Geico: Yogi Bear And Boo-Boo Crash This Couple’s Mountain Home BBQ

This couple in Geico’s newest found their dream home in the mountains. The views are great, the air is fresh…it is bear country though. And right on cue, Yogi Bear and Boo-Boo emerge, sending the couple and their friends scrambling for shelter. Corn on the cob, chicken, t-bone steak…the bears hit the jackpot! Yogi takes some cobbler to go (you know, because he’s smarter than the av-er-age bear) and we see the woman’s dad terrified up a tree. Anyone know who plays the couple?

That Kroger “Fresh” Commercial

This one is in the same vein as last year’s “I’m Too Sexy” and “Low” spots, and it’s similar visually to the GrubHub commercial everyone seemed to hate. Here, Kroger emphasizes their freshness with a natural fit of song: “Fresh” by Kool & the Gang. It’s also got an interesting comment section on YouTube if you care to delve further. Like the other animated Kroger ads, it was created by Columbus, Ohio based agency Fahlgren Mortine.

Liberty Mutual: LiMu Emu & Doug Grill Out With Their Wives

Liberty Mutual is still chugging along with the LiMu Emu & Doug campaign, which has now been running for more than two years. Though oddly, this one doesn’t have that “LiMu Emu & Doug” intro. We see Doug and LiMu Emu grilling out with their wives. But Doug is killing the vibe by constantly talking about insurance….c’mon man, it’s the weekend! Of course, Doug struggles to talk about anything else. Summer activities being ruined by insurance talk comes up in another current commercial too. And then he makes it even more awkward when he’s asking LiMu Emu’s wife if she wants a hot dog or chicken. Hot dog it is! David Hoffman plays Doug…anyone know who his wife is?

These Thirsty Pool Floaties Lust After The Orkin Man

Do you find checking for termites to be sexy? Are you into khakis and do you like a man in uniform? Well, the British-sounding pool floaties (a peacock and a camel) in this Orkin commercial sure would say yes to all of the above. They even think the Orkin man is better entertainment than daytime TV. Hot. It’s some bizarre work.

Extra Gum Envisions Everything Getting Back To Normal…And It Involves A Lot Of Making Out

Are we nearing the end of the pandemic? With cases dropping (for now), states reopening, and most importantly, people getting vaccinated, it’s looking better and better. So what will that future look like? Well, in its funny and cathartic new spot, Extra Gum shows this disheveled and joyful future, set to Celine Dion’s ultra-cheesy “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.” And yup, there are a lot of spontaneous outdoor makeout sessions. Of course you’ll need some fresh breath for that, so enter Extra. Are people really looking forward to going back to the office though? An excellent ad from Energy BBDO.

Geico Enlists Lisa Loeb To Sing About A Cracked Windshield

Lisa Loeb is auditioning for a Geico ad and she sings a version of her 1994 #1 hit “Stay (I Missed You)”, only this time it’s about a cracked windshield. And after being instructed to make it sound less heartbroken and singing the crucial “stay” line, one of the assistants starts to get weepy. Though he blames it on the pollen. Lisa Loeb still looks great, and “Stay” is a fantastic song. Wikipedia’s got a good article about it.

Belvita Says To Dip It, Sip It

If Belvita breakfast biscuits (stylized as belVita for some reason) were more popular and/or the commercial got greater airplay, this could become the next “HeadOn. Apply directly to forehead!” I’m not a coffee drinker, but I’ve had Belvita breakfast biscuits and they’re surprisingly tasty. Dip it, sip it! I lowkey envision Hell as a place where this ad, and the Silk spot I just wrote about run back-to-back. But I guess that’s what I get for visiting Reddit’s Commercials I Hate page.

That Annoying Kid Sung/Narrated Silk Almondmilk Commercial

This makes my brain hurt, and I can’t imagine how irritating this would be to have stuck in your head. If it sounds familiar, that’s because it’s based off of Daft Punk’s “Technologic.” The almond grove visuals are pretty nice though. Milk of the land! Also, I didn’t realize until now that Silk spells “Almondmilk” as just one word.

TJ Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Present “Put It In Your Cart”

Did you know that TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are all sister stores operating under TJX Companies? If you didn’t, well now you do. Anyway, for Mother’s Day, the off-price retailers made a parody of a classic ’80s song: Roxette’s “Listen To Your Heart.” So do you think “Put It In Your Cart” is a jam, or nah? And not gonna lie, I’m crushin’ on the yoga woman a little bit.

Domino’s Pizza Brings Back The Noid

Do you remember The Noid? If so, it’s time to start thinking about scheduling a colonoscopy appointment. Anyway, for those not in the know, The Noid was a bizarre advertising character for Domino’s in the ’80s, who would try to foil the delivery drivers, hence the tagline “Avoid the Noid.” Well now he’s back and he’s trying to disrupt Domino’s new driver-less delivery vehicles. And that brings up an important question: would you be cool with your Domino’s pizza coming to you in this way? Hmm…

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