Skip to comments.Funniest commercial ever--Pepsi's new ad
Posted on 05/07/2005 12:54:37 PM PDT by ArcLight
Just saw a howlingly funny new Pepsi ad set in ancient Rome. A couple of Roman soldiers ride up to a group of ragged men wearing chains. One is holding a paper bag.
"Hey, guys," says a soldier, "one of you left this behind at the last rest stop. There's half a sandwich here, and a can of Pepsi. I think the guy's name is written on the bag. Yeah, it says Spartacus. Anybody here named Spartacus?"
Cut to Kirk Douglas standing up and saying, "I'm Spartacus," then Tony Curtis, then the rest of the crowd. It's the actual scene from the movie, with modern actors layered in on top.
It's a total hoot. I laughed so hard I nearly choked.
Where ya been? This one's been playing for more than a month.
I think that one was first aired during the Superbowl.
Saw it during the Superbowl.
I find the Burger King ads to be CREEPILY funny.
"I'm Brian! I'm Brian! . . .I'm Brian and so's my wife! . . . ."
Using slavery as a prop in a Pepsi commerical. Calling Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and gang!
Well, it's new to me and it is HILARIOUS!
Thanks for ringing in!
I still like the Darrell waltrip comercials. My favorite is the guy confessing that he booed Waltrip in the 70's. Then it cuts to waltrip saying "no problem" and spinning doughnuts on the guys front lawn. "sincerely, Darrell Waltrip"
Things go better with Agricola.
It is a good ad.
It's kind of funny, but if you remember this scene in the movie, it's a misuse of the material. It was a truly touching scene, as they were all "volunteering" to be crucified, in order to take the victory away from the Romans.
I find the Kodak commercial "But wheres the computer?" to be one of the best I've seen. Really gets the point across that you dont necessarily need a puter to make digital pics.
>>I find the Burger King ads to be CREEPILY funny.<<
I agree but my kids LOVE them!
not in Hawaii
In the director's edition of the ad, the final scene showed everyone who piped up being crucified by Coca-Cola swilling Centurions.
(You'd think Pepsi would have watched the movie and understood what that scene was all about? Maybe being nailed to a tree ain't that big a thang anymore to the deep blue city dwelling ad-writers....)
I don't even understand the BK ads.
>>I don't even understand the BK ads.<<
Probably a good thing.
My five and seven year olds do understand them.
I haven't seen it. I guess they don't show it much on the science channel or history channel or nickelodeon. It sure sounds good though.
I've never seen the Pepsi commercial in question. IMHO, the best commercial on the air these days is the GEICO with the cavemen. "NOT cool." "That's SOO condescending."
The cavemen one, is my sons favorite.
It's ok. They're white .....
"I find the Burger King ads to be CREEPILY funny."
My wife feels the same way. That King thing is gross.
No kidding. I find "the Burger King" character in the mask way too similar to Michael Meyers!
I'd really like to know who's coming up with some of these more disturbing commercials lately. There's the Chips Ahoy commercial that used to play on Fox and Friends in the morning, where there's a little girl's birthday party, and everyone's sitting around the table, including a big, talking Chips Ahoy cookie. He (the cookie) says, "Where's the Birthday Cake?" the little girl answers, "Cake? We're not having cake." And everyone starts eyeing the cookie hungrilly! The last time we see the cookie, he's looking worried!
There's another commercial by Dairy Queen for their popcorn shrimp. You see this "daddy shrimp" eating something, and his wife comes over to see what he's got. He says he's eating DQ popcorn, and when she tries one, she realizes what she's eating and shouts, "You idiot! That's not popcorn! That's popcorn shrimp! Where are the children!"
Since when is cannibalism a good marketing technique. Those adds just creep me out!
That's funny. LOL
ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL!!!! I agree..
"There's another commercial by Dairy Queen for their popcorn shrimp. You see this "daddy shrimp" eating something, and his wife comes over to see what he's got. He says he's eating DQ popcorn, and when she tries one, she realizes what she's eating and shouts, "You idiot! That's not popcorn! That's popcorn shrimp! Where are the children!"
I actually haven't seen that one, and I hate to say it but I might find myself LMAO at that!!!
I've haven't seen the ad, haven't watched teevee in a LONG time. But in the movie, correct me if I'm wrong, Kirk just sat there, as Tony, then all the others, stood up to claim being Spartacus. Kirk commenced to shed tears over his men's loyalty.
My wife and I like the "Put the lime in the Coke, you nut" commercial.
I first heard about that one BK commercial on FR, and the posters were right. The way the King is first seen very far away and without warning is right THERE in front of the guy is extremely unsettling. It was even worse than the first FR description, since the Freepers didn't mention that plastic face.
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