your favorite chowish commercials
- Ruth Lafler Feb 16, 2007 10:23 AM
I'm listening to a radio broadcast from 2005, and charmed and captivated once again by a commercial for Pepsi (one of a series of ads promoting drinking Pepsi -- ick! -- with Italian food), that consists of a man and a woman having a highly emotional "conversation" in Italian -- only all the words are Italian food words (with the last word being "Pepsi")!
I nominate this as the most chowish ad I've ever heard. Any other nominations?
I think the only ads I've ever seen with good-looking food were on French, Italian, Japanese, and Korean channels.
Well - the old ones: "That's a spicy meataball." The Dr. Pepper dancers. "Pardon me but do you have any Grey Poupon?" "You put the inside on the outside is it good, darn tootin' - it's the big fig newton!" "Time to make the donuts." "My balonge has a first name, it's o-s-c-a-r," etc. That's just off the top of my head. There's probably hundreds rolling around in there.
I love the current commercial that shows food while people sing "happy, happy, joy, joy." I don't like the product that's being advertised, but I love the song and heartily endorse the sentiment that food should make you happy!
I sing this song when I've cooked something particularly delicious.
The most awful ones are the beer ads for Amstel and Rolling Rock. Rolling Rock "Extra Pale" is actually a lager. This is an obvious attempt to appeal to the "micro" crowd. Amstel is marketed in one of it's commercials as an appropriate pairing with a fine meal.