while filming an ad for Dysart’s Restaurant. Who knew saying the line “Baked in a buttery flaky crust” could be so difficult? Variations included: Baked in a buttery flake crust. Baked in a buttery flavoured crust. Baked in a buttery crispy crust.
His wife got a little cross but couldn’t seem to get it right herself. At least they tried!
In this commercial for Play60 starring Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton, a young boy asks his idol if exercising and eating right will make all his dreams come true — and his dreams are pretty extensive. Along with being big and strong, he wants to play in the NFL, be drafted number one, have Newton as his backup and be his mom’s favourite player.
Someone get this kid an acting and football contract stat. Play60 encourages kids to be active for at least 60 minutes a day to tackle childhood obesity.
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I’m not sure if this company is trolling us, but I must say that this ad is TERRIBLE. Featuring a creepy Gorilla, bad dancing and REALLY, REALLY fake graphics, I’m not sure if this is the place to buy souvlaki.
By Nadya Domingo
I’d probably ditch my own wedding too if it meant seeing Nick Carter in the flesh. Old Navy features BSB (swoon) singing in the company’s new Rockstar Jeans commercial. It also features grown-ass women screaming at the mere sound of their angelic voices.
The ad is a cute play on words for the song “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” because literally everybody is supposed to fit into these jeans. While this is cool, I couldn’t get past the band’s awkward-but-beautiful dance moves. (Can we please take in how graciously they bob their heads?) The BSB were so convincing in this commercial that, I too, was rocking my body as I pressed the replay button. Several times.
Ironically, the whole point of this commercial is to sell the pants. But something tells me the ladies in this commercial just wanted to rip them off and throw them onstage.
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There are a few things I can tell you after watching the One Direction promo for the VMAs. Most notable, is that it’s pretty darn cheesy, but cheesy in a good way. For one thing, a good portion of the ad is shot in slow motion, which allows your lingering gaze to settle on Harry’s messy-chic hair or consider Niall’s generally playful nature (jumping on Liam’s back, mock-punching Louis).
Then we get individual shots of each of them looking dashing enough to distract your eyes from the random, animated background behind them. The script isn’t all that engaging, but we’re like “kay whatever” because we’re not really watching for the script right?
One Direction will perform at the 2012 MTV VMAs on Sept. 6.
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Ice cream is a treat that’s supposed to make people of all ages happy for its pure deliciousness. However, a commercial for Little Baby’s Ice Cream is enough to turn eating the dessert into a pure nightmare.
But that’s okay. It’s not like I was planning to sleep tonight anyways…
Wes Anderson’s new creative (and probably lucrative) outlet is to direct Hyundai car commercials. And they’re actually pretty good. Not that we would expect anything less from the indie filmmaker, but generally I find commercials are interchangeable with “bathroom breaks.” These are more than watchable.
The two ads, for Hyundai Azera SUV, premiered at the Oscars and have a recognizable Anderson feel. Little did I know that Anderson has directed commercials in the past, including one for Stella Artois beer, AT&T and American Express.
Anderson’s new movie Moonrise Kingdom, with Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman will be out in late May.
Talk to My Car
There he goes again, Justin Bieber looking out for our safety. The Biebs delivers an important message in this PSA for PhoneGuard. Basically, if you text, don’t drive.
The ad features four young girls who are distracted by their cells on the road. Despite their reckless driving they manage to see the force that is Bieber standing perilously in the middle of the road and brake the car without killing him. Their screaming is deafening (though Justin is clearly unfazed) and I doubt they even hear his message to download this new safe driving app.
It’s a great message though people! You’re four times more likely to get into a car accident when you’re texting and driving, so it’s best to tuck the phone away on the road. Do you think teens are more likely to listen to a message delivered by Justin?
It’s almost Superbowl season and that means a lot of unnecessarily expensive commercials will be shot with a lot of untalented celebrities.
Of course Kim Kardashian was looking to shoot one in the hopes of being able to pay off her legal fees she garnered when divorcing Khris Humphries last week. In fact, the reality star was about to star in a Skechers footwear commercial until she got replaced by a dog. A french bulldog to be exact.
If we took a nationwide poll to determine who’s hotter, I’m sure the bulldog would win by a landslide.
USa Today reports Skechers executives insist that negative press following her public divorce has nothing to do with their decision.
“Kim got us more attention than we ever dreamed,” says Leonard Armato, president of Skechers Fitness. The brand got 300,000 more ‘likes’ on Facebook after Kim signed a contract. I have a feeling Skechers will continue to do just fine without her.
You may remember him from those popular ShamWow infomercials or that time he ShamPowed a prostitute in the face and got arrested. If Britney can get three c0mebacks, who’s to say Vince Offer can’t get at least one?
The 47-year-old controversial pitchman is back with a new product on the market called the Schticky. It’s like a lint roller but ten times better. Judging from the commercial posted below, Schticky seems like it’s the best product to have around the house. The silicone roller can pick up all kinds of dirt, cobwebs, dust bunnies and kitty litter.
Yes, Offer is one of the creepiest guys alive – hearing him ask “are you having problems with that shedding pussy?” in the commercial makes me want to hurl – but he’s an arguably talented salesman (I already bought five Schtickys before the video was over).
Maybe Offer has learned from his gruesome mistakes and is looking for a little redemption. He does earn a few points for poking fun at himself by spoofing his own mug shot in the commercial. Just like anybody that’s ever done a really shameful thing, Offer just wants to move on and continue doing what he does best: selling products.