Everyone knows it’s Braaa-aaad

There’s a new commercial for 7-Up featuring Brad Garrett that I’ve been seeing lately. In it, Brad gleefully songspeaks The Association hit Windy, with his own goofy lyrics. I don’t have much to say about it, except that it’s yet another example of songspeak in advertising. And I’ll be damned if that garbage truck doesn’t…

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A.1. Makes Meat Loaf Sing

Oh, Meat Loaf. You’ve songspoken in commercials before. But this new one tickles my fancy. Something about hanging out at home, cooking meatloaf in bunny slippers is amusing to me. And then enjoying that meatloaf so much that you sing a song to the tune of I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t…

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Billy Mays not here anymore

Forget Michael Jackson. A true icon passed away yesterday. And that icon is Billy Mays. He was also 50 years old. Not a good week for pop culture. With his unmistakable voice and jet black beard, Billy Mays tried to sell us all kinds of ridiculously wonderful products. And, to the best of my knowledge,…

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Panormous my ASS!

Awhile back, Pizza Hut introduced their Panormous pizza, which they call their largest pan pizza ever. I remember something seemed off in the commercial when it originally aired, and then last night I saw they started airing the commercials again. I have many bones to pick with Pizza Hut about this, and unfortunately, there are…

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Someone you know could be havin’ a stroke…act FAST!

There is a public service announcement commercial about strokes that’s been rearing its head often lately from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and no matter how many times we see it, it remains hilarious. The actual commercial, with the dude’s funky voiceover, can be seen here. But in researching this commercial, I found a…

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I Always Feel Like, Geico’s Watchin’ Me

Geico’s done it again. They’ve put together yet another clever ad campaign that I get a kick out of. I can’t think of another company/product with so many simultaneous great ad campaigns, but it works for them. There’s the Geico gecko, the “so easy a caveman could do it“, the celebrities-assist-in-telling-an-accident story, and now the…

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Are you Ready? Prepare to Lick!

There will soon be a ‘lick-off’ showdown between Eli and Peyton Manning and Venus and Serena Williams. It happens January 18th, 2009, according to DSRL.com, the official site of the Double Stuf Racing League, a cheeky satirical national sports league approach to selling Double Stuf Oreos. This is serious business, though. Haven’t you seen all…

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This is Howie do it

This past weekend, I saw some commercials on NBC for a rather disturbing new series. It’s called Howie Do It, and involves Howie Mandel (of A Fine Mess, Walk Like a Man, and more recently, Deal or No Deal fame) playing practical jokes on everyday average people. I liked it the first time when it…

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