Old Spice And A Woman Who Nose Best Help Out This Hapless Pilot

Like a lot of Old Spice’s ads, this one is splashy has been getting a ton of views (6.4 million on YouTube to date) and comments online. A man is flying a small plane, and he doesn’t know where he is. It’s raining too! The calm woman at ground control instructs him to look under his seat, where he finds a variety of Old Spice grooming products. He’s fluster and angry, but puts on the deodorant and pomade, and starts his descent. He suddenly becomes suave, even while smoothly crashing into the room where the woman sits. They meet, and She Nose Best. Anyone know who play the man and woman?

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Tuesday Throwback: DirecTV’s Russian Guy Who Has The Opulence

Yesterday’s disastrous Trump-Putin summit made me think of this hilarious DirecTV ad from the summer of 2010. “Opulence, I has it” will go down as one of the decade’s best advertising lines. Our opulent hero is surrounded by luxury and beautiful women. But he still likes savings the money, so he’s attracted to DirecTV. And you can’t forget his little giraffe friend either. This spot became meme-worthy soon after its release. The decidedly Irish, not Russian Timothy V. Murphy plays Mr. Opulence.

 

Geico: Alexander Graham Bell Talks Too Loudly On The Phone

We’re at a play. A woman (played by Kelly Vrooman) in a hot air balloon wants Barnabus to come away with her, but Barnabus resists. Suddenly, they’re interrupted by Alexander Graham Bell (played by Daniel Roebuck) answering a phone from the audience. “Ahoy-hoy” he says (that’s why Mr. Burns answers the phone “ahoy hoy”). It’s a wrong number…Graham Bell’s number is 1, the caller must want 2. They try to restart the play, but Alexander Graham Bell gets another call. Eesh.

 

Senokot’s Constipated First Date

Senokot’s “First Date” ad has been out for more than two months…how did I miss it? Anyway, a man and woman are on a first date at a coffee shop. After almost hitting her with the coffee, they giggle and he comments that first dates can be uncomfortable. She chimes in by saying that her constipation is also uncomfortable. She’s sooo backed up, and she’s been trying. Don’t talk about constipation, everyone. Jessie Cannizzaro is the girl, and Dolan Bloom is the guy.

Apple’s iPhone X Password Commercial

This one is cinematic and stressful as hell. A man (Kevin Christy) imagines he’s in a memory competition, but he’s stumped by trying to remember his online banking password. Time is ticking and ticking…until the iPhone X’s Face ID saves the day.

Tuesday Throwback: Liberty Mutual’s Beautiful Commercials Featuring The Music Of Hem

I remember these great Liberty Mutual ads debuting around 2006. They focus on people witnessing acts of kindness and then “paying it forward” by performing good deeds to those around them. I love the ads on their own, but what really puts them over the top is the beautiful music of New York band Hem. This particular Liberty Mutual campaign had a lot of spots, but I’ve just included a few of the classics, which feature the songs “Half Acre” and “The Part Where You Let Go.” It’s a campaign that seems like it could be even more apt now, considering our polarized and hostile political climate.

Gain Flings! Foil These Brothers’ Jockstrap Prank On Their Dad

The Martinez brothers are going to prank their dad. He’s napping on the couch, and they decide to stick his jockstrap on his face. It’s a jockstrap, so it’s gotta smell gross, right? Wrong! It’s been washed with Gain Flings! with Oxi Boost and Febreze. Dad just smiles as he sniffs and snoozes. The one brother takes a deep whiff of the jockstrap, before throwing it down in frustration. It’s a funny spot that made me chuckle, though the boy smelling the strap is a little creepy.

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