Sunday, April 22, 2007

If You Are Associated With Any of These Commercial Campaigns, I Really, REALLY Need to Never Hear These Phrases Again


A little bit maw, little bit maw, a little bit maw, little bit maw, a little bit maw, little bit maw...

I like to live on the edge-uhhhh...

Hey, Iiiiii'm just an ol' chunk o' coal...

It's all just a little bit of history repeatinnnnggg...

Here comes Johnny Yen again...


There are more, but time prohibits. If anyone has any others, please include them in the comments. Maybe someone is reading this who can do something about these blights.

7 comments:

gina said...

When you're alone, and life is making you lonely
You can always go
Downtown

Michael Markowitz said...

LOL! gina, as you know, whenever I hear that music I think it's time for Book Club. :-)

The thing that FASCINATES me about that commercial is that it's fundamentally, fatally flawed: It's not really the Cinderella story it appears to be... They're not GIVING her that stuff. They are, after all, using HER check card. So really all they're doing is helping her run up a massive debt. So if she thinks she was depressed before, wait 'til the dancers jete away and the high wears off and she gets the bills. (And then her bank will be everywhere she doesn't want them to be)

And one more thing: In the original version of the commercial, in the last shot, there was a cab driver behind her (to our left) who simply gave up on singing or acting or pretending to be anything other than a pissed-off actor on his eighteenth take, as he opened the cab door and got inside. In recent airings he's been cut out. But if you see the older version again, or if you have any old TiVo'd shows, look for him. It's hilarious.

norm said...

Speaking of something for nothing, can you help me out with an ad I saw the other day?
There's a snowboarder who flies all over the world...Japan, Utah, Hawaii, and other places.
He says he goes where he wants, when he wants, and he can do this because he uses "points"

If "points" are a valid substitute for money, count me in.
This guy seems to have no job, but he lives a life I can only dream of.

gina said...

Mana-mana, doo doo do-doodoo
Mana-mana, doo doo doo doo

norm, every time I see that ad I wonder, "Who the hell is this guy?"

Sean Tisdall said...

Can you give an exemption on the fourth one if Shirley Bassey does original vocals? I think that should be the loophole.

Michael Markowitz said...

Sean: No.

Michael Markowitz said...

Let me add another... One I hear in my sleep... One I will perhaps hear still after I'm dead:

"whew whew.............whew whew...........whew whew ............... whew whew ............................ whew whew ............... whew whew .................whew whew"

That's right, it's Garnier Fructis, the Devil's own brew.