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OtnemeM_IroM
03-19-2008, 12:43 AM
Yes, this year's Superbowl is over, but there are still too many amazing commercials out there. What are your favorites? I just saw this one and was inspired to create the thread:

Ernie the Klepto (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PlBxHhL2lQc)

In fact, lots of recent (http://youtube.com/watch?v=wYX_zhlTDr8) candy (http://youtube.com/watch?v=hEYEFfAbB5g) commercials (http://youtube.com/watch?v=5HgRDzdPZ8o) have been fantastic (http://youtube.com/watch?v=78U7CEB1FPE).

OtnemeM_IroM
03-19-2008, 12:43 AM
Yes, this year's Superbowl is over, but there are still too many amazing commercials out there. What are your favorites? I just saw this one and was inspired to create the thread:

Ernie the Klepto (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PlBxHhL2lQc)

In fact, lots of recent (http://youtube.com/watch?v=wYX_zhlTDr8) candy (http://youtube.com/watch?v=hEYEFfAbB5g) commercials (http://youtube.com/watch?v=5HgRDzdPZ8o) have been fantastic (http://youtube.com/watch?v=78U7CEB1FPE).

MuttonChopYaz
03-19-2008, 02:15 AM
It's odd that you mention that. I saw it for the first time this evening. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Brimtown
03-19-2008, 10:45 AM
That's a real tossup for me, but I was just telling my wife how much I missed this Burger King (http://youtube.com/watch?v=-1tLzUlK4EI) commercial. For starters, the commercial itself is just cheesy goodness. Most importantly, it's one of the first commercials featuring the King.

I'd have to say that whoever has been doing the Burger King and Geico commercials over the past few years is a sheer genius.

Ninja_Raiden
03-19-2008, 10:50 AM
Cravendale - everytime I see this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssACddCJlAA) one I can't help but laugh. There's another one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NGabt5IHBg)

OtnemeM_IroM
03-19-2008, 02:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ninja_Raiden:
Cravendale - everytime I see this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssACddCJlAA) one I can't help but laugh. There's another one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NGabt5IHBg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>MORE MORE MORE!!!

See, this is what we need -- MORE foreign commercials! We in the states miss out on all you foreigners' commercials, but you get translated versions of a lot of ours. So keep sharing the wealth of your local product adverts!

moonsongv1
03-19-2008, 02:27 PM
Hmm, let's see. I don't watch alot of tv. In all reality I just watch sports or an odd movie from time to time. If a commercial does pop on I quickly change the channel to something else. So, I really have nothing to add to the thread.

Here's how I look at tv.
1. what sports are on?
2. no sports what cheezy movie can I find?
3. hmm, nothing time to check out the dirty movie channels. Don't play innocent everyone knows what they are.

seppuku_FD
03-19-2008, 03:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OtnemeM_IroM:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ninja_Raiden:
Cravendale - everytime I see this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssACddCJlAA) one I can't help but laugh. There's another one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NGabt5IHBg) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>MORE MORE MORE!!!

See, this is what we need -- MORE foreign commercials! We in the states miss out on all you foreigners' commercials, but you get translated versions of a lot of ours. So keep sharing the wealth of your local product adverts! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

haha. these are great!! love it.

i don't know why but this VW commercial is one of my favorites. soo.... dramatic! and i love the music.

it's not funny so don't expect it to be! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXOrbo6DX9U)

MagiusH2O
03-19-2008, 04:31 PM
I think the tide-to-go commercial with the guy interviewing and the stain keeps talking when he does is the funniest ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgtfC5LBAW4

Ninja_Raiden
03-20-2008, 03:55 AM
OK, here's another one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eSuotadisk) for ya!

OtnemeM_IroM
03-20-2008, 04:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ninja_Raiden:
OK, here's another one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eSuotadisk) for ya! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Hmm, I wonder if this is directed by Neill Blomkamp, the guy who directed those Halo 3 shorts (and is currently slated to direct the full length Halo film). He has also directed a few TV commercials with car/robot/transformer thingies in them that look a lot like this one.

Ninja_Raiden
03-20-2008, 04:13 AM
Sheesh, I know who Neill Blomkamp is! But I don't know if he did those ads (there's another one on that page) - he may have, they are for Citroen. Anyway...

Another car one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhfEGKc7PLQ) - I would buy this

This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCZ-6y2UEfM) disturbs me a little

Edit - Yes, we do get a lot of foreign ads, either from mainland Europe or the US. It's a fun game to make up alternative dialogue for the truly foreign ones where you can clearly see they're not saying what they're saying

OtnemeM_IroM
03-20-2008, 01:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ninja_Raiden:
Another car one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhfEGKc7PLQ) - I would buy this </div></BLOCKQUOTE>This reminds me of my hands-down, absolute favorite commercial EVER -- witness the genius (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4187430023476942057). This is ONE shot and 100% REAL -- I saw a "making of" video once. Blows my mind.

l337pino
03-20-2008, 03:20 PM
So, a favorite of mine was an old Xbox 360 commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF833-lpJDU) wherein everyone (except maybe one janitor) has a fake shoot out in a train station and the surrounding vicinity. It's a shame that they pulled this ad for some reason.


