Nest Shows A Father Giving His Son Some Prom Night Wisdom

In this new ad that will premiere during the Oscars, we see a young man named Steven, who is about to leave for prom with his date Sarah, and his friends. Then, we hear Steven’s unseen dad talking to him about treating Sarah with respect. Why is the dad unseen? Because he’s a doctor at the hospital, and he’s watching with Nest’s video doorbell. It’s a nice message that could resonate with the Me Too movement, though the surveillance aspect does seem a bit creepy.

 

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This Kohl’s Oscar Acceptance Speech Commercial Is Pretty Terrible

I preferred the speech when Cuba Gooding Jr. did it after winning Best Supporting Actor in Jerry Maguire.

McDonald’s Gives An Acceptance Speech For All Day Breakfast

All day breakfast has been a big hit for McDonald’s. It makes you wonder why they didn’t do it sooner. So in this spot set to air during tomorrow’s Oscars, McDonald’s has an all day breakfast acceptance speech, accompanied by some requisite food porn-y visuals. It’s pretty funny, with thanks being given to such people as “our syrup wrangler Sarah.” Oh, and to Canada, for having their own kind of bacon.

Chevy’s Emotional Dog Commercial

This Chevrolet ad was one of the finalists for the company’s film competition, where the winner would be shown during the Oscars. It didn’t win, but has become quite popular on YouTube. It’s not hard to see why it’s a sentimental favorite. The tale of Maddie the Golden Retriever is beautifully filmed and has obviously struck a chord with many. Told in reverse flashback, we first see a young woman saying goodbye to Maddie, and then we see all her important life experiences with Maddie accompanying, all the way back to when Maddie is a puppy and her owner is a young girl. And it’s all tied into Chevy…the car is also “a best friend for life’s journey.” Some have appreciated the artistic value of the ad, while decrying the Chevy-centric message as manipulative and cloying. But isn’t all advertising manipulative? What do you think?

 

The Lost Footage From That Classic Grey Poupon Commercial Involves An Amazing Car Chase

Grey Poupon had an absolutely classic commercial campaign in the ’80s. The original spot, which introduced the famous “Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?” “But of course!” exchange between two men riding in Rolls Royces debuted in 1981. And now tonight during The Oscars, the alleged lost footage will debut.

Car chase! Golf club jousting!  Shooting! Fire! Caviar slicks! Bridge jumping into a grocery store! Brilliant!

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