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Talk Show Guests: Running Away

Why do so many late-night talk show guests leave before the commercial break? [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Nov 11, 2014 - 11 answers

"Commercials" on NPR

I am looking for data on how many minutes there are of programming in a typical hour of public radio. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Oct 21, 2014 - 6 answers

Does advertising work anymore?

I, and likely most of you reading, consider myself jaded towards advertising. But I've been wondering, have marketers effectively come up with ways to influence people like me who routinely ignore ads? [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Oct 20, 2014 - 43 answers


How much more footage does a director tend to shoot for a 60 minute show than for a 45-minute show (i.e., 60 minutes with commercials?)
posted by michaelh on Oct 17, 2014 - 9 answers

"Futuristic" 1990s instant soup ad from Latin America

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 - 4 answers

Commercials where kids are in a school play, in crazy costumes?

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 and I'd like to find more. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Jul 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Old TV ad with a boy who'd been camping

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 - 3 answers

Finding LL Cool J Song - "Leave It on the Floor"

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 - 2 answers

How does one get into commercial writing?

How does one get into commercial writing? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Jul 6, 2012 - 7 answers

But wait, there's more!

Is there, anywhere, a website or database of actors and actresses who appear in commercials? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Apr 28, 2012 - 2 answers

What's the song in this commercial?

Help me identify this song. I've tried searching by lyrics to no avail. YouTube link.
posted by danburzo on Apr 22, 2012 - 2 answers

Best PSAs in the last year?

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 - 6 answers

Finding cheesy commercial rock jingles

I like cheesy rock commercial jingles such as this, this, and this. I'm looking for songs such as these.
posted by Query on Nov 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Selling with "World" Music

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 - 24 answers

Best PSAs

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 - 7 answers

Does State Farm Want to Take Over the World!?

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 some other ones... [more inside]
posted by TeachTheDead on Jan 7, 2011 - 19 answers

Creating a manifest of manifestos

Point me towards recent mainstream media man-ifestos -- jokey calls for the reclamation of masculinity, like the recent Dockers campaign (static screenshot here) or less-recent Miller High Life campaign (manifesto here (PDF)). [more inside]
posted by pluckemin on Jan 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Quisp vs. Quake: How did the voting take place?

How did Quaker tally the votes in the great Quisp vs Quake cereal war? [more inside]
posted by GaelFC on Jul 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Ads that use text messaging lingo?

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 - 8 answers

What Commercial am I Thinking of?

Commercials!Filter-- help me track down an old 80s/90s commercial [more inside]
posted by rubah on Jun 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Need to find a SPECIFIC laugh track

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 - 9 answers

When did rock become the mainstream music in television?

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 - 10 answers

OCD memory of 7-UP commercial!

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 - 3 answers

Asian tennis star Michael Chang is "little, yellow, different."

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 - 8 answers

What do commercial actors get paid?

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 - 10 answers

Willie or Won't He?

What are some examples of racism [subtle, or not-so-subtle] in advertising? [more inside]
posted by quelindo on Oct 14, 2009 - 43 answers

Does anybody remember this beer commercial?

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 - 4 answers

Help Me Move From Pro Tools To Logic Without Losing My Mind!!!

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 - 17 answers


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 - 6 answers

Can you help me spot the spots?

Could you help me identify some commercials my girlfriend found to be adorable? [more inside]
posted by HostBryan on Mar 27, 2009 - 1 answer

Yes, fine, I'll even take Baywatch.

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 - 3 answers

I really don't know what to put here for this...

My favorite beer commercial ever... I remember it but can't find it. [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar on Feb 28, 2009 - 4 answers

I don't know why, but I really want to see this ad again

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 - 4 answers

Commercila music ID with no details

Music in a commercial: can't remember the commercial or the artist. Futile! Help? [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Oct 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Vintage Total Cereal Commercials

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 - 3 answers

All politics is a multidimensional lexial space; and also local.

Where can I access transcripts of currently running political ads and/or political speeches? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Jun 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Indie songs in TV commercials

Indie songs in commercials? [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Mar 25, 2008 - 65 answers

"Me and My Dog" song in a tv commercial

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 - 3 answers


What would happen if we banned all advertising? [more inside]
posted by greytape on Dec 5, 2007 - 54 answers

What are soundalike songs in commercials and TV called?

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 - 20 answers

True love: better than coffee.

1980s series of commercials told a love story. No, not Taster's Choice. Help! [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Oct 16, 2007 - 20 answers

Television ad summaries

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 - 2 answers

How does DirectTV keep creeping me out?

How the fuck do they make those DirectTV ads? [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Aug 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Sayonara Cereal

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 - 11 answers

Radio Free Amarillo?

How do these radio stations pay the bills? [more inside]
posted by Bud Dickman on May 30, 2007 - 13 answers

grapevine in the big apple

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 - 5 answers

J.C. Penny Ad Music?

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 - 19 answers

Look into my eyes...and explain this commercial

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 - 30 answers


Can anyone help me find the order of Super Bowl commercials for the game Sunday?
posted by iphog on Feb 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Garnier Fructis Ad Song?

What's the song in Garnier Fructis commercials? And where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by JamesJD on Dec 17, 2006 - 10 answers

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