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Whinerdiner Apr 28, 2011 09:59 AM

I absolutely love the new Miracle Whip Commercials. They feature testimonials from B list celebs. and "regular" people saying how they don't like, and would never eat / date/ reproduce/ with anyone who uses Miracle Whip. These commercials are genius! They caught my attention immediately because I really can't stand it either. Then it turns out it's an ad FOR the product, urging viewers to get a sample and try it for themselves. That ad agency deserves a round of applause.

How often do you see a commercial that makes you smile? I might even buy a jar, just as a show of support. Of course, I'd never use it - just sayn'

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  1. srsone RE: Whinerdiner Apr 28, 2011 10:07 AM

    i liked the 5 gum adds ...those were/are pretty cool

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      Smorgasbord RE: Whinerdiner Apr 28, 2011 11:13 AM

      I was just commenting yesterday on how much I hated the Miracle Whip commercials. My dislike started with those hipster "we will not tone it down" ads a few months ago and culminated with the most recent ones- it's classic reverse psychology mixed with nods to internet dissing- "we'll insult ourselves first! And use flavour of the week celebs! People will think we're so edgy!" They're trying to create controversy where there is none- are flame wars really fought over mayo vs. MW? [especially when mayo is so obviously superior :) ] I respect the OP's opinion and think I may be in the minority in my views on this ad campaign; I'm just a cynical curmudgeon anyway

      1. Gastro Travels RE: Whinerdiner May 5, 2011 02:19 PM

        love the snickers commercial with the sharks - Steve was delicious!!


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          kattyeyes RE: Gastro Travels May 5, 2011 05:58 PM

          YES, love that bit about Steve!

          I also dig the new Ortega commercial with the talking piñata ("C'mon, hit me, Marci!"), but I can't find a clip of it anywhere. Anyone? Anyone?

          Oh, and though Hellmann's is my locally available mayo of choice--before I began "importing" Duke's (thanks, alkasis)--there is a special place in my heart for Miracle Whip and I do agree this is a clever commercial. "MIRACLE WHIP IS AMERICA!"

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            mattstolz RE: Gastro Travels May 6, 2011 08:33 PM

            one of my favorite food commercials in a while now! laughed so hard

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              srsone RE: Gastro Travels May 7, 2011 07:34 AM

              no im not....i taste nasty....

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                kattyeyes RE: srsone May 7, 2011 01:00 PM

                LOLOL, better keep away from those new Snickers snacks, Steve-o!

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                  srsone RE: kattyeyes May 7, 2011 10:00 PM

                  i actually dont like snickers...so i dont have to worry about being eaten by sharks..
                  unless they start liking milky ways

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                    kattyeyes RE: srsone May 8, 2011 08:47 AM

                    Maybe just stay away from chocolate altogether when you're near the ocean, buddy. ;)

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                      srsone RE: kattyeyes May 8, 2011 12:01 PM

                      kinda hard...because
                      1 i love chocolate...
                      2 i live in florida...surrounded by ocean on 3 sides

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                        kattyeyes RE: srsone May 8, 2011 12:15 PM

                        Uh oh!

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                Chemicalkinetics RE: Gastro Travels Nov 20, 2011 09:38 AM

                Gastro, you are awesome. I didn't know about this ads.

              3. iluvcookies RE: Whinerdiner May 5, 2011 02:29 PM

                Every time a Dos Equis commercial comes on, my DH says--in his best Ricardo Montalban impression--"Stay thirsty, my friend!", mocking the actor who plays "The Most Interseting Man in the World". And then we both crack up.

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                  Glam Foodie RE: iluvcookies May 21, 2011 09:44 PM

                  I like that one!

                2. im_nomad RE: Whinerdiner May 5, 2011 06:00 PM

                  I love this Grand Marnier ad : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXz00v...

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                    kattyeyes RE: im_nomad May 5, 2011 06:10 PM

                    Really cool! Here's one more I just saw tonight for the first time. You reminded me when you posted booze--the new one for JD Honey. Definitely grabs your attention! Or makes ya wanna put a good buzz on (HA HA HA HA, sorry, couldn't help myself)! :)

                    ETA: Inspired by your ad, I'm off to pour myself a French kiss for dessert.