Oh, and who could forget TRUNK MONKEY? This one was classic (http://youtube.com/watch?v=P1ioeeTvyKM) .

Pandora_Elite
03-20-2008, 05:15 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Pino_GruntFest:
So, a favorite of mine was an old Xbox 360 commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF833-lpJDU) wherein everyone (except maybe one janitor) has a fake shoot out in a train station and the surrounding vicinity. It's a shame that they pulled this ad for some reason.

This one is my favorite! I love the part where the girl throws a grenade around the corner.

I love this one though- http://www.metacafe.com/watch/883672/diet_mountain_dew_ferret_commercial/
Mainly because we have two ferrets- and I love Mountain dew...so when I first saw this I busted up laughing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Ninja_Raiden
03-21-2008, 05:26 AM
OK, this (http://this) isn't strictly an ad, it's an "ident" for the BBC from a few years back (I think). Took ages to find that and all!

And this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcdDg30VBgo) is one of the best ads I've ever seen

OtnemeM_IroM
03-21-2008, 01:41 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ninja_Raiden:
OK, this (http://this) isn't strictly an ad, it's an "ident" for the BBC from a few years back (I think). Took ages to find that and all! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Sucks that it took ages to find, cuz your link is busted. If you want us to see it, you're going to have to dig for it again! It actually makes me want to watch it even more...

And here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmFBOVZ6BLM) my newest contribution.

Dangler_Chief
03-21-2008, 02:05 PM
apparently womens deoderant was a revelation in the 80's


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3lIOahGe9Y

Vashanime04
03-21-2008, 04:28 PM
I lol whenever i see this Old Spice commercial on tv. http://youtube.com/watch?v=jPYWTkP9NDM

Ninja_Raiden
03-22-2008, 03:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by OtnemeM_IroM:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ninja_Raiden:
OK, this (http://this) isn't strictly an ad, it's an "ident" for the BBC from a few years back (I think). Took ages to find that and all! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Sucks that it took ages to find, cuz your link is busted. If you want us to see it, you're going to have to dig for it again! It actually makes me want to watch it even more...

And here's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmFBOVZ6BLM) my newest contribution. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Damn, I can't believe I did that! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Fortunately I found the name for it last time - Rush Hour - so that helped me find it more easily this time! Here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=SAMAr8y-Vtw) it is!

DocHolidazed
04-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Rolling Rock Hilarity (http://youtube.com/watch?v=S-u8yzLywFU)

BEEP! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=HWofDFhMfl4)

always a fav. BANG! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=GSdbaYhqQJk)

Oops (http://youtube.com/watch?v=bdQuzGJh8v0)

Banned French condom commercial. Brilliant! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWetKAbgm_o&NR=1)

Ninja_Raiden
04-09-2008, 02:15 AM
I got another one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v95A5uaiSus). I remembered this as there's a new ad for it with the same guys (except sitting down guy; I think that's three ads with them now) and they crack me up. This might well be what I sound like; you'd need to ask someone else that though...

AUmike734
04-09-2008, 10:52 AM
Doc, that Keystone commercial is one my fav's too. That Honda one is insane. I want to know how they were able to make the tires roll up the lever.

Here's one of mine: Push It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axsqWbxZJGc)

l337pino
04-09-2008, 11:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AUmike734:
Doc, that Keystone commercial is one my fav's too. That Honda one is insane. I want to know how they were able to make the tires roll up the lever.

Here's one of mine: Push It (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axsqWbxZJGc) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Heh, that one was pretty good. If only I had a boombox right now. A mini dance party always improves the mood.

SeatownStriker
04-09-2008, 03:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Doc, that Keystone commercial is one my fav's too. That Honda one is insane. I want to know how they were able to make the tires roll up the lever.

Here's one of mine: Push It </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah thats def one of my favorites. Cracks me up everytime.

OtnemeM_IroM
04-09-2008, 04:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AUmike734:
That Honda one is insane. I want to know how they were able to make the tires roll up the lever. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I've seen a "making of" feature-ette on it somewhere before, though I can't find it now. The whole Rube Goldberg device is made from parts of 1 Honda car (the one advertised). The tires are weighted and the weight is balanced on the top, inside the tire. Then, when pushed, the weight just pulls the tire up. Here's more info about it:
http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/hondacog.asp
The tire question is answered at the bottom, and is the most frequently asked apparently.

AUmike734
04-09-2008, 05:06 PM
Cool! That's simply amazing. Thanks, Ben!