Posts tagged "commercials"

Saturn Edits Commercial To Eliminate Gender Stereotyping

Saturn debuted its “Total Confidence” campaign earlier this month, aiming to help automobile buyers make car payments if they lose their jobs. Yes, this is a great idea during this recession, but the ad missed the mark. In the original commercial, Saturn retailer Jim Smith talks about how losing your job and your…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 27, 2009

Commercials Sexualize Ovens And Stoves To Sell Products

I scratched my head the first time I saw this Quizno’s commercial for the Toasty Torpedo sandwich. I wasn’t confused by the homoerotica. Hey, sex can sell anything! What was perplexing was that it seemed as though the Quizno’s employee had had sex with the talking oven. As it turns out, I wa…

By: Annika Harris / April 20, 2009

Dutch Heineken Commercial Perpetuates Sexual Stereotypes, Still Hilarious

Behold the European beer giant’s latest ad that’s been airing all over Holland. You don’t need to speak Dutch to get the gist. The scene takes place at a couple’s new home, where the woman is giving her friends a grand tour. The situation quickly turns into a screaming contest between men and…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 4, 2009

The Calvin Klein Orgy Commercial That’s Too Hot For (American) TV

Holy hotness, does this Calvin Klein commercial make me want to go out and buy some jeans to wear when I’m writhing around on the couch topless with a few hot models straddling me. It’s been banned in the U.S. but will, of course, be shown in way less prudish Europe.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 30, 2009

Superbowl Commercials: Bring On The Hot Hunks

Superbowl Sunday is almost here! While I’m gearing up for an exciting event featuring men wrestling each other in tight pants, there is another kind of sexual objectification to keep score of during the commercials. Sure, there is guaranteed to be beer commercial after beer commercial with slutty wenches using their sex to sell a…

By: Simcha / January 29, 2009

PETA’s Too Hot For TV Superbowl Ad

Oh PETA. Always gettin’ themselves banned. Above, the commercial that WON’T run during the Superbowl, which features scantily clad women getting horny with some vegetables. Because apparently, “studies show, vegetarians have better sex.” Is that true? Anyway, I don’t really see what’s SO super hot about it, but it does continue PETA’s trend…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2009

Durex Proves That Condoms Can Be Fun

Durex’s new ad, featuring condom balloon animals doing it in various positions, is so amazing and funny, it could do a lot for the rubbers’ public image. After all, more than one guy (and girl) has complained to us about hating them, despite knowing they’re necessary in order to prevent pregnancy and the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 15, 2009

TMI: Mother/Daughter Douches

The holiday season is filled with so many awkward family moments. Like, “Oh, pajamas. They’re, um… pink!” Or, “It’s a good thing Grandpa switched his prostate meds.” It can be scary stuff people, but I didn’t want to freak you out before you got cornered by a week’s worth of bonding time. Now…

By: Simcha / January 5, 2009

Sex, Santa, & Two Snooping Elves

This holiday commercial cracks me up. Further proof that even though your kids will have no idea what’s really going on, parents should still hide their sexy Santa costumes and S&M gear where they can’t be found by kids snooping for Christmas presents.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 24, 2008

Sex Can Sell Anything, Even Fast Food

This Arby’s commercial always makes us laugh, and it kind of puts us in the mood for some of those yummy curly fries. But isn’t it strange that sexually charged ads can sell fast food? There is nothing attractive about the gross feeling you get after eating a cheeseburger and a large fry.

By: Catherine Strawn / December 19, 2008

WTF Is Vera Wang Wearing?

Unitards are okay if you work for Cirque de Soleil, a ballet company, or if you’re a deep sea diver, but no way should regular people go walking around in them. While Serta seems to have a thing for the jumpsuit, you’d think, Vera Wang, one of the top American designers would know…

By: Simcha / November 10, 2008

Monday Menage: Guitar Hero’s Risky Business

America’s hottest athletes have recreated Tom Cruise’s infamous pants off dance off scerne in “Risky Business”. Okay, so I know the ménage typically comes in trois/three, and there are four players here. However, there were only three boys brave enough to really show some skin. Seriously, Kobe Bryant totally wussed out with those…

By: Simcha / October 27, 2008

Flashback: So 80’s Pantyhose

Fall is what I like to call pantyhose season. Nothing makes me feel more ladylike than silk, er synthetic, stockings. When it gets cold enough to wear them, they give me flawlessly smooth gams which in turn let’s me wear even shorter skirts. You know the fabulous woman in this totally 80’s No…

By: Simcha / October 12, 2008

Yaz Is Not A Miracle Drug

You won’t be seeing Yaz birth control ads on TV anymore — or at least not the ones that the pharmaceutical company Bayer has been using. On October 3, the FDA issued a warning letter to the company, telling Bayer its ads overstate the benefits of Yaz. While the drug is approved for symptoms related…

By: Catherine Strawn / October 10, 2008

The Five Quickies You Must Try

Wham, bam, thank you, ma’am! Sometimes sex is best when its quick, because lord knows we’ve got things to do besides you. Sex can be short and sweet when you’re on-the-go, so long as you are set up for a rip roaring time. But where and how can you get a Big O swifter tha…

By: Simcha / July 28, 2008

Cleaning: For Women Only

I’m a young woman who enjoys the typical girly things, like makeup, clothes and nail polish. But I can’t for the life of me figure out why I’m inundated with cleaning product commercials whenever I’m watching “girly programming,” like “What Not to Wear” or “Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.” In the late…

By: Annika Harris / July 2, 2008

Orbit’s Biting Commentary On Breakups

Okay, so we know we’re not supposed to be fans of commercials when there’s, like, real art on TV, but Orbit gum is special because they understand that breaking up is hard to do. Remember the clean mouth commercial where the ex-wife put a convertible through a wood chipper because her man wa…

By: Simcha / July 2, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Cucumbers, Gypsies On The Runway, And A Gay Kiss

Should the EU sell bent cucumbers? Seriously, should they? [Spiegel]…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 26, 2008

Eva Mendes Is Too Sexy For TV

Eva Mendes just can’t catch a break. The beauty with an ugly habit had to postpone being a spokesmodel for Calvin Klein to check into rehab earlier this year. While the fashion house stuck by her in her time of need, now the fragrance commercial she finally made can’t even get on the…

By: Simcha / May 30, 2008

Commercials Make Men Less Likely To Clean

How often do you see a commercial for laundry detergent that depicts a father dealing with his son or daughter’s grass-stained clothes? By my calculations, you never do. And this isn’t helping get guys to do laundry or other household chores that are traditionally considered “women’s work.” Men are particularly influenced by the way TV…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 13, 2008
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