The McDonald’s Grandma Loves Sweet N’ Spicy Honey BBQ Glazed Tenders

We first met the McDonald’s grandma last year when the Golden Arches introduced their Buttermilk Chicken Tenders. Now, she’s back to promote McDonald’s Sweet N’ Spicy Honey BBQ Glazed Tenders (what an unwieldy name). See, they’re sweet and spicy just like Grandma. She’s sweet because she knits a sweater….and spicy because she gives the (cat-designed) sweater to her hunky gardener. Saucy. Marianne Muellerleile plays Grandma…anyone know who the hunky gardener or Grandma’s friend are?

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Snickers Helps Out An Indecisive Cheerleader And An Irritable Grandma

This cheerleader is cheering on the Lions. Or Bears. She’s indecisive…maybe a Salty & Sweet Snickers is what she needs. Anyone know who plays the cheerleader? And an irritable grandma (played by Helen Slayton-Hughes) who got her grandson Joey’s letter but is asking what the hell it is might just benefit from an Espresso Snickers. In a longer spot, Snickers offers a tongue-in-cheek apology for calling readers “jerks” in a print ad. Haha. Nice work from BBDO New York.

Blue Bunny Will Take Your Pants

Here’s a bizarre one. A husband and wife discover that all their pants are gone. Blue Bunny suddenly appears on a pile of pants, says “bye bye britches”, and tells them that they wanted a sundae, but didn’t want to put on pants. Enter a freezer full of Blue Bunny Load’d Sundaes. You don’t even have to put on pants to get them! Blue Bunny did not take Grandma’s pants however…eek. The wife is played by Corsica Wilson…anyone know who the husband and grandma are?

This Grandma And Her Family Take A Road Trip Across America In A Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen introduced its biggest SUV, the Atlas, in late March with a humorous tale of the birds and bees that was widely publicized and got mixed reviews. Now, VW is going for a more emotional angle in its new Atlas campaign. The commercial starts with a letter from a dying grandfather to his family. He and his wife hail from Ireland, and he wants his family to take a trip to see America. And that’s just what they do…alongside the pleasant sounds of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America”, the family takes a cross-country trip in their Atlas. We see the country’s breathtaking landscapes, and the grandkids learn more about how they met. The road trip culminates in the clan spreading his ashes at sunset along the rocky Pacific coastline. Aww. There are also a series of shorter spots showing the family’s journey (while of course tying them in with features of the car). By the way, the grandmother is played by seventy-eight-year old Marie Gallagher.

Interstate Batteries: Don’t Have Your Battery Die And Grandma Write You Out Of Her Will

Well, that’s dark. And darkly hilarious.

Denny’s Has New Pancakes

I haven’t been to a Denny’s in years. But now they have new pancakes, which are advertised as being 50% fluffier. They look good, though granted pretty much everything looks good on a food commercial. You can make it drizzle…with syrup. But I kinda doubt that Denny’s new pancakes are better than grandma’s.

Grandma’s Cookies Gets Awkward (And Kinda Sweet Too)

If you were to approach strangers, coworkers, and friends and ask if they were your grandma….before ACTING like they are, that would be pretty awkward right? Therein lies the premise of these funny, uncomfortable, and sometimes sweet spots from Grandma’s Cookies created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

 

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