Remember those TV commercials from the early 1980s that were like bouncy slabs of bourgeois absurdity flecked with the occasional menacing dystopian undertones, as if the director had just finished watching Terry Gilliam’s Brazil? I think they were all produced by an agency called Ally & Gargano? There was the one with the Fast-Talking Fed Ex guy (who later became the Fast-Talking Micro Machines Guy)? And also there was “Where’s The Beef?” and maybe “Time to Make the Donuts”? A bunch of them were compiled for a Mattel party game called “Commercial Crazies,” but it was never much fun to actually play the game, it was way more fun to just watch the commercials? Well whether you remember these or not, here they all are in one magnificent YouTube playlist.
Joseph P. O’Brien
- 9/11 30 Rock 1999 advertising Alison Brie americana American Beauty Barack Obama Billie Joe Armstrong Billy Joel Breaking Bad Captain Beefheart censorship Community Cormac McCarthy Dancin' Dames Danny Pudi David Lynch David O Russell dorothy parker Dreams Ernest Hemingway Evolution Fight Club FLAPPERHOUSE George Clooney George Lucas George Saunders God Green Day Haruki Murakami Herman Melville HP Lovecraft In Memoriam Ishmael Reed Jay Johnston Jeff Laughlin John Steinbeck Jorge Luis Borges Jude Law Kurt Vonnegut LOST Louis CK Mad Men Martin Scorsese memory Moby-Dick Mr Show Mythology Orson Welles Parks And Recreation Philip K Dick Philip Seymour Hoffman Politics Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino Ramones Rene Magritte Robert Anton Wilson Roger Ebert Salvador Dali Schizopolis short fiction Spike Jonze Stanley Kubrick Stephen King Steven Soderbergh The Matrix Thomas Pynchon Three Kings Time Truth Vincent Van Gogh Walking Dead Werner Herzog
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