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 -
I'm looking for as many examples as you can find of commercials where young kids are in a stereotypical "kindergarten play", wearing costumes like "tree" or "caterpillar" or "broccoli". I found this example on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3vbzeA2Hsk and I'd like to find more. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Jul 13, 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 -
There was a Gatorade commercial released in 2000 featuring an LL Cool J song, and I'm looking for a way to track it down. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by veganfilmjunkie
on Jan 12, 2013 -
Is there, anywhere, a website or database of actors and actresses who appear in commercials? [more inside]
posted by timsteil
on Apr 28, 2012 -
Last year, I asked this question
about innovative and original public service announcements, and I got some very helpful answers. I was wondering if any new ones have come out that I should know about. [more inside]
posted by TrarNoir
on Feb 24, 2012 -
Asking for a student: we're looking for TV commercials that have any kind of identifiably "world music" or more generally non-western musical styles in their soundtracks. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac
on Apr 25, 2011 -
What are the most interesting, thought-provoking, and innovative television or internet public service announcements of the past few years? [more inside]
posted by TrarNoir
on Mar 4, 2011 -
So, anyone seen the new State Farm commercials? The recent series stars a mid-30 something guy either walking into a coffee shop, browsing a news stand, waiting by the curb in a city where a server brings him his....coffee.....and some other ones... [more inside]
posted by TeachTheDead
on Jan 7, 2011 -
Can you point me to any commercials or print ads available online that use text messaging or instant messaging lingo? Along the lines of this
posted by iamisaid
on Jul 8, 2010 -
LaughTrackFilter: Trying to find a specific laugh track featuring this annoying little boy's giggle, which seems to be prominent in all commercials featuring children at play. Does anybody know what I'm talking about?
posted by InterestedInKnowing
on May 16, 2010 -
When did rock (or at least faux rock with rock instrumentation) become the mainstream music in television themes and commercials? [more inside]
posted by pracowity
on Apr 18, 2010 -
There is a commercial from the late 1980's that I really want to watch. I can't find it anywhere so far. It is a 7-UP commercial and in the commercial it's really hot, then people open up 7-UP and it starts raining and it all looks so merry and refreshing and there is a song in it...the only part I remember is when they would sing, "Gotta take a break, I wanna play in the rain and take a break". This has haunted me for years and I would LOVE to see this commercial again.
posted by gypseefire
on Feb 18, 2010 -
I'm looking for a video link to Nuprin commercial with Michael Chang. Slogan:"Little, Yellow, Different." [more inside]
posted by salvia
on Jan 9, 2010 -
What do actors in nationally televised commercials typically get paid? Do they get paid each time it airs or a flat fee up front? [more inside]
posted by arm426
on Oct 28, 2009 -
Apologies in advance for the lack of details. I'm trying to find a beer commercial from, probably, about ten years ago. It said something to the effect of, "we've never sent a man to the moon. we've never cured a disease. we just make beer, but we do it well. pursue your passion." Does anybody remember seeing this? Do you know what beer it was for? Do you have a link to it on YouTube?
posted by LDL707
on Oct 5, 2009 -
ProAudioFilter! Help a long-time Pro Tools user switch to Logic. My major concern is audio EDITING more than creating. Bonus Question: I have Logic Pro 8 and I'm considering upgrading to 9 if it's worth it. Is it? [more inside]
posted by 2oh1
on Sep 29, 2009 -
I'm looking for a video of an Italian vespa commercial from the early 60s (probably aired on the show Carosello
), which featured the scooters driven by the boys and all the girls sitting side-saddle behind them. It had snappy music that was punctuated every few seconds by the single lyric "Ves-PA!" (The commercial I'm looking for isn't this one
... It was instead made earlier and the kids should be dressed more formally.) Can you help me find it?? Thanks!!
