Whom would you like to punch in the face?
I’m not a violent person. But sometimes there are TV spots that make me want to punch the actors in the face. It’s nothing personal against the actors. I’m sure they’re nice fellas. They just happen to be playing roles that annoy the hell out of me. So much so that I want to punch them in the face.
The current spot that makes me want to turn into Chuck Norris is for AT&T’s 4G service. If you watch any sports on TV, you’ve probably seen it about 337 times. In the spot there are two guys tailgating at a football game. Well, to be accurate, they’re in a parking lot surrounded by people tailgating. You see, they’re not actually tailgating. They’re sitting there, staring into their phones and condescendingly responding to other guys asking them if they’ve heard about some news. “That’s soooo 27-seconds ago.” They say.
I’m sorry, but if I’m ever at a tailgate party and these two losers were talking down to me because I was actually interacting (in person) with other human beings and having fun, instead of obsessing about the news feed on my phone…yeah, I’d ‘soooo’ want to punch them in the face. Put the phones down. Grab a drink and play some damn corn hole! OK. I feel much better. Thanks for allowing me to get that out of my system. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvVVQGgbKk0&w=560&h=315]
What characters from ads, past or present, would you like to punch in the face? Flo from Progressive? Dan Cortese when he did spots for Burger King way back in the day? You gotta have one. Consider sharing it a free therapy session.
If you can’t think of any, I’ll give you an easy one below. But instead of punching this guy in the face, you may just want to throw a scalding cup of coffee in his face.