I’m not a fan of commercials or advertisements, period, but the commercials that are bugging me the most right now (from watching football) are the commercials for car insurance. They all seem to have this “those that switch to us have saved an average of $XXX” approach (well, except Geico; they have some great commercials!). The thing is, you’re not likely to switch car insurance unless you’re going to save money. So it’s not like the average person will necessarily save move by switching to them, it’s just that they’re saying that those that could save money, switched.
On the other hand, there was a commercial in Kansas when I was there over Thanksgiving that I enjoyed. It was a car commercial, no less. Sadly, it betrays my lowbrow sense of humor.
Why did it make me laugh?
It had a dancing chicken. A person, dresed in a chicken costume, dancing next to the cars they were selling. Something that would terrify me in real life, made me laugh on screen, and I don’t know why.