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Sometimes ads do more than just make you want to spend... sometimes they make roll on the floor laughing so much that you don't even remember what they were selling.
- "Thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen, thirteen..."
- "How far can I get with this?" "You can get out."
- The Budget Commercials... Just... The Budget Commercials.
- Geico pretty much always has funny commercials ideas, at least when they keep them fresh.
- The "Good News (Switching to GEICO) Commercials."
- The "Drill Sergeant Commercial
- The Cavemen commercials, especially the early ones where the idea was still new.
- Their recent commercial with Elmer Fudd is pure hilarity. "Wabbits!"
- "Cut! No, Elmer. It's rabbits. Rabbits."
- "Ugh, this diwector's stawting to wub me the wong way."
- "Does a ten-pound bag of flour make a really big biscuit?"
- The gecko finds himself the unwitting recipient of a trust fall.
- One of the newest ones, which casts that one Latino sports commentator at a chess match. One of the guys takes a piece, causing him to stand up and yell...
Commentator: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (keeps going as the commercial ends)
Gecko: I, I still have nightmares.
- R. Lee Ermey as a therapist. It's 30 seconds of nonstop funny.
- The Gecko's wallet.
- "...the story ends with me putting him in the wall."
- "What is your superpower, anyway?" "I stand awkwardly in one place for way too long.
- "In fifteen minutes you can do a lot. Like make a trainwreck of a commercial.
- E*Trade: "Well, we just wasted two million bucks. What are you doing with your money?"
- "Actually, it may in fact be a moth."
- So funny, the audio is used in Pixar's Up when Carl is watching TV.
- ICE CREAM AND CAKE DO THE ICE CREAM AND CAKE
- "Okay, buddy, what do you think of Wilkins Coffee?" "I never tasted it." *BOOM* *cannon points toward camera* "Now what do you think of Wilkins?"
- Made ridiculously funny by the fact that it's the voices of Rowlf and Kermit (not to mention a proto-Kermit puppet).
- Keep your eyes closed, and tell me this is not funny as hell. Also counts as a Moment of Awesome for Peter Cullen.
- The Cadbury Gorilla, people. THE CADBURY GORILLA.
- The "I'm Batman" Snickers commercial.
"Hello, good citizen. I am Batman. You can be my assistant. Would you like that? Would you like to ride with Batman?"
- The funniest Got Milk? commercial was hands-down the one with the Trix Rabbit. The poor guy just can not catch a break!
- See also this, Time magazine's favorite from the campaign's first year in 1995.
- The magazine counterparts with the celebrity milk mustaches generally aren't as funny, but this woman still smiles to recall a mid-'90s one featuring supermodel Iman proclaiming that the benefits of milk are "everything a woman could want. Well, that and a chance to meet my husband...I guess."
- Then there's this Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi that is a parody of both the Kasparov/Deep Blue chess tournaments and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Bonus points for actually getting Garry Kasparov himself to appear.
- A surely unintentional example, which could be interpreted as either Hypocritical Humor or Irony, comes from a print advertisement seen in a bus shelter. The ad depicted a helpless woman trapped in the strangling coils of a gas station hose while the dastardly attendant takes all her money. (This was in San Francisco, in reference to the extremely high gas prices.) The ad suggested that instead of driving a car and thus being gouged and exploited, people should use the MUNI bus system to get around. But what was at the bottom of the sign, as it is on every single bus shelter? The typical disclaimer: "The views expressed in this ad are not necessarily those of MUNI." So they don't even believe their own pitches? Perhaps there's truth in advertising after all...
- Guten TAAAG!
- Put a mustache on Ken, and make believe he's the bad guy.
- This M&Ms commercial. Great work, Optimus! Well at least we know what happens with the trailer.
- These Doritos ads:
- Brett Favre, Super Bowl 2020 MVP "I should probably retire after this.... I don't know."
- A lot of the more recent Old Spice commercials are hilarious, with their complete unapologetic use of implied Testosterone Poisoning and deadpan humor, but the best one would have to be their recent Super Bowl Special: "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like":
"Hello, ladies. Look at your man. Now back to me. Now back at your man. Now back to me. Sadly, he isn't me. But if he stopped using lady-scented body wash and switched to Old Spice, he could smell like he's me. Look down. Back up. Where are you? You're on a boat, with the man your man could smell like. What's in your hand? Back at me. I have it. It's an oyster with two tickets to that thing you love. Look again. The tickets are now diamonds! Anything is possible when your man smells like Old Spice and not a lady. I'm on a horse.
- Only rivaled by this.
