I'm trying to track down a television ad for instant soup that aired in Latin America in the 1990s. A young woman arrives home, prepares the advertiser's instant soup, and sits down to eat in front of a computer. On the screen, a man is waiting to welcome her to dinner, which was science fiction when the commercial aired. [more inside]
posted by quarantine
on Sep 4, 2013 -
There was a Coke commercial a million years ago (or closer to 10-20?) where the narrator was saying all the moments coke was enjoyed and the words had an accompanying picture of a bottle or glass of coke. [more inside]
posted by fruitopia
on Aug 25, 2013 -
What was that old (80s/90s) British TV ad with the boy who comes home from a camping trip and says "Pretty exhausting, really"? I'd like to find it on YouTube if possible, but even knowing the name of the product would help.
posted by the latin mouse
on Jul 10, 2013 -
Does anyone know the legalities / possibilities of renting out empty storefronts / loft spaces / warehouses for only 1 or 2 nights in NYC? I want to rent the space, bring some simple food and drinks, throw a party, and sell some art.
Is this legal or even possible? [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB
on Mar 17, 2013 -
Trying to find a commercial from the mid 90s (?). There's a guy talking about a basketball legend. The way he describes this legend goes something like this:
"One day he was raining 3s from the sky"
"He would pull up from 25 feet and people on the sidelines would be yelling LAYUP"
My Google Fu has failed me, since I don't know what product was being advertised.
Ideally, I'm looking for a video link, but would settle with knowing what was being advertised.
posted by unceman
on Mar 15, 2013 -
Does anyone know the piano song in the Comedy Central commercial for the new season of "Workaholics"? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago
on Jan 29, 2013 -
this is driving me crazy. at least ten years ago, i remember a commercial for jeans. levis, lee, wrangler, i looked for them all on youtube, to no avail. it's about some white dude, t-shirt, jeans, picking up some african-american woman for a date at her family's home. it makes a big deal about how he's white and he's definitely seen by the neighboring dudes as an interloper. can anyone remember this and/or provide a link? thanks.
posted by holdenjordahl
on Jan 15, 2013 -
I have a memory of Captain Picard announcing personnel transfers to Deep Space Nine at what might've been a press conference. Was it a commercial? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux
on Apr 17, 2012 -
Rochester, NYers, Christmas music-ID buffs, or anyone familiar with Armand Schaubroeck: what is the song in the background of the classic House of Guitars Christmas television commercial? [more inside]
posted by ifjuly
on Nov 28, 2011 -
"Chicken Diane in only 30 minutes!" Please help me track down the name of this 1980s-90s quick-recipe card subscription service advertised on U.S. television. [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow
on Oct 17, 2011 -
Help me find this hybrid car commercial. It's from the past five years, and features flowers that pop up as the car drives along. [more inside]
posted by smangosbubbles
on Aug 24, 2011 -
Who is the screaming woman in the Samsung Infuse 4G commercial
? The commercial features two men and a woman. The red-headed woman mistakes the image of a spider on the phone for the real thing and completely, utterly, totally freaks out. Her blood-curdling screams are fantastic. She looks a lot like Karen Gillan, but I really doubt Ms. Gillan has time to duck out on the doctor to shoot commercials.
posted by arkham_inmate_0801
on Jun 27, 2011 -
Saw a commercial this morning about 7AM EST - I think it was on the Today show - it was apparently a camera fixed on a guy's face who was skydiving. I saw in on my HD TV - it was a beautiful, crystal clear, professional looking shot. The guy pulled his parachute, and then they showed this camera, and the tag-line was "Be a professional" or something. What was the name of the camera? Did anyone catch this?
posted by rodmandirect
on Apr 12, 2011 -
In early 2008, there was a song used in commercials for the Belgian power company. Lyrics might have included reference to always catching the light. Need help identifying title and artist.
posted by amber_dale
on Mar 18, 2011 -
Does anyone remember a certain 1990's Infiniti car commercial? I'm thinking of the sophisticated guy with longish gray hair, quiet classical music, darkness, etc. I'd like to find a youtube link and use it (or something similar at least) as an example of the sophisticated tone of luxury car commercials.
