Danny Trejo and Steve Buscemi Are Marcia and Jan Brady in Snickers’ Super Bowl Ad

While my favourite Snickers ad will probably always be the one starring Joe Pesci and Don Rickles, a new ad to be broadcast during this year’s Super Bowl may be a close second.

Using the successful formula of; “you’re not you when you’re hungry”, BBDO, New York recreated a clip from the classic Brady Bunch episode where Marcia gets hit in the nose with a football thrown by her brother. In the updated clip, Danny Trejo plays the cranky Marcia and Steve Buscemi makes a surprise appearance as the oft-neglected Jan.

Be sure to watch the “Making Of” video embedded below to see how the director Jim Jenkins and O Positive recreated the Brady’s living room, and how they were able to map the faces of Mike and Carol Brady onto the faces of two modern-day stand-ins.

Snickers – The Making of The Brady Bunch

[via Hollywood Reporter / AdWeek]

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Foot Locker Ad “Rights the Sports World’s Wrongs” with Tyson, Holyfield and More

Foorlocker - Week of Greatness

In the new spot promoting Footlocker’s ‘Week of Greatness’, Cleveland Cavalier point guard, Kyrie Irving feels that all is right with the world,

Kyrie may be right on the money with that thought, as the ad goes on to show Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield making up over the “ear incident”, Dennis Rodman booking a one-way flight to North Korea, Craig Sager burning his colorful sports jackets, and Brett Favre realizing it’s time to walk away… from pie.

The ad was created by BBDO New York, and directed by Jim Jenkins of O Positive Films.

FYI: there is a Tumblr blog dedicated to Craig Sager’s colorful wardrobe. However, in my opinion he doesn’t hold a candle to our very own Don Cherry.

[via Agency Spy]

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American Red Cross Promote Online Course With “Misadventures in Babysitting” Clip

American Red Cross - Babysitting

The American Red Cross’ Babysitting Basics online course costs just $25 and takes around 4 hours to complete, and it’s designed to help young people to become more responsible babysitters. The teens featured in this clip obviously never came anywhere near the course the course, and their logic is enough to give worried parents something to “really” worry about.

From nail gun etiquette, to fire safety, to how to be a food scientist (imagine that, peanut butter does come from from peanuts), the clip covers just a few of parent’s worst nightmares when dealing with inexperienced babysitters.

The ad was created by BBDO Atlanta, directed by Erich Joiner for Tool of North America.

[via AdRants]

USA

New Ad From Ontario Ministry of Health Compares Social Smoking to Social Farting

Ontario Ministry of Health - Social Farting

A new series of TV ads from the Ontario Ministry Health’sQuit the Denial‘ campaign is out to convince people who refer to themselves as ‘social smokers’, are really just plain old smokers after all.

One of the ads titled ‘social farter’, features a young woman who explains to an interviewer, “Well, it’s true that I fart, but I wouldn’t call myself a farter. I’m a social farter.” Toward the end of the ad, the on-screen copy reads, “Social smoking is as ridiculous and social farting.”

The ads were created by BBDO Toronto, and directed by The Perlorian Brothers for Soft Citizen.

[via Ads of the World]

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Famous Robots are on the Move in GE’s ‘Brilliant Machines’ Campaign

GE - Brilliant Machines

Last week pictures and short clips of robots began to appear on the Brilliant Machines Tumblr.

A picture of K.I.T.T., the talking Trans-Am from Knight Rider driving down the twists and turns of Lombard Street in San Francisco was shared. Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet was spotted leaving the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Apparently, while we’ve distracted by zombies, South Korean dance crazes and Black Friday sales, the machines were making their move. Or were they?

On Thanksgiving, it started to make sense with the release of the ‘Robots on the Move’ (embedded below) ad. The clip shows the robots; including K.I.T.T., Robby, B-9 (from Lost in Space) and one that kind of, sort of looks like Number 5 from Short Circuit, making their way to GE headquarters where they are joined by Star Trek: The Next Generation android, Data.

The ad was created by BBDO New York, and was directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.

[via FastcoCreate]

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