April 2, 2013 Leave a comment
I never had a Skip-It, nor did I want one. However, I am aware that the very best thing of all is there’s a counter on this ball. So there’s that, I guess.
Sometimes commercials are the best part of TV.
February 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Grey Poupon had an absolutely classic commercial campaign in the ’80s. The original spot, which introduced the famous “Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?” “But of course!” exchange between two men riding in Rolls Royces debuted in 1981. And now tonight during The Oscars, the alleged lost footage will debut.
Car chase! Golf club jousting! Shooting! Fire! Caviar slicks! Bridge jumping into a grocery store! Brilliant!
June 2, 2012 1 Comment
March 29, 2012 Leave a comment
This morning, I woke up with the words “if potato chips are gonna cross your lips” stuck in my head. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, I present this Pringles commercial. It was made sometime in the late ’80s-early ’90s. And damn, it really IS dated.
January 30, 2012 1 Comment
A lot of Super Bowl commercials are being released early online this year. It also looks like car companies will be heavily represented in the advertising, a cautiously good sign that consumers might be more willing to take on big-ticket purchases. One of those spots that has already been a viral hit is for the Honda CR-V. It features a now middle-aged Matthew Broderick reprising his breakout Ferris Bueller role. Only that it’s Matthew Broderick skipping out on a day of filming. Here’s the extended version.
It’s an entertaining spot and a nice tribute to a classic movie. People love ’80s nostalgia (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off came out in June 1986, when I was 2 months old…) The commercial is a centerpiece to the Honda CR-V Leap List campaign, of which I found the first two released spots to be fairly stupid. The only question: will having these spots up before the Super Bowl reduce their buzz impact during the big game? Oh, and this is an article from Adweek about how the ad came to be.
December 4, 2011 Leave a comment
Wow. A classic. I remember seeing this when I was a little kid. Some research says that this commercial has been around since sometime in the ’80s, which means the boy is well into his 30s, if not pushing 40. Watching it makes me feel as warm inside as hot soup on a cold winter day.