DailyDirt: Better Call Saul...

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

The Super Bowl -- uh, "the big game" -- commercials last weekend had a few ads that demonstrate (again) that people will actually want to watch commercials if they're done properly. But sometimes it's the train-wreck commercials that you just can't stop watching. Here are just a few really (really) bad lawyer commercials that might be so bad that they're actually entertaining. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


Reader Comments (rss)

(Flattened / Threaded)

  1.  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Feb 5th, 2014 @ 5:17pm

    I'm sure how i feel about the Jamie Casino ad for one he lost his brother , why the hell would he want to capitalize off of his brothers death. but I'll admit ,I thought it was for a new tv show.


    As for Eric Mirabel's video ..what the hell did i just watch, Mike I'd rather you rick rolled me, fukker.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  2.  
    icon
    JWW (profile), Feb 5th, 2014 @ 5:21pm

    What?

    You don't have South Dakota's own Scott Hoy? ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTqPkdFQBB8 ) .

    Just Stop, please Stop.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  3.  
    icon
    fogbugzd (profile), Feb 5th, 2014 @ 5:51pm

    Re:

    >>As for Eric Mirabel's video ..what the hell did i just watch, Mike I'd rather you rick rolled me, fukker.

    Amen, brother (or sister). That was one of the most painful things that I have watched that did not involve breaking bones or shedding blood.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  4.  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Feb 6th, 2014 @ 12:15am

    Re: Re:

    It's the scene they reenacted from the movie "Office Space" at the very end of his commercial that has me the most confused.

    Forever, that video will be etched in my brain.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  5.  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Feb 6th, 2014 @ 5:37am

    Re: Re: Re:

    copy machine = piracy ,maybe

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  6.  
    identicon
    Anonymous Coward, Feb 6th, 2014 @ 5:46am

    What's even more entertaining is the reaction to the commercials.

    The Coca-Cola ad for example. Who knew that singing a song about America in several languages would cause such a ruckus.
    - LOL - It is almost unbelievable.

    So let's see now. No Coke, no Dr Pepper, no Oreos ...
    Where will I get my daily dose of high fructose corn syrup?

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  7.  
    identicon
    MM_Dandy, Feb 6th, 2014 @ 7:58am

    Re: What?

    I'm a local, and I still don't know what the hell he's talking about.

    As if you couldn't tell, he writes his own commercials.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  8.  
    icon
    Internet Zen Master (profile), Feb 6th, 2014 @ 10:13am

    Re:

    The second I heard a different language being sung for that sng I thought: 'Cue racist twitter explosion over Coke commercial in 3, 2, 1...'

    Honestly though, the ads during SB48 were rather... meh this year. I'm not saying that because I wanted to get back to the game and watch my Seahawks continue pounding the Broncos into glue, I'm saying that because most of them were, well, boring.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  9.  
    icon
    btr1701 (profile), Feb 6th, 2014 @ 3:58pm

    Repetition

    > commercials last weekend had a few ads that
    > demonstrate (again) that people will actually
    > want to watch commercials if they're done properly.

    I've never had a problem giving most commercials a look. Most people don't. It's the endless repetition of the same commercials over and over and over again that drives people insane. One you see an ad once-- even a clever one-- you really don't need (or want) to see it again, let alone two hundred more times.

    Even the best of these Super Bowl commercials will be FFWed over by remote-wielding DVR owners within days of their football game debut.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]

  10.  
    identicon
    Anonymous, Feb 6th, 2014 @ 5:28pm

    Re: Re:

    I didn't watch the game. It was two teams I don't give a flip about and Bruno Mars at halftime.

     

    reply to this | link to this | view in thread ]


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Save me a cookie
  • Note: A CRLF will be replaced by a break tag (<br>), all other allowable HTML will remain intact
  • Allowed HTML Tags: <b> <i> <a> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <hr> <tt>
Follow Techdirt
A word from our sponsors...
Essential Reading
Techdirt Reading List
Techdirt Insider Chat
A word from our sponsors...
Recent Stories
A word from our sponsors...

Close

Email This