McDonald’s Tells The Tale Of A Girl Who’s Always Stuck In The Middle Seat

Sitting in the middle seat of a car is terrible. That’s the situation this girl in a McDonald’s commercial, created by DDB New Zealand, always finds herself in. She’s most often wedged between her two rowdy older brothers, but also in between her grandparents, plants/soil, and the dog and a lamp. There is old advantage though…she’s got easy access to the McDonald’s bag in the middle console, and she deftly swipes a fry. The song playing, appropriately enough, is “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Stealers Wheel.

Samuel L. Jackson, Charles Barkley, And Spike Lee Sing “I Will Survive” For Capital One

Simply delightful. The flight attendant is Gloria Gaynor, the original singer of “I Will Survive.” Also delightful is another spot where they eat steaks…on a plane. Though Samuel L. seems less amused.

Haribo Gold-Bears Has A Childish Office Meeting

I found this ad on iSpot.tv, where it’s been getting a huge amount of attention. Interestingly, I can’t find a really good video of it online, so this one will have to do for now. The concept of adult action being dubbed over by children’s voices isn’t particularly novel (Subway did it years ago), but I can see why it’s a popular spot. Like the man (played by Brian MacDougall), I think the red one is “more gooder, cause it tastes like berries.” Haribo Gold-Bears are just as tasty when you’re grown up, and eating a cutesy candy can make you feel like a kid again.

Geico: Caesar On A Caesar Salad Is Surprising

Caesar salad was created by restauranteur Caesar Cardini, who was an Italian immigrant. It has nothing to do with Julius Caesar. Still, it’s amusing to see Julius Caesar deliver dramatic platitudes to befuddled diners. And of course, the lady ordered soup, not salad. It’s reminiscent of Geico’s Marco Polo spot, which also puts a historical figure in the modern day. The actor who plays Caesar is fantastic…he’s played by the interestingly named Time Winters.

 

Have 7Up In Mixed Drinks, And You Might End Up On A Yacht With 2 Chainz

This is an interesting concept, since soda/cola is common to use in mixed drinks, but I can’t remember seeing that advertised in a soft drink commercial. You can use 7Up to make a satisfying sangria when you’re raving in the desert at a Burning Man-type event (and not at a regional sales conference). It’s also good to use in a refreshing white wine spritzer when you’re hanging out on a yacht with 2 Chainz. Poor guy…his wife (played by Erica Shaffer) seems a lot more into 2 Chainz than she is him. Though to be fair, 2 Chainz does have a helicopter…

Burger King Advertises The Croissan’wich With A French Accent

I’m not saying it’s a great commercial, but as someone who likes to say croissant (and baguette) with a faux-French accent, it did make me chuckle a bit. Croissants and baguettes are delicious, by the way. Now made with 100% butter…was Burger King using margarine or something in their croissants before? Ryan Radis plays the man, and Natalie Miston (who isn’t actually French if you were wondering) is the woman.

The Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Commercial With “Let’s Get It On”

This Reese’s ad has been out for at least a few years, and Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” is arguably quite overused in pop culture, but whatever. It’s a great song, and this commercial is one that will make me look up every time. Cute bunny too.

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