Monday, December 19, 2005

MEME: Sunday Seven -- Episode 16

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This could be a difficult question for you to answer, because most of you probably grab the remote when your favorite program takes a commercial break. But we'll give the topic of television commercials a try anyway. A few years ago, TV Guide compiled a list of the 50 Greatest Television Commercials. There have been plenty of contenders since then, but it's good for idea starters.

But first, it's time to recognize the first to play last week. It was the second week in a row that Jamilyn of "Jamilyn's Quiz Central" was first to answer! Congratulations again, Jamilyn!

On to the challenge!

What are your all-time favorite television commercials? If "favorite" isn't the right word for you, then what are the seven that tend to stand out the most in your mind? You can use the TV Guide list for some ideas if you're drawing a blank.

Either answer the question in a comment or answer it in your journal and include the link in a comment. (To be considered "first to play," a link must be to the specific entry in which you answered the question.)

Well now, I'm a child of TV as much as the next guy. As far as memorable commercials, I'm generally partial to humor first, grand imagery comes in a distant second place. Boobs will stop me in my tracks (hey, I'm a guy – it's genetic) and food porn – you know, those impossibly beautiful images on the Food Channel or Fine Living – generally gets my attention, too. Off the top of my head, without referring to the list cited above, my favorites include, in no particular order:

  1. Doritos chick in the laundromat

  2. Wendy's “Where's The Beef”

  3. Doublemint chicks in bikinis – circa 1967

  4. Jay Leno as the Fritos Bandito (also liked Pat Morita's version)

  5. Taco Bell's “Yo quiero Taco Bell” chihuahua

  6. Death Takes A Holiday” series of Oldsmobile commercials

  7. The Christmas Kittens” -- Bangor Savings Bank

    Those are mine; what's yours? To play along, get your copy of the question and leave a link to your answers in your blog (or your actual answers if you haven't got a blog) HERE. It's fast, easy, and prevents that crotch itch from festering. What more could you want?

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