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aslate

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« on: 03-09-2002 12:01 »

Adverts are the stupidst things on TV half the time, so whats the weirdest you've seen?

Mine is the most recent one i've seen, the Xbox ad. It starts with a woman giving birth, the baby shoots out and goes through its whole life while flying round the world, then lands in a grave. It them comes up with something about life from cradle to grave, don't waste it, Xbox.

P.S. First topic in Its got a TV by me.

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« Reply #1 on: 03-09-2002 16:26 »

Anyone seen that new Levis advert, it shows a man who is running really fast and jumping through walls inside a building, then a woman also joins in and starts to race him. Once they have jumped through all of the walls in the building they are outside in a kind of thorny bush area in the dark which then leads into a forest. When they get to the forest they start running up trees and then jump into the air. That is one weird advert but it's kind of cool too.
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« Reply #2 on: 03-09-2002 16:34 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
P.S. First topic in Its got a TV by me.

Welcome to "It's Got A TV," aslate! (Hee, always wanted to do that.)

Current favorite: the Levi's ad with the guy who's normal up top but below the waist (thanks to the magic of computer-matting) is going completely buggernutty.

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« Reply #3 on: 03-09-2002 16:34 »

All those mLife commercials leave me saying, "....what?"
aslate

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« Reply #4 on: 03-09-2002 16:37 »
« Last Edit on: 03-10-2002 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
 Welcome to "It's Got A TV," aslate!

Thanks for the welcomes everyone, your making me feel at home here, but where's the space pope where you need her!

Sorry, i'm too used to thinking she's a he.
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #5 on: 03-10-2002 00:02 »

SHE will never be here if you insist on performing an 'adadiktome' on her!
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« Reply #6 on: 03-10-2002 01:01 »
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I like the commercial Brainsluggo mentioned. But if you want stupid and weird, you need to go with those cheesy local commercials. There's this one on Eagle Insurance for instance. You probably haven't heard of it but I'll try my best to explain it all out:

Car Dealer Lot. "Freak-U Auto Sales" banner shows the name. A person is seen taking another man into an office trailer.
Lady: (points to trailer) what's going on?
Dealer: Oh, that's Freak! And he's going to be selling up some car insurance today. Hahahaha!

Scene changes to inside the trailer. We see Freak. She's actually a lady with a big fake mustache. And Freak has the lady tied up in a chair.
Freak: You'll buy our insurance, or you don't get the car.
(Airplane whooshing noise)
Freak: What's that?
Lady: It's Eagle Woman!!
Eagle Woman is a huge eagle mascot with a lady's classic flower hat.
Eagle Woman: (high-pitched man's voice) I've got something for you...
(Eagle craps eggs out from her rear, and launch out like a pair of ICBM's, directly at Freak. The lady's ropes unexpicably become untied.)
Freak: (holding eggs, which have the table of insurance rates printed on them) you can't beat these!

Load of "so stupid it's funny" laughs. This commercial is actually part of a whole series!   eek


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« Reply #7 on: 03-10-2002 01:10 »

Ohhh.Sorry..
There is an TV advertisement for 'Geico Insurance' where a couple of Squirrels Conspire to run in front of cars in order to have the drive swerve into a tree!!! 
I hate those squirrels and now I only think of pressed squirrel on my plate.  I'm sure they'll have a duck version soon.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #8 on: 03-10-2002 03:16 »

I love the Aflac Duck. I downloaded the "wrestling" ad from their site--the one that ends with the duck screaming in pure duck rage--and watch it all the time.

There used to be a lot of sites where you could view and download funny commercials. Sadly, I think every one of my favorites has died off...
cellery

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« Reply #9 on: 03-10-2002 03:20 »

At first the Aflac duck was weird, but now everyone's used to it. Much like Futurama, the majority of the ads have been brilliant and funny while being quirky, and some haven't been that great. I think I have all but a few on my computer, as AdCritic went bye-bye.
Zed 85

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« Reply #10 on: 03-10-2002 03:51 »

There was one British one where it had all this patriotic hero stuff about made-up people going that extra bit and at the end of it there was something like "and for all heroes, this is their cup" and it turned out to be a Tetley tea cup. WTF???

But the best one I've seen was a Chinese one about Chicken-flavoured Energy Drink.  big grin  big grin
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #11 on: 03-10-2002 05:15 »
« Last Edit on: 03-10-2002 05:15 »

Arnold Schwartznegger did a series of commercials in Japan for an amber "energy drink" (read: caffine and water) called Lipotan-V, I believe. In the most famous one, the bottle's lid screws off and Arnold, in the form of a genie, emerges in a cloud of smoke.