Did you know women prefer Old Spice for their men one-bajillion times more than lady scented body washes? Did you know I'm riding this horse, backwards?
- SWAN DIVE!
- "Hello, Anonymous. I'm glad at least some of most of you are enjoying my new commercial. Random crown. That means a lot. Large book. Because that's important to me. Jewel-encrusted scepter. And I want to make you proud. Freshwater fish. So I always try my best. Delicious cake. Because you deserve the best. The fish again. So that's what I give you. Thank you, friends. You're my everything. Expensive magnifying glass."
- Another Old Spice ad. Bruce Campbell, a ridiculously long and confusing metaphorical statement about Old Spice, and the world's longest painting.
- Bruce Campbell, surrounded by beautiful women while he sings "Hungry Like the Wolf" and plays piano. You're welcome.
- The new word in the dictionary is "freshershist".
- Get Terry Crews and the directors of Tim and Eric to direct an Old Spice commercial and you get THIS.
- The U.S. Postal Service ad with the family that's trying to get rid of the clown doll -- funny and creepy both!
- MAMMA MIA! That's a spicy meatball!
- Man Vs. Stomach . Thank you, R.O. Blechman and Gene Wilder.
- Fixing Broken Britain. And then breaking it, and then fixing it again just to make sure.
- Volkswagen Jetta plus shopping cart equals diving tackle.
- The Dutch "Even Apeldoorn bellen" commercials. Going strong for over 20 years, each of them funny in their own way. Advertisement for insurance done right. More often than not there are no spoken words, so go and raid YouTube for the vids.
- Mr.T advertising Snickers Bars...with a tank.
- WOW! THAT'S A LOW PRICE!
- "Save more bucks at the Mattress Ranch!" What really does it though, is the little dance he does at the end complete with a couple of chicken-wing gestures.
- Ohy my god! My gum just changed from berry to mint! WHATS HAPPENING TO ME!!!??
- He's hungry for danger, he can take the heat! Fully Loaded Man has BALLS OF MEAT!
- All this and no mention of Stan Freberg, the man who practically invented funny TV commercials?
- The Jeno's Pizza Rolls commercial (which actually got a standing ovation on The Tonight Show when it first aired). It's available for viewing here.
- The Ray Bradbury Sunsweet Prunes commercial, which was pitched to a wary Bradbury as "Brave New Prunes". Watch here.
- I WEAR NO PANTS.
- Emily, why do you have to make such a BIG PRODUCTION out of everything? *hysterics*
- Aw come on guys, no mention of the Corn Nuts Ad? Bust a nut! Bust a nut! (with Suspiciously Specific Denial at the beginning to boot)
Go to your room and lock the door,
Cause when you try it once you'll want to try it some more.
Size doesn't matter and that's a fact,
It might be small but it has a big impact!
Bust a nut! Bust a nut! Grab a bag of corn nuts and bust a nut!
They're lightly toasted and hard as well!
Enjoy yourself, we won't tell.
- This GameStop commercial for Transformers: War for Cybertron promoting the unlockable Shockwave character offered with a preorder. Shockwave flies in, at which point Megatron gives him temporary command and flies off. Shockwave orders Soundwave to transform into a tape player and begins playing "The Touch", by Stan Bush. Shockwave begins to dance and shoot in time with the music. Starscream protests, naturally, leading to:
Shockwave: When your hit percentage exceeds mine you may choose the soundtrack!
- IT'S NANNERPUSS!
- Red Steel: okay game, hilarious commercial. "YOUR ANCESTORS ARE WEEPING!"
- Has no one else seen the Trunk Monkey commercials?
- Um. Guys. Budweiser's Real Men of Genius ads. A particularly good one is Rolling Cooler Cooler Roller. "It's got wheels!" and "Only you understand the best way to carry 9 ounces of macaroni salad is in a 43-pound cooler" are some of the best lines in the history of advertising.
- YMMV on it, but these ads also hit a bit an Awesome- and Heartwarming-Moment material when they changed the ad theme to this. Originally the ads were titled "Real American Heroes"...then 9/11 came along, after which the ads were renamed...after all, now we knew what a Real American Hero truly was.
- Don't mess with the Sasquatch. EVER.
- GO COMPAAAREEE!! Yes, some people find these ads annoying, but come on ... the guy FLIES WITH HIS MOUSTACHE. That is funny AND AWESOME.
- Also, "Get thee to Money Supermarket dot com!"
- "You can get with this, or you can get with that."
- "Exaggerated slide, over the top fall, no harm done."
