I don't know about you, but sometimes I'm absolutely baffled by various commercials on TV. Perhaps I'm just not "edgy" enough to appreciate them.
I prefer to think that those commercials are just downright stupid.
Makes me feel better about myself.
Ok, I must confess up front that there was one I was a complete dork about.
It was the All State Insurance Commercial.
Their spokesman is the authoritative guy who played President Palmer in 24, and is now one of the stars of The Unit.
For months, I watched various All State ads, and the spokesguy would say at the end, "That's All State, Stan."
Finally I said to Hubby, "I just don't get it. Who the hell is 'Stan'? Is it some kind of inside joke I'm missing?"
He laughed his heinie off.
Doh. It's "That's All State's STAND".
Aren't I a weenie!
That pest-control commercial where a face comes out of the wall and talks to the homeowner about termites drives me nuts.
If it happened to me, I certainly wouldn't sit there and have a civil conversation with said face.
I'd run out of the house screaming my damn fool head off.
If I was sound asleep in bed and woke up next to some big-headed plastic-faced guy in a Burger King's costume, I'd probably do the same thing.
I sure as hell wouldn't accept a breakfast sandwich from him!
And what about Quizno's? Forget about the creepy talking baby named Bob, or the Spongemonkeys.
Before that there was the ad where one guy was eating a faux--koff--koff---Subway sandwich and his friend (they were talking about toasted bread) said, "Were you raised by wolves?"
There were two versions of this commercial. Cut away to Number One---the first guy was running around howling with a pack of wolves.
Cut away to Number Two---he was laying on the ground with his mouth on a wolf's tit making sucking noises with the other wolf puppies.
That's supposed to make me want to buy a sandwich?
You have GOT to be freaking kidding me!
And speaking of Subway...they continue to employ the overwhelmingly untalented and monotone Jerod (who lost a buttload of weight a few years ago eating Subway sandwiches) to flog the low-fat subs.
His inspiring novelty value wore off a long time ago, at least for me. He makes me want to run into the nearest Subway and order the triple-club with extra cheese and mayo while shouting, "Take this you boring f*ck!"
Well, not really. But...
Now they have Jon Lovitz hawking the high-fat subs. Jerod on one hand, Jon Lovitz on the other.
What to do? What to do?
I feel like going over to Quizno's and asking for a Philly Cheese Steak with a side helping of wolf tit.
Just on principal.
Any commercials that make you scratch your head?