Archive for the ‘Funny Commercials’ Category

Funniest Christmas Commercials from AT & T and Verizon

Looks like the phone companies are really getting into the swing of things this Christmas season. The best ones I’ve seen are both AT & T and Verizon.


Looks like Verizon has a new one out where it welcomes the iPhone to the Island of Misfit Toys.

Verizon has recently come out with a campaign entitled “There’s a Map for That” copying iPhones “There’s An App for That” campaign. AT&T executives weren’t laughing and have decided to sue Verizon. The reason is that AT&T feels Verizon is attempting to deliberately mislead the public. Verizon compares Verizons 3G coverage with the limited 3G coverage by AT &T.

Shake Your Weight Away With This Incredible New Age Dumbbell

Here’s another ridiculous infomercial product that claims to “shake your weight” away. I guess we’re supposed to be impressed by the scientific studies that conclude that isometric contractions cause 300% more EMG activities than your average dumbbells. Geeze, what a bunch of knuckle heads these marketers are. Trying to convince us that passe to use dumbbells. Well Ellen DeGeneres found out about this unique product and had to test it out for herself!

Hmmm lets see I’m not sure what excites me more. It could be the “Dynamic Inertia” which could potentially ignite my arm, shoulders and chest or the fact that I only have to work out 6 minutes a day! Ellen does a great job of mocking the infomercial products. I wouldn’t doubt that her show helps increase sales even though the studio audience is having a hayday with this new age workout product.

Geico Caveman Commercials are a Hit

The GEICO Cavemen are some my favorite commercials. This ad campaign started in 2004 with Neanderthal-like cavemen in modern settings. The idea behind the commercials is that GEICO’s website is “so easy, a caveman could do it”.

Back in  2007, the GEICO caveman actually had their own interactive Flash website called Caveman’s Crib. Users were invited to hip penthouse parties in the caveman’s apartment. It grew in size and became an entertainment portal, with multiple web entertainment experiences.

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You could interact with the cavemen, see their online dating profiles of the cavemen and their dates. It  also offers users the a chance  to morph themselves into cavemen and see their own cave baby offspring. It looks like the’ve taken the site down and I can’t figure out why since it was such a huge hit!  The Cavemen even had their own TV show which turned out to be a real disaster. I believe it was canceled after two episodes. Oh well they’ll have to stick to commercials instead.

How Do They Get the Caramilk Inside the Bar?

The Caramilk Bar Commercial stands out in our minds but is it clever marketing or have they gone to far trying to outdo their ads. They even took the Caramilk Bar dance troop out on the streets of Montreal. With traffic stopped and shocked on lookers, no one really knew what to make of this spectacle.

As you can see in this clip, Montrealers are an open minded bunch but this takes the cake! BTW, the troop starts out talking in french but later switch to English.

Then to peak your interest even more, once you’re at the Caramilk website they leave you guessing with a variety of answers from various sources. Take a look here… Pretty humorous if you ask me!

John West Salmon – Bear Fight Commercial

Here’s a hilarious back to nature commercial done by the John West Salmon company. Now who would have come up with an idea like this. A bear fighting a guy and delivering low blows for a piece of salmon? At least it’s one we’ll definitely remember.

By now I’m sure you’ve figured out that John West Salmon is actually a brand of salmon. Well guess who it’s owned by…Lehman Brothers! Even though this banking gian wasn’t so successful, the marketing campaign was. This commercial had with over 300 millions views!

One Weird Commercial – The Tiddy Bear Shoulder Cushion

Weird commercial parody or is a real product?  Bet your just itching to get out there and get yourself one of these oh so stylish plush bears. Don’t forget…its T-I-D-D-Y! They don’t want you to think they were saying something else!

Weird Commercial - The Tiddy Bear face plant

Weird Commercial - The Tiddy Bear face plant

You just have to admire this low-tech solution to a common problem. No need for high tech gadgets…sometimes you just need something simple that works.

Want a gift for your bosom buddy? Yu can get yourself one plus a second completely free! That’s right..a Tiddy Bear for $14.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handling.

If you’re a little on the shorter site, I can actually see the need for something like this for women as well as men. Although I don’t think most normal people would want to cruise around the city with a plush-bear brooch.

Pedi Pistol – The Most Ridiculous Infomercial Ever

Pedi Pistol saves the day! Now giving yourself a pedicure is an absolute breeze. The two foot long extension handle is supposed to help those that can’t reach their toes. So now you have to precariously cut and buff your nails with something that looks like a carpentry tool. How interesting! If you want a good laugh, you can have a look at the actual Pedi Pistol infomercial here.

Pedi Pistol save me! I can't reach my toes!

Pedi Pistol save me! I can't reach my toes!

If you’ve ever got a Pedicure done, you know how tedious and detailed a job it is. You’re toenails are very small and the rough skin takes a large file to remove. Why would anyone just assume it would be easier doing a manicure two feet away from your toes? Pedi Pistol tries to reel in anyone with a bad back or who is pregnant. I think the makers of this ridiculous invention might have an uphill battle selling these things.