For those of you that don’t know, I spent the first 11 years of my post Syracuse life working in the TV commercial production industry in NYC. Lots of stories to tell but the voice of my Com Law professor keeps screaming at me something about libel and slander, so I don’t think I’ll be posting any of those any time soon.
Always amazed me how much money was pissed away on these commercials. Same day I’ll tell you about Masters Beer. Don’t think my COM LAW professor would have any problem with me rehashing 25 year test beer commercial stories.
Today, as I sit at home watching TV, it amazes how bad some of the commercials produced really are…always have been, always will be. One that really pisses me off is the commercial for the Huntington Learning Center. Don’t know if you noticed but they used the same exact script for the current version as they did the previous version. The actors (if you can call them that) have changed but the sound remains the same. My favorite moment is when the red headed teenage girl appears to be pulling out her hair and screams “Face it, I’m not getting into college.” Apparently you didn’t get into acting class either.
My dad always tells me how much he hates the GEICO caveman, so dad, this one is for you. TV commercials, so stupid even a caveman can write them. Enough said.
Than there’s one of my favorite TV commercial lines of all time: “If your erection persists for more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical attention.” Really? What about the person who has been the recipient of this 4 hour monster. What the fuck are they supposed to do? I’m thinking they might not some medical attention as well or some liquid valium in a very sensitive spot.
Oh, gotta go. FIOS guy just came on and I have to go punch that snotty little red headed bitch in the nose.