What's Your Favorite TV Commercial of All-Time?

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    So in the spirit of Superbowl Sunday, what's your favorite television commercial of all time?

    It doesn't necessarily have to be a Superbowl ad, it can be any TV commercial from any period of time aired anywhere in the world.

    Please resist the urge to skew towards Apple commercials, since given the nature of the forum, I'm sure there will be a lot of people who like "1984" "Mac vs PC" etc, etc :)
     
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    LoL!

    in the spirit of the event.. here is my humble offering for favorite superbowl commercial.

    office linebacker


    i'm on dial-up it so it will take a few minutes to load up.
    um.. YEAH, it's true. :p patience IS a virtue.



    :D i actually work in an office (a few different ones over the years) and would LOVE to be able to have this guy come into MY office just ONE time!!
     
  5. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    I do love the terry tate ads, but I think my favorites are probably the Bud Light ads from the superbowl a couple years ago.

    Save yourself
    Secret Fridge
    Hidden Bud Light

    As someone who doesn't drink, it's sort of depressing that the best ads, in my opinion, tend to be beer commercials, but oh well.
     
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    I love the Career Builder ones with the monkeys, especially the one with the monkey sitting on the copier with his pants down. That's just comedic gold (yes, I have the sense of humor of a 7 year old). And I've always loved chimpanzees, they're so cute and funny. Except for the chimpanzee running this country, but I digress.


    I also found the VW Unpimp My Ride commercials to be funny (and I'm not saying that because I have a GTI, I loved them when they first came out almost 2 years before I even thought about buying one ;))
     
  8. Naimfan macrumors 68040

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    Easy. The original "1984" Mac ad. I've never seen a better ad, in any media.
     
  9. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    Those Rozerem adverts with the dream characters following restless people around are quite clever.
     
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  11. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    I really like this Renault ad. Simple message, unique perspective, good audio and visuals, and funny as well.
     
  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    This would have to be my favourite ad of all time, its for the Yellow Pages...there's just something about it that makes me laugh.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2akt3P8ltLM

    It was so popular here that "not happy Jan" is now quite a common saying down here.
     
  13. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I saw this rerun of a hilarious political ad on CNN yesterday in a documentary. It was a cartoon of these politicians, and a civilian asked one of them why the Boston Big Dig was $12 Billion, and when the politicians began to explain, their heads instantly went up their asses. It was hilarious, and I'm trying to find it on YouTube....

    EDIT: here it is: http://youtube.com/watch?v=tT9Xp0P9eOo
     
  14. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I remember when that one first aired - it was really cool.

    Of course, if you watch CSPAN, you can see this all day long... :D
     
  15. diehldun macrumors 6502a

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    WARNING: If you're from NYC, don't watch the video clip! Because it's...

    IO Digital Cable
    877-393-4 4 4 8!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htbUzbTRdi0


    Haha! (anyone from the city will know what I'm talking about :D )
     
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    "With Mash get Smash"

    Showing my age now, but the old smash Mash ad's had to be the most naff ads on TV but so funny, especially at the end when they started laughing............
     
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  20. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's funny that breweries - probably the only folks who need absolutely no help selling their product to eager males everywhere - are the ones that put so much effort into creating likable commercials.

    I mean, they could just air 15 seconds spots with black helvetica type reading "Beer: Drink Some" and they'd get people to buy. The big budget, glossy, start packed commercials they decide to air is just gravy...
     
  21. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I got a German one for you (don't worry, nothing important in German in it) :D
    Enjoy: K-fee
     

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