Posts tagged "commercials"

Bras On Roller Coasters? Someone’s Got A Fetish For It

This Ultimo Bra commercial of women testing their brassieres for "durability and lift support" on roller coasters is so strange you can't look away. But you know some dude was whacking off to flying cleavage. Do you think they wiped the seats down afterwards? [BuzzFeed]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 31, 2010

What’s Your “Stomach Face” Up To This Weekend?

TGIF! I'm trying to decide what to do with my stomach face this weekend. I think I'll take it to Coney Island and then maybe out for a bite to eat. Yeah, that sounds fun. How about you? What's your stomach face up to this weekend? [BuzzFeed]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 27, 2010

Art School Students Contemplate Nude Male Model

Copyranter didn't think much of this Foot Locker commercial, but we kind of like it. We guess we're perverted that way. A group of art students gather around a nude male model, agog, seemingly considering his wang. "Leathery!" one pronounces. "Crooked," another offers. Way to scrutinize a guy's masculinity. Watch the video to find out…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 6, 2010

How Do You Feel About Old Navy’s Booty Reader?

This morning, I saw this commercial for Old Navy jeans. In it, a row of women submit their butts to the scrutiny of ... the Booty Reader. An Old Navy store has been quasi-converted into a state fair, where the aforementioned Booty Reader is like the old woman fortune teller in a glass case who…

By: Susannah Breslin / August 3, 2010

Martin Scorsese Is Directing Chanel’s New Commercial

Apparently Karl Lagerfeld's artsy, bizarre little romps in the land of cinema and short videos just won't cut it when it comes to marketing Chanel's new Bleu de Chanel men's fragrance. The company has enlisted the help of Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese for that task. The commercial -- we feel like we're cheapening it by…

By: Lily Q / July 20, 2010

The Old Spice Guy Sent Me A HOT Personal Videogram

So, like, a couple weeks ago, I wrote a post about the latest commercial from the Old Spice dude, otherwise known as Isaiah Mustafa. We here at The Frisky are big Mustafa fans; suffice to say, we like the way he looks in a towel. Or, as I put it in my post, he i…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 13, 2010

Old Spice: As Manly As A Mustache

No wonder our own John DeVore wants a mustache so bad; after all, the Old Spice hottie, Isaiah Mustafa, has one in this new quickie commercial. Can he please get his own TV show already? Isaiah, I mean, not DeVore.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2010

Shave Your Legs Wrong, Kill Your Boyfriend

Copyranter points us to this darkly humorous commercial out of Russia for the Venus Gillette razor for women. It's a tad difficult to decipher, but it seems the young lady chose to use a razor that didn't shave close enough, and when her boyfriend attempts to remove her stockings ... Well, suffice to say, he…

By: Susannah Breslin / June 29, 2010

Plastic Surgery Commercial Generates Controversy

Say hello to a plastic surgery commercial stirring up ... controversy. But is the ad actually controversial -- or not? I'm not entirely sure what the deal is, but it sounds like this commercial for Park Avenue Smart Lipo ran as an actual ad on Gawker last week. According to another sponsored post featuring the…

By: Susannah Breslin / June 7, 2010

French McDonald’s Ad Focuses On A Gay Teenager

This is a new McDonald's spot that has been running in France. It's called "Come As You Are," and it shows a teenage guy in a McDonald's booth caressing his class photo while talking on the phone to a suitor. He hangs up as his dad returns to the table, and his dad begins to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 4, 2010

Plan B- Parody Commercial Isn’t So Off-The-Wall

This parody commercial for "Plan B-" from comedian Jena Friedman literally could have been based on a conversation I had with a girlfriend, oh, eight years ago? The "truthiness" of it, as Broadsheet's Mary Elizabeth Williams writes, is "so funny that if it doesn't hurt, it definitely burns a little." [Salon]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 14, 2010

Are Sweatpants Pants?

This is my most favorite commercial since the Old Spice ad featuring Isaiah Mustafa. As three guys prepare to go out on the town, one argues that his sweatpants, which he's paired with a blazer, are not sweats, they're "comfortable, low-key, cool gray slacks," to which his friend replies: "On this planet we call them…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2010

Gardasil’s Scare Tactic Ads Do More Harm Than Good, One Woman Says

Lux Alptraum has written an intriguing piece for Jezebel, "The HPV Vaccine's Misguided Scare Tactics." Alptraum argues that Merck, which manufactures Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, uses scare tactics in its commercials to push women to get the HPV vaccine, thereby driving more money into Merck's deep pockets. One commercial features an animated woman going to…

By: Susannah Breslin / May 12, 2010

Preview This: Lagerfeld’s Sexy New Short, “Remember Now”

The news today from fashion giant Karl Lagerfeld: The Kaiser directed a short film, and the preview has just hit the web (the man sure does know how to build anticipation). Titled "Remember Now," the 48-second spot above doesn't give away a lot in plot detail, but our guess would be that there isn't much…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 11, 2010

Don’t Mess With The Bronte Sisters

Here's an idea for how to get students more interested in authors like the Brontë sisters (Anne, Emily, and Charlotte), whose novels are normally only read when they're forced upon kids in school: Turn old, dead writers into action figures! This fake commercial makes the Brontës seem downright tough, like WWE wrestlers. [via The Gloss]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 10, 2010

Benicio Del Toro “Sells Out” With Magnum Ice Cream Ad

Apparently, folks are super pissed at Benicio Del Toro for "selling out" and making this commercial with director Bryan Singer for Magnum ice cream. I was mostly confused about why it was so frickin' long when just one shot of the ice cream bar made me really want it ... something about golden chocolate and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2010

How Refreshing! A Beer Commercial That’s Not Totally Sexist And Annoying Towards Women!

Instead, Bud Light's "book club" commercial manages to be pretty sexist and annoying towards men. Beer is the best part of book clubs! "Thrusting"! And what's Little Women? Gee, boys must be super-dumb. Oh, beer commercials, when will you ever grow up? [YouTube]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2010

Old Spice’s New Shirtless Dude In The Shower

Isaiah Mustafa will always be the number one Old Spice guy in our minds, but the new commercial for the brand's Odor Blocker Body Wash features Terry Crews (you might recognize him as Chris Rock's father on "Everybody Hates Chris") and he can wiggle his ginormous pecs at will. In short, genius. [via ONTD]…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2010

Dentyne Says Practice Safe Breath, Not Safe Sex

So last night as I was wasting my time watching "The Price of Beauty," I was beaten over the head with this new Dentyne Ice commercial during every single break. According to this advertisement, it's the guy's responsibility to provide protection against bad breath when the loving heats up. The concept might seem clever at…

By: Annika Harris / March 16, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Sues E-Trade Over Commercial

Lindsay Lohan's career is so far in the toilet, especially after Ungaro put her on time-out, that now she's taking legal steps to earn money. Lindz has filed a lawsuit against the financial firm E-Trade for a commercial that shows a baby boy trading on the stock market and apologizing to his girlfriend for not…

By: Annika Harris / March 9, 2010