Some time in the early 90's, Calvin Klein ran a commercial before movies. I believe it was for underwear, and I remember it as one of the first ads that I saw (aside from trailers) before movies in Canada. It featured a bunch of heroin chic kids moping around the house, and I distinctly remember that one young lad was toying with a laser pointing and aiming it at the camera. Help me find this commercial on YouTube or another video sharing service.
posted by dbarefoot
on Jan 5, 2009 -
Looking for an old commercial - old lady and man, driving really slow in the country - the man is driving and she yells at him "you're driving like a bat out of hell!" Does anyone remember the company the commercial was for?
posted by Shakes the Clown
on Dec 29, 2008 -
AdMusicFilter: Beautiful, haunting piano music from mid-90s Serta commercial. Google is only marginally helpful, and this search has been driving me nuts for over a decade now. Description and best-guess results are inside.
Note: Search terms should include "-sheep" as this predates that campaign. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy
on Dec 11, 2008 -
I need help identifying a song, that I thought was in a commercial, but can't remember where I heard it. [more inside]
posted by LouMac
on Dec 10, 2008 -
Can anyone help me ID a series of savings and loan commercials that aired during the 1970s? They featured a gaunt-looking fellow holding a chicken; the actor also appeared in Blazing Saddles as a naked guy covered in soap. I saw the spots growing up in Southern California so they may have been regional. I just can't remember the name of the S&L. Thanks in advance!
posted by Tim McDonough
on Dec 1, 2008 -
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 -
I know I've heard the opening bars of Beck's "Gamma Ray"
in a commercial or promo recently (Telus? The Gap?) but I can't place it and my Google-fu in in the ditch today. Help!
posted by wexford_arts
on Oct 30, 2008 -
Kink day-by-day? Where can I read about the workings of a commercial dungeon? I'm very familiar with recreational kink (where no money is exchanged) -- what I want to learn about are the practical daily workings of a high-end dungeon where men are paying for sessions with female mistresses.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 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 -
Music in a commercial: can't remember the commercial or the artist. Futile! Help? [more inside]
posted by xmutex
on Oct 14, 2008 -
What was the commercial around 10 years ago that had a creepy old guy talk about packing off his family someplace, with the vague insinuation that they might have come to a bad end? I think it was for computer printers or something, and he had taped pictures of the family up around the house and was reveling in being alone. The dialog went something like "Sent the grandkids off camping with their aunt Carrie. Yah, yah, yaaaaaaaah."
The "Yah, yah, yaaaaaah" was said in sort of a satisfied sigh and was highly imitable.
posted by Addlepated
on Sep 2, 2008 -
OldCommercialFilter: Taiwanese soap commercial - help me find a video on the tubes! [more inside]
posted by curagea
on Aug 8, 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 -
IntellectualPropertyFilter: Who owns the IP on the commercial aspect of my PhD? [more inside]
posted by lottie
on Jun 25, 2008 -
I just saw one of those anti-drug commercials where the kid sews himself up in a big pot pod then pops out an old man. Where can I find this?
posted by bkeene12
on Mar 30, 2008 -
Can anyone help me find video of those sprite commercials from the 90s where they had wirework style kung-fu along with rap? [more inside]
posted by robotdog
on Mar 21, 2008 -
A few years ago Amp'd mobile had a commercial. This commercial
. I watched it about 30 times as part of a class assignment, and the background music lodged into my subconscious. Does anyone know the artist/ title? I'd like to be able to hear it sans prostitute screams (a part of the commercial, not a part of my personal life).
posted by ictow
on Mar 5, 2008 -
I'm looking for a funny commercial. I can't remember the company or the product, but the central character is a dad, wearing a shirt and tie and sitting at the breakfast table. As he silently reads the paper and eats his breakfast, he is surrounded by his wife and four or five teenage daughters who mill in and out of the room, all chatting and talking over each other and laughing. [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt
on Feb 28, 2008 -
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 -
Which web development technology should I pursue for a commercial venture - php, python, perl or ruby? [more inside]
posted by mooders
on Feb 6, 2008 -
What sorts of items do individuals commonly buy for personal use from "B2B" catalogs or suppliers that primarily sell to industrial or commercial customers, or to professionals in particular industries? "Tactical clothing" is an example that comes to mind. And what are the reasons?
posted by Eater
on Jan 12, 2008 -
Looking for a commercial with a guy who takes pictures of his kid's stuffed monkey while he's on a business trip. [more inside]
posted by likeSoy
on Jan 3, 2008 -
Where can I download good-quality clips of (your current favorite) TV ads? Bonus points for visually-interesting spots without voiceover or dialogue. [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy
on Nov 26, 2007 -
What happens to letters from demolished buildings? What happens to old lettering on commercial buildings in general? Of course, the real question is, can I get my hands on them? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint
on Nov 12, 2007 -
How do I find an advertising sales agent who can represent a weekly commercial radio show to advertisers in the San Francisco-Bay Area market. of course there's [more inside]
posted by parmanparman
on Nov 5, 2007 -
Where can I find a (preferably downloadable) online copy of a recent TV commercial advertising a nuclear power company? I saw the ad all summer on CNN (United States) and I'm not sure if they're still running. The ad is a quirky animated piece showing the step-by-step process of nuclear energy, from mining to usage. It's presented in a 3D isometric perspective, similar to eboy/pixel art.
I'd like to present it to a class I'm teaching, as the ad style liberally borrows from a Royksopp music video from a few years back. Thanks!
posted by itchi23
on Nov 4, 2007 -
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 -
Does anyone remember the old Bud Light commercial based on old-style table hockey and the "Bubble Boy Leage?" [more inside]
posted by Adelwolf
on Oct 25, 2007 -
I'm looking for a funny commercial--it was something about web design, or designers, and it was a series of scenes from the client's perspective, shot from behind a desk, and the web designers were presenting their proposals for the client's site. [more inside]
posted by fandango_matt
on Sep 7, 2007 -
Searching for info or video of a 1960s-1970s animated US-televised public service announcement against 'hate.' Angry man approaches viewer, head swells and three-pronged arrows whirl in his heart. Head swells and turns red and bursts as narrator says '[when you] hate, you only hurt yourself.' Possibly American Heart Association? Will donate $10 to charity chosen by first person to point me to correct online video. Many thanks.
posted by eccnineten
on Aug 29, 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 -