Jif Peanut Butter Is That Jif’ing Good You’d Dress Up Like A Squirrel For It

A woman (played by Kira Powell) is slathering some Jif peanut butter on bread. She offers a piece to one squirrel, but the problem with feeding animals is that once you’ve got the attention of one, you’ve got the attention of them all. And also a grown man in a squirrel costume. Eek. It’s a funny spot, and Jif is tasty…although I’m more of a Skippy guy myself. And elsewhere, a woman finds safe haven from an apocalyptic disaster, but braves her way out to enjoy some Jif when she finds out that the bunker is only stocked with generic peanut butter. Jif’ing good stuff.

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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.

 

 

That Skippy Commercial With “Uptown Funk”

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” was the #1 song of 2015. One of the tune’s lyrics was “smoother than a fresh jar of Skippy.” So it seems surprising that Skippy waited so long to capitalize on this reference, but they finally have in their new campaign from BBDO Minneapolis. Cooper Friedman plays the young protagonist, and I’m conflicted about whether he’s a cool kid or whether I want to smack him.

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