I am looking for TV commercials from the 1980s that feature mothers, women and girls conforming to yuppie, conservative, WASPy ideals of beauty and behavior. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on Feb 25, 2014 -
What is the commercial from the 90's where a little boy says this? The best I can come up with is that it is a commercial for some type of charity, and the "plot" of the commercial is that this middle-aged guy donated and made life better for the boy. In my memory, the boy is playing with a puppy in a field, the boy says "I've never met you but I love you" in a letter to the man, and the man says "I can't tell you how that made me feel" -- kinda through tears. Any ideas what this was? Does anyone else remember it?
posted by RingerChopChop
on Dec 11, 2013 -
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 -
What is that commercial that's currently running where a woman steals a bite of her friend's cookie? They are standing at a fence and she steals a bite. Her friend says, "You just bit my cookie!" And she replies with her mouth full: "No way!"
posted by cmp4Meta
on May 14, 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 -
There was a really funny commercial about a year or two ago... a husband and wife are sitting at either end of a very long dinner table in a Victorian styled dining room. They were both waspy ... straight laced,prim and proper. After a moment the husband looks up to his wife and says in a monotone voice "happy.anniversay"if any one could link me to that YouTube video you will have fulfilled my Christmas wish!
posted by FireStyle
on Nov 20, 2012 -
What are some TV commercials of the past couple of years that showcase some of the cheesy tropes of American television advertising? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry
on Jun 18, 2012 -
Does anybody remember the Ironkids bread commercial where a bunch of kids go around rapping about the awesomeness of Ironkids bread? It was from the early 90s, since the kids are wearing parachute pants and eye-blisteringly colorful clothing. I am dying trying to find the video online. [more inside]
posted by i8ny3x
on Mar 7, 2011 -
Movies, shows, or even commercials where a plot twist revolves around two characters (or sets of characters) appearing to be in the same physical location throughout, only to reveal that they were each in different places the whole time, or were in the same place but at different times? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing
on Jan 17, 2011 -
I'm trying to find a TV commercial for Paxil that aired probably during the late '90s, but maybe during the early 2000s. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Dec 7, 2010 -
TV commercial music filter: US television ad from a few years back (3-5 maybe) for a line of kitchen appliances (can't recall the brand - great ad, I suppose - so not sure about googling) that featured a montage of images showing food producers (farmers, fishermen, etc.) going about their work then smiling at the camera and holding the results (fresh vegetables, eggs, fish, etc.). But what was the piece of orchestra music in the sound track? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Apr 26, 2010 -
What is the bit of classical music behind the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark commercial on TV? [more inside]
posted by rdauphin
on Dec 1, 2009 -
What is that groovy bass line on those Cablevision commercials?
There are a series of recent Cablevision commercials with a dark haired dude talking in front of a white background - these all end with a really groovy bass line. Is that from a real song, or is it just something they just recorded for the commercial?
posted by kenliu
on Aug 6, 2009 -
What is the company that makes the commercial where bikers enter a cafe and approach a table with a dad, his wife and daughter. The dad has just finished telling his girl something, to which, she has rolled her eyes. Then the bikers stop at the dad and the wife and daughter looked panicked. But they show the dad respect and he fist punches them back while recognizing and acknowledging them. The wife practically faints but the daughter suddenly has new-found respect for her seemingly geeky dad. And, is that commercial available for viewing online anywhere?
posted by CollectiveMind
on Jun 2, 2009 -
I appeared in a TV commercial (as a child) in the late 70's. I received some residuals for it showing on TV somewhere, but I never saw it myself. How can I track it down to view it?
posted by littleredwagon
on Feb 20, 2008 -
Early-to-Mid 90's commercial: girl in bar slips guy a piece of paper not with her phone number, but with her email address. [more inside]
posted by Venadium
on Oct 28, 2007 -
Impossible to find filter: Need help finding a very funny polaroid camera commercial from approx 1995 [more inside]
posted by meta x zen
on Aug 2, 2007 -
Does anyone remember those old anti-Nintendo and anti-Sega commercials where they showed the same guy making 3 different responses? Where can I view that commercial, preferably the series? [more inside]
posted by thejrae
on Feb 16, 2007 -
Script format for :30 commercials?I've been asked by a local company to write scripts based upon concepts I've given them for :30 commercial spots to air on local cable. I know it's not a big deal, but since I'm anal about proper format in general, I was wondering what the proper formatting is for this kind of script. Plus I'm simply curious. [more inside]
posted by JMB1138
on Jan 9, 2007 -
Is there a way to keep TV commercials from being so much louder then the program that I'm watching? [more inside]
posted by devilshgrin
on Mar 15, 2006 -
Is there a place where I can download/watch Volkswagen New Beetle TV commercials of yore? [more inside]
posted by herrdoktor
on Dec 26, 2005 -
Does anyone know who does the music for the Citi
Bank commercial with the guy doing the origami in fast forward. Classical sounding piano music.
posted by daveed66
on Sep 20, 2005 -
I've searched and searched, and can't find an answer to this simple question: What was the last year in which McDonalds used the "two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun" jingle in a commercial?
posted by jammer
on Feb 8, 2005 -
I love some of the commercials for PBS. There is one playing currently that is constructed around the story of Little Red Riding Hood's wolf. Philip Glass' music from The Hours
is throughout, a father is reading the story to his daughter, then gets interrupted by Lara Spencer, Charlie Rose ("In my interview with the wolf, he said he does his own stunts to add more realism to the story"), Jim Lehrer, Bernadette Peters and a couple others who I don't know, who all have comments about the wolf. Is this commercial available online? Does anyone know who made this?
posted by scazza
on Jan 31, 2005 -