Apr 25

Does stupid sell?

Posted by Matty

Normally, we don’t watch commercials. We fast forward through them. But sometimes there is one standout commercial that is so special that we watch it, rewind and watch it again and again.

This entry is about one such 30 second gem, that was so mind boggling
that I took time to write this post about it. You will probably want to read the rest of this story so that you can watch the commercial for yourself.

Okay… so I watch Attack of the Show (used to be called Screensavers) on G4 (used to be TechTV). I am not particularly proud of this fact, but I enjoy it. Even Nanc has grown to like this show. — Ha ha, your dirty secret is out now!

The show is about basic geek stuff, such as computers, videogames, and technology.

Obviously, this show attracts a certain type of commercials (you know, the ads that run at 2 in the morning on a cable channel). The one that I would like to talk about today is for a correspondence school. The commercial proposes the following view; “If you like to play videogames, I bet you’d like to make videogames.” Oh yeah, right. I like to eat food. Maybe I could work at McDonalds!

So here’s the deal… let’s talk about the commercial, then click play at the bottom for streaming video goodness. Let’s start with the script. my comments are in italics.

[Setting: an office, with two buds hanging out and playing videogames. ]

Boys with Toys

Greatest American Hero: Awwww, hurry up man… boss is comin’in.
Jock Guy: duuude…I almost got it.

{Dude, where’s my acting career?… Oh, I know… it’s in the Westwood Correspondence commercial.}

That mean ol’ boss!

Lady Boss: Hey guys, finished testing that game yet? I’ve got another one I need designed.

{Upon close examination of the video, it appears as though GAH and JG are playing a Playstation game. If these guys are testing a Playstation video game, what are they going to design next? Something for NES or Atari??}

JG: We just finished level 3 and need to tighten up the graphics a little bit.

{Dude, tighter graphics. Sweet}

LB: Great. [smiles and turns away]

JG: Hey. I can’t believe we got jobs doin’ this.

{Maybe if we’re really lucky, the bong factory will call us about the tester job}

GAH: I know. and my mom said I’d never get *anywhere* with these games.

{It sounds as though GAH has repressed anger towards dear old mom. Of course it was pretty obvious, after he created titles such as “Super Mario I hate my mom Sunshine” and “Doom 3: My Mom”}

Blah Blah Voiceover Guy: Blah Blah voiceover.

Okay, so that’s it. Here’s the thing that I still can’t figure out. This is a commercial with a basic level of production quality. There were many different people involved in this commercial. Actors, directors, lighting, sound, makeup, probably even craft services. Didn’t anybody notice how much money they just spent on a heaping, steaming pile of poo? I digress. watch the commercial below.

Okay, now watch the commercial a few more times… Once you think… “hey, they paid somebody to walk in the background behind the Lady Boss”, then you’re done.

12 Responses to “Does stupid sell?”

  1. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd150640 finasteride medication

  2. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd222139 read more

  3. BennyGlite Says:

    wh0cd222139 generic mobic

  4. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd222139 Furosemide

  5. AlfredMob Says:

    wh0cd222139 baclofen

  6. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd222139 cheap baclofen

  7. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd79141 discount lexapro

  8. BennyGlite Says:

    wh0cd79141 Cheap Baclofen

  9. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd79141 visit website

  10. AlfredMob Says:

    wh0cd79141 Cost Of Valtrex

  11. AlfredMob Says:

    wh0cd150640 Xenical 120 Mg Price

  12. Billythync Says:

    wh0cd222139 baclofen 20 mg

  13. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd222139 wellbutrin buy online

  14. Kennethtup Says:

    wh0cd222139 cialis best price

  15. AlfredMob Says:

    wh0cd222139 ventolin on line

  16. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd7642 propecia

  17. BennyGlite Says:

    wh0cd7642 ventolin nebulizer

  18. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd7642 buy tadalafil online

  19. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd79141 baclofen

  20. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd150640 lexapro

  21. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd150640 xenical 120mg no prescription

  22. BennyGlite Says:

    wh0cd150640 order lasix online

  23. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd222139 lexapro discount

  24. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd7642 lasix generic

  25. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd7642 ventolin

  26. BennyGlite Says:

    wh0cd7642 valtrex 500 mg

  27. Billythync Says:

    wh0cd7642 citation

  28. Brettsem Says:

    wh0cd7642 Propranolol Pill

  29. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd79141 kamagra online

  30. BennyGlite Says:

    wh0cd79141 cephalexin best price

  31. AlfredMob Says:

    wh0cd79141 this site

  32. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd150640 propranolol

  33. Kennethtup Says:

    wh0cd150640 cephalexin drug

  34. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd222139 prednisone 5mg

  35. Kennethtup Says:

    wh0cd222139 lasix 20

  36. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd7642 cheap xenical

  37. BennyGlite Says:

    wh0cd7642 cafergot

  38. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd7642 vardenafil levitra

  39. AlfredMob Says:

    wh0cd7642 propranolol

  40. BennyGlite Says:

    wh0cd79141 Valtrex

  41. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd79141 tetracycline

  42. Brettsem Says:

    wh0cd79141 valtrex generic cost

  43. Kennethtup Says:

    wh0cd150640 tadalafil 5mg

  44. AlfredMob Says:

    wh0cd150640 furosemide 20 mg

  45. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd222139 levitra 20mg

  46. Kennethtup Says:

    wh0cd222139 valtrex 500 mg

  47. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd222139 article source

  48. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd79141 cheap kamagra

  49. BennyGlite Says:

    wh0cd79141 Prednisone

  50. AaronKnoda Says:

    wh0cd150640 prednisone

Leave a Reply

+ 5 = ten