Posts tagged "commercials"

Did This Cervical Cancer Commercial Get Your Attention During The Oscars?

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 make you…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 8, 2010

Frisky Q&A: The Old Spice Guy Gives Dating Advice

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. Isaiah Mustafa:

By: Catherine Strawn / March 2, 2010

Folk Musicians Interpret Old Spice Ad

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 hilariou…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2010

Now Back At Me! How They Shot The Amazing Old Spice Commercial

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 filmed i…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 18, 2010

Look Again! It’s A Hilarious Commercial For Old Spice! Now Back At Me!

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 that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 17, 2010

The Kardashians’ Quick Trim Commercial Sends Me Into A Trance

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 vocal…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2010

Did Megan Fox Use A Hand Double In Her Motorola Commercial?

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 8, 2010

Puma’s “The Games We Play” Commercials Want You To Work It, Work It

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 to The…

By: Susannah Breslin / February 5, 2010

Lara Stone Goes Pink For Versace

Frisky fave Lara Stone is the star of a new commercial from Versace for their Versus fragrance, and we love it! Not only does it provide further evidence of the raging gap-toothed girl trend, but the spaz-tastic video by fashion photographer Craig McDean also totally makes us want to go to a disco. And writhe…

By: Susannah Breslin / February 3, 2010

Why You Won’t See This Commercial During The Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday is nine days away, and we've already told you about the anti-abortion Focus on the Family ad you can expect to see if you tune in, rather than heading to Animal Planet for the Puppy Bowl. But what about the ads you won't see? A gay dating site called ManCrunch.com wanted to…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 29, 2010

Alexa Chung Spoofs Eating Disorder Rumors For Bing.com

Ever since she arrived on American shores to host the now-defunct "It's On With Alexa" on MTV, peeps have been speculating that model/TV presenter Alexa Chung has got some sort of eating disorder. The stylish Brit is mighty slender, but that could certainly be genetics not anorexia. Chung seemingly decided to poke a little fu…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2010

Plastic Surgery Makes The Olds Look Young

The always ingenious Copyranter points us to a couple of super-creepy ads from Canadian plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne R. Perron. In the future, you may need a walker, but, don't worry, your face will be forever freakishly young. After the jump, check out what weirdness is in store for the dudes.

By: Susannah Breslin / January 5, 2010

It’s Now Illegal For Commercials To Be Super Loud

I'm sitting by myself after a long day, watching TV and chowing down on dinner. I'm relaxed. Everything is calm, peaceful, quiet. Then, suddenly, a commercial comes on. The volume skyrockets. It's so loud that it's deafening. The windows crack, the walls shake, the roof starts to crumble. I fall out of my chair and…

By: Nikki Dowling / December 17, 2009

Has Feminism Gone Too Far?

You know, I understand there was a time in history when the word "feminism" meant something. Women fought to win equal rights. And some 50 years later, great strides have been made. Recently, it seems like old-school feminism has returned. This time around, though, it seems like all the political action is gone, and the…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 16, 2009

Michael Bay Gives Victoria’s Secret The Action Movie Treatment

Michael Bay, the director behind SUPER EXPLOSIVE action films "Transformers," "Pearl Harbor," and "Armageddon," directed this brand-new Victoria's Secret commercial. There's lots of wind and rolling around and gap-mouthed-ness and then, of course, a fiery blast. One question -- where's Ben Affleck? [via ONTD]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2009

Vintage Christmas Commericals: Lucky Strike

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a carton of smokes, especially when it's designed with Christmas greens and pine combs. So seasonal! As you can see in this black-and-white commercial, a carton of Lucky Strikes looks "bright!" and "colorful!" under the tree and is sure to please any smoker with good taste. After all, it doe…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2009

Last Licks: Grandmas Goin’ At It

In this video, some silver foxes show that with age comes experience. These ballsy broads have their dirty way with ice cream cones all for Science World. Basically, this ad sums up the reason Viagra was invented, folks. And I thought my grandma was willing to put it all out there ... [Trend Hunter]…

By: Simcha / December 8, 2009

Does Your Baby Have A Case Of The Number Threes?

Sure, you've heard of doing a "number one" or a "number two," but did you know that babies also occasionally do a "number three"? According to this Australian ad for BabyLove diapers, "poop explosions" require a special kind of swaddling. Eww. I am going to email this to my newly pregnant friend now. [Ad Freak]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 12, 2009

Vanilla Ice Hawks Beer In South Africa

I'm not exactly proud of it, but there was a time in my life when the mere mention of the name Vanilla Ice would make my pulse quicken. That time was 1990, when I wore out my cassette of To The Extreme. A few years later, Vanilla was a musical footnote who made the perfect…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 20, 2009

These Pants Are Apparently Totes Humpable

It took me a little while to figure out what the hell was going on in this ad for German clothing company Van Rosen, but now I get it! This guy and this girl are getting it on, but then he gets a phone call. So, while he is detained, she humps his pants, because…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2009