Comments: Does stupid sell?

Here in my neck of the woods, we have a similar gaming technology commercial. We are also lucky enough to get the Iowa don't ever have sex, because sex is scary commercials. What strikes me about this commercial is the extreme 70's vibe in the clothes and hair. Forshadowing for the technology you will learn? I think you might need to send away for more information regarding this exciting career!
-R

Posted by rachel at April 26, 2005 07:49 AM

Man! I was all set to call (about time to make a drastic career change - when you're 8 months preggo, you know) when I saw the disclaimer! Not intended for residents of Texas?!?!? What the ??

Posted by Pamelalala at April 26, 2005 08:11 AM

Yes, my second-hand, geek STiV viewing habits are out. Wait - there's still no shame. But it's no Unscrewed with Martin Sargent, Matt!

Excellent writing again, Bonez. You had me snickering into my monitor, despite exhausting the jokes when you found this "gem."

Posted by Nanc at April 26, 2005 01:11 PM

Man... what's up with this "Not intended for residents of Massachusetts or Texas" thing, (dude)? Life is soooo unfair!

Posted by Kathy B. at May 2, 2005 01:01 PM

i finally saw this add and it is sooooo bad-i guess tx and ma kids won't get anywhere with there video game playing so their moms might be right

Posted by Aubyn at May 9, 2005 10:51 AM

This is, by far, the stupidest commercial airing on tv right now.

Entertaining but still stupid.

At the end of the spot, they should have cracked a beer, sparked up a joint and started surfing for porn. "Dude. No way! I never thought work would be this fun!"

Greatest American Hero. I like that!

Posted by Todd at May 20, 2005 04:27 PM

This fine piece of cinematography has clearly been skewed by this article. It should be clear to most viewers that these fine testers are not in fact testing a PlayStation game, they are actually on break, they just happened to have gotten caught by the boss. Clearly they are in an office during working hours noted by the diligent employee working in the background. And as for the next game there developing???

Heck if I know, did the writers of this farce have any clue as to what the job they are advertising for even entails? Perhaps subliminally they did? I write this while working for a game company, simultaneously playing a game. :D

P.S. clearly 48 other states donít have problems with the removal of the schools accreditation. I'm sorry, what is there "job" again? Test, design,???

Posted by PinCushion at May 23, 2005 04:52 PM

Career in graphic tightening.

Posted by jake at May 24, 2005 10:15 PM

HEY! I was in that commercial, dont make fun of me, that is how you make games, we even made one, the game makers use a technology called RPG Maker, you just stick the disk inside your game system and you make a game.

Posted by Joey Sinclair at June 2, 2005 12:47 AM

You know what? I thought that was the greatest commercial evar!1!!

Now if you'll excuse me, I must go tighten up the graphics on level 3.

Posted by Daystrom at August 8, 2005 02:11 PM

I've been laughing my ass off at this comercial for ever now... I mean, laughing... so hard I can't breath sometimes. I think it's hands down the funniest thing I've ever seen... ever. These two guys are complete and total tulips.

Thank you, whoever you are, that made this comercial... it's made me laugh atleast once a day for the last 6 months or better.

Posted by Baltis at December 4, 2005 08:43 PM

OMG this commercial is absolutly horrible. I make commercials for a living and I have to say this looks like a student project. Does westwood also teach television production? And I love how the "Boss" says hurry up I need another one designed! Like it takes a couple days to produce a game HAHA!

Posted by Chad at January 3, 2006 12:18 PM