Give Me That Fiiiiiish!

25 03 2009

You seen the new McDonald’s Filet o’ Fish commercial?

Pure. Genius.

I mean… How much could this have cost to produce? The actors say nothing, garage could have been yours or mine, and the Big Mouthed Billy Bass (SOLD OUT on Amazon) could have been purchased at a yard sale or flea market. Yet I find myself, all day, singing “Give me back that Filet o’ Fish… Give Me That Fiiiiish!”

And I don’t even like the sandwich. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love seafood.

I lived AT THE BEACH for 5 years and thrived off seafood, but must say I am a bit picky as to where I obtain my seafood. Two things I always consider is proximity to water and the restaurant’s specialty. Once you start putting some miles between you and the ocean, my burger to shrimp barometer gets pretty lopsided. Then there is the restaurant’s forte. While in Wilmington, we took my family to our favorite seafood place, and my uncle ordered… sesame chicken. “That’s funny uncle Chris, I don’t see any chopsticks or fortune cookies around.” Needless to say, he was less than impressed with his meal. Same goes when I walk into a Mickey D’s: no mounted swordfish, no pirate décor, and no hushpuppies!

But after viewing this commercial I started to second guess myself. 

Maybe I haven’t given the Filet o’ Fish a fair shake. Maybe McDonald’s has their own secret water source where they obtain their “fish”. Perhaps Grimace is a master fisherman and personally sees to it that the best filets are used. That American cheese and tartar sauce does add to the enticement. And that price, in this economy! Golden Arches… you win again, “Give me that Filet o Fish, Give Me That Fiiiiish!”

 

In fact, I'll take two.

In fact, I'll take two.

 

– Mister Jeremy McDonald

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5 Most Bizarre and Hilarious Commercials

20 06 2008

I’ve seen a lot of things here on the Internet that I would deem unsettling but there are others that just leave you saying Double-Ew Tea Eff? I’ve found 5 of the most bizarre and hilarious commercials out on the web, and I hope you’ll enjoy gawking at them as much as I do. Cheers.

Thailand Ghosts – This is a Thai ad for light bulbs. Honestly, it has to be one of the more strange things I’ve seen put to film. I wonder what twisted marketing company thought it would be a novel thing to use hideous ghosts and transvestites to sell light bulbs. Found on Boing Boing.

Learn English – I honestly, truly laughed out loud on this one. One simple joke can go a long way. ***WARNING*** The audio on this one might not be too safe for work, so I suggest you plug in some headphones or wait until you get home to check it out. It’s worth it, though. That family has no idea… From Funvids.

Japanese McDonald’s – Oh, the Japanese… When will I get a chance to come and experience your culture first hand? Is it all like this over there? Here’s a cadre of commercials, dripping with Japanesiness. Read the subtitles on these.

Sensual Stretching – OK, so this one might not so much be a commercial as an educational film, but it stars DSI friend Chris Gethard, who does comedy at UCBT in New York. (You can check out Chris’s Blog here, or even go catch him performing at the Del Close Marathon in August.) ***WARNING*** Video may include dryhumping.

The Ayds Diet – This one’s quite real. People sure weren’t sensitive back in the seventies. But look how thin and happy they look!

FrankenMeat – And as an added bonus, check out this video on YourWeek about Frankenmeat. It’ll make you want a cheeseburger hot out of the test tube! Thanks to DSI-NY friend, Erik Martin.








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