Stop whatever you are doing and watch these new commercials from Mellow Mushroom! They're so good that if you get caught watching them at work, you'll probably get a raise.
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Trale Lewous loves Skittles more than anyone else in the world, and he won't let anything get in his way when it comes to spreading his love. It doesn't matter that he can't pronounce their name correctly ("skit-TELS"), or that his grammar is off, or that he only has one outfit, or that he's a buffoon. No one else is as passionate about Skittles as he is.
Why you should buy Folgers coffee: because if you're a wife you're completely inept at making coffee and want to please your husband, and if you're a husband you're tired of drinking your wife's crummy coffee, which turns you into a mega jerk. That seems to be the way it went in the '50s and '60s, according to this video.
I think I kinda vaguely remember this commercial for Pizza Hut's stuffed-crust pizza. I mean, it sort of rings a bell. But as a Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings fan* I think I also blocked it out as being too traumatic. If you are a fan of Willie and/or Waylon, do not watch this.
* "Luckenbach, Texas" is probably in my top 8 songs of all time.
Make your dinner a wiener with Happy Hot Dog Man, the kid-safe tool that cuts those boring 'ol meat logs into floppy, sort of human-shaped figures! According to their infomercial, a world with normal hot dogs is desaturated and devoid of fun; add Happy Hot Dog Man for a world of color and endless smiles!
Check out this new Skittles "Touch The Rainbow" commercial and prepare to be cuted-out, followed by totally weirded-out. I honestly wish the commercial was just the first half but for much longer. As it stands, it reminds me of the weird Burger King "Creepy King" ads. Enough with the creepiness already—bring on more cute, please! You all with me here? Watch the video and decide.
"I'm rolling in my Massey on a summer's day / Chugging cold milk while I'm baling hay." It's just another typical day for the young, fit, and attractive farmers at Yeo Valley in Bladgon, England, as they tend to their cows and make organic dairy products. ...And rap about it.
If you're going to eat a marshmallow creme and peanut butter sandwich at least once a year, today's the day: It's National Fluffernutter Day! Break out those jars of Fluff and peanut butter and go to town. Get in the mood by watching this Fluffernutter commercial.
Baby carrots are tired of being considered so baby carrot-ish. They want to be cool like junk food! As part of a new ad campaign "Eat 'Em Like Junk Food," here are three new ads for baby carrots, where they strive to be seductive (oh, baby...carrots), sci-fi-futuristic, and as X-TREME as pterodactyls. Watch the ads, after the jump.
What? Who knew that Rush Limbaugh did a commercial for Pizza Hut? [via Slice Harvester]...
Zach "Midtown Lunch" Brooks writes: Knowing you, this was probably on Slice a million years ago — but just in case it wasn't, here you go :-) ------------------------------------------------------------ Actually, we've featured a lot of wacky pizza videos from Asia, but this is the first time this particular one, from South Korea, has crossed my desk. Thanks, Zach!...
Remember the good ole days when beer commercials didn't portray women as shrewish, crazyfaced people? When they would flop around in congo lines, usually string bikini-clad? According to Erin Gibson, host of Current TV's show Modern Lady, those days are over. "Women in beer commercials have gone from big-boobied eye candy to the enemy." (And that "to the enemy" part was in a slow-mo voice, which there should be a font for.) According to Gibson, humiliating ladyfolk physically or psychologically is the norm for beer companies these days. Have you noticed a shift in the representation of women in beer ads?
Richard LaMotta, creator of the Chipwich—two large chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream smooshed in between—died last week at the age of 67. In 1982, he first dispatched 60 street-cart vendors selling the dessert sandwich and a few hours later, all 25,000 of them had been gobbled—"the start of something big." If you don't have two cookies and some ice cream nearby to honor the Chipwich inventor, find some later, and in the meantime, watch this old commercial.
When I think of banana commercials, the only thing that comes to my mind is the Chiquita Banana version. But in Japan, there are lots, lots more. Involving dancing kids wearing yellow suits. And a guy who sprouts bananas out of his head. And kids crying banana tears. Stuff like that.
If you're asking yourself, "Who is the pizza guy in the Visa commercial?" you're not alone. Since Visa started airing the commercial again about a month ago, I've seen a spike in keyword searches coming from Google, where people are looking to ID the pizza-tosser. As we've pointed out before, his name is Juan Hermosillo, and he's a member of the United States Pizza Team, which describes itself as "a group of pizza-makers and dough acrobats whose goal is to bring the world's attention to the talent and camaraderie of the pizza industry." Mr. Hermosillo works for Canadian chain...
So, yeah. If you saw that Burger King had added a sausage-egg sandwich on an English muffin and thought that they had ripped it off from McDonald's, you're right. In this commercial, where the King sneaks into McD's HQ and steals the blueprint for the Sausage Egg McMuffin, the chain all but admits that's what it was up to.
It's the same old story: One moment you're just sitting in the forest under a light snowfall while enjoying a cup of Milk Seafood Cup Noodles, then Cheese and Pepper aliens suddenly jump out from behind the trees and shoot cheese and pepper out of their fingertips and into your cup. Soon your screams of horror turn into gushes of gastronomic delight. Thus is the magic of Cheese and Pepper aliens. And instant noodles.
This IHOP commercial from 1969 features everything you love about America's favorite house of pancakes: happy family members running in slow motion while carrying giant clusters of balloons, a voiceover that sounds like a chipmunk, unappetizing-looking food...wait, what?
You may notice the seasonal McDonald's menu addition popping up at select locations again this year: the almighty Shamrock Shake. The St. Patrick's Day promotion is just a green, minty shake, but has inspired a cultish following. This year's version has so far been a big disappointment: less minty and topped with a mound of whipped cream and cherry.