Capital One March Madness: Charles Barkley, Samuel L. Jackson, And Spike Lee Go To Texas

March Madness is back, which also means the return of one of the most beloved ad campaigns. That’s right…it’s time for more Capital One March Madness, with Charles Barkley, Samuel L. Jackson, and Spike Lee. This year, the Final Four will be in San Antonio, so the ads focus on their travels in Texas (#FanAntonio). Chuck is excited about the “A La Mode”, while Sam and Spike inform him that it’s the Alamo (and it doesn’t serve ice cream). Charles also calls an armadillo a “turtle rat.” “The Three Muskamigos” wear goofy Western attire, and sing “Friends In Low Places” while on horseback.  These are just some of the spots from this always entertaining campaign.

 

 

 

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Capital One Tells The Alternate History Of Mona Lisa, The Louisiana Purchase, And The Sandwich

The history buff in me gets a kick out of these Capital One spots. They depict a notification about the Louisiana Purchase, Mona Lisa getting her iconically mysterious smile because she was able to lock her card, and the invention of one of my favorites, the sandwich.

 

Capital One’s Brewery Commercial

So a blog visitor asked me about this commercial for the Capital One Spark Card…whether the brewery was real, and if the attractive woman in the ad runs it. The answer to both is no. The South Avenue Brewery was created for the spot, and the woman is Tiffany Dupont, an actress.

Capital One And Spotify Partner To Have Samuel L. Jackson Croon “Let’s Stay Together”

It’s not as good as Capital One’s March Madness campaign, but still pretty entertaining. The song, of course, is Al Green’s classic “Let’s Stay Together.” Take it away, Sam.

Capital One: Charles Barkley Wears A Snack Hoodie and Layers

Capital One’s “This is March Madness” campaign starring Charles Barkley, Samuel L. Jackson, and Spike Lee is always a big hit. I wrote about a few of the delightful spots last weekend, and here are some more. We see Charles Barkley wearing a snack hoodie for easy munchie access, and dressing in puffy layers for every situation. The tremendous trio also misses a buzzer beater because of Chuck’s Clapper. And in the Phoenix airport, Sir Charles discovers that adoring crowds are more interested in Jim Nantz.

 

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.

Capital One: What’s In Jimmy Fallon’s Wallet?

Jimmy Fallon is the new spokesman for Capital One. I know Jimmy has a lot of detractors, but I’ve never had a big problem with him. I think he’s relatively likable and somewhat amusing. I just wonder how many takes were needed, since Jimmy Fallon was probably laughing at his own scripted jokes.

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