Goya: This Man Sees The Most Incredible Chick…Peas

Well, this is a cute and wholesome commercial from Goya. A man is walking down the Goya aisle (are there American grocery stores that have an entire Goya aisle?), when he sees the most incredible chick. We think he’s talking about the attractive woman in front of him, but he finishes the statement and says that he sees the most incredible chick peas. Again, that grocery store has an ridiculously large selection of Goy Chick Peas. And they end up going on a date where he impresses her with his dish made from Goya Chick Peas. Or garbanzo beans as she calls them. I actually never realized that chickpeas and garbanzo beans were the same thing, but yeah. Anyone know who play the attractive couple?


This Commercial Sucks: Cricket Wireless Says “Hiyeeee!”

Hiyeee! There isn’t much to say about this Cricket Wireless commercial, other than that it’s really, really annoying. Biyeeee!


Devour Goes All In On Frozen Food Porn For The Super Bowl

Pretty much all of the big Super Bowl ads are released early online, and it’s been like that for years now. I generally try to avoid watching or even reading too much about them, because I still like to be surprised. But it doesn’t always work for me. Anyway, here’s one from frozen foods line Devour, which has positioned itself as sort of a “Hungry-Man for the modern man.” Devour has also become well-known for its raunchy advertising and this one fits right in. So much so that this uncensored version won’t be aired during the Super Bowl, and a tamer version will be in its place. What’s so naughty about this one? Well, it’s the story of a couple where the boyfriend is addicted to “frozen food porn.” We’re treated to some hot frozen food action, complete with a hidden stash and some suggestive forking. But it’s alright I guess, because now they’re watching amateur food videos together. It’s about as subtle as a sledgehammer, and it’s meant to be that way. I’d imagine even the tame version will ruffle certain people’s feathers, so I bet the world would really burn if they tried to put this dirty version on during the Super Bowl. Anyone know who play the couple in this Devour ad?

That TD Bank Commercial With “Rhythm Is A Dancer”

When this TD Bank ad came on, I immediately started bobbing my head. So it’s easy to see how the banker working after closing time would be dancing around and overall having a grand time. He’s got some great moves! And then he’s caught by a father and son who had an appointment to meet with him. They’re late, but it’s alright. The banker is played by Julian Rozzell Jr. and the song is Snap!’s catchy 1992 dance classic “Rhythm Is a Dancer.”

TGI Fridays Says To TGIF*IT

It’s January 18th, which means that if you made a New Year’s resolution, it’s probably long dead already.  Since you’re probably hungry from that week or so of eating healthy, TGI Fridays wants to reel you back in. Fridays tells you to “F Resolutions”, and enjoy their 2 apps, 2 entrees, 2 desserts deal starting at $20. And you certainly won’t be getting anything healthy. TGIF*IT! Is this enough to bring back those wily millennials who are killing casual chains like TGI Fridays? Hopefully the food is better than that crappy TGIF*IT tagline.


Volkswagen: This Woman Talks About Moving In…While Moving Out

Volkswagen has been getting a lot of heat for its hooky commercial, and they’re not faring much better with this one. We see a young woman putting furniture and belongings into a Volkswagen Tiguan, while we hear her voiceover about moving in being a big step…a test and an adventure. We’re led to believe that she’s moving in with a significant other, but in a twist, she’s actually leaving her doofy boyfriend Jeff. Turns out that Jeff was too busy playing video games with a virtual reality headset to actually notice that she was leaving. And she makes a happy escape in that Volkswagen with her girlfriends. It’s not getting a lot of fans among people who think “male bashing” is too prevalent in advertising. I’ll update this post with actor/actress info if I can find it.


Snoop Dogg Becomes Smoooth Dogg In This Klarna Ad From Sweden

Swedish bank Klarna has previously received attention for a unique and hypnotic campaign which emphasized its tagline of “Smoooth payments.” Now Klarna is getting a bit flashier in another bizarrely hypnotic spot featuring Snoop Dogg. Only now, he’s Smoooth Dogg. The song playing throughout is “Pardon My G” by Fashawn and featuring Snoop Dogg.

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