Commercials! They pay the bills for your #content, but it’s OK to still hate them. So, when Cracked ran through “Six Bizarrely Specific Commercial Tropes That Need To Die,” I expected to commiserate over that weird blue goo in tampon ads again and move on. Problem is, the host picks on one of the only things auto…
Over at Sports Illustrated, you can read an article about Tom Brady’s new line of sleepwear for A Company That Makes Stretchy Workout Stuff. The article contains the following lines:
The world is complicated. Really complicated. Unless you really know something about a given subject, it’s very easy to be dazzled by impressive-sounding jargon. This Charles Schwab commercial relies on this, and in so doing, accidentally reveals that everything around us could be heaps of total bullshit. Because of…
If you’ve ever thought complaints to a major authority wouldn’t be heard, you may just be wrong. But in this case, that isn’t a good thing—a viewer who reportedly wasn’t fond of an Audi R8 ad “promoting irresponsible driving” got it banned from the internet, and the ad shows barely any driving at all.
Before he introduced middle America to donkey sauce, Food Network’s walking flashback to 2001 Guy Fieri was pitching Flowmaster mufflers. Everyone knows that you can’t have an on-air drop-top cruise for Cincinnati’s best-kept-secret chili spot unless you tricked out your Camaro with sweet pulleys ‘n’ flows.
If you ever thought that no good could come of a rap song that repeats itself so many times you lose count, you were definitely wrong.
Honda claims their new HR-V crossover has “a bit of all their best best cars” in it. The way they’ve chosen to illustrate that, with some of our favorite historic Hondas forming together like a fuel-efficient Voltron, is really fun to watch.
It's the middle of the race, and the battle for the lead is heating up. Oh my gosh, the leader takes a hit! Aaaaaand it's time for a commercial break. HUH?!
Remember that live-action Mario Kart commercial Mercedes put together? There are now more of them. Starring Peach and Luigi. They are bonkers.
Watch a scrawny Vin Diesel knockoff drive the Isuzu D-Max Blade (basically the global-market version of the Chevy Colorado) against a horde of zombies to rescue people and puppies, featuring egregious tire squeal.
Remember Peugeot's brilliant 205 GTI commercial from 1986? Of course you do! And now that there's a new GTI, here comes the new ad that puts James Bond to shame with more rockets and more Apache action. Plus the new GTI.
This 2015 Jeep Renegade commercial focuses on pretty people looking cool, but they've snuck in the only action-shots of the SUV I've seen outside a car show!
This 90-second clip is actually for Volvo Trucks Gear; those sweet muted-color graphic T's and accessories donned by the scruffy-sexy narrator. But if driving a semi-truck really is all about looking cool and drinking coffee like it seems here, sign me the hell up.
In the west, we generally buy Star Wars things. In Japan, they use Star Wars to sell things. The Galactic Empire has shilled plenty of Japanese products over the years, and their newest campaign is this shockingly cool commercial series for the Nissan Juke mini-SUV.
L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant hasn't come close to Michael Jordan's record of corporate endorsements, but as this Chinese ad for Smart shows, he's honing the necessary skills, such as Beijing-quality stunt driving and one-handed nailing of art thieves.
The Canadian Subaru customer who bought a Forester wagon only to find it had been used as a dohyo for some televised sumo sexytime has been granted an all-new vehicle.
It's not quite as bad as Chrysler Europe electrocuting a dog with a Dodge Nitro, but it's definitely not good. Australia's Chrysler sale is called the "Yes We Can" sale and it features an Obama-imitating voice-over shilling to potential buyers down under: