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Hilariously Horrifying Parody Of Every Commercial For Kids In The '90s

I don’t know if ridiculous ’90s style commercials like this completely disappeared or if it was just because I stopped watching Saturday morning cartoons, but I totally miss getting sold diabetes or useless toys from overexcited kids and crude special effects and weird parents. This parody of those ’90s commercial nails them.


How VFX Wizards Got The Brady Bunch Back On Screen To Sell Candy Bars

One of the more memorable moments from yesterday’s Super Bowl — at least before the end of the fourth quarter — was the latest Snickers ad that co-opted The Brady Bunch into selling candy bars. But if you thought the ad just used some clever editing and dubbing, over on FXGuide they have a thorough break-down of the complex visual effects needed to change what the characters were saying in the original footage from the TV series.


This Is What Eight-Year-Old Boys Do When They're Told To Slap A Girl

The public service announcement is emotionally manipulative and strategically pulls at the most basic things everyone likes (cute kids! young love!) and might even be scripted and is definitely edited nicely but still, the message is something that even children know to be true: Domestic violence is not OK.


Behind-The-Scenes Video Shows How 7 Scenes Are Filmed In One Take

Johnnie Walker has a pretty neat commercial on air these days that covers seven different backgrounds in just one long take. It’s a well choreographed and perfectly timed spot, a man is at a bar and starts walking. As he moves along, the scenery changes along with him to give him a wild journey until he’s back at the bar.


An Action Cam On A Spinning Car Wheel Makes For One Mesmerising Ad

An effective commercial doesn’t necessarily have to be a multi-million dollar production. Remember that Nike ad with Tiger Woods bouncing a golf ball on his club? It was supposed to be completely different until the director saw his skills on set. VW had similar luck with this ad made with nothing but an action cam attached to the spinning wheel of a driving car.


Power Wheels Perfectly Parodies McConaughey's Lincoln Ads

Video: They have been parodied ad nauseam already, but Mattel delivers what is possibly the definitive spoof of Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln ads. Driving a pint-sized Ford F-150 pickup, this kid seems like he’s been pitching Power Wheels long before anyone paid him to pitch one. All that’s missing is that smooth southern drawl.


This Rube Goldberg Machine Is Powered By Light

Video: It’s always fun to see the chain reaction of Rube Goldberg machines and how one action can cascade into a whole bunch of things happening. This one, from an ad for Japanese technology company au, is particularly cool because it’s just powered by light and lens and optics.


Watch John Malkovich Play A Vampire In This Funny French Commercial

Video: John Malkovich is a great actor, no doubt about it. That’s why it’s not surprising to see him nail the role of a vampire in this cinematic — and quite funny — TV commercial for a French video streaming service.


The Bizarre And Controversial World Of American Late-Night Lawyer Ads

When it’s three o’clock in the morning and everything is going wrong in your life, there’s a certain kind of ad you might see on basic cable. Lawyers — usually guys — promise to battle the heartless, tight-wad insurance companies on your behalf. There’s disaster footage and stiff readings off of cue cards. The ads look like they were made in a high school computer class.


The 98-Year-Old MS Paint Prodigy In Microsoft's Super Bowl Commercial

Remember Hal Lasko, the 98-year-old semi-blind artist who makes beautiful prints using Windows 95-era Microsoft Paint? He was in Microsoft’s gorgeously sentimental commercial that aired during last Sunday’s Super Bowl, as Mashable points out. Which is great, because we love the guy and his gorgeous work.


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