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Old 08-05-2014, 04:07 AM
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I was watching TV tonight with my kids and this stupid car title loan ad came on. My daughter began laughing at the commercial hysterically (she's 12 - what do I know?). I asked her why she was laughing so much and she told me that it's so pitiful what actors will do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP9ek2Yuu5c

I had to agree with her on this one because you can just see that this poor actress probably has delusions of grandeur and believes that this gig will be her springboard to stardom.

"Your monay, your monay, your real money!"

I see a possible career in pornography followed by welfare, divorce and acute drug related problems.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:35 AM
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Tragic!!

Although I reckon it's even worse when they try and scrimp on the advertising budget altogether and do it themselves. This one always has my work colleges in stitches........an obvious case of the company owner saying "actors?.....nah, I'm not paying actors.....we'll just get the missus to do it and save money"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPR4AojtNpc
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This is what was on TV years ago in New Orleans if you needed new furniture.
(yes this was actually a real place with people who behaved this way)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI7jC57GuZM
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:56 AM
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Gary Busey isn't a bad actor, but the fact that looks like the offspring of Nick Nolte and a Clydesdale horse really detracts from the main focus of the commercial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXoS0NYEHH0
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This is what was on TV years ago in New Orleans if you needed new furniture.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI7jC57GuZM
Wow. That is fantastic. Absolutely fantastic.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:24 PM
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This is what was on TV years ago in New Orleans if you needed new furniture.
(yes this was actually a real place with people who behaved this way)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI7jC57GuZM
Best. Advert. EVAH.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:37 PM
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This is the second-best advert evah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoVUs3v5sSk
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:49 PM
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This is what was on TV years ago in New Orleans if you needed new furniture.
(yes this was actually a real place with people who behaved this way)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI7jC57GuZM

Seriously, what is on that guy's head? It kind of looks like hair but it might be a visiting skunk, I'm just not sure.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:50 PM
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My Dad told me that adverts like this were de rigueur in the 80s. He spent several months in Georgia and apparently local TV was all like this. Just remarkable. What a time to be alive...
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Old 08-05-2014, 07:01 PM
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Oh yea, they were the defacto way back in oldn' times.

Steve Mizerany notoriously pushed this odd character. Here is with another local company, Becky Queen of Carpet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Kzna671lw
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:35 PM
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Tragic!!

Although I reckon it's even worse when they try and scrimp on the advertising budget altogether and do it themselves. This one always has my work colleges in stitches........an obvious case of the company owner saying "actors?.....nah, I'm not paying actors.....we'll just get the missus to do it and save money"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPR4AojtNpc
Cool. I've never seen an aging lady Australian before in the wild.

Now I know who to call if I need my "Guttah" cleaned too!
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Tragic!!

Although I reckon it's even worse when they try and scrimp on the advertising budget altogether and do it themselves. This one always has my work colleges in stitches........an obvious case of the company owner saying "actors?.....nah, I'm not paying actors.....we'll just get the missus to do it and save money"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPR4AojtNpc
Wow....nice MILF right there Jules,she can clean my gutters anyday.....actors,we don't need no stinking actors!!!.:):)

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:47 PM
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Seriously, what is on that guy's head? It kind of looks like hair but it might be a visiting skunk, I'm just not sure.
Damn Jim,...what was that thing living on that crazy mans head.I guess you have to feed,water and take it for a walk a couple of times a day....LOL:)

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Here is a classic from the UK.

This has been going since 1999.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0-2n8JHc1M

Here's another classic from the same company:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q3qQS6ekEU
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Here is a classic from the UK.

This has been going since 1999.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0-2n8JHc1M
You have no idea how much I hate this stupid northern TW@

I mean, cape crime right there :( I'm sending Ben round to sort him out!
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:22 PM
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Mate, I've just remembered a website I read intermittently.

www.adturds.co.uk

Reader discretion advised - contains much filth.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:32 PM
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Thank you for disabusing me of the notion that UK TV operates on a level somewhat higher than that in the USA.

But when it comes to commercials, this is refreshingly honest.
http://youtu.be/wz_V4lRdtjo

Here's the back story.
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Thank you for disabusing me of the notion that UK TV operates on a level somewhat higher than that in the USA.

But when it comes to commercials, this is refreshingly honest.
http://youtu.be/wz_V4lRdtjo

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I was watching TV tonight with my kids and this stupid car title loan ad came on. My daughter began laughing at the commercial hysterically (she's 12 - what do I know?). I asked her why she was laughing so much and she told me that it's so pitiful what actors will do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DP9ek2Yuu5c

I had to agree with her on this one because you can just see that this poor actress probably has delusions of grandeur and believes that this gig will be her springboard to stardom.

"Your monay, your monay, your real money!"

I see a possible career in pornography followed by welfare, divorce and acute drug related problems.
You just described every waitress in Los Angeles. lol.
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I had to agree with her on this one because you can just see that this poor actress probably has delusions of grandeur and believes that this gig will be her springboard to stardom.
She was lip-syncing to a jingle. It most probably wasn't her rapping. The ad was forgettable. But for her it was a gig. She did what she was directed to do, and got the job done. Delusions of grandeur?
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I am so glad I do not own a Television!
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Ever wonder what happened to Status Quo ?

Making dodgy adverts.... proof money does not make for a good advert !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPGxuPZZ4
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