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09 November 2010 @ 04:24 pm
Commercials I've enjoyed  
Looks like an oxymoron, doesn't it? But there actually have been a few commercials that I've really liked, even to remembering them for some time.

When I was a child, the laundry detergent Fab had a commercial where a family was laughing and playing and rolling down a grassy hill. The first time I was taken to see snow, I looked down over the snow-covered hill and promptly lay down and rolled (it was not steep or dangerous). I remember my dad asking me where I'd learned to do that, and his being less than thrilled when I told him it was from a tv commercial.

Much more recently, Orbitz has had the series of commercials with the hovercraft. This one is my favorite, with the final exchange of

Customer: Why didn't you just mail [the refund check]?

Orbitz guy, completely uncomprehending: But . . . we have a hovercraft.



Why do I not have a hovercraft? Preferably one that is not full of eels.
 
 
Dr. Ben Mack: Prominent User of the Internetepi_lj on November 9th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
I love a lot of commercials. It's not uncommon that I enjoy the commercials more than the show, especially if the show is something I'm just in the room for while someone else is watching. (I actually really dislike it when people come over to my house and then watch TV and mute the commercials, because sometimes you see bits of funny video but can't hear the audio, and that irks me.) I can't remember many favourites offhand, just because I've got a horrible memory, but every so often these "best commercials" festivals come around to theatres, and I love going to those.

Oh, I do remember liking this IKEA lamp commercial. :)