11.19.2008

Top Five Favorite Commercials

Dave and I have developed the habit of muting the TV during commercial breaks. Whenever we do happen to see/hear a commercial, we are generally annoyed or disgusted. There are a few exceptions, though. Here is a list of my top 5 favorite commercials of all time.

5. Beggin' Strips "I'd get it myself, but I don't have thumbs!"
This commercial borders on just-plain-annoying, but for some stupid reason, I find it hilarious. Maybe it's because this dog reacts to the smell of bacon like I do. "I love you, I love bacon, I love you, I love bacon." (Video)

4. Goldbond Medicated Itch Powder "Scratching to infection"
This is an older commercial (I'd estimate mid-90's), but I couldn't find it on YouTube. In it, there is a boy with a rash on his arm and he's scratching it. Luckily his fake TV mom shows up with the Goldbond Medicated Itch Powder to warn him, "You could be scratching to infection!" I have to say, I have never seen anyone scratch to infection, but now whenever someone is scratching, I always think they could be.

3. Hillshire Farms "Go Meat!"
This is a current commercial that I now have memorized because I think it's so great. Ask me sometime... I'll sing it for you. (Video)

2. Bush's Baked Beans "Roll that beautiful bean footage"
I am willing to admit that I had a pretty lame sense of humor as a kid, with this commercial as evidence. When this commercial first came out, I found it so hilarious that I walked around saying, "Roll that beautiful bean footage" for months. Now the Bush's commercials have gotten more elaborately zany and Jay has gotten a little better at his acting, but the original still cracks me up. (Video)

1. Mastercard "We Want The Funk"
I hate the commercials where they use CG to make it look like babies or kids are doing amazing things. What I love about this commercial is that those boys are for real. I always un-mute the TV when this commercial comes on because it brings a smile to my face. I have big plans to teach Eddie some dance moves as soon as he can walk. (Video)

Honorable Mention: Cash 4 Gold "I had no idea my gold jewelry was worth so much money!"
This commercial didn't make the top 5 because it is a terrible commercial, but it gets an honorable mention because it is the most frequently quoted commercial at our house. I don't mean to brag, but I can do a pretty good imitation of the old lady (she shows up at the 0:18 mark). Plus, I've seen it so many times (thanks to Comedy Central and HGTV) that I almost have the rest of it memorized too. (Video)

3 comments:

Amanda and Justin said...

Kristen you are hilarious! Justin thought I was crazy for a minute because I was laughing so hard. Justin likes that old lady on the cash for gold also. He imitates her all the time. You may have met your match.

Team Ritz! said...

I'm so glad the Cash For Gold commercial at least made honorable mention! When this commercial comes on, we all gather around because it's just so great! AND, as much as we love the old lady, the head-bobbin' second lady on this commercial is pretty great too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLW0NMUriWk

Ben said...

I have to chime in with FinallyFast.com. So annoying, yet that's what makes it funny...I can't look away!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3YRBzz_4Hg

Favorite line: "My new computer started out fast—really fast. But now it's only kind of fast!"

Also, you'll notice that the majority of the computers in the ad are macs, but at the :28 mark the subtitle tells us FinallyFast.com is for PC computers only (because we all know Macs are really fast, never kind of fast).