This is a commercial for a Brazilian driving school (Auto Escola Brasiliense) in the style of Grand Theft Auto. Smart thinking — making things video game themed is definitely how you reach the kids. But do they teach Grand Theft Auto style driving? That’s what I want to know, because
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the rickrolling hit (and sell some roadside assistance in the process), Rick Astley teamed up with AAA Insurance to create a scene-for-scene remake of the music video for ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ as an ad for the insurance giant. This is that video.
Many Endor moons ago, Mark Hamill worked at a Jack In The Box, where he was fired for performing clown voices (presumably creepy ones unknowingly prepping for his future Joker voiceover work) in the drive thru. And now Jack In The Box has rehired him to work the drive thru
This is a video of a forced perspective billboard in Times Square where a licker escapes its glass cell as a promo for the upcoming Resident Evil series on Netflix. Obviously it’s pretty cool, but it only really works from this one particular angle. From any other angle it will
This is a 1992 commercial for the latest and greatest in spreadsheet applications: Microsoft Excel. In the ad, a businessdude makes a super shitty 4 x 4 spreadsheet on what appears to be the world’s first laptop that blows everybody’s minds and saves the day. Full disclosure: I hate, and
This is a commercial for the Yomega Brain yo-yo (Amazon ad link) aired during Saturday morning cartoons in the 90’s. It perfectly encapsulates the nineties in a now painful to watch 30-second ad. God, I was one of those kids. Toss in a kid with terrible hand-foot coordination playing hacky
This is a 1977 television commercial for the original Star Wars film focusing on the romance between Luke and Leia. In hindsight it seems super creepy, but Luke and Leia being siblings was never part of George Lucas’s plan when the movie was made. Or even when The Empire Strikes
How about those Super Bowls, huh? Not really that super. Nobody even managed to bowl three strikes in a row. Even I’ve gotten two before. This is the full version of Cadillac’s Super Bowl ad for their all-electric LYRIQ vehicle, starring Edward Scissorhands’ son Edgar (plus mom Kim, Winona Ryder)