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    TV Commercials

    Have you seen the amusing commercial series for Uber Eats with Elton John and Lil Nas X? If you watch any TV at all, you had to have seen some. They are guaranteed to make you smile.



    We have also enjoyed the music behind the Applebee's restaurant ads.
    The past one with everyone dancing was the best.

    Nina [and Ralph]
    Last edited by 9A; 11-21-2021 at 08:39 AM.

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    Here is an example of an Applebee's ad, "Fancy Like":




    Behind the ad:




    Catchy, isn't it?


    From Wikipedia:


    Charles Edgar Walker Hayes [born December 27, 1979] is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has charted four singles on Hot Country Songs and has released two albums. Hayes has recorded for both Capitol Records and Monument Records, with his breakthrough chart entry being "You Broke Up with Me", from his 2017 album Boom. His biggest hit to date, "Fancy Like," was a number one from July 2021 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
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    Fun thread! My partner and I howl at this one every time [especially at the last guy]:


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    Sans, that is a funny one!!

    Here's a clip from today's "Sunday Morning" on CBS:



    Walker Hayes on his "Fancy Like" success

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    one of the worst series is the Liberty Insurance series. Whatever ad agency the company uses to produce their commercials should be fired. A guy with an emu for a partner? Not to omit mentioning that "catchy little ditty some quartet repeats the word liberty four times. Yeah, they laid out a load for that one.

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    Sadly, the Limu Emu And Doug commercials are the best that Liberty Mutual airs. The ones that show the Statue Of Liberty in the background while wAcKy HiJiNx ensue on the boardwalk are easily the worst commercials of the past 40 years. Not only are they unfunny, they barely mention the company and seldom suggest any benefit from partnering with it. They're matched by General Insurance for how unprofessional they are, but at least the General tells you they've been a quality insurance company for nearly 60 years.

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    Hey wait a minute here. Ralph if emu quits that poor guy who's his sidekick might not get another acting job,emu is carrying the poor guy.

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    We have become masterful at recording our regular shows, like Jeopardy.
    We begin watching the recording a sufficient amount of time later and
    speeding through the commercials. Some shows or streaming networks
    will not allow speeding through commercials. There is always the mute
    button.

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    R&B, I know the guy is just an actor, but he irritates the hell out of me.

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    Too many commercials focus on branding without actually selling the product. Most are horrible because I can't remember what the product is after I stop laughing at them. Following is an example of a commercial that I find hilarious but when I sought it to add to this thread, I completely forgot which beer it was marketing:

    It's one of my favorite commercials from an entertainment standpoint, but it misses the whole point of advertising by assuming that the viewer is paying attention to the beer that the young man is buying.

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    Another good one is an ad for Alexa, with a couple slow dancing to
    "I Only Have Eyes For You" by the Flamingos [1959] -- then and now.

    Very sweet.

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    Since none of you folks watch any TV, I'll add another commercial I like.
    The Lincoln Aviator ad is well done. With the song "It's a Most Unusual Day" [1948],
    it swings.



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    Here is Comcast/Xfinity's promo of the animated movie "Sing 2."



    One of the our favorite Christmas songs "Christmas [Baby Please Come Home.]"

    Angie and her family are getting ready to watch "The Moon Theater Christmas Special," but first Angie needs to get home in a snowstorm -- and without her phone. When she runs out of gas, Angie treks through the storm to find help and accidentally bursts upon Buster Moon and the whole "Sing 2" troupe rehearsing for the special. To thank her for helping to patch up one of their performers [and because they're a man down], Moon invites Angie to sing along with them on stage. While her family may miss her at home, they wouldn't miss her performing Darlene Love's "Christmas [Baby Please Come Home.]"

    "Sing 2" is rated PG and hits theaters on Christmas.

    Advertiser Comcast/XFINITY


    Advertiser Profiles Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest


    Products Universal Pictures Sing 2, Universal Pictures Sing 2 Promotions


    "Sing 2" hits theaters on Christmas [expires: 12/25/2021]


    Tagline “Sing Together. Watch Together. Be Together.”


