Yoplait Plenti Goes Down Under

For the last week or so, I’ve constantly been seeing this commercial for Yoplait Plenti greek yogurt on Netflix and YouTube. The song is a remake of Men at Work’s catchy classic “Down Under.”

Acura’s Ad Features Very Lifelike Dummies

It must be a little weird to work with crash test dummies. If your car performs poorly, it’s not just a mangled dummy on your hands…the implication is that real people could be seriously injured or killed. In this new Acura commercial from Mullen Lowe, we see a technician putting uncanny valley-like dummies into the car. The technician then sees himself behind the wheel. As the spot closes, we find out why the dummies looked so real. It’s a solid, slightly unsettling ad with a cool and unique perspective. Here’s more information about it from AdFreak.

This Bacardi House Party Looks Like A Good Time

It’s possibly not the safest thing to have a house strapped to a moving truck like that. But hey, it looks like fun. The cool retro song is “Born To Wander” by Jack Wood.

Dish Network And “This Is How We Do It”

’90s nostalgia is back in full force in this Dish Network commercial which features some extremely dorky dancing to Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It”. It’s an ad that I feel like will get old really quick. Jill is played by Kara Luiz.

Balls Come To The Forefront In This Ridiculously Funny Australian Ad For Bonds

If you’re a man, you know that it can be tough for a testicle. And in this commercial for Bonds underwear created by Melbourne’s Clemenger BBDO, a pair of balls reveal their discomfort and angst. Their lives improve after the addition of Bonds. It’s bizarre, ridiculous, and hilarious.

Extra Gum’s Lovely New Commercial Follows A Young Couple’s Relationship

Extra Gum’s origami commercial from 2013 was extremely popular, and still stands as one of the most viewed and shared posts on this blog. Now there’s a followup created by Energy BBDO that hits on another emotional soft spot: young people in love. In “The Story of Sarah & Juan”, we follow a young couple’s relationship through good and bad, stretching from high school into adulthood. Extra Gum plays a prominent role of course and the ad culminates with pictures drawn on Extra wrappers of memorable moments in their relationship and then a picture of the next step. Haley Reinhart provides a version of Elvis Presley’s oft-covered “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, a song that always manages to sound beautiful. A lovely, sweet, and yes, a little sappy spot from Extra Gum. Here’s some more information about it from Adweek.

This Commercial Sucks: Stupid People Write Stupid Tweets Celebrating McDonald’s Breakfast

McDonald’s introduced all-day breakfast yesterday, which now ends the frantic rush to get there by 10:30. They don’t have McGriddles on all-day breakfast though, so my interest is reduced. But a lot of people are really happy about it, as evidenced by these new commercials featuring ridiculous real tweets (and a few Facebook statuses) from McDonald’s fans read in a deadpan manner. Ads that use real tweets are inevitably terrible, because the tweets always seem to be written by mouth-breathing idiots. Anyone using the term “bae” should get punched in the face. I get what McDonald’s was going for here, but still, I’m not lovin’ it.

UnitedHealthcare Gets Red-Eyed

Being in love is a powerful thing, and it can have bizarre effects on people. Often, it’ll take over your whole mind to the point where it’s difficult to think about anything else. In this ad for UnitedHealthcare, we meet an adolescent male who has a big crush on a girl named Maria. He walks into science class to find out that his lab partner is Maria. This is like the best thing ever when you’re hot for someone (unless you’re incompetent at science like I was). Unfortunately, Maria has a nasty red/pink eye. Why is she even at school? That looks totally contagious. And it is…the boy and his siblings all end up with conjunctivitis AKA pink eye. The mom is played by Carolina Espiro. And the evocative song playing is a cover of Sam Cooke’s “Wonderful World”, probably best known for its usage in Animal House. This version is by Ezra Bell. Very cute commercial.

Cheerios Make This Grandpa Feel At Home

As the commercial starts, we know something is wrong. The elderly man is being driven away from his house presumably by his daughter, and the house is for rent. Is he going to a nursing home? Oh man, that wouldn’t make for an uplifting ad. As they’re driving, she reassures him. Then, the arrive at the daughter’s home where he’s greeted by her husband and excited granddaughter. The little girl relates that her mom said he likes Cheerios, but didn’t say what kind. So there on the kitchen table is like every variety of Cheerios. Awww. How sweet. He’s quite touched, and smiles. A heartwarming spot created by Saatchi & Saatchi New York.

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