Purina Tidy Cats Asks “Have You Smelled This New Litter?”

That’s the question this woman asks to a man. He says no, but it’s kind of a trick question because “Nobody has! It’s unscented!” The woman seems very pleased by her witty rapport about Tidy Cats Free & Clean Unscented litter, and her feline friend rewards her with a high five and a quick meow. Because cats just love giving high fives, right? Cute cat though. And the guy’s dumb expressions in profile are low-key quite amusing. The woman is played by Shi Ne Nielson.


This Commercial Sucks: The New York Lottery Food Song

I’ll start with the disclaimer that I typically love New York Lottery’s commercials. I’ve covered a bunch of them on here and they’ve been adorable, funny, beautiful, and just plain delightful. Good stuff. But this one, a ukulele-backed ode to food, is just irritating and terrible. And it’s on all the time. Looking at the YouTube comments, it looks like I’m not alone in my opinion of this one. Ugh. So to Kristen E. from Clifton Park: Spending your theoretical Cash4Life winnings on trying all the foods isn’t a bad idea. I just wish you got a better commercial.


Jan Sings A Country Duet For Toyota’s National Clearance Event

Jan (played by Laurel Coppock) and a male crooner want you to grab some great deals and get a 2019 Toyota before they’re all gone. I’m pretty sure that neither of them are actually singing (edit: apparently they do!) The man is Jason Paul Field.

Frosted Mini-Wheats Will Growl Proof Your Mornings

I’ve never been a Frosted Mini-Wheats fan, but the fact that they’re high in fiber means that they’re more filling than the average breakfast cereal. That’s demonstrated by Richard, who says he eats Frosted Mini-Wheats because of that one time he didn’t. We then hear Richard’s growling stomach talking to him at the office as he’s about to eat Sheila’s lunch. Sheila catches Richard before he can eat her sandwich, and she’s not happy. So growl-proof your mornings with Frosted Mini-Wheats…one bowl and you’re good till lunch.

Farmers Insurance Covers A Three-Ring Fender Bender

If you suffer from coulrophobia, I’d suggest turning away from this one. Anyway, a man gets rear-ended by a literal clown car. And then the apologetic clowns surround him. Is this Farmers ad more or less unsettling than the Progressive cornfield commercial? As always, J.K. Simmons is the Farmers spokesman, while Kevin Fabian plays the first clown. Elizabeth Schmidt is the female Farmers client walking with J.K. Simmons. Anyone know who plays the rear-ended driver?

Taco Bell’s Triple Double Crunchwrap Distracts This Couple From A Meteor Shower

Meteor showers are a majestic site to behold. But for this young couple, a meteor shower has got nothing on Taco Bell’s Triple Double Crunchwrap, what with double the beef and double the layers you love. And with the $5 Triple Double Crunchwrap Box, you also get a crunchy taco, cinnamon twists, and a medium drink. What a steal! As for the meteor shower…maybe next decade. It’s the second fast food commercial involving stargazing that I’ve written about on here in recent months.

The Hyundai Epic Summer Clearance Commercial

The sweaty days of summer are nearing a close, and with that comes automakers trying to push out their current year’s inventory. Thus, Hyundai’s Epic Summer Clearance. If you’re looking up this ad online, it’s probably either to find out the song or the identity of Hyundai’s attractive spokeswoman. I don’t know the song, but I can tell you that the spokeswoman is Natasha Lloyd.

Progressive Presents Progressive Park!

Buckle up for some insurance-themed fun! With thrilling attractions such as the totally realistic “Traffic Jam” and the world’s first “Never Bump Bumper Cars” (which are both exactly what they sound like), who wouldn’t be excited? Well, everybody. It might be billed as fun for the whole family, but Flo and Co. soon look at an empty parking lot and realize that an insurance park was a bad idea. Oh well. It’s a pretty spot-on parody of amusement park ads.



Jif Peanut Butter Is That Jif’ing Good You’d Dress Up Like A Squirrel For It

A woman (played by Kira Powell) is slathering some Jif peanut butter on bread. She offers a piece to one squirrel, but the problem with feeding animals is that once you’ve got the attention of one, you’ve got the attention of them all. And also a grown man in a squirrel costume. Eek. It’s a funny spot, and Jif is tasty…although I’m more of a Skippy guy myself. And elsewhere, a woman finds safe haven from an apocalyptic disaster, but braves her way out to enjoy some Jif when she finds out that the bunker is only stocked with generic peanut butter. Jif’ing good stuff.

Tuesday Throwback: That Milky Way Commercial With The “No Regerts” Tattoo

I guess this is a bit of a Tuesday Throwback copout, since this Milky Way commercial is only from 2016. But I never wrote about it on this blog, so here we are. Anyway, the woman in the spot is tattooing a tough-looking gentleman. When the guy looks down and is dissatisfied that the tattoo says “no regerts”, she snarkily replies “sorry, I was eating a Milky Way.” Yes, tattoo lady, Milky Ways are pretty awesome. Haha. The hapless tattoo artist and Milky Way enthusiast is played by Jade Tailor.

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