What's your favorite/the best TV commercials?

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  1. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    What are your favorite TV commercials that made you stop and think "wow"? It can be a commercial for anything; cars, video games, computers, restaurants, banks, viagra, anything.

    One of the best commercials I have ever seen is the Lincoln MKZ Major Tom commercial. It's one of those things you just wish was real.

    Another superb one was the Hummer 'GAME ON' ad. I always wished that would be a real game you could buy.

    So what about you guys? What are your favorite commercials?
     
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    The Bernas Chinese New Years commercial. I got up and hugged my kids after seeing the commercial for the first time. Every time I watch it, the water works opens up.
     
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    This. And the Dos Equis commercials are kinda funny too.
     
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    Not a huge fan of TV, but a number of ads/commercials have really stood out for me over time. Some of the best were for alcohol (this is Europe, remember) - specifically, beer and stout.

    Carlsberg have made some wonderful ads - probably the best was the famous "Dream Apartment' ad, but they also produced a number of other sardonic classics ("Broken Down Truck Driver" which was a bizarre sort of homage to the film/movie 'Arsenic and Old Lace' [a classic for those who like that sort of thing, as I do]).

    Guinness have also made some very good ads over time; the one that really stays with me was called "The Dancing Man [Good Things Come To Those Who Wait]" and featured a man dancing (to the incredibly fantastic tune of Guaglione by Pérez Prado) while he waited for his poured pint to settle so that the 'head' could then be poured.

    As a child, I remember having been blown away by an ad for Hamlet cigars (not that I ever smoked them) which featured J. S. Bach's 'Air on a G String'. It was a perfect fusion of image, air and atmosphere. Likewise, (also from childhood), the Old Spice ad (granted, a ghastly scent), which featured a guy surfing while Carl Orff's song/melody 'Oh, Fortuna' from 'Carmina Burana' played. Simply sublime.
     
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    The Coles 2011 Downtown Advertisement even though I'm not from Australia :D

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    Anything with Bruce Campbell.

    (Check out the chainsaw in front of the fireplace at the beginning!) :D

     
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    Thanks!
     
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    What's your favorite/the best TV commercials?

    The ones that I don't see, which is all of them. :D
     
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    Tony Sinclair!

    I love the Old Spice commercials.. :D
     
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    I've not seem many lately that qualify as favorite, but I like this one. For some reason the video window is not appearing. :(

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