I don’t smoke and never did, but man I’m thinking about starting after seeing this VIP Electronic Cigarette commercial.
I did some research on E cigs and it appears there is some debate as to their safety. According to Wikipedia, the health effects of E cigs is unknown. Really? It uses a heating element to vaporize a liquid solution that contains nicotine and other “flavors” which is then inhaled by the user. I can’t see any problems with this.
Anyway, here’s the ad. See if you can spot a potential hidden message.
With not much new to watch on TV last week, I guess it’s again time to discuss commercials. Midwest Mike just discussed issues he had with a Discover Card commercial because the plot of the commercial really didn’t make sense.
Columbia’s Omni Heat Technology commercial also makes no sense.
I’ve talked about Discover and some of the commercials they run over a year ago. Remember the most racist commercial on TV? It’s a Midwest TV Guys classic from back when we were brand new. We are back with another commercial from Discover. This one isn’t racist but I do have an issue with it. Continue reading
I recently saw this Foot Locker commercial titled “All Is Right”. It shows a bunch of former athletes trying to set things right with the world. Being a Chicagoan, the Dennis Rodman bit made me laugh out loud.
Congratulations Pillsbury (General Mills), you have come out with the creepiest commercial I have seen in a long time and I am up watching late night TV frequently so that is saying something.
We love talking about commercials here at MWTVG because they are such a big part of TV and when they are really good or really bad, commercials are some of our strongest TV memories. Being that we are from the midwest, Chicago specifically, I wanted to pay homage to some of the most classic Chicago TV commercials from the past. My love of TV got started when I was young when most of these commercials were running on TV. If you are from Chicago and are of a certain age, you no doubt know these classic Chicago TV commercials as well. Chicagoans, let me know if I have missed any classics you remember from your youth. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit 20 classic Chicago TV commercials.
If you haven’t seen the Fruit Of The Loom commercial featuring a female stunt woman, I posted it below. It’s funny to read some of the comments this commercial has received.
Some think it’s a bad commercial because it will make young girls self conscious because they’re not as thin as this model.
Others have said it’s a good influence because it shows a strong woman taking names and kicking butt. Both sides are kind of missing the point. It’s underwear for Christ’s sake. Is any underwear really all that much better than the other? Of course not, but now we’re talking about Fruit of the Loom. Hell, some guy may even be tempted to buy some as an Anniversary gift, it’s that good.
This commercial is similar to every beer commercial ever made showing guys drinking beer surrounded by hot chicks. As a guy, I know that drinking Miller light almost guarantees a bikini girl party to break out.
That’s why I’m careful to not drink them more than 4-5 nights per week. Those bikini girls are just trying to put themselves through medical school and don’t want to have to keep showing up in my family room on a Wednesday night. I barely want to be there.
We talk a lot about commercials around here because they are such a huge part of TV. Some commercials are great and some make you want to burn buildings down of the companies that are airing them (I’m looking at you GEICO).
I’m going to warn you now. There are some things that once seen, cannot be unseen. If you watch this video of Hulk Hogan doing a Miley Cyrus parody, we are not responsible for the images that get burned in to your brain. Again, some things once seen, cannot be unseen. You have been warned. Continue reading
Wendy’s has had two different women do commercials for them since Dave Thomas died. One is the original Wendy herself, Wendy Thomas. After she was in a few commercials Wendy’s all of a sudden switched to a new red head to do the commercials for them. Hmmm. Let’s look at these two and see if you can make any kind of a guess as to why Wendy’s made the change: Continue reading