If you watch a lot of TV you invariably get stuck watching a lot of commercials (unless you only watch premium cable or just record everything on a DVR and watch it later while skipping the ads). Here’s my take on some of the more common ones on TV today.
Let’s start with this one for MLB 2K12. I watch a lot of MLB Network and this commercial gets played constantly. At least it has Kate Upton in it:
My favorite part of this? When she asks “can you win the million dollar Perfect Game Challenge and get inside? I hope so.” Of course she’s referring to this fictional “Perfect Club” and not her (if only), but there’s something about the way she says “get inside” followed by that sultry “I hope so” that gets the blood flowing. To my penis. Obviously 2K Sports knows what the fuck they’re doing here.
Moving on, check out this commercial for Ace Hardware:
This is obviously fake. If a black man just stops in the middle of a suburban street, gets out of his car and starts ranting and raving at the top of his lungs about fertilizer, you best believe the local police will be there in 2.5 minutes to subdue and haul his ass away. No question.
Remember that “Bad Idea Jeans” parody commercial SNL did back in the early ’90′s? Verizon came out with their own version. Perhaps as a homage, or more likely a hack ripoff:
A couple of good lines. It would have killed if David Spade showed up and dropped the Haiti line. He is available after all.
Another commercial that reminded me of an SNL skit was Zooey Deschanel being all quirky with her iPhone:
All that commercial needed was Michael Cera and it becomes this.
Another celebrity talking to Siri:
“Hotspacho”, Sam? Three words describe this ad: Missed. Motherfucking. Opportunity. You mean to tell me you got Samuel Motherfucking Jackson and you couldn’t get him to make at least one reference to either Pulp Fiction or Snakes on a Plane? Seriously. OK, YouTube fixes this problem:
Pretty cool ad and music by Adidas. I love Adidas gear, and here we got D-Rose (nice), David Beckham and and Lionel Messi (meh soccer) getting their train on. Cool. Then suddenly Katy Perry’s goofy ass appears jogging in LA. WTF?
And that’s it for this installment. Got any ads you want critiqued? Hit me up in the comments or on Twitter.