The TV Commercial Thread - Page 7
The pandas were originally a long-running April Fool's joke by Blizzard, first being teased as a playable race in WarCraft 3, then as the name of a fake in-game food delivery service for WoW. Thing is, people LOVED them, and Pandaren were always getting mentioned as a possible new playable race every time WoW had an upcoming expansion. So Blizzard's finally giving the people what they want.
Edited by Richard Dickson - 9/21/12 at 12:25pm
And I want to shoot every member of whatever group of musicians they put together to do the 5 Dollar Foot Long songs for the Subway commercials.
As much as I hate that song, I hate the ads with the adults with kids' voices a thousand times worse. That is just unnerving.
Beyond the general awfulness of the voices in any context, I keep seeing the one where the office dweeb just lets the girls take his sandwich and wonder what particular spark of recognition it is trying to appeal to. There seem to be several premises working at once, all awful and none particularly clear. Are we supposed to be nodding in indignant recognition that these Hot Bitches, as of course Hot Bitches in office settings are so notorious for doing, literally steal the regular joe's lunch money? Or are we actually supposed to be laughing at the shmo being so utterly, pathetically unable to assert himself against the casual cruelty of his coworkers? Why would either of these scenarios make me feel, rather than queasily aware that man's inhumanity to man survives and in fact blossoms at the most structured, buttoned-down levels of "civilization", desirous of Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki?
Why the voices? Is meant to suggest that the carnal delights of a Subway sandwich reduces even professional adults to a state of childlike want? Then why does the dialogue evoke a workplace comedy of manners, while the performances suggest so clearly that the Hot Bitches are knowingly taking advantage of the dweeb's physical attraction for his acquiescence to their ludicrous presumption? Is the helium squeak assumed to be inherently funny, and not simply infuriating?
I don't know at what point I started noticing this, but now every time it comes on it fills me with rage. It's like 4 separate sociopaths who aren't allowed to consult with each other all trying to sell me the same sandwich all at once.