Sling TV Introduces A Couple Of Slingers

Once, I was at a work party and my boss excitedly told me “there’s weed in the back.” He wanted me to go back there with him, some of my co-workers, and a few other higher-ups. I went back there, intrigued at the potentially awkward experience of marijuana with managers. After heading back, I realized that I had misheard. There was Wii in the back, not weed. Which was cool anyway…we played Wii bowling. It just wasn’t what I was expecting.

I thought of this story after watching this new Sling TV commercial, where a simple misunderstanding leads to awkwardness. One couple is hosting another, and a wife suggests “slinging with us.” There’s a moment of discomfort, but the other couple agrees. They head to the couch…and start watching Sling TV. Red-headed wife realizes they said Sling, and then admits she thought they said they were something that rhymes with slingers. Her husband, who seemed much more open to “slinging” also is confused…and he’s unbuttoning his shirt. Whoops. It’s a funny spot created by The Martin Agency (best known for their Geico work), but one I’m sure the fuddie-duddies won’t like. The slinger wife is played by Tiffany Elle, and the unbuttoning husband is Dan Gill.

 

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Geico: This Safe Robber Gets Off At Trial

Mr. Harris has his fingerprints on the safe. There’s a photo of him opening the safe. And there’s even a hashtag #JustRobbedTheSafe. He clearly did it. But I guess the judge loves Geico, and Mr. Harris gets off. Our legal system ain’t great, but at least it’s not like this, I suppose.

Geico: Raccoons Raid The Garbage, But Aren’t Impressed With The Taste

Honestly, I could probably write a blog just about funny Geico ads. In the latest of the “It’s What You Do” campaign, we see raccoons being raccoons and scavenging through garbage. The one raccoon eats something really awful, and wants his friends and/or family to try it. Because when you taste something bad, you want someone else to try it…it’s what you do. But as AdFreak notes, the companion videos might be even better. “Raccookin'” shows one of the raccoons whipping together a recipe. Except that they’re fake recipes with names like “pepperoni garbage bread” made with stuff out of the trash. His narration is low-key great.

 

Geico Shows A Marriage Proposal Interrupted By A Butt Dial

Butt dials…they happen occasionally. It seems like they’re much rarer now that most people have smartphones as opposed to phones with keys, but they still occur. Now what would be the worst situation for a butt dial to interfere? A marriage proposal would be high on the list, as happens in the newest of Geico’s “It’s What You Do” campaign, created by The Martin Agency. And as we see, not only does Todd interrupt a proposal with his butt dial, but he also has his own seemingly ill-advised proposal up his sleeve. At a baseball game, of course. Nicholas Daly Clark plays Sarah’s proposing beau, and Jozef Fahey is Todd the Butt Dialer. Stevie Nelson plays Sarah, and Lyndsey Doolen is Todd’s the Butt Dialer’s new fiancee.

Geico: A Kraken Disrupts This Golf Tournament

Golf on TV is a very serene (and arguably boring) experience. I find that it’s perfect in the background for a nice afternoon nap. This calmness forms the premise of the latest spot from Geico’s “It’s What You Do” campaign. While a golfer is setting up for a shot next to the water hazard, a Kraken emerges and grabs the hapless guy (and his caddie) with its giant tentacles. While the sea monster is writhing around with the men, the announcers continue talking in a droning whisper. Because if you’re a golf commentator, you whisper. It’s what you do. Another funny ad from The Martin Agency.

Geico: Camels Are Tired Of Hump Day

Last year’s “Hump Day” commercial was enormously popular and became Geico’s most shared advertisement. It was played relentlessly, but it aired and was featured on social media the most on Wednesday…Hump Day. But it turns out that the whole shtick became tiresome for camels, especially when it isn’t even Wednesday.

Hanes: Wear ComfortBlend, Not Kittens

A hat tip to Adweek for this new Hanes spot created by The Martin Agency. I am currently wearing a Hanes ComfortBlend white t-shirt, and it’s quite comfortable and soft (tagless, too). It’s not as soft as wearing a kitten shirt though. But would you really want to wear kittens? While adorable, it sounds quite hot and scratchy. Michael Jordan sure hangs out with schlubs, too.

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