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Old 23 October 2010, 07:22 PM
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My favorite is still, "Was Abe Lincoln too honest?"

Mrs. Lincoln: Do I look fat?
(Abe hems and haws and either says, "little bit," or gestures a small amount.)
Mrs. Lincoln says, Does this make my backside look big???

I love the full length commercial b/c he stands there forever staring and murmuring lol
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Old 23 October 2010, 07:59 PM
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I personally love AT&T's spots that show folks rollerskating around the office, driving to work in bumper cars, and riding in roller coaster-style elevators.
Me too. The Buddy Holly song gets my attention every time this ad comes on. I believe they used the original? It seems like it's rare for an ad to have the version that made the song famous, instead of a cover.
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Old 23 October 2010, 09:04 PM
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I love the full length commercial b/c he stands there forever staring and murmuring lol
Ohh! There was a longer one? I will have to look for it. Thanks!
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Old 23 October 2010, 09:14 PM
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I kind of like the Nissan Juke commercial where the guy has to pick up the doughnuts.
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Old 23 October 2010, 11:11 PM
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I get a kick out of the Netflix radio commercials with the nonsensical quiz show questions with the crazy answers that are always right, that last one being about some feature of Netflix.
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I normally don't care one way or the other for the "Most Interesting Man in the World" commercials from Dos Equis, but I really like the new one I saw. MIMitW on Manscaping - "I don't know what this is."
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Old 30 October 2010, 10:51 PM
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I enjoyed his take on the concept of having a "wingman":

It does not take two men to talk to a woman.
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Old 31 October 2010, 12:04 AM
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I enjoyed his take on the concept of having a "wingman":

It does not take two men to talk to a woman.
I thought a wingmans job was to distract the woman in question's friend.
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Old 31 October 2010, 12:14 AM
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Beats me. I just thought the ad was funny.

I might have quoted it wrong -- it might have been "it doesn't take two men to talk to women," implying that a real man wouldn't need someone to distract the "target's" friend.
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Old 31 October 2010, 12:33 AM
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My favorite is still, "Was Abe Lincoln too honest?"

Mrs. Lincoln: Do I look fat?
(Abe hems and haws and either says, "little bit," or gestures a small amount.)
That commercial is especially funny, because first of all, they found an actress who really looks like Mary Todd Lincoln



and in addition, Mrs. Lincoln was known for being erratic and moody (she spent time in a mental institution), and also had a serious shopping jones, owning several hundred pairs of gloves alone, and probably did have new dresses pretty often.
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Wow. A trailer for a video game shown during football on actual TV networks that is not only racially diverse, but shows FEMALE players and an actual FAT woman!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dgAY...layer_embedded
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Yea I saw that one on Hulu, I thought it was great (and don't even play the game). I was struck not only at the diversity overall but how normal they made everybody look.

ETA: And yea the Geico pig commercial is hilarious. I mean for starters he sounds funny and has pinwheels, then he's sitting in a car seat, and finally he has a normal name and a normal voice, just gold. I guess they finally got the message that while the first 'caveman' commercial was hilarious, they went downhill fast and kept going downhill for like ever..

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Old 09 November 2010, 11:20 PM
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I like the Black Ops commercial too, and I am a gamer so that makes it doubly fun.

I second the Geico woodchuck commercial, especially when they chuck one more piece of wood before running away. It reminds me of the earlier one with the squirrels jumping out and making people swerve off the road.
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Old 09 November 2010, 11:31 PM
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A part of me wonders if, aside from just being awesome, that commercial was to try to draw other people into the game, and the genre. I am a gamer as well but online FPS games can be pretty intimidating sometimes when you don't play them (or the specific game) often, the fact that so many online gamers are NFBSKholes doesn't make it easier.

I used to play Battlefield 2 pretty frequently but that was the last FPS online game I played and, as I said, even I can feel a bit intimidated about trying to get back into the genre and playing online with real people of.. Well lets say 'colorful' personalities.

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Old 10 November 2010, 12:59 AM
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That Black Ops ad was great! I especially liked the young woman with the glasses, and the concierge.
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I like the ads for NFL shirts made to fit women's bodies. You see all the women angrily handing back their jerseys to guys, with "You Don't Own Me" in the background. Then you see a guy giving a woman a form-fitting jersey, and she's happy.
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Old 12 November 2010, 02:34 PM
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I like the Snickers acting like a diva commercials. I especially like the one with Betty White ..."that's not what your girlfriend says!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Sv_z9jm8A
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Yay! The AFLAC commercial with the goat is back on rotation.

I also love the over dramatic-ness of the Life alert commercials.
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I'm glad that Maria Bamford is back as Target's holiday spokeslady. The faces she makes in the Black Friday commercial (I don't know if there are others) are really great. I love her a lot, but I'm sure that people who have no idea who she is are kind of weirded out by the commercials.
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Old 20 November 2010, 10:56 PM
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"Naaaaah!"

I actually saw a "car with a big bow" ad that I liked -- the cars are being assembled by robots and one of the robot arms reaches out and tweaks the end of the bow.

There's a series of animated PSAs by the guy who does the "Mutts" comic strips. So far I've only seen one of them, "Olive Finds a Home," on TV -- it ran during a recent Rachel Maddow Show. Adorable. You can watch all of them here. Olive's is the second one down, in the August 10 entry.
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