    Songs - Christmas [Baby Please Come Home] - Darlene Love
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    Here's another one I like -- sans the Vanguard promo.


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    Here are a pair of commercials with real emotion. If you recognize
    a song in the first, Chevy's Holiday Ride, please let me and Ralph know. We are stumped.

    Keep Kleenex handy --


    Last edited by 9A; 12-23-2021 at 08:03 AM.

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    Next is SNL's Father Daughter ad --



    [No disrespect intended.]

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    Applebee's has done it again. Cheers! "Eatin' good in the neighborhood"




    Best known for being the theme music to the NBC sitcom Cheers, this Applebee's commercial song is called 'Where Everybody Knows Your Name' and is performed by the American singer-songwriter and musician Gary Portnoy.



    and "Welcome Back"





    "Welcome Back" is a popular record that was the theme song of the 1970s American television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. Written and recorded by former Lovin' Spoonful frontman John Sebastian.
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    More Applebee's advertising --




    "The Boys Are Back in Town" [1975–1977] an Irish hard rock band, Thin Lizzy, formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1969

    and



    The Newbeats were an American pop vocal trio, led by Larry Henley, best known for their 1964 hit, "Bread and Butter". [Thanks, Ralph, for calling upon your Sunliners
    reperetoire to tell me who recorded this little ditty.]


    [No, I don't own stock in Applebee's.]
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    more Applebee's



    Simply the Best by Tina Turner

    and



    At Last by Etta James

    and



    That's Amore by Dean Martin
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    Applebee's






    Keep It Coming by K.C. & The Sunshine Band
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    Applebee's [i'm obsessed.]





    Tim McGraw - I Like It. I Love It.
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    [Not sure where this ad airs.]




    You're Still the One by Orleans
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    Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe by Barry White

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    My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark [Light Em Up] by Fall Out Boy


    [Not my cup of tea]
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    Applebee's [usa-commercial] [2016]



    Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution by
    AC/DC

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    I can't help myself --



    I Can't Help Myself [Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch] by The Four Tops



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    You Make My Dreams [Come True] by Daryl Hall & John Oates
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    1972 Dolly Parton & Porter Waggoner BREEZE DETERGENT ...

    https://youtu.be/nUSFYBfmOiQ

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    This isn’t a TV commercial, but a radio spot: Luther Vandross extolling the praises of Gino’s Restaurants about a year before his first solo album dropped, style firmly in place.

    https://youtu.be/jocaPgxC6d8

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    Great advertising. Would be fun to work on it with them.

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    Applebee's Grill & Bar!


    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=304484540410133


    Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton

    [turn on the sound]

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    From a list of bad ads --




    Song: My Way by Frank Sinatra

    "There’s something about an athlete singing his swan song that’s completely depressing. Frank Sinatra’s crooning voice on “My Way” is a sad reminder that Derek Jeter’s game-changing career is coming to an end. He might not need that sip of Gatorade anymore, so it’s weird for the sports drink to advertise an athlete coming out of his prime."

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    Johnny Cash "Ring of Fire" -- Preparation H Commercial


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    Geico Commercial



    Final Countdown by Europe

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    Chevrolet Trucks "Like A Rock" Commercial



    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

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    Cadbury




    “In the Air Tonight” by Phil Collins

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    Snickers Superbowl 2010 Ad with Betty White


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    Friends, have you noticed that What a Winderful World is currently being used in
    three different commercials, none of which uses the Louie Armstrong version?
    Maybe we watch too much TV.

    My favorite was used in a Vanguard Commercial with a father and daughter finding
    a flower growing in a crack of a sidewalk. It is sung by Dana Williams. Very nice.
    This one was posted here on 12/18/2021.

    Another was used by Celebrity Cruises, and yet a third is in an ad for Save
    The Elephants by the World Wildlife Fund [WWF].
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