Wendy’s Has People Wishing For A $5 Biggie Bag While Stargazing

A mom (played by Jolie Jenkins) sees a shooting star with her two sons, and tells them to make a wish. Her older son, Jimmy, wishes for a Biggie Bag from Wendy’s. Her younger wishes that everyone loved each other. Guess which one Mom thinks is a great wish? Though to be fair, the Wendy’s $5 Biggie Bag with a Bacon Double Stack, nuggets, fries, and a drink does seem pretty sweet.

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Wendy’s: Bob And Susan Compete Over Mary’s Berry Burst Chicken Salad

Wendy’s Berry Burst Chicken Salad looks quite tasty. So Susan is tempted to swipe Mary’s salad. She’s then caught by Bob, who helps himself to the vibrant greens. Bob also unconvincingly claims that Mary is his middle name, after his grandmother. Poor, poor Mary. You have terrible coworkers! Susan is played by Lauren Reeder, and Bob is Jake Regal. Anyone know who plays Mary?

Wendy’s Shows A Woman Who’s Breaking Up With “Basic Mike”

“Basic Mike” is boring. He uses the password “password”, and everything he owns is grey. Even his cute cat. Meow. He thought she liked Basic Mike, and she did, but that was before she had Wendy’s Made to Crave chicken sandwiches. Poor Basic Mike. The woman is played by Corsica Wilson, and Basic Mike is James Skinner.

This Guy Enjoys A Wendy’s Parmesan Caesar Chicken Salad At A Mob-Controlled Poker Game

Here’s a random one from Wendy’s. Our salad-munching protagonist is quite happy with his greenery. Unfortunately, he happens to be eating his Wendy’s Parmesan Caesar Chicken Salad at a mob-controlled poker game. The mobsters don’t believe that salads taste good, and they think he’s wearing a wire. Is he a snitch? And then he gets thrown out of the game. The “Definitely Flowers” surveillance van at the end is an amusing touch. Bruno Amato plays the bald mobster, and I’ll add the other cast as I find it. I’m waiting for Italian-American groups to jump on this one for being racist or something.

Wendy’s Brings Back The ’90s With Its Taco Salad

If you came of age in the ’90s like I did, it’s easy to get nostalgic about that time, especially when comparing it with the festering craphole decade of the 2000s that followed. But while we might look back at the music, TV, and pop culture of the ’90s with rose-colored glasses, a closer look reveals that not all was good. For example, “Macarena”, a terrible song which had an even more hideous dance, was a #1 hit for fourteen weeks back in 1996. Eww.

Wendy’s apparently had a Taco Salad on its menu in the ’90s (I don’t remember this), and now it’s bringing it back. But in these amusing spots from VML, Wendy’s brings up aspects of ’90s life that are best left in the past. They show teenagers embarrassed by their ’90s loving parents. There’s the Cosby sweater wearing dad (played by Robert Maschio AKA “The Todd” from Scrubs) who’s enthralled by dial-up Internet and its accompanying cacophony. We’ve got the mom in a hilarious “talk to the hand” sweatshirt whose still using the cheesy ’90s slang. Like “don’t go there” and “bomb diggity…dot com.” So cool, Mom…NOT! And then the father who covers up his unfortunate frosted hair with an unequally unfortunate hat. It’s a chuckler.

Wendy’s Says Frozen Beef, Microwaved Bacon, And Veggies Don’t Belong On The Baconator

Here’s a bizarre and funny campaign for Wendy’s, created by VML. You see, the Baconator is selective. So, we see a frozen beef patty (from Australia), in an unsuccessful interview for Baconator Inc. Then there’s a blind date from “MeatSwipe”, where a microwaved strip of bacon is a dealbreaker. And veggies try to get into Club Baconator with bad fake IDs. Memorable stuff…well done!

Wendy’s Says To Skip Yoga And Instead Eat The Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad

As this sardonic Wendy’s campaign for the Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad says, “being better is hard…eating better doesn’t have to be.” There are a whole lot of spots in the campaign, and I think the best is the one involving yoga (it’s also cleverly named “Namastay Home Next Time”, which gave me a chuckle). We see a woman at yoga struggling to follow the gibberish-sounding directions. Then she falls. The rest of the commercials aren’t as good, but it’s an amusing campaign overall. By the way, Wendy’s Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad (that’s a mouthful) has gotten some rave reviews.

 

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