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 -
Does anybody know where I can get at a timeslot database for television commercials? (Preferably free or cheap). I'm not
interested in viewing
the commercials; I'm more interested in constructing bipartite co-occurrence networks between television programs. For example, I want to analyze what commercials are paired up with what other commercials (in that they air for the same shows), how many commercials share a given pair of programs, etc. -- and then making some inferences from the network. [more inside]
posted by SilentSalamander
on Jan 28, 2007 -
Hey, remember those MTV commercials from the mid-90s with the creepy, sweaty cabbie? Who directed those? Who starred in them? [more inside]
posted by Sticherbeast
on Jan 14, 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 -
I'm trying to get my hands on a TV commercial from a few years ago for some financial or business company, with a vision of a modern Roman Empire. What I remember: Caesar steps out of an SPQR limousine, illuminated by flashbulbs and surrounded by black-suited, earpieced Praetorian guard, then an image of a Roman New York, with a statue of Caesar instead of Liberty. Any pointers on finding this commercial? Also, are there any fictional works that deal with the what-if subject of the Modern Roman Empire? Thanks!
posted by nervestaple
on Jan 6, 2007 -
Taco Bell has been running a commercial this past weekend during many of the bowl games with Carmen Electra in it. Can anyone tell me who the female actor was that was sitting in the room with the two guys talking about how unlikely it was that one of the guys had broken up with Carmen Electra? [more inside]
posted by chiababe
on Jan 2, 2007 -
Is the Wii marketing campaign the first game console campaign to make such a big deal about its Japanese heritage? (In the U.S., anyway.) [more inside]
posted by The Deej
on Dec 22, 2006 -
Who plays the Cingular guy in the Alltel food court commercial, and why have I seen him in so many commercials recently?
posted by Xazeru
on Dec 15, 2006 -
Does anyone know the song/music/artist in L.L. Bean's Holiday commercial? It can be seen here
posted by camworld
on Dec 14, 2006 -
Have you seen the commercial with the aliens trying to fix their ship? If so, what's the brand of the flashlight they're hawking? [more inside]
posted by PandemicSoul
on Dec 11, 2006 -
Name that (commercial) tune! Ask.com is currently running a television ad that features no spoken script. The ad begins "Why is Ask.com the fastest-growing search engine?" in white text against a red background, and the ad continues with snippets of newspaper reviews, etc. There is an electronic/techno background soundtrack. What song is playing, and is it available for purchase?
posted by jafmuse
on Oct 27, 2006 -
What's the best solution for sharing, backing up, and uploading large amounts of photos for my work? [more inside]
posted by Pacrand
on Oct 4, 2006 -
Has anyone seen the Cadillac DTS TV commerical in which the four young hip guys pull up to a diner? Am I insane, or is that Adrian Grenier from Entourage and Joaquin Phoenix in the commercial?
posted by alexg23
on Sep 23, 2006 -
Need to find price lists for computer services or tasks. This is proving tough to find via Google. More specifically, I am NOT looking for prices for products, such as software or hardware products, e.g., Windows XP or a Mac computer (for which I can find millions of price lists). Computer services would comprise, for example, help desk, software programming of any kind, network configuring, network administering, database tweaking, etc. [more inside]
posted by Kellyu
on Aug 11, 2006 -
I've played soccer my whole life, compared to my European brethren I know very little about the sport (and its stars). Anyone know a good book about soccer/football that will allow me to speak with authority when someone references Michel Platini, Franz Beckenbauer, or even Cisse or Ronaldinho?
Also, if you've been watching the World Cup, you've probably seen this great commercial
(different from the question below). Does anyone know what the song is?
posted by Cochise
on Jun 11, 2006 -
I have recently acquired a commercial property. I want to obtain a line of credit against the down payment I put on the property. Obviously, I have not done this in the past. But, I envision the transaction being similar to a home equity line of credit. Is there anyone out there that can point me to the right direction. FYI, the commercial property was acquired via a new LLC of which I own 100%.
posted by yorja
on Jun 2, 2006 -
My google fu is failing me on these two very random queries: 1) info about a beer commercial from a few years ago where a guy paints himself in a kung fu pose with a giant afro, 2) an image of the painting that the son paints in Wedding Crashers
... [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion
on May 22, 2006 -
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 -
I really need to know this for work. Who is the actor in a certain television ad I have been seeing? Lots of vague details and foggy memories inside. [more inside]
posted by generic230
on Mar 2, 2006 -
While watching the olympics I've seen a few ads with Visa's new slogan, "Life Takes Visa" and I really like the song playing in the background. It seems like a pop/rock song (with a little classical in there too), though it may have been composed specifically for the commercial. So my question: if you've seen the ad, do you know what song that is? (And where I could get it? - hopefully iTunes)
posted by pithy comment
on Feb 11, 2006 -
Broadcast industry humor. Specifically, the continuity monkey. Can any mefis help me locate it? [more inside]
posted by pepcorn
on Jan 12, 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 -
Song from a commercial Identity filter.
Who are the rappers, and what is the song, on the verizon broadband commercial? The one where the woman in her kitchen and the guy in his tub are in the middle of a concert.. [more inside]
posted by JonnyRotten
on Dec 3, 2005 -
Anyone know where to find a high quality copy of the Wendy's "Rock Your Burger" ad featuring Benny Benassi's "Satisfaction," and a whole bunch of Wendy's burgers looking like the bars on a spectrum analyzer? There is one copy out there, but is pretty bad.
is said low quality copy.
posted by deadmouse
on Dec 2, 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 -
Where can I find a copy of the song "Grab On To That M&M's Feeling?" My buddy wants to play it at his wedding reception. [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on Jul 29, 2005 -
Business today is beautiful! Sprint is in here, Sprint is in there, Sprint is everywhere!
This commercial aired every week this summer during Meet The Press and I miss it. I find myself getting disappointed and depressed during every Meet The Press commercial break now because I may never hear that wonderful song again. I’ve been unable to find it posted online anywhere, only message board & blog posts celebrating it (or sometimes wrongly suggesting it’s terrible.) I’d love to find a video of the commercial or an MP3 of the song. [more inside]
posted by palegirl
on Mar 8, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
Interior Design Filter: My wife's small residential interior design company has just got a contract for a large (for her) commercial design job? Need advice (more inside). [more inside]
posted by Pressed Rat
on Jan 13, 2005 -
"Wait for the Beep! You gotta leave your name, you gotta leave your number . . " It was this cheezy late night tv commericial for an answering machine tape with "wacky" messages. Does anyone know the source for this or if there exist any samples?
posted by jeremias
on Sep 25, 2004 -
Over the past few months, I have occasionally seen a commercial for a vacation cruise. I can't recall the name of the cruise, but Norwegian fiords are featured prominently. What really has my interest is the song featured in the ad. It's a classic example of trying to remember a song, but not being able to, and it's driving me crazy. The tune has an ethereal quality to it, and the singer is female. If anyone has even the vaguest idea of what I'm talking about, please end my suffering, and tell me who sings the damn song!
posted by Beholder
on Apr 28, 2004 -
Does anyone know what that music is on the Bounty (paper towels) commercial with the billiard balls?
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 16, 2004 -