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  1. https://tv.avclub.com/what-s-it-like-to-be-one-of-the-regular-people-in-tho-1798262273 Background info from someone who was in one of the Chevy ads. They lure them in with "want to do some paid market research?" and then leverage their social conditioning to not be jerks:
  2. Yeesh, she's back? What does it take to convince them that maybe they should replace her with a spokesperson who acts like she actually cares about her kid?
  3. Jamoche

    Favorite Commercials

    Given enough time, all comedies or science fiction shows will do a "trapped in a TV show" episode. This is Flo's.
  4. I had to back it up to be sure: Aspercreme adhesive heated back pad has a side-by-side shot comparing them to the "Other pad". But the other pad covers the entire lower back, while the Aspercreme one is just a smallish patch centered on your spine. I don't know about you, but when I have a backache, the spine area isn't involved - it's all about the muscles closer to my sides. So they've just made a convincing pitch for "Other pad", if only I knew which one it was.
  5. Jamoche

    Holiday and Seasonal Commercials

    OK, so the response emoji label is "Surprise", but for me, it's an OMGWHAT! What's the follow up - "and before Mom's even had time to start in on the 'so when are you having kids?', tell her you're pregnant!" (So glad I don't have a "when are you getting married/having kids" family. Those people sound exhausting.
  6. Jamoche

    Earworms: Music in Commercials

    What did the Cranberries do to deserve having "Dreams" turned into an off-pitch dirge in that Mazda red balloon ad?
  7. Lifetime or Hallmark?
  8. Announcer, in a voice of disbelief: "You'd rather dogsit Fluffy than clean the toilet?" Dog vs toilet? Well, duh.
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    "It's teeny!": the World of Healthcare

    "I've got a vision number." Just one? You've got two eyes. "But I'm not just a number." There are a lot of situations where someone might think of you as "a number". Nobody is ever going to think of you as your "vision number". Not even your eye doctor.
  10. "Their creation–the Noid–was one of the most inexplicably popular mascots in corporate history. " FastCo has a different definition of "popular" than I do. "The Noid’s bizarre popularity was probably helped by the fact that Domino’s Pizza chose Will Vinton Studios–creators of the California Raisins–to bring the Noid to life through Claymation." Weird definition of "helped" too. I hated those raisins.
  11. Jamoche

    "Hell Yeah!" TV Moments

    Many of the actors playing Nazis were German refugees - Werner Klemperer, for instance, was the son of a famed composer - so getting a chance to make them look like bumbling fools was a Hell Yeah for them too.
  12. Baby is not a proper noun!(*) For your baby, for the baby, for a baby, fine. For Baby - grr. Does anyone in the real world ever use it that way? Seems like I've been hearing it in ads all my life. (*) Unless she's Dirty Dancing. And you don't put her in a corner.
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    "It's teeny!": the World of Healthcare

    There was one where the guy was reaching over a salad bar with his bare and obviously flaky arm, and another customer gave him the stink eye, put down her salad plate, and left. And the ad was pitching it as "people are so mean to psoriasis sufferers". Sorry. I'm with the lady here.
  14. Nah, that's just everybody's reaction to a The Truth ad - even if they've never smoked.
  15. Well, they all look very much like the "I spend my husband's money without looking at the price tags" types...
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