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Two more commercials to add to the list:

1. On YOutube, the commercials with people practicing opening a gift from Staples/Bureau en Gros of people opening imaginary gifts and looking astounded. To make it even stupider, Youtube is continuing to air these ads after Christmas! You really don't need 363+ days to practice. <_<

2. Earlier today I saw an ad for Presidents Choice about #eat_together which was absurdly long and didn't get to the point after most of the song "I got You Babe" played.  

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I've seen in the two Imagine Cinemas ads for a woman who works in real estate with an animated boy who is supposed to be her son telling viewers of his mom's awards, pretty much saying "If you want to buy or sell a house, call my mom".

Would you trust a kid when looking for a real estate agent?

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On ‎2018‎-‎02‎-‎02 at 10:47 PM, FutureHeartsJunkie said:

The SearchKings radio advert telling you about "bad words" like "Oh, Sugar!", "Sonoma Beach!" and "That's Bolshevik!".

What's more interesting that the radio advert and the Wayfair TV advert? This (I wonder if we have any board members who uses a Yoga computer?):

 

 

And speaking of Yogas, here's something even crazier they did when they were still pushing out Windows 8 PCs.

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Since this thread hasn't been active for some time, I've decided to tell everyone that there's that one commercial that features a giant guy in that "ULTRA" instant scratch ticket commercial. It reminds me of something from the "Jolly Green Giant". 

I also saw a commercial from Bell (a telecom company in Canada) in which people from around the world - reacts on how Toronto has the fastest internet. It features scenes from Australia, India, England and Italy!

I would imagine if there was a commercial dubbed in French with the same topic (or something like that)...

(a French couple hangs out at a mountain top)
French wife: Wow! Montreal has the fastest internet ever!
French husband: You serious?
(an American cowboy and cowgirl hanging out at the salloon)
American Cowboy: With blazing speeds, partner! We couldn't get that out in the wild west!
(A Hispanic Couple at a Mexican Restaurant)
Hispanic woman: Download a salsa tune in seconds? Andale Andale!
Hispanic Man: Montreal is going Arriba Arriba!
(A pair of German men at a pub)
German man: They say it's a breath-taking speed of light!
(A couple in their condominium with their kids hanging out and viewing their devices throughout their living space)
VO: With speeds at 1.5Gbps, Pure Fibre internet from Bell is truly the fastest in internet technology.
(Scene cuts back to a French couple hangs out at a mountain top)
French Wife: We should visit Montreal.
French Man: Of course.

 

 

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Two more contenders as seen on YouTube:

1. The Triscuts commercial where a woman freaks out because her co-worker is eating a plain triscut as if he was naked.

2. The Coors non-alcoholic drink where someone on a jury loudly opens a can of the drink as the verdict is about to be read and then says, "It's non alcoholic."

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Sonnet Insurance - The Information Superhighway

We have a barely generecised IBM PS/2 running Windows 95 and an extremely early version of Netscape or NCSA Mosaic and the unmistakable sound of modem handshaking at the start of a dialup internet session.  And the disappointed couple on finding out they can't buy their insurance online whip out a Motorola brick cellphone to call up the insurance company.

Let's turn the clock back to late 95/early 96 and see what's wrong with this.

1)  Windows 95 was a turd on anything less than a fast 486.  DX4 100 MHz minimum.  DX2 66 if you felt like punishing yourself.  Sure, you could make it run on a 386 if you had enough memory installed but that was sheer unusable torture so on even a high end PS/2, you'd scratch that idea and leave it at 3.1 or yech, 3.11 for Workgroups.  Been there, done that, blew away the disk and reinstalled Windows 3.1.

2a)  Even back then, those Motorola brick cellphones were considered obsolete behind the times excessively large, awkward, cumbersome leftovers from the 1980s.  Everyone who was getting a cellphone then got the one where the bottom piece with the microphone flipped open downward to reveal the keypad.  Or the Startac flip phones when those came out - that was the cellphone to have in the mid 90s.

2b)  If you had a cellphone back then and you were in the house surfing the net and needed to call the company on the screen, you wouldn't use it.  You'd pick up the landline, ditch the dialup session for a few minutes and make your call, because you'd never use a cellphone when a landline was available, not with the frigging expensive per-minute billing rates cellphones had.

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The Credit Karma commercial that features a mother and daughter in a crammed up apartment. The daughter checks her credit score and when the credit score increases, she and her mother turns from a small apartment to something more vast. Shortly after, the credit score increases and then that vast apartment turns into something big. What's more the mother then turns into a dog. Confused? Here's the video:

I would imagine if there was a commercial like that that features myself and my parents in economy class. When my credit score increases, we go into premium economy class. After that, with my credit score goes up, I then go into first class all by myself, relaxed.

 

Apart from that, what does every have to say about those scratch and win commercials that feature a giant? My favourite ones are for ULTRA and (most recently) the 1 Million Royale.

 

I also like this one for a Scratch n win game called "Multi Millionaire":

 

Imagine if I was that guy playing that lottery game at a concert with crowded people and when I found out that I won- it turned into a scene that features a very fancy restaurant that features me winning! The people in the restaurant were surprised to see me, but the waiter asks me this: "your dish, sir.". I replied, "is this chicken?".

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