HIS HAIR IS MOUSSED DIRECTLY UPWARDS, LIKE BART SIMPSON'S HAIR OR THE SLIM JIM JERK. HE IS WEARING AN ORNATE RED ROBE, FROM WHICH AN ENDLESS SUPPLY SPINNING GOLD COINS ARE EMERGING, FLYING IN EVERY DIRECTION. HIS FISTS ARE RAISED TRUIMPHANTLY IN THE AIR, AND HE IS ROARING WITH LAUGHTER, ARNOLD STYLE--"AAAAAAAAH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!"

It is the most frightening thing I ever hope to see before I shuffle off this mortal coil.

The genie thrusts the "peace" sign at us, intoning: "Dai! Jou! BUI!" (It's a play on words; "daijoubu" is Japanese for "in good health," and "bui" is "V" as in "Lipotan-V." )

Other commercials had the genie (sans spinning gold coins) flying through the stratosphere singing a bawdy love ballad to one of the oldest women in Japan, whom he has clenched romatically in his arms--and singing a lullaby to a sad little boy who has fallen off his bike, as he carries both the tearful tyke AND his bike home through a snowswept village at night.

You can start screaming now.

Arnold's lawyers actually sued a website to keep US audiences from seeing these puppies. Dammit. But his grinning mug was everywhere in Japan at the time, from TV commercials to drugstore banners.
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« Reply #12 on: 03-10-2002 12:43 »

MISTAH SPARKLE!
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« Reply #13 on: 03-10-2002 20:20 »

I'd still like to see Bender do a Mr. Clean commercial!!
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« Reply #14 on: 03-10-2002 20:47 »

The X-Box ad in the UK is great.

Starts with woman giving birth, the baby shoots out at high speed and out of a window.
As the baby flies through the air screaming it start to grow up. Boy then man screaming, flying through the air, growing into an old man, lands in a grave yard smashing through a gravestone and into a grave.
Caption: Life is short, Play more.

Great ad, bad product.
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« Reply #15 on: 03-10-2002 21:27 »

I haven't actually seen it myself, but someone told me about a commercial where some guy throws an octopus down onto his floor.
Kryten

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« Reply #16 on: 03-10-2002 22:55 »

That commercial with the animated singing bellybuttons frightens and confuses me.
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« Reply #17 on: 03-10-2002 23:16 »

Those Aflac commercials are pretty dumb and crazy.

Duck: AFLAAAAC!!
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« Reply #18 on: 03-11-2002 00:42 »

First, those Aflac commercials are very dumb and crazy.  Second, Morbo3000, that is the freakiest avatar I've ever seen.
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« Reply #19 on: 03-11-2002 07:25 »

What is so crazy about Sarevok?

Am I the only one who hates the adds with the annoying kid who goes zoom zoom?
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #20 on: 03-11-2002 07:32 »

Not f***ing hardly, MuscaDomestica. I keep hoping one of those "professional drivers" will lose it and smear the little punk. "Zoom zAGH!" Thump! Thump!

Runner up in the Kill-That-Kid Department: "They say, the car has powers magical."
Kryten

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« Reply #21 on: 03-11-2002 17:28 »

At least they got rid of Creepy Nissan Guy. The one who seemed VERY fond of kids.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #22 on: 05-02-2002 05:31 »

They're showing adverts in the UK now for the George Foreman grill.  Every time I see it, I keep thinking "With it's patented design, the fat drains directly into my mouth!"
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« Reply #23 on: 05-02-2002 08:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Anyone seen that new Levis advert, it shows a man who is running really fast and jumping through walls inside a building, then a woman also joins in and starts to race him. Once they have jumped through all of the walls in the building they are outside in a kind of thorny bush area in the dark which then leads into a forest. When they get to the forest they start running up trees and then jump into the air. That is one weird advert but it's kind of cool too.

Yeah I've seen that advert. I think its clever the way its been done  smile Another wierd advert for jeans is one where there are 4 naked arses in a car asking directions off people as to where thay can find a certain type of jeans. I think its wrangler or it might be Lee..but anyways u see them in the car and on the street and people are talking to these arses telling them where they can find a jeans shop. And in the end when they do find some, the caption is
"Bottoms look better in .... < insert jeans name
Its funny but its freaky at the same time  laff

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« Reply #24 on: 05-02-2002 08:15 »

A very stupid one, it's for IKEA... It has a man and a woman and the man takes on a pig mask. The woman takes off her coat, and starts to chase him... And then she pulls off his underwear and then they notice their children watcing them. And then it comes a text: Maybe it's time to move out?
It's just sooo stupid  roll eyes
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« Reply #25 on: 05-02-2002 08:17 »

Another one for Ikea is where theres a woman sat in a chair in the middle of the room and then it starts flying round the room and shes screaming and laughing..its dead wierd  hmpf
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« Reply #26 on: 05-02-2002 11:48 »

The advert where that guy is being chased around by a huge belly is pretty weird, I think it is advertising a trainer of some sort, I'm not sure of the brand though.
Zed 85

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« Reply #27 on: 05-02-2002 11:56 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
They're showing adverts in the UK now for the George Foreman grill.  Every time I see it, I keep thinking "With it's patented design, the fat drains directly into my mouth!"

  laff So do I.