- On one of the early Simpsons box sets (Season 2?), one of the extras is a set of Simpsons commercials. One was of a fast-food chain lovingly describing a sharing platter, with Homer drooling and reckoning that he's going to have one all to himself, and then the punchline -- "Offer not available to cartoon characters". Cue a big "D'oh!".
- My favorite of the long series of Butterfinger ads was for the bite-sized BBs candies, as Homer gets distracted from reading an ABC book to Maggie by Bart and Lisa tossing them about. Big bonus points for Kent Brockman handling the "By Nestle!" voiceover at the end.
- Who are you calling a cootie queen you lint licker!?
- Make your babies run ABNORMALLY FAST!
- The Toyota AFL ads that Australians may be familiar with.
- Snickers didn't just hit the nail on the head for a funny Halloween commercial—they took a one-ton brick of lead to it. For the sake of reference, Fake Woman is two kids dressed as an eight-foot-tall woman with a rubber mask for a face, and Real Woman is a real woman.
Fake Woman: “I see you don't have any Snickers in your shopping cart. The neighborhood children loooove Snickers. Here, let me help you.” Begins flinging bags of Snickers into Real Woman's cart.
Real Woman: tries to pull her cart away.
Fake Woman: “I'm only helping you.” Pulls cart back, continues flinging.
- The latest Pepsi ads featuring Richard Speight Jr.
- In an offbeat case of Japandering this Italian bottled water ad featuring David Bowie was reedited to serve as the U.S. commercial for his album Reality, based as it is on the witty premise of Turn of the Millennium Bowie sharing a house with most of his stage/album personas from The Seventies, plus the "Ashes to Ashes" Pierrot.
- The commercials for the Epic phone from Sprint.
- Also, the Sprint ad for the "Fair and Flexible Plan":
Executive: (smirking) It's my little way of...sticking it to the man.
Assistant: But...you...are the man.
Executive: I know.
Assistant: So you're sticking it to yourself?
- How do Penn tennis balls compare with our nearest competitor?"
- Denny's. Is it just me, or do you call EVERYONE "hon"?
- The "Mayhem" All State commercials.
- For example: In the raccoon one there's the line "I already had like four babies."
- The reason Eminem doesn't do commercials.
- This shirt design I saw in a side-bar ad made my day.
- The entire "Bacardi and Cola" series of commercials were amazingly well done, but arguably the best of the bunch was Pooling Around.
- This My Scene ad:
Libby: Did she change her outfit?
Preppy Girl: She changed her head.
- Yes, this really is a hilarious anti-drug commercial.
- The original version of the Best Buy Super Bowl XLV ad.
- The french ads for Kiss Cool from the 90's, "the only candy with a double effect !". Especially with the bunny guy. Part 1 ; Part 2.
- John Cleese tells us about the danger of subliminal messages. Schweppes.
- This Verizon ad where a girl actually gets a pony for Christmas.
- Toys R Us ran some impressively creative ads featuring a realistic CGI Geoffrey the Giraffe during 2004, including this ad for an easter sale they ran that year. These ads were at once memorable and easily funnier than you'd expect.
- This ad for energy efficient boilers featuring a rather mouthy boiler. You know your boiler has gone bad in more ways than one when it derives amusement out of making hilarious jibes towards its owners.
- Thai ads. Just pick any Thai ads.
- "Try it! You'll like it!" (cheerfully)"So I tried it, ate all of it" (frowns) "thought I was going to die!"
- "Hungry Eyes" would like a word with your M&Ms.
- Two words: Theft Deterrent.
- All of the recent Summer's Eve ads. Some of them are funny (the "sideways hands ads"), but others are just dramatic... until you realize what they're advertising for.
- THEY'RE GOING BACK!
- "If ever you're not satisfied with one of our tires, please feel free to bring it back." *CRASH* "Thank you. Discount Tire Company."
- "You look delicious..." "I feel delicious...
- "There's a tap dancing leprechaun that lives in my tree, his name is Handsome Pete, and he's my best friend"
- Charter boat? What Charter boat?
- To keep the rabbits out
- The Heineken walk in fridge.
- Ladies and gentelmen, I present to you... the Star Wars Dogs.
- In a TV ad for IBM, Avery Brooks says, "It's the year 2000, but where are the flying cars? I was promised flying cars!" What sells it is that he's practically channeling Sisko at the time, given his stentorian delivery. Of course, he points out that we don't need flying cars; we have something better: The Internet!
- Chuck E Cheese's provides us the Boring Pizza Place advertisement. What Do You Mean It Wasn't Made on Drugs? does not begin to describe the zaniness.
- JE VEUX LES BONBONS!
- No love for the Starburst commercial with the Little Lad?