The Song From Apple’s Bouncy New AirPods Ad

This is another fun one from Apple. After putting in his AirPods and listening to a song, a man’s bored outlook on life starts to change. As he gets outside, the world turns into a bounce house. It’s a black-and-white visual stunner. The song that puts the bounce into his step is “I Learnt Some Jazz Today” by Tessellated. Good stuff. Here’s more about it from Adweek. And here’s another Adweek article about Tessellated the artist.

Wendy’s Has People Wishing For A $5 Biggie Bag While Stargazing

A mom (played by Jolie Jenkins) sees a shooting star with her two sons, and tells them to make a wish. Her older son, Jimmy, wishes for a Biggie Bag from Wendy’s. Her younger wishes that everyone loved each other. Guess which one Mom thinks is a great wish? Though to be fair, the Wendy’s $5 Biggie Bag with a Bacon Double Stack, nuggets, fries, and a drink does seem pretty sweet.

Better Late Than Never: State Farm Shows Sheryl’s She Shed, Which Is On Fire

State Farm’s “She Shed” spot isn’t new…it debuted more than a year ago in March 2018. I’m sure most of you have seen it a million times already. But it was one that I never wrote about on here for some reason, and it’s continued to be aired seemingly as often as when it was new. It’s a memorable one, but also quite annoying. Sheryl’s on the phone with her State Farm agent, Zachary. She says somebody finally burned down her “She Shed” and her husband counters that it was struck by lightning. Sheryl’s She Shed is being on fire is the point though…is it covered? Because it’s a State Farm commercial, of course it’s covered. Looks like Sheryl will be getting another She Shed, much to the annoyance of her husband, Victor. Inquiring minds want to know…was it really lightning, or did Victor actually burn it down? I hope this ad didn’t begin a trend of women starting She Sheds, which I guess is the female equivalent of a man cave. Sheryl is played by Nicole J. Butler, Victor is Reggie Currelley, and Zach Bay is a real-life State Farm agent based in Redding, CA.

Pepto-Bismol’s Airplane Song And Dance Number

There’s never a good place for diarrhea, but an airplane is one of the worst places for it. Here, a female passenger’s stomach is bubbling (the only version I could find online currently cuts this beginning part out), and then the Pepto-pink clad flight attendants start with their Pepto-themed song and dance. Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, and of course, diarrhea. I love the way the one flight attendant leans over and croons “diarrheaaa” at her. Pepto-Bismol Liquicaps knock out all of those symptoms. Good info. Anyone know any of the actors/actresses in this spot?

Progressive Presents “Progressive On Ice”

Progressive gets meta with this bizarre spot. Are you adequately prepared for the insurance-themed experience of a lifetime? Well, here’s “Progressive on Ice”! There are Flo and Jamie lookalike ice dancers shimmying away with house and car props. “But why?” Ice Dancer Weekly asks. The Family Fun Times notes “I had the whole row to myself.” Tickets are not available now or ever, but some YouTube commenters say they’d actually want to see this if it was a real thing. Silly, but amusing work from Progressive.

 

KIND Snacks Says To Be Kind To Yourself And Eat A KIND Bar

A man and a woman are on a flight. When the flight attendant comes through with snacks, the man picks a Clif Bar, while the woman (played by the stunning Marisa Bertani) picks a KIND Bar. What kind of fancy-pants flight offers Clif Bars and KIND Bars? It’s a commercial, so I guess we have to suspend our disbelief. Anyway, the first ingredient in the Clif Bar is brown rice syrup, which is just another name for sugar. That’s shown to us when the man dumps out the thick brown goop from his Clif Bar onto his tray table. The first ingredient of the KIND Bar? Almonds. Much healthier. She gets a KIND Bar to her seatmate. Aww, how kind. Other pertinent questions…he’s sitting in the middle, and she’s in the aisle seat, but there’s nobody in the window seat. Did that person get up to use the lavatory? Do these two know each other? Did they travel together? If not, it’s a bit weird that he’s sitting next to her. Yes, she’s attractive, but still. So many unsolved mysteries from this simple commercial.

Orbit Gum’s Zombie Kiss

Here’s a short and memorable commercial from Orbit Gum. It’s a classic love story. Boy likes girl. Girl is a zombie. He doesn’t know if they should kiss, but after she pops in a piece of Orbit Peppermint and smiles, he’s hooked. The tune at the end is “Bedroom” by Litany. The guy is played by Taylor Kare…anyone know who the girl is?

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