posted by belau
on Mar 3, 2011 -
I'm looking to rent a small commercial office for the first time. I've found a couple of possibilities, but I have questions about the process. [more inside]
posted by moosedogtoo
on Oct 8, 2010 -
I am trying to locate/remember a commercial that is currently airing nationally for a tech product or service. I have seen it around 5 times but I don't want to wait for it to serendipitously pop up again. Help me remember the product that goes a long with the commercial I describe below. (I'm not interested in purchasing the product or anything, I only want to examine the ad.) [more inside]
posted by Jagz-Mario
on Aug 4, 2010 -
I would love to get a good quality image of the "England in Roo-ins" newspaper that appears at approximately the 1:09 mark in the Nike "Write the Future" ad
. My goal is to take the image, print it onto an iron-on, and make myself a t-shirt for Saturday. Anyone have any tips? Thanks!
posted by inigo2
on Jun 10, 2010 -
Does anyone remember this cereal from the 1980s? The commercial was for a hot cereal so gross-looking that the kids had to wear paper bags on their heads, but they said it was really great-tasting and chocolatey. Is this just my own imagination at work, or did it actually exist?
posted by blake137
on May 12, 2010 -
Does anyone know where I can find stair nosing similar to this
:? It is for a commercial repair job.
posted by lake59
on Jan 7, 2010 -
How does Gourmet: Diary of a Foodie get funded? Is it just like a non-commercial commercial for Gourmet magazine and its advertisers and then given away to public radio stations?
posted by parmanparman
on Sep 19, 2009 -
I shall not rest until I find the shirt donned in the VW "Dudeism" commercial
. Without even knowing of the existence of the religion, I have been religiously following everything this suggests and have a feeling this shirt will tie the room together.
Anyone know where I can get the DaVinci shirt of the Dude?
posted by eytanb
on Aug 13, 2009 -
How many commercial products can you think of that are named after Native American groups or other indigenous peoples?
The best I can do are: Jeep Cherokee, Pontiac cars, and, um...Eskimo pies. But there must be more, right? Note: I'm NOT looking for products which use Native American or indigenous peoples' imagery
in their marketing (like American Spirit cigarettes), or sports franchises. How many can you come up with?
posted by AngerBoy
on Apr 13, 2009 -
About 5 years ago there was a TV commercial (I think for BUPA) in the UK featuring a French song which I guess was from the sixties.
The only lyric I can remember is (I think) "Quand votre coeur fait boom..."
commercialbreaksandbeats.com is the usual place for answers on this - but they seem to be in the dead pool.
Anyone have any ideas what I might be talking about?
posted by mattr
on Mar 26, 2009 -
Need help finding an online version of the "Nailed it!" WaMu commercial to watch. [more inside]
posted by meggan
on Feb 6, 2009 -
Help me find some scrap of information about this unusual PBS commercial from the 1990s. It involved a magical crimson elixir, junior-varsity basketball, shampoo, and the post hoc fallacy. [more inside]
posted by decagon
on Nov 21, 2008 -
Can you find video online of the Orlando FL tourism TV commercial featuring little kids giving testimonials? One boy says "You can do whatever you want". [more inside]
posted by steeb2er
on Oct 15, 2008 -
CSI and CSI Miami reruns are being advertised on a UK Cable station with an urban/hip-hop song filled with a neat trumpet refrain. What is that song? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo
on Jul 27, 2008 -
There is a Yahoo! commercial currently airing in which we see a woman going through her closet to the tune of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight"; we then notice that the lyric "wondering what clothes to wear" is repeating. The wife comes in, where the husband is causing the lyric to repeat on his laptop. "Honey?" "Yeah?" "Knock it off." "Yeah." I crack up every time I see this commercial -- can anyone tell me where I can get a copy of this, preferably not streaming or Windows Media?
posted by WCityMike
on Mar 7, 2005 -