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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:38 pm

i prefer coke with my mentos }:-)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=AkkOUPYNs7I
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:26 pm

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byfrcp wrote:Napolean Dynamite just gave everybody the idea that being incredibly stupid is now insanely funny. Awful commercial, however the Berries and Creme Starburst are really good ;-D


Bought some at the liquor store just now. They're quite good. ;-D


Looks like it worked!

I've found that best (and likely most effective) commercials are the one's a lot of people hate. It doesn't matter if YOU don't buy the product... people are talking about it and that's leaps and bounds over every Ford commercial I've ever seen.

Did you know when Mento's switched to those campy, early 90's commercials ("Mentos: The Freshmaker!") their sales went up over 5000%?


Indeed I do:

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

Too bad the sound is dreadful with this one, but yeah, who could forget such classic Mentos commercials. ;-D


I distinctly remember people HATING those commercials. "They're so dumb and cheesy!" Those people don't understand the genius and difficulty behind advertising.

I personally like the one with the guy in a suit who sits on a bench marked "WET PAINT" so he rolls around on the bench and gives his shirt stripes and a roll of Mentos is boisterously displayed by the commercial's respective protagonist to an observer as an explanation for his actions.


And I found it interesting that those same people absolutely despised the rollout of Mentos' "hipper" commercials thereafter to the point they wished they had the Mentos freshmaker ads back. Personally, I just loved it for the catchy jingle.

I couldn't find the Wet Paint one off Youtube as everywhere you look there's a badly made spoof of the old Mentos commercials whenever you search for Mentos commercials.
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Postby ThatDude » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:29 pm

Commercials don't get any better than this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhzKWMk3kow
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Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:27 am

Anyone remember Gheorge Muresan? That 7' 7" Romanian center drafted in the 90's by the Washington Bullets, but was most remembered as a B-rate entertainer? I found this commercial to be hilarious way back in 1997:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9uaDiRlLBQ
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Postby cordscords » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:29 am

It's called buzz marketing.

And judging by the amount of replies, the Starbursts guys did their job.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:39 am

ThatDude wrote:Commercials don't get any better than this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhzKWMk3kow


haha, that was great.

Two thumbs up for berries and cream. ;-D ;-D
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Postby JTWood » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:25 am

byfrcp wrote:Napolean Dynamite just gave everybody the idea that being incredibly stupid is now insanely funny.

I'm fairly certain that Weird Al Yankovic owns the copyright on that, and he might have bought it from Jerry Lewis who had the rights willed to him by a family that came from a long line of court jesters.
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Postby JTWood » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:27 am

ThatDude wrote:Commercials don't get any better than this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhzKWMk3kow

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Postby ThatDude » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:22 am

JTWood wrote:
byfrcp wrote:Napolean Dynamite just gave everybody the idea that being incredibly stupid is now insanely funny.

I'm fairly certain that Weird Al Yankovic owns the copyright on that, and he might have bought it from Jerry Lewis who had the rights willed to him by a family that came from a long line of court jesters.


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Postby StlSluggers » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:08 am

ThatDude wrote:
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byfrcp wrote:Napolean Dynamite just gave everybody the idea that being incredibly stupid is now insanely funny.

I'm fairly certain that Weird Al Yankovic owns the copyright on that, and he might have bought it from Jerry Lewis who had the rights willed to him by a family that came from a long line of court jesters.


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