posted by Misciel
on Jul 17, 2009 -
Could you help me identify some commercials my girlfriend found to be adorable? [more inside]
posted by HostBryan
on Mar 27, 2009 -
I need a reasonable quality video stream captured from recent US network television, with the commercials still in it. Oh, and no subtitles. And, actually, maybe more than one, if that's possible. The usual pirates, you see, conveniently strip the commercials. [more inside]
posted by Netzapper
on Mar 14, 2009 -
Can you help me find a specific Wendy's commercial? (Not the banned one, and certainly not the "where's the beef" one.) [more inside]
posted by dreamphone
on Jan 8, 2009 -
Music in a commercial: can't remember the commercial or the artist. Futile! Help? [more inside]
posted by xmutex
on Oct 14, 2008 -
Where can I find an old school commercial of "other" cereal bowls in which they compare how many bowls it takes to equal the nutrition in ONE BOWL of Total? [more inside]
posted by JJ Jenkins
on Jul 29, 2008 -
Where can I access transcripts of currently running political ads and/or political speeches? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa
on Jun 5, 2008 -
There's a tv commercial that I can't get out of my head! I think it was for heartworm med. There's a little girl singing, "me and my dog. . ." It describes all of the fun things they do together. I think she was a redhead. It hasn't been on in a few years. Does anyone else remember this?
posted by beachplum
on Jan 9, 2008 -
What's the term of art for songs that are written to sound very similar to well-known or current pop songs? For example, lots of commercials and TV shows use backing songs which are clearly meant to evoke (rip off?) a song you already know and might hear on the radio. [more inside]
posted by anildash
on Nov 23, 2007 -
1980s series of commercials told a love story. No, not Taster's Choice. Help! [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Oct 16, 2007 -
ResearchFilter: I'm looking for summaries of advertising content at different times of day on different television networks. [more inside]
posted by Kemayo
on Sep 27, 2007 -
I've been trying really hard to find this commercial for a long time with no luck. It is from the late nineties I think and it is most likely a cereal commercial.
Description: A guy is eating cereal but his long hair keeps falling in the bowl, so he goes to the bathroom and bends over as if he's eating cereal. He cuts his hair so that it won't fall in bowl anymore. Then he goes back and eats cereal without hair in the way. The song playing in the background has lyrics that go: "The time has come for us to say 'sayonara.'"
Anyone remember this? Have links to commercial or song? Any info would help.
posted by Aghast.
on Jul 19, 2007 -
NYC Film & Theater Makers' filter: please suggest online resources for finding out what's going on in NYC! [more inside]
posted by twistofrhyme
on Apr 27, 2007 -
i was just watching the Oscars and there was a J.C. Penny advertisement that I assume was brand new. Completely forgettable -- people doing things in J.C. Penny clothes -- except for the music. It sounded like the Degados: the female vocalist had their lilt of Emma Pollack and had their signature offbeat pacing. It was a great song and I was wondering if anyone knows what it was and who did it?
posted by rtimmel
on Feb 25, 2007 -
Can someone explain the meaning/point of the Las Vegas commercial (i.e What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas) featuring the girlfriend and boyfriend visiting a psychic/fortune teller? The b/f is hesitant to get his fortune but the g/f insists and then he and the psychic have some kind of weird stare down with no words exchanged. I've tried googling with no luck.
posted by uva_nupe
on Feb 19, 2007 -
Can anyone help me find the order of Super Bowl commercials for the game Sunday?
posted by iphog
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Name that tune!! It's in a commercial in which a lady is walking around with an engine warning light on her forehead... [more inside]
posted by matty
on Jul 26, 2006 -
There was a commercial that featured an older caucasian male (possibly Scottish/Irish) reminiscing not-too-fondly about a childhood game called "kick the kid with one shoe." What was that commercial advertising? [more inside]
posted by precocious
on Jul 14, 2006 -
TV Commercial Filter: I swear that "You can't always get what you want" by the Rolling Stones was in an Airline Commercial a couple years ago, but I can't seem to validate this claim using my Google skillz.
posted by matimer
on Jan 30, 2006 -