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Even trees love Campbell's green bean casserole at Christmas

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 16th 2009 3:25PM
I'm not quite sure how old this commercial is (I know it's been running for at least a few years now), but it's becoming a new Christmas classic. I like green bean casserole, but this ad has always freaked me out a little. A tree that's not only alive but has a taste for green bean casserole (and can open a window)? It's like a Christmas movie made by the people who did The Day of the Triffids.

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Here's an above average Christmas commercial for a below average beer

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 10th 2009 2:02PM
Continuing our month-long look at commercials from Christmases past, this is a beer ad from the late 70s. What's interesting is that it's a rather long commercial, especially compared to commercials today, and you don't even know what the ad is for until it's almost over, about 54 seconds in.

Also, I'm not sure if who won the game, but Chicago was leading St. Louis 21-0 in the 3rd quarter.

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Arms are the only things moving in these Schweppes Christmas commercials

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 27th 2009 1:30PM
I'm a big fan of illustrations of the 1950s so I might find these British Schweppes ads more amusing than some people. But I like how it's just a few arms in the illustrations that are moving in the ads. Clever idea.

[via Adfreak]

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Who's the imposter in that new Folgers coffee commercial?

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 16th 2009 2:30PM
We all remember and love the Folgers TV commercial from the early 80's that featured Peter coming home from college (or maybe prison or being stranded on an island, it's never really explained). I don't know why Folgers doesn't just run this ad every year people love it so much, but they don't. In fact, this morning I saw a new Folgers Christmas commercial that is very similar to the Peter ad: guy gets dropped off at his home, his sister is up first, and then the parents smell the coffee and get out of bed and come down to greet him. It's just not the same though.

Here's the old ad (and here's an interview with Greg Wrangler, who played Peter). Can't find the new one online yet but I'll post it when I can.

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