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                      buttertart RE: kattyeyes May 6, 2011 09:32 AM

                      What's in a French kiss, kattykins?

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                        kattyeyes RE: buttertart May 6, 2011 09:53 AM

                        Irish cream 'n Grand Marnier. I use Amarula (or my own homemade), but same deal. >>^..^<<

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                          buttertart RE: kattyeyes May 6, 2011 09:57 AM

                          Hmm! sounds tasty indeed. 1:1?

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                            kattyeyes RE: buttertart May 6, 2011 10:48 AM

                            More cream than GM for this kat. Sweet dreams!

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                              buttertart RE: kattyeyes May 6, 2011 10:53 AM

                              Gotcha, thanks!

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                    sasha1 RE: Whinerdiner May 5, 2011 09:33 PM

                    I love the Kahlua ads with the latina woman. Love the accent , and the over-the-top props and situations they use to milk that accent for all it's worth. Delicioso!

                    1. The Drama Queen RE: Whinerdiner May 6, 2011 11:06 AM

                      LMAO. So much for Miracle Whip.

                      1. hill food RE: Whinerdiner May 6, 2011 09:14 PM

                        I like the current DQ ad with the tagline "yes we're blowing bubbles, but bubbles with kittens inside"

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                          im_nomad RE: hill food May 7, 2011 09:17 AM

                          ugh, sorry, but I hate those new DQ ads.

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                            mattstolz RE: im_nomad May 7, 2011 06:32 PM

                            this. those commercials make me NOT want blizzards.

                            and trust me, that is a feat.

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                              hill food RE: mattstolz May 7, 2011 07:26 PM

                              oh fine, I'll just crawl back into the cellar, curl up and die. I just liked the hopelessly sappy and treacly kittens in bubbles line, - coming from a guy who at this time last year claimed butterflies emerged from his ass in copious amounts (and they really did)

                        2. goodhealthgourmet RE: Whinerdiner May 13, 2011 09:18 PM

                          saw this last night for the first time and i think it's my current favorite:

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                            Whinerdiner RE: goodhealthgourmet May 16, 2011 09:13 AM

                            Love the pawn shop guy!

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                              goodhealthgourmet RE: Whinerdiner May 16, 2011 11:42 AM

                              you know, i didn't even see that! i meant the one where the kid calls the cops on his dad.

                          2. bards4 RE: Whinerdiner May 21, 2011 02:37 PM

                            My current favorite is The Entrance from Heineken. I don't drink beer, but this commercial brings me to the TV every time it's on.

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                              TuteTibiImperes RE: Whinerdiner May 21, 2011 08:25 PM

                              The Miracle Whip commercial is a bit catchy, but Miracle Whip is disgusting. It's a mayo substitute for people too white trash to appreciate real mayo. No commercial could make me want to actually buy it.

                              The Kraft mac&cheese commercials annoy me, especially the one with the little girl talking about being an expert at pushing her food around her plate. The only reaction I get is that she is an ungrateful little [expletive deleted on account of she's a kid].

                              The 'Most Interesting Man in the World' commercials are good. I find them entertaining, and Dos Equis isn't bad as macrobrews go. I would absolutely love to have the kitchen that he has in the commercial with the pet bobcat/lynx/whatever-the-heck-kind-of-giant-cat-that-is one.

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                                coney with everything RE: TuteTibiImperes Nov 20, 2011 05:01 AM

                                Miracle Whip is one of those thing my mom always had but I never do--don't know why she didn't like mayo but she rarely had it in the fridge.


                              2. hill food RE: Whinerdiner Nov 16, 2011 08:42 PM

                                is anybody else digging the Heineken over-the-top Bollywood/chopsocky/Busby Berkeley ads?

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                                  pdxgastro RE: hill food Nov 20, 2011 05:05 PM

                                  I saw the same exact ad in Italy. Talk about economical-shoot it once, show it in a thousand places! That's a shrewd ad agency. And the song is catchy.

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                                    hill food RE: pdxgastro Nov 21, 2011 01:10 AM

                                    cool cool super cool.

                                    I agree - write it so any speech doesn't matter and ya can air it anywhere, very clever.

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                                  calliope_nh RE: Whinerdiner Nov 16, 2011 09:38 PM

                                  I like the Kit-Kat ad where they crunch the jingle with no words or music.

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