Posts tagged "commercial"

Here’s The Super-Catchy Song In The Hanes Ad That’s Playing Before All Of Your YouTube Videos

There’s a Hanes commercial that’s playing before all of my YouTube videos these days that features, in typical underwear-ad fashion, very, very fit women doing silly dances and backward somersaults in their soft-filtered, pastel-and-white bedrooms while not getting dressed (but pretending to be in the process of getting dressed). I don’t know about anyone else,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 29, 2014

Bar Refaeli Having An Orgy With A Puppet Deemed Too Hot For TV

I couldn't think of a more perfect woman to star in an underwear commercial than Sports Illustrated model Bar Refaeli. But a recent ad she did for Hoodies, a men's underwear line, was deemed too hot for daytime TV in her native Israel. The premise of the commercial is simple -- well, not simple, exactly. Bar…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 2, 2014

Best Ever Condom Commercial Banned For Being Too Raunchy

For an advertisement meant to promote safe sex -- arguably one of the greatest ways a person can pass time on a random Monday night -- you've got to admit condom commercials are usually pretty stale. You can count on no hands the number of times you actually sort-of see folks doing the deed while…

By: The Stir / December 15, 2013

Yes, Your Dancing Shetland Pony Video Will Get Me To Sign Up For Your Stupid Mobile Network

British mobile network 3 was like "Scottish Board of Tourism, we see your shetland ponies and we raise you." They created this commercial that combines all the things women like: dancing, ponies and Fleetwood Mac. Women! And here's the kicker, you can remix your own dancing frigging pony videoI tip my hat to you, sir…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 1, 2013

Valege Lingerie Presents A Pair Of Animated Tits Bumping Nipples (NSFW)

French lingerie line Valega made some weird boob cartoons to promote their Finally Together push up bra. The ads feature animated breasts (with arms and legs) joyfully reuniting. In this commercial, right and left breasts meet at the airport and engage in a highly disturbing nipple bumping squishfest. The other spots take place respectively at…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 20, 2013

Weight Watchers Tries To Sell To Women With The Most Naggy Wife Ever

Meet Megan and Matt. They're the stars of the newest Weight Watchers commercial featuring Jennifer Hudson. And they are a terrible couple. Megan plays the role of the nagging wife to a T -- to the point where every time I watch this commercial (which is a lot lately because we are working from home…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 27, 2012

Men Are Merry-Less in Sexist Christmas Ad

Add one more advertisement to the slew of commercials stereotyping men and women. Asda, a British supermarket, debuted a new ad for the Christmas holidays, featuring a mother running herself ragged, creating the perfect Christmas for her family. Because, you know, that's what all women do.

By: Daley Quinn / November 15, 2012

Ukraininan Women Will Steal Your Husbands, According To This Dutch Commercial

Today in Awkward Diplomatic Kerfluffles: the entire country of Ukraine is pissed at the entire country of The Netherlands for airing a commercial that implies sexy, sexy Ukrainian women are a bunch of husband-stealing sexpots. The ad was made by a Dutch energy company called NLE and references the Euro 2012 soccer games, which will…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

Japanese Girl Group In Trouble for “Suggestive” Candy Commercial

The Japanese girl group AKB48 is under fire for filming a series of suggestive candy ads that some claim promote homosexuality. The group's ads for a sugary gummy candy feature the members of the group clad in school girl uniforms passing a piece of the candy between one another using only their mouths. Watchdog grou…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 20, 2012

This Diaper Commercial Makes Me Want To Die

Guys, I don't know if you've seen Luv's "Poop There It Is" (actual commercial name) spot. It's been out for a long while, and every time it comes on the TV, I gag just a little bit. Yes, it's just an animated spot, but it's an animated spot featuring a POOPING CONTEST. How is thi…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2012

The Most Oddly Delightful 2 Minutes Of The Grammys

There were some memorable moments last night on the Grammys. Adele's flawless face and voice put me in a trance. LL Cool J had me drooling -- I swear that man doesn't age. And who is that hot guy from The Civil Wars? He looked like the love child of Johhny Depp and Jack White.

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 13, 2012

A Totally Awkward ’80s Ad For Coffee

Coffee! It's the completely safe stimulant of choice of marathon runners, football players ... and the band Heart. This totally bizarre '80s commercial from the National Coffee Association tries to convince us that rockers were mainlining coffee, not cocaine, before shows. As if! "Because coffee gives you the serenity to dream it, and the vitality…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012

A Car Even Your Adorable Gay Dad Will Love

You know, sometimes your dad gets gay married late in life, and you definitely are gonna want to be there. This Renault ad -- for their stupidly named Twingo car -- shows just how you'll get there. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 10, 2012

Just Buy A Car From Gary Busey, Already

We haven't heard from national treasure Gary Busey in a while, and that's because he's busy selling cars. I mean he's REALLY SELLING CARS! At Century III Kia in West Mifflin. He's YELLING ABOUT SELLING CARS! He's MAKING IMPORTANT DEALS! That's the Busey way, after all. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 8, 2012

Libra Tampon Ad Called Transphobic For Implying “Real Women” Have Periods

When pop culture depicts transgender people, they usually do it in such a facepalm way that I wonder why anyone bothers anymore. The latest what-were-you-thinking? comes courtesy of Libra tampons in New Zealand, which aired a commercial that implies trans folks who dress as women are not "real women." The commercial shows an ostensibly "real" woma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2012

Marion Cotillard Has A Dior-Inspired Freak Out

It's hard being an in-demand celebrity. Ask Marion Cotillard, who plays actress Margaux in this short clip for Dior directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Margaux's managers are driving her crazy and the photographer on her fashion shoot is pushing her to the brink, so she does what any woman on the verge of nervous breakdow…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 14, 2011