First gingerbread men, now ponies (actually, miniature horses) - VIDEO
So, we've already discussed the AT&T GoPhone commercial featuring Norm Macdonald and Steve Buscemi as gingerbread men. Now, let's talk about another one of my favorite holiday-themed cell phone commercials that I enjoy it so much because it sends a simple message to all of the little girls out in the world: never ask for a pony for Christmas.
In this ad for Verizon, which you will see after the jump, three teens (?) are talking about what they got for Christmas. Two of them received some stylish cell phones, and the third received a very angry, and hungry, pony (actually, according to some, it is a miniature horse) that seems to like to bite its owner. The reason this commercial tickles my fancy is that it the humor is so subtle. It moves in a conversational and natural manner that makes you want to see it every time it appears. Plus, it's one of those ads that makes you focus on the actors' faces because of the reactions they have to a pony eating the roof of a dog house.
My two favorite parts come at the end of the ad. The first is the reaction by the lead Verizon technician to the pony's aggressive manner. Besides his facial reactions you can actually see him take a step or two back in fear. My other favorite is the reaction of the pony owner's when one of her friends asks if the animal bites. Her answer of 'Yeah' is so quick. Plus, it's at that point you actually see two of her fingers are bandaged from a previous pony attack.