I like that Belly advert Tweek, sure it's wierd but the hole punch line "lose the belly" ties it all together. It's a Nike one. Another Nike one is where a man decides to go running but his sofa tries to stop him. (I know what you're thinking "WTF!?!  eek &quot wink


Daniela = Pravda!
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« Reply #28 on: 05-02-2002 13:29 »
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Originally posted by Tweek:
The advert where that guy is being chased around by a huge belly is pretty weird, I think it is advertising a trainer of some sort, I'm not sure of the brand though.

 
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Originally posted by Zed85 I like that Belly advert Tweek, sure it's wierd but the hole punch line "lose the belly" ties it all together. It's a Nike one. Another Nike one is where a man decides to go running but his sofa tries to stop him. (I know what you're thinking "WTF!?!  "

Are you sure its Nike? I thought It was reebok  smile


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« Reply #29 on: 05-02-2002 13:45 »

Shows what a great advert it is, we remember the belly but think it might be advertising a rival brand  tongue
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« Reply #30 on: 05-02-2002 14:01 »

I love the Levis advert!!!! And the Guiness ones (they were voted the best advert of all time in the UK). One i dont like is the NSPCC one with the cartoon boy, even though it promotes a very important message. and i hate that jaffa cakes one (i think) with the man going "are you sure you haven't seen them?".
I hate those Ikea adverts. And the Imac (however u spell it) adverts. why can't we make proper adverts instead of dubbing them?

BELLY'S GONNA GET YA BELLY'S GONNA GET YA! BELLY BELLY BELLY!!
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« Reply #31 on: 05-02-2002 14:53 »

I prefered the old Guinness adverts with Rutger Heuer in them. Pure Genius
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« Reply #32 on: 05-02-2002 15:03 »

There was an advert for "Rolos" on a while back involving a boy and an elephant. There was this boy and he was eating a pack of rolos and watching a carnival procession, and there was this elephant who he enticed over with the rolos and said
"Here do u want one?"
And when the elephant went to take it from his hand with his trunk the boy snatches it away and puts it in his mouth. Then the advert fast forwards and its the same scene but the boy is now a man and the elephant is grown up. And the elephant walks over to the guy and taps him on the shoulder with his trunk and when the guy turns around the elephant wacks him with his trunk  laff I think that was a
great advert  smile
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« Reply #33 on: 05-02-2002 15:09 »

 
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  Are you sure its Nike? I thought It was reebok   smile

I'm pretty sure it was Reebok smile

Oh yeah, that Rolo's advert is cool. I also like the Skittles advert wher the rainbow rains skittles. Some guy leaves a bucket out to collect the and it says, "Skittles, Taste the Rainbow".


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« Reply #34 on: 05-02-2002 15:14 »

I like that one too  smile  Theres a couple of versions of the skittles adverts as well. Theres one where a girl is riding on her horse through the woods and then she finds and ancient stone with hand prints in so she puts her hands in the imprints and then a rainbow shoots up and it starts raining skittles  smile
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« Reply #35 on: 05-02-2002 15:18 »

Cool, I think I know the one you mean smile. I've always loved the Skittles adverts, and the Skittles themselves smile
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« Reply #36 on: 05-02-2002 15:22 »

There are like 12 versions of that Skittles advertisement
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« Reply #37 on: 05-02-2002 15:45 »

I love skittles  smile But one thing that annoys me but makes me laugh at the same time is those adverts that have the perfect nulear family in them   roll eyes  They always look so happy and they're never arguing. Normal families aren't like that  smile
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« Reply #38 on: 05-02-2002 17:42 »

 
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Originally posted by ghoulishmoose:
 Yeah I've seen that advert. I think its clever the way its been done   smile Another wierd advert for jeans is one where there are 4 naked arses in a car asking directions off people as to where thay can find a certain type of jeans. I think its wrangler or it might be Lee..but anyways u see them in the car and on the street and people are talking to these arses telling them where they can find a jeans shop. And in the end when they do find some, the caption is
"Bottoms look better in .... < insert jeans name
Its funny but its freaky at the same time   laff


Oh my god when I first saw that add I couldn't stop laughing for an hour because it was so funny. and the way they clench their asses as if looks like they speking was so cool.

I thought the Xbox add with the woman give birth was good. My fave one is the smirnoff one with the talking dog. he tells jokes to thease people around him and at the end he sings "That's life"on the pinao. cute.

I also liked the Yokie add where this girl went in the shops dressed like a man trying to get the Yorkie and the shop keeper asking her questions to see if she a woman or not.


PCC Fred

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« Reply #39 on: 05-02-2002 18:47 »

He waits... That's what he does.

And I tell you what... tick followed tock followed tick followed tock followed tick...

What was this ad trying to tell us?  Drink a pint of Guiness and YOU TOO can be a Babylon 5 scriptwriter?
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