Eargo Asks “Did You Bring The Condoms?”

Eargo is an American hearing aid manufacturer. Hearing aids are an important product, but they typically don’t make for interesting or sexy products to advertise. So Eargo just made a memorable commercial that will help them stand out. A boyfriend is thanking his girlfriend’s mom for inviting them for a weekend. The girlfriend whispers to the guy “Did you bring the condoms?” He doesn’t hear her and she whispers “condoms” again. After a third time of him not hearing, the dad pipes in from the living room. “Condoms, Charlie. She wants to know if you brought any condoms.” Looks like his Eargo is working like a charm. Aaaawkward. Mom’s look is priceless. And yeah, he brought some. Haha. Dad also takes out his Eargo when the kids go to bed. Good idea, Dad. Here’s a bit more about the spot from Ad Age.

Hotels.com: Captain Obvious Reminds These Jealous Moms About Condoms

This memorable Hotels.com commercial has been out for three months, but I just saw it for the first time. We see a glamorous woman by the pool, and then discover that it’s an social media pic that some of her jealous friends are looking at. How can she be on another vacation, while they’re jacket-clad at the playground with their kids? “Wow…so happy for you”…maybe not. Then longtime Hotels.com spokesman Captain Obvious (played by Brandon Moynihan) pipes in from a swing. He notes, obviously of course, that they’re jealous. If you’re an English language nerd, you might note that they’re actually envious, not jealous. So how is she there, while they’re stuck at the playground? Captain Obvious delivers an all-time zinger: “Condoms.” And they can’t argue with that. Bahahaha. So don’t hate-like their trip…book yours with Hotels.com and get rewarded basically everywhere. I thought this commercial was hilarious, but I have a feeling that some others aren’t fans. So what say you? Cameron Kelly plays the vacation woman… anyone know who plays the jealous mothers?

Trojan: Sex Is A Sandwich, Slathered With Creamy Peanut Butter

I haven’t watched MTV since I was 21, so the number of Trojan commercials I see has greatly decreased. But here are a few memorable ones. The sage-like Trojan Man appears (apparently after a six year hiatus) and says that sex is a sandwich, and you can put whatever you want on it…as long as you put a Trojan condom on it. The image of creamy peanut butter being absolutely slathered on a long piece of bread is one that’s hard to get out of your head. And speaking of hard to get out of your head, check out “It’s A Big Sexy World.” The Richard Simmons-esque Trojan Man is played by Jason Blynn.

 

 

7-Eleven, Norway, And Chlamydia…Thank You, John Oliver

Last night, John Oliver did a short segment about a curious 7-Eleven ad campaign from Norway. The ad starts with the scenery that Norway is famous for: fjords and the midnight sun. But then it takes a sudden turn and mentions chlamydia. Turns out that Norway has one of the highest chlamydia rates in Europe. So, visitors from abroad…protect yourselves from the locals and buy condoms at 7-Eleven. Alrighty then.

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