Liz Erk (lizerk) wrote,
Liz Erk

"What's wrong, Sleepy-Doo?"

cross-posted to lizerk@work.

Just when I thought there was no hope for advertising, along came this AARP commercial.

I'm not sure why, but morning after morning I never get tired of running into the bedroom and jumping on a sleeping Tina shrieking, "Agggh! Ping? Ping?!" (Well, I don't do it every day, but typically when I get home from the gym. And I am usually bearing breakfast, so she forgives my attack pretty quickly.)

Another ad that keeps making me laugh is the Happy Cat commercial from Verizon DSL.

Sadly, I can't find a clip of the commercial, but essentially the spot starts as an e-card with a cat singing, "Here's wishing you a Happy-Cat birthday, happy cat birthday..." in a high voice. But because the viewer is using dial-up, the cat starts to cut out and his legs never load. The cat suddenly stops singing and starts yelling in this gruff male voice, lecturing about how he doesn't have time to wait for his legs to show up with slow dial-up. Then he holds up a Franklin-Covey-esque planner and states that he has several more birthday e-cards to sing for and that he's had it.

So yes... my faith in ad agencies has been mildly restored. (Except for DDB Chicago. Those McDonald's ads are unforgivable)

Seriously. I don't know what's worse... the fact that the dog is wearing a shirt that reads, "I Am Asian," or that McDonald's actually trademarked the phrase "I Am Asian."
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