Posts tagged "commercials"

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

Jessica Wakeman | August 9, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Lindsay Lohan Pays The Bills With Bizarro Puppet Commercial

We’ve all done things we aren’t proud of when we needed to earn some extra scratch: this is Lindsay Lohan’s moment right here. While she was under house arrest,…

Jessica Wakeman | August 1, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Vivident Gum’s Man Boobs & Marionettes

Vivident Gum is apparently the most popular gum in Italy, perhaps because their commercials are, um, so memorable. For a country dismayed by the antics of the “Jersey Shore”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 13, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Light Yogurt Is Not Dessert

Jezebel is reporting that Yoplait is pulling some ads after complaints have been rolling in that the women in the ads echo the inner monologues of people with eating disorders.

Claire Zulkey | June 16, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Old Navy Ad Pokes Fun At Men’s High Fashion

Old Navy ads are usually a bit grating, what with their aggressive musical numbers about sundresses and those obnoxious talking mannequins. But this new one is pretty amazing.

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 12, 2011 - 10:00 am

Uma Thurman And Rachel Bilson In Awkward New Commercials

Stars do commercials all the time. But something makes me just a touch sad when a star whose light bulb has dimmed—that’s the nice way of saying that…

Kate Torgovnick/ | May 7, 2011 - 11:00 am

Carl’s Jr. Goes Self-Referential In New Olivia Munn Spot

Carl’s Jr. has decided to take a different approach for their new ad campaign, rather than their usual hot girl in bikini sexily chomps on an oversized hamburger

Kate Torgovnick/ | April 29, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Karl Lagerfeld Tries To Sell Some Ice Cream

Somehow, it seems fitting that Karl Lagerfeld, the man who invented a diet plan consisting mainly of Diet Coke and cigarettes, should be directing a high-camp commercial for an…

Julie Gerstein | April 24, 2011 - 11:00 am

There’s A New Old Spice Guy In Town

Isaiah Mustafa, we hardly knew you! There’s a new Old Spice guy in town now and he is immediately less impressive than the old Old Spice guy because,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 20, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Kate Moss Dreams Of Bunny Men

Who can know what motivates our unconscious desires? I mean, even supermodel Kate Moss has freaky-deaky dreams, according to fashion line Basement. In this ad for the Chilean fashion…

Julie Gerstein | April 19, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Miss Turkey Shills For Carl’s Jr.’s Turkey Burger

Among what I’m sure are the many honors of Miss Turkey Gizem Memiç, the face of Carl’s Jr.’s turkey burger is surely on top. In Carl’s Jr.’s latest commercial,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2011 - 10:40 am

Kristen Schaal Makes Us Wanna Play Video Games


Commercials are usually those things I fast-forward through on the DVR because they’re loud and try to get me to buy things I don’t need. However, every…

Kate Torgovnick/ | March 26, 2011 - 11:00 am

Guinness Beer Commercials Teaches Men How To Hug Without Looking Gay

Guinness beer fans the flames of homophobia with its new St. Patrick’s Day commercial with a lesson on how men can hug other men without looking … gay. (Because…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Natalie Portman’s Miss Dior Cherie Commercial Is Super-Cheesy

When I think of “Natalie Portman” or “Dior,” I don’t think “epic cheesiness.” But the creative director for Nat’s Miss Dior Cherie perfume commercial had a different thought…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2011 - 3:40 pm

The Daily Ovulation: Meet The Cutie Underneath Mini Darth Vader’s Mask

I gotta admit, I was kind of hoping that a little girl was beneath the mini Darth Vader costume in the Volkswagon Passat commercial that aired during the Super…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 7, 2011 - 5:20 pm

YSL Ad Banned For Simulating Drug Use

A commercial for Yves Saint Laurent’s Belle D’Opium fragrance has been banned in the U.K. because the ad supposedly shows models “simulating drug use.” The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 2, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Is Claire Danes Experiencing A Latisse Side Effect?

It took me four viewings of this Latisse commercial to believe it actually starred Claire Danes, and not just a Claire look-alike. “Oh how the mighty have fallen,” I…

Kate Torgovnick/ | December 15, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Bradley Cooper Shills A Wonder Pill That Will Improve Your Life 200 Percent

In this video, Bradley Cooper tries to get you to buy a pill to make you, well, awesomer. “Before, I was unmotivated, unhirable, and undatable. I was a…

Kate Torgovnick/ | December 10, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Kevin Bacon Plays The President Of His Fan Club In New Commercial

Normally, I view ads as things to be fast-forwarded past. But this one for Logitech Revue with Google TV is pretty awesome. It stars Kevin Bacon as …

Kate Torgovnick/ | December 9, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Our 4 Favorite Conan O’Brien Commercials

Commercials are far from our favorite things. And yet, American Express has managed to make ones we don’t fast forward through by plucking uber-cool celebrities, like Tina Fey

Kate Torgovnick/ | November 15, 2010 - 4:50 pm
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