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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] … READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


News

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… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


Celebs

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… READ MORE »


News

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] … READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


News

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… READ MORE »


Celebs

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… READ MORE »


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The Academy Awards are Hollywood’s Super Bowl, and just like during the big game, some noteworthy commercials aired during last night’s show. This one starts off like any ole perfume commercial, until you realize it’s not advertising some scent; the goal of the commercial is to raise awareness about cervical cancer. Did it… READ MORE »


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The Frisky: What do you like a woman to smell like?
Isaiah Mustafa: Butterflies and salt taffy. The Frisky: What was it like working on the Old Spice commercial? We heard you filmed the commercial in one shot — and that it took something like 50 or 60 takes to get it right. READ MORE »


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Emily and Matt are folk singers. They think the Old Spice commercial we’re currently obsessed with — “I’m on a horse!” — is super romantic, so they decided to put it to music (“Annie’s Song” by John Denver, I believe) and sing it. Please, oh please, let this just be the beginning of the… READ MORE »


News

As you know, we’re obsessed with the new Old Spice commercial, so even though the video above is almost 20 minutes long, we watched this entire thing. In it, the guys at ad agency Wieden + Kennedy explain to Leo Laporte of ChiefTWit how the commercial was made. Can you believe it was… READ MORE »


Entertainment

Last night, while watching “Lost” (ZOMGbestepisodeever!!!), I caught this commercial for Old Spice and just about died. It’s over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek sexism and it’s hyssssterically pulled off. “I’m on a horse!” I seriously could watch this ad over and over and over and not get tired of it. “It’s an oyster with two tickets to… READ MORE »


Celebs

I’m a little late to the party on this, potentially, but have y’all seen Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s commercial for Quick Trim, that diet supplement that supposedly helped the sisters lose weight? Check it out above. It is utterly hypnotizing. The music is so … slow jam meets soft-core porn. And their normally nasally… READ MORE »


Celebs

By now everyone knows super sexpot Megan Fox has a pair of toe thumbs. But did Motorola not want their new Blur smart phone to be associated with such nubby appendages? How else to explain the thumb above — featured in the commercial which aired during the Super Bowl — which does not belong to… READ MORE »


News

Looking for a way to get motivated to exercise? This quirky commercial from Puma, part of their “The Games We Play” campaign, may just do it. In Michel Gondry-meets-Wes Anderson-style, a series of urban-dwelling women and men get their work-out on while showing fitness can be funky, as long as you do it… READ MORE »