Posts tagged "commercials"

(Another) Open Letter To EducationConnection.com

Dear EducationConnection.com, On March 15 of this year, I wrote you a letter in reference to your commercial featuring Corn Dog Girl, wherein I raised many questions and concerns. Those questions still remain unanswered. But I am still hopeful for your response. Onto the real reason I'm writing. In paragraph two of my…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 3, 2012

Introducing The Toilet Bike

I do appreciate the convenience of having a personal toilet nearby at all times, but toilet bikes just seem a little excessive. Japanese toilet manufacturer TOTO introduced the latest in motorcycle/toilet technology with their "Toilet Bike Neo." The eco-friendly motorcycle, with a built-in custom toilet, runs on bio-fuel from animal "discharge" or "waste water," which…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 26, 2012

Headless Pair Of Boobs Romanced By Cousin Itt: An Axe Commercial

Axe hits a new low in advertising with this commercial starring a headless pair of boobs on legs, supposedly representing the office crush. Yup, the love interest in this commercial is just a pair of tits. A Cousin Itt-inspired walking head of hair — meant to represent, ha ha, "what girls see first" on a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2012

Ashton Kutcher Stars In Offensive Ad For PopChips

Ashton Kutcher is in trouble. Again. The "Two and a Half Men" star recently filmed an ad for PopChips which spoofed online dating. In the ad, Kutcher dons "brown face" to play an Indian man, amongst other characters. The ad sparked immediate controversy when it was unleashed on the web yesterday, with many critics saying…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 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,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2012

What Do Drain Cleaner And Double Penetration Have In Common?

That wasn't the beginning of a pervy joke. What drain cleaner and double penetration have in common is this Liquid Plumber Double Impact commercial. I think this might be the most pornographic advertisement I've ever seen. "Snake your drain." "Flush your pipe." Wow. Oh, and the double entendre-laden Barry White-esque voiceover just takes it to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 18, 2012

An Open Letter To The EducationConnection.com Commercial (Feat. Corn Dog Girl)

Dear Education Connection.com Commercial (feat. Corn Dog Girl) , How are you so bad, yet have managed to embed yourself so deeply in my consciousness? Sometimes I wake up singing you in the middle of the night. The only other commercial that's ever affected me in this way was the IO Digital Cable…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 15, 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

Cosmo‘s Very First TV Ad Was Kind Of Sexist

What can we say about Cosmopolitan today that wasn’t true about Cosmopolitan in the past? According to the very first commercial that promoted the magazine brand in the UK, not much. The 1972 commercial, unearthed by Copyranter, features a number of women talking to men. Specifically, the men are asking women how they managed to pull off things like affording nice…
By: Styleite / March 4, 2012

Evening Quickies: Behold, Michael Fassbender’s Naked Butt

Michael Fassbender's been sharing his naked tush with the world since he was 25 and he filmed this commercial for the European airline SAS. You're welcome! [Queerty] Oprah is denying she is Blue Ivy Carter's godmother. Whatever, that kid is going to get baller gifts from her anyway. [Mommyish] Fran Drescher say…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2012

A Scrotum Itch Commercial Worth Watching, Even For The Scrotum-Less

I have no business watching a scrotum itch commercial, much less one in Japanese. But I don't regret the minutes of my life I'll never get back after watching this on repeat. There's itching. There's singing. There's dancing (sort of). Why can't Vagisil commercials be this funny? (I mean, outside of "Saturday Night Live.") […
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 24, 2012

“America’s Next Top Model” Ann Markley Is Back

Ann Markley is hardly an "America's Next Top Model" all-star. Even though she was completely stunning and the judges kept commenting on her incredible potential, she kind of sucked at the competition. Instead of rising to the top of the pack, she became a cranky nag, always picking at eventual winner Eva Pigford.
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 6, 2011

George Clooney Gets Married! (Well, At Least In An Ad.)

George Clooney has said that he is terrible at marriage and didn't plan to ever do it again after getting divorced from Talia Balsam in 1993. But he apparently wasn't afraid to do it for pretend. In this ad for a Norwegian bank, a woman wakes up from a rough night in a posh…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 20, 2011

New K-Y Commercial Features A Lesbian Couple

I do a lot of grumping and grousing here at The Frisky. But when companies do something awesome, I like to give credit where credit is due. K-Y jelly has some new commercials going on the air in September for it's K-Y Intense lube and one of them features a lesbian couple. (They're actors.) The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 2, 2011

Shannen Doherty Shills For Education Connection

Education Connection commercials are diabolical. They run during shows like "Degrassi" and "Teen Mom" and generally contain cute young things signing far-too-catchy songs about how they used EducationConnection.com to find an online degree program. Their jingles implant themselves deep in your brain and you find yourself humming them in the shower, even if you graduated…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 1, 2011

Anne Hathaway’s Cheeseball First Commercial

Wow, Anne Hathaway's acting has improved 900 percent in the past 15 years. Movieline recently posted this video of Anne's first commercial, for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, which was shot in 1997. Apparently, it was Anne's first time on camera and it sure shows between those crocodile tears and overly-hopeful looks. Still,…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 22, 2011

Agyness Deyn Mourns Her First Love — In A Dr. Marten’s Ad

Model Agyness Deyn stars in this sweet commercial for Dr. Marten's shoes, wherein she talks about her first love. And, oh yes, shows off her awesome combat boots, too. [Dr. Marten's]…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 18, 2011

Is This Spoof Always Ad With Drag Queens Transphobic — Or Revolutionary?

Men aren't usually in commercials for period products. But this spoof ad — which Proctor & Gamble denied via Twitter is affiliated with Always — has lots of them. Men in bright red lipstick, men in bustiers, men with beehive hairdos that would put Amy Winehouse to shame. The spoof stars drag…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2011

“When A Woman’s At The Wheel” = The Most Sexist Car Commercial Ever!

You know what's so confusing and hard? Driving. All those signs! And lights! And potholes! And other cars you have to avoid crashing into! How do you ever wrap your pretty little head around it? Boy, this Goodyear Polyglass commercial about "when a woman's at the wheel" is a gem. [BuzzFeed]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2011

Tide Thinks Your Little Girl Is A Big Ol’ Lesbian Because She Likes To Play With Blocks

Tide's new "Hoodies & Cargo Shorts" commercial is all about a prissy mom's squeamishness with her daughter's tomboyish tendencies. But in case you missed the subtext: Pssst! The mom is worried her daughter is a L-E-S-B-I-A-N! The gay blog Queerty thinks Tide might be "lampooning" the Stepford mom's behavior — and that's probably a little…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 9, 2011
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