Burger King’s Return Of The Mac N’ Cheetos

I love the ’90s. ’90s music in particular. Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” was a huge hit in 1997, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. But it’s a song that I don’t remember, and only know at all from being on “Best of the ’90s” playlists and compilations. Burger King’s celebrates the return of Mac n’ Cheetos in its new commercial that puts The King and Chester Cheetah’s heads on Mark Morrison and another…uhh guy…from the original music video. It’s funny, for sure, though it would be a lot funnier if I remembered the original. But based on the fact that that top YouTube comments are “The greatest commercial I’ve ever seen…” and “Whoever made this needs several promotions and a fat raise”, Burger King’s ad, created by DAVID Miami, is a big hit.

Preparation H Visits Kiester, Minnesota

This one has been out for almost a year, but I just saw it for the first time. When I saw the woman was in Kiester, MN (population 501), I immediately knew the ad had something to do with the butt, most likely for Preparation H. And apparently looking at the comments on iSpot.tv, people from in and around Kiester have taken great pride in their 15 seconds of fame. The biking woman is played by Gail Rastorfer.

“We Can Do IT”…This Single Mother And Former Factory Worker Gets A University Of Phoenix IT Degree

The University of Phoenix has a new stop-motion animated commercial that plays out a realistic scenario in modern America. It depicts a single mother working in a factory to support her three children. But automation then comes to the factory, and she’s out of a job. Depressed and up at night, her son gives her his stuffed bunny and a hug to cheer her up. She glances at the iconic “We Can Do It” poster that hung at her former job (the poster wasn’t actually Rosie the Riveter but it’s commonly referred to as…it’s complicated), and decides to make a change. She goes for an online bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. Long days and late nights of studying happen…but she gets her degree. At her new workplace, she’s got the poster up, but crosses out the “It” with “IT.” Clever and heartwarming. The song, which took me a minute to place, is a cover of “Dreams” by The Cranberries. The University of Phoenix might have a spotty reputation, but they do make a nice commercial here. Here’s more about it from Adweek.

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week: It’s Still A Bad Time To Be A Seal!

Back in 2013, Discovery Channel came up with its wildly popular Snuffy the Seal commercial. Well, it’s apparently still a bad time to be a seal. This time, we see the singer Seal performing his iconic “Kiss From a Rose”. But then…

Yup, that shark totally ate Seal. It’s one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time.

This Man Takes A Road Trip In His Ford Edge To Surprise His Wife

She’s on a business trip and misses home. So he decides to pack up the Ford Edge, with their doggie of course, for a surprise adventure. The catchy (though somewhat pop-culture cliched) “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers plays as he drives- not walks haha- an undetermined long distance to get to her. It’s a welcome surprise when she comes back to her hotel room and they’re waiting for her. How exactly did they get into her room though? Hmmm…

Geico: Runway Models On An Airport Runway Are Surprising

Flight delays aren’t surprising at all…the last two times I’ve flown, there have been massive delays. But if you were delayed because of runway models on the runway, yeah, that would be surprising. The ground crew is getting really into the show. And contrary to what that one passenger thinks, I bet the lace looks nice on the model.

Axe Asks “Is It OK For Guys…?”

Axe has come a long, long way in their advertising. I remember when Axe came out towards the end of my high school days. Their commercials could be characterized as lunkheaded fantasies that basically said you’d get laid if you used Axe. I guess that had something of a charm to them, but were mostly just dumb and borderline offensive. Over the years, Axe has shifted their focus. 2012 brought the beautiful Susan Glenn spot, which I recall being one of the best of the year. The biggest shift, however, came last year with “Find Your Magic.” The ad, which got rave reviews, challenged society’s and advertising’s ideas of masculinity. Now Axe seems to have gone even further. In its new commercial created by 72andSunny Amsterdam, “is it ok for guys”, Axe shows different guys asking questions about whether it’s ok for guys to do things that men aren’t traditionally known for. The questions are based on autocompletes of popular Internet searches. It’s a well done and thought-provoking piece. Here’s more from Adweek.

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