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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #270 on: March 12, 2011, 11:37:47 AM »
OMG: Just heard a radio commercial for one of those herbal supplements for erectile dysfunction, and the spokesman was Peter Scolari, of Bosom Buddies fame. So Tom Hanks is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and Scolari is concerned with, er, wood.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #271 on: March 13, 2011, 06:41:10 PM »
"Yummy Yummy Yummy" has been revived to promote some of Kellogg's most sugary cereals, like FrootLoops and AppleJacks.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #272 on: March 28, 2011, 08:24:40 PM »
Now I've seen everything: A new citrusy soft drink called SunDrop is using "Drop it Like It's Hot"  ::)
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« Reply #273 on: March 28, 2011, 08:25:26 PM »
My favorite spot currently airing is a Valentine's PSA that encourages men to check themselves for testicular cancer as a gift to their significant others.  Seriously.  And the tag line:  "Why give diamonds when you can give the family jewels."  I am not making this up.

Thanks for posting this. I don't know if I'll be able to view the advertisement from here, but I'll give it a try. Sounds hilarious.

here ya go. CBS cares!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGaCzIU8Utk

CBS has topped the above PSA with one in whiich an older guy I didn't recognize says (I swear to gawd): "I've seen lots of movements since the '60s... but there's no movement more important than the one you'll have when preparing for a colonoscopy"  :o

er... ewww.
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« Reply #274 on: March 28, 2011, 09:29:53 PM »
My favorite spot currently airing is a Valentine's PSA that encourages men to check themselves for testicular cancer as a gift to their significant others.  Seriously.  And the tag line:  "Why give diamonds when you can give the family jewels."  I am not making this up.

Thanks for posting this. I don't know if I'll be able to view the advertisement from here, but I'll give it a try. Sounds hilarious.

here ya go. CBS cares!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGaCzIU8Utk

CBS has topped the above PSA with one in whiich an older guy I didn't recognize says (I swear to gawd): "I've seen lots of movements since the '60s... but there's no movement more important than the one you'll have when preparing for a colonoscopy"  :o

er... ewww.

I've seen that, too!

have you seen the one for the couch support system, where they put "a four hundred pound sumo wrestler on the couch, and then a SIX hundred pound sumo wrestler on the couch -- that's ONE THOUSAND POUNDS OF SUMO!"  and then the sumos high five.. (they aren't in sumo diapers, though, just civvies.)
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #275 on: March 28, 2011, 11:01:09 PM »

have you seen the one for the couch support system, where they put "a four hundred pound sumo wrestler on the couch, and then a SIX hundred pound sumo wrestler on the couch -- that's ONE THOUSAND POUNDS OF SUMO!"  and then the sumos high five.. (they aren't in sumo diapers, though, just civvies.)

Just saw that one for the first time tonight, and yeah, it caught my attention too. Except I surmise that the two "sumo wrestlers" are really just two fat guys, but they couldn't say "we're putting a 400-pound fat guy on the couch and then a 600-pound fat guy on the couch--that's ONE THOUSAND POUNDS OF FAT GUY."
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #276 on: March 30, 2011, 08:14:53 PM »
FYC's "Good Thing" (actually, an instrumental version) is flogging Prevacid.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #277 on: April 15, 2011, 06:47:57 PM »
KT Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" is being used in spots for a new birth control pill called Seasonique. Great name -- but their slogan is (I swear) "Re-punctuate your life with fewer periods".  ::)

Meanwhile, the Beatles' "All Together Now" is flogging Sprint.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #278 on: May 08, 2011, 05:06:03 PM »
The new BlackBerry Playbook (looks like half an iPad) must be "special" -- "Brass in Pocket" is being used in the commercials.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #279 on: May 10, 2011, 08:56:41 PM »
JB's "Super Bad" is selling Gatorade.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #280 on: May 15, 2011, 06:21:30 PM »
I've always liked the Progressive insurance commercials with "Flo" -- but the new ones with the guy with the moustache? Jeez, he's so OBVIOUSLY meant to be a mash-up of Keystone Beer's "Keith Stone" (some of the worst commercials I've ever seen) and Allstate's "Mr Mayhem"... whatever happened to creative ad agencies?
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #281 on: May 16, 2011, 10:06:06 AM »
Time Warner Cable's using "Ca Plane Pour Moi" in its local ads!
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #282 on: May 18, 2011, 08:33:44 PM »
So, the Blackberry Playbook runs Flash... so they're using Queen's "Flash! ahhh-ahhh!" in the commercial. Cute.

Meanwhile the Stones' "Miss You" is flogging Grey Goose vodka.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #283 on: May 22, 2011, 09:30:14 PM »
"Pictures of Matchstickmen" is the latest to be featured in a Target commercial. They're gonna run out of songs pretty soon.
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Re: Music & Advertising: 'interesting' combinations
« Reply #284 on: May 26, 2011, 07:50:04 AM »
They bought a birthday card for my supervisor so we could all sign it, and it's one of those cards that plays music -- "I Want Candy", the BowWowWow version! Hallmark done got hip.
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