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Funniest commercial ever--Pepsi's new ad
Me | 5/7/2005 | Me

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.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: ads; asininityvanity; friggincommercial; inanityvanity; pepsi; spartacus

1 posted on 05/07/2005 12:54:38 PM PDT by ArcLight
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To: ArcLight

Where ya been? This one's been playing for more than a month.

AAC


2 posted on 05/07/2005 12:56:09 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: ArcLight

I think that one was first aired during the Superbowl.


3 posted on 05/07/2005 12:57:24 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: ArcLight
Well I'm glad you're alright! The commercial has been on here in Sacto for a few months, funny indeed.
4 posted on 05/07/2005 12:57:45 PM PDT by steveo (Member: Fathers Against Rude Television)
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To: nuconvert

Saw it during the Superbowl.


5 posted on 05/07/2005 12:59:37 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: ArcLight
Heres'a a link:

Link to Pepsi ad index

6 posted on 05/07/2005 12:59:54 PM PDT by Bob
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To: ArcLight

http://www.pepsi.com/ads_and_history/index.php


7 posted on 05/07/2005 1:00:45 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: ArcLight

I find the Burger King ads to be CREEPILY funny.


8 posted on 05/07/2005 1:01:07 PM PDT by Clemenza (I am NOT A NUMBER, I am a FREE MAN!!!)
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To: ArcLight
Sounds like the scene from Monty Python's Life of Brian.

"I'm Brian! I'm Brian! . . .I'm Brian and so's my wife! . . . ."

9 posted on 05/07/2005 1:01:22 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (Goo- goo- google, good bye!)
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To: ArcLight

Using slavery as a prop in a Pepsi commerical. Calling Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and gang!


10 posted on 05/07/2005 1:02:16 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The Republican Party is the France of politics--Lazamataz)
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To: ArcLight

Well, it's new to me and it is HILARIOUS!

Thanks for ringing in!


11 posted on 05/07/2005 1:02:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (First you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women (HJ Simpson))
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To: ArcLight

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"


12 posted on 05/07/2005 1:03:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (I don't suffer from stress. I am a carrier!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael; ArcLight
Pepses eunt domus!

Things go better with Agricola.

13 posted on 05/07/2005 1:04:56 PM PDT by dighton
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To: ArcLight

It is a good ad.


14 posted on 05/07/2005 1:07:32 PM PDT by SeeRushToldU_So (Flashback.)
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To: ArcLight

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.


15 posted on 05/07/2005 1:08:19 PM PDT by ProudVet77 (Warning: Frequent sarcastic posts)
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To: Clemenza

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.


16 posted on 05/07/2005 1:10:38 PM PDT by buckeyesailor
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To: Clemenza

>>I find the Burger King ads to be CREEPILY funny.<<

I agree but my kids LOVE them!


17 posted on 05/07/2005 1:11:39 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: AmericanArchConservative

not in Hawaii


18 posted on 05/07/2005 1:12:14 PM PDT by fish hawk (I am only one, but I am not the only one.)
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To: ArcLight
Cut to Kirk Douglas standing up and saying, "I'm Spartacus," then Tony Curtis, then the rest of the crowd.

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....)

19 posted on 05/07/2005 1:20:38 PM PDT by Yossarian (Remember: NOT ALL HEART ATTACKS HAVE TRADITIONAL SYMPTOMS)
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To: netmilsmom

I don't even understand the BK ads.


20 posted on 05/07/2005 1:21:02 PM PDT by ArcLight
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To: ArcLight

>>I don't even understand the BK ads.<<

Probably a good thing.
My five and seven year olds do understand them.


21 posted on 05/07/2005 1:32:43 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: AmericanArchConservative

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.


22 posted on 05/07/2005 1:39:07 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: netmilsmom; cardinal4

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."


23 posted on 05/07/2005 1:39:28 PM PDT by Ax (Bring Back the Knout)
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To: Ax

The cavemen one, is my sons favorite.


24 posted on 05/07/2005 1:45:26 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Rebelbase

It's ok. They're white .....


25 posted on 05/07/2005 1:47:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If Love Can't Buy You Happiness, You Don't Know Where To Shop")
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To: Clemenza

"I find the Burger King ads to be CREEPILY funny."

My wife feels the same way. That King thing is gross.


26 posted on 05/07/2005 1:47:18 PM PDT by Poser (Joining Belly Girl in the Pajamahadeen)
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To: ArcLight

old commercial


27 posted on 05/07/2005 1:48:32 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Clemenza
I find the Burger King ads to be CREEPILY funny.

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!

Mark

28 posted on 05/07/2005 1:48:46 PM PDT by MarkL (I've got a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!!!)
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To: dighton

That's funny. LOL


29 posted on 05/07/2005 1:50:08 PM PDT by Petronski (Pope Benedict XVI: A German Shepherd on the Throne of Peter)
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To: Ax

ABSOLUTELY HYSTERICAL!!!! I agree..


30 posted on 05/07/2005 2:02:09 PM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: MarkL

"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!!!


31 posted on 05/07/2005 2:03:56 PM PDT by Hand em their arse
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To: ArcLight

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.


32 posted on 05/07/2005 2:06:25 PM PDT by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
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To: ArcLight

My wife and I like the "Put the lime in the Coke, you nut" commercial.


33 posted on 05/07/2005 5:02:52 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Poser

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.


34 posted on 05/07/2005 8:54:39 PM PDT by Moonmad27
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