Duracell Shows A Man Locked Out Of His Apartment

What’s the worst that could happen if you used generic batteries in your smart lock? Well, you might get locked out, you might have to talk to your creepy neighbor, you might receive unwanted advances from a Mrs. Robinson-esque lady in a robe, your super might have to break down your door with an ax, or your dog might completely trash your place. Or you could just trust Duracell as the ad suggests. Or uhh, you could just use a regular lock. Whatever. It’s an amusing followup to Duracell’s popular “Headphones” commercial from the winter.

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That Liberty Mutual Lug Wrench Commercial

This Liberty Mutual ad featuring a teen driver who’s stranded in the middle of the night isn’t new…it’s been out for almost a year now. It’s a pretty dumb commercial, but one that’s continued to get aired a lot. Catherine Kamei plays the mom, Nik Dodani portrays the clueless lug wrench teen, and Bryan Burton is the “maybe” guy.

Geico: Stuff Gets Lost In The Couch, Even Dave Coulier

In Geico’s newest, a couple is looking for the remote in the couch. The husband is digging around, and finds a bunch of random old crap. First his wife’s old CD player, and then his high school retainer…which he then puts in his mouth. Finally, he pulls out early 90s sitcom star (and hilariously, the subject of Alanis Morissette’s angry breakthrough hit “You Oughta Know”) Dave Coulier. Coulier then does his signature “Cut it out” catchphrase from Full House and then wonders aloud what year it is. All with a sitcom laugh track, of course. The husband is played by Jack Impellizzeri, and the wife is Elizabeth Bond.

Tuesday Throwback: Sony Bravia’s Bouncy Balls

This is a fantastic Sony Bravia ad from 2005. It’s visually stunning…I mean how could 250,000 colorful super balls bouncing down hilly San Francisco streets not be? And the beautiful song playing throughout the commercial is Jose Gonzalez’s “Heartbeats.” It’s one of those spots where I wish I was writing this blog when it was released.

Verizon Can Help You When You’re Stranded Roadside

Here’s a young family whose car broke down along the side of the road. Dad has no bars. Lame! But then Verizon spokesman Thomas Middleditch suddenly appears, because that’s just what he does in these ads. He goes on to talk about how great Verizon is, and orders them a car…so they don’t have to be outside alone with the coyotes. Yay! Everything’s looking up for them! The mom is played by the lovely Emilia Ares Zoryan, and if I find out dad’s identity, I’ll add that too.

Spotify: “Havana” Causes Horrifying Havoc

Camilla Cabello’s “Havana” is a catchy song. That’s why these roommates put it on their Spotify wake-up playlist. But if playing it caused a possessed doll to appear, you’d stop playing it, right? It’s a funny spot from Spotify’s new campaign, which also features an action sequence set to Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Haha.

 

 

 

 

 

Heinz Ketchup Brings The Big Band

I recently wrote about an ad for Heinz’s new mayonnaise. Now we’re back to what Heinz is best known for: ketchup. Specifically, what’s the song playing in this ad where a sprout grows into a tomato plant and then a bottle of Heinz ketchup? You’ve probably heard it, since it’s a famous big band song that’s strongly associated with the 1940s and World War II. That song is “In The Mood” by Glenn Miller.

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