I realize many people don’t watch TV commercials anymore, or at least try to avoid them. Many commercials are dumb and annoying. However, every once in a while someone creates an awesome commercial, and the one below may be the best commercial of all-time. The premise is AutoTrader helping Bo and Luke Duke find a new car.
If you aren’t familiar with the characters, they’re from The Dukes of Hazzard, which was an awesome TV show of the ’80s that you should check out. It was much better than the movies.
And there’s no way they’d replace the General Lee, even with a Viper. Imagine how the Viper would fare after one of those jumps… Admittedly, the original cars didn’t always survive, but they actually did the jumps and landed them.
[Update: Apparently AutoTrader pulled the video because of the confederate flag conspiracy. What predictable knee-jerk overreaction. Anyway, the video is updated to another source now. It’s still a cool commercial. And I don’t think you can even see a confederate flag in the whole video. So why was it censored? Think about it…]
Speaking of Taco Bell commercials, did you know Taco Bell has actually made superheroes out of their ingredients? And they didn’t just make a cheesy commercial — they made a whole episode! (Well, four and a half minutes, anyway.)
This is a parody of Superfriends, which makes it kinda cool in a retro, parody way. The team is called the Super Delicious Ingredient Force (SDIF), and they stay at the Fortress of Flavor. You’ve gotta watch this. It’s the epitome of cheesy, in a funny way.
Episode 1 is when the SDIF team battles the Cruddy Combo Clan.
Of course they have their own website: SDIF.com. Apparently each character even has their own Facebook page, which is stretching the gag a little thin.
There are currently four episodes. You may be wondering if they get better or worse. Well, in my humble opinion, they get even more cheesy. Whether that is good or not, you can decide for yourself.
FYI, these are funnier if you watch them with a friend, so you can make share commentary on it. (It also helps if you have a sense of humor… obviously.) You can also leave a comment sharing your thoughts on it, and you get bonus points if you can make it funny. 🙂
Regardless of how cheesy / generic these are, at least an attempt was made at humor. These clips are better than most commercials — even just the sound effects in the first one makes it worth watching. I wish more ad companies would make funny commercials. Hmm… I think that’s a job for… BUFFET O’ BLOG! While I jest, the staff here could make the most awesome commercials, without a doubt. So perhaps we should design a few… especially if we could get paid for it!
Have you ever seen TV commercials that are cooler than the TV show you’re watching? (If so, you probably need to watch something else.) But there are a few commercials that come close. My current favorite one is for the Nissan Juke, called Donut Action. This is the longer version of the commercial (just over a minute), where the intern forgot the donuts for the business status meeting.
The whole commercial is cool, but I especially like the end, where he shows up with the donuts and says “Bang!” Then the announcer says, “That’s right.” Classic.
Also worth mentioning is the Geico commercial that asks, “Does a former drill sergeant make a terrible therapist?”
(I didn’t think he was terrible…)
We’ve received another e-mail from guest writer Thomas Wayne, as part of his “Embellished Memoirs of my Life” series:
I’ve been seeing these commercials on TV where some guy claims to be “The Most Interesting Man in the World”. He’s a lie! That is me. He’s advertising DOS version 20, or somethin’ like that, I dunno. Whatever… What I do know is that I am the most interesting man in the world. I don’t know how these commercial producers can sleep at night, after putting out false misinformation like that. I’m the original “international man of mystery”, a real “distinguished gentleman”. Anyone who doesn’t know this as common sense is obviously uncultured. Maybe I should sue them, for defamation of character and misrepresentation.
I’m not surprised to hear that from him. So what do you think? Should he press forward with pressing charges?