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Feb 16, 2007 10:23 AM

your favorite chowish commercials

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?

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  1. I think the only ads I've ever seen with good-looking food were on French, Italian, Japanese, and Korean channels.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.


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        1. re: AnneInMpls

          That should properly be a commercial for egg-sucking.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            How EEEEE-deee-it!

        2. I love the peanut commercial with Robert Goulet. "A handful a day keeps Robert Goulet away." Hilarious.

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          1. re: piccola

            Yes! I can't keep this commercial out of my head! I don't really know why I love it so much. I like to take the Emerald nuts and add a bag of M&Ms. Yummy

          2. 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.