Commercials you love

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  1. MathManTim

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    Since I've gotten some negativity off my shoulders with the "Commercials you hate" thread, I'll lighten it up a bit with "Commercials you love."

    The antics of two corporate mascots always make me chuckle:
    The Aflac duck (for once I find Gilbert Gottfried to be funny)
    The Capital One barbarians

    I don't exactly know what it is about her, but I find "Flo" from the Progressive Auto Insurance commercials to be oddly alluring.

    The CEO of Post cereals explaining how they put the "NO!" in "Innovation".

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    I LOVE the Barry Bostwick "the Voice" commercials. For some reason, I laugh every single time he says "Massapequa."
     
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    I'm actually watching a great one right now! A brand new "Jack in the Box" commercial - where Jack is in a Costco type store. Love it! Actually, their commercials are usually pretty clever. But the mini buffalo chicken sandwich one is not my favorite! :)
     
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    Can't say I'm familiar with either one. They might be regional ads. At the very least, I know that there are no Jack in the Box restaurants anywhere near here.

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    I love the Sonic commercials!
     
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    The regional differences are funny.

    No Jack in the Box, not for about 20 years.
     
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    I like some of them. Have you seen the one with two guys where one of the guys thinks they're getting free drinks because they're good looking? And the other guy said it's not dark enough for them. (I don't know if that's what he said exactly, but I thought it was hilarious!)
     
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    I love the Progressive girl ... I want to be her friend.
     
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    I love Flo too, and I don't get it. She should be annoying, but she isn't to me. One of my friends was her for Halloween last year and it was great!

    I loved the bundt cake sundae one where they were going to buy all 3 for their boss, and are wondering which one he will like the best, and then the other girl says "I don't think it will really matter. Because you know we are going to eat them before we get back."


    I also love the A1 commercial that says A1 makes meatloaf sing, and then Meatloaf takes a bite and starts singing "I will do anything for love..." lol.
     
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    Each and every Budweiser "Real Men of Genius" radio commercials.....

    Also, I have a love/hate relationship with the new Taco Bell commercial which advertises their new fruit drink freeze things......"..if you hate filling out your time sheets". Commercial is dumb but I love singing along with that part!
     
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    I really like the Toyota Prius commercials.
     
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    Yes!!!

    "We salute you, Mr. Stadium Scoreboard Marriage Proposal Guy!"

    Budweiser did my all-time favorite ad campaign about 10-15 years ago, with the frogs and the lizards in the swamp. I miss Frank and Louie.

    "Never send a ferret to do a weasel's job!"

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    Also regional...I love the Michigan commercials with Tim "the tool man" Taylor. I just close my eyes and picture myself relaxed on the beaches of Michigan.
     
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    I like the Sonic ones, too. I like the "technically married" T-mobile one.

    For some reason I like the cell phone company one with the mom and the unused roll-over minutes. I especially like the one where she gives the son the stare in the car when he has crossed the line.
     
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    I also like the new T-mobile one's with Catherine Zeta Jones, but my favorite is the Skittles Warp the Rainbow commercial where the man is eating skittles from the other guy's life hour glass making him age quickly.

    Skittles Hourglass
     
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    Yes, that mom cracks me up.
     
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    I love the Magic Bullet commercial. Idk why, its so cheesy, but funny at the same time.
     
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    I just saw one yesterday (don't even know what laundry detergent it was for, guess that's not good for the brand) - but the wife goes to get the husband to see their daughter asleep in the laundry basket-it was soooo cute.

    I also love the Hulu commercials.
     
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    Also love all skittles commercials, and I do like the ATT mom with the rollover minutes...
     
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    My wife told me once about a commercial that had ASL in it. I liked that they were bringing awareness to sign language and Deaf culture!
     
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    Oh Lordy, my favorite is "Mr. Professional Sports Leg Cramp Rubber Outer." And "Mr. Dishonest Cable Hooker Upper."
     
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    My oldest son loves Flo and says she's a "really great actress". I think it's that she's exuberantly goofy and a bit socially daft while relaying information.

    I like the Geico cavemen ad where they get off their motorcycles, see the beautiful women and then the ad, and then get back on and ride away.
     
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    The AT&T commercial where the guy has the 3 neighborhood kids fill him in on his soap because he was already recording 2 shows in that timeslot. The 2nd guy who plays his friend is one of the detectives from the show The Mentalist. He's the one who tells him that w/ the new kind of AT&T DVR, up to 4 shows at once can be recorded.
     
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    I like "Mr Giant Foam #1 Finger" man
     
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    The new minute/old minute commercial where the mom throws the minutes on the table and mixes them up before holding one up and asking, "Is this new or old?" That is something I could have pictured my mother doing when we were all still living at home.
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    An old commercial (maybe Carl's Jr.) with a guy in a barn full of chickens and a recording is playing - "Hello...... Buongiorno" followed by tons of clucking. Then a guy walks in and says, "I don't think this is what they meant by Italian chicken." I don't know why but that commercial has stuck in my head as one of the funniest commercials ever. Maybe because it is just so stupid.
     
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    Dh works in advertising, so I see too many commercials.

    I have to give a shout-out to the William Shatner Priceline commercials. His agency does the creative, and dh had to track down a Mini Cooper for Shatner a few weeks ago. Shatner wanted a discount, too, which cracked us both up. I do love those commercials, though.
     
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    For those who love Flo - in the Glade Plug-In commercial where they are doing yoga at the one woman's house, "Flo" is the lady who says "It smells so fresh in here" I know it sounds strange, but I like her better in the Flo make-up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4jScvBuGHI
     
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    I really like the rubberband man commercials. I love that song! :D

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    This one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--7Fxg6_jzU

    I won't say what it is for because that spoils the greatness of it. It is Dutch and was immensely popular while I was living there. The punchline is great. It is G rated, and you don't need to know Dutch for it to make sense.
     
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    mollydoll - I love that commercial. I don't know how I didn't think of that one. It's great for promoting the product it was created to promote... it shows the potential side effects of not using the product. (It's really hard to talk about the commercial without giving away what it is!)
     
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    You need the sound turned way up to get the full effect. :lol:

    ( It is even funnier with the perspective of having lived there. the Dutch tend to be rather indulgent with kids so the scenario is not far fetched, just exaggerated :eek:)
     
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    Mollydoll,
    That is tooo funny! :rofl: I will be sharing that with people!
     

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