March 21, 2017 Leave a comment
YouTube says this commercial is from 1993, and that sounds about right. The song is super catchy, with the cow’s moo being quite amusing. Also, Move Over Butter is still made…I had no idea.
Sometimes commercials are the best part of TV.
March 14, 2017 Leave a comment
I wrote about this one in 2014, and it’s a post I wished got more views, since the ad is just so good. The story of an elderly man learning how to read seems like an odd one for a whisky ad. But this South African Bell’s Whisky spot created by ad agency King James and directed by Greg Gray makes it work beautifully. We see the man slowly learning to read…he makes some mistakes along the way, but sticks with it, buoyed by the kindly support of his wife and friends. The payoff is absolutely triumphant and heartwarming. Here’s the ad, followed by a behind the scenes video.
February 21, 2017 Leave a comment
I don’t do Tuesday Throwbacks very often anymore, but when I do, it’s usually because I randomly thought of an old commercial. After my mom said something about chia seeds, my mind inevitably went to the classic, cheesy, Chia Pet commercials. The “ch-ch-ch-Chia” catchphrase came to be after someone pretended to stutter the name during an ad agency brainstorm. I remember these commercials being played endlessly during my childhood.
November 22, 2016 Leave a comment
Fake news has been all over the real news lately. In this 2012 State Farm commercial (one of the most popular posts I’ve written on this blog), we’re reminded that not everything on the Internet is true. Useful advice. Mariel Booth plays the woman, Nigel Thatch plays Mike, and Eric Filipkowski is the “French Model.”
October 18, 2016 Leave a comment
I remember when Pizza Hut came out with Stuffed Crust. Everyone was eating it, and everyone was eating it backwards, like the commercials suggested. Did anyone in 1995 thought Donald Trump would be the Republican presidential candidate 21 years later?
August 30, 2016 Leave a comment
I guess this Mitsubishi Outlander commercial barely counts as a Tuesday Throwback since it’s from 2013. But I just randomly saw it today, and it’s great. Fantastic, sexy visuals of a night drive from the suburbs to the city. The smooth song is “What You Won’t Do For Love“, by the surprisingly white Bobby Caldwell. The driving woman is played by Laura Maust. I have no idea why I didn’t write about this one when it was on the air.
August 9, 2016 Leave a comment
Does anyone remember this 1991 Rally’s commercial with Seth Green? The commercial was popular, and Green’s “Cha-Ching” inexplicably became a rallying cry for New Orleans Saints fans. He even got the key to the city in New Orleans. Who knew starring as an annoying teenager working at a price-gouging fast food joint would result in semi-celebrity? Luckily for Seth, it wasn’t the peak of his career.