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Those Met Commercials - Take 2

Centerfield
Jun 17 2005 09:04 AM

What about Baginski?

"What about him?"

Well, he's only hitting .027...

"I think you have to give him time. The kid shows a lot of heart, plus his play in the field is much better."

Does it have anything to do with the fact he bought the team?

"Next question."


I love this commercial. The scene where he's calling his shot as the pitch whizzes by floors me every time.

Frayed Knot
Jun 17 2005 12:20 PM

Hey it could be worse, it could actually be accurate.

I just recently found out that Jeff Wilpon was once a 5th (I believe) round pick by the Seattle Mariners.

KC
Jun 17 2005 12:26 PM

I hate to admit it, but the Aflacduck makes me laugh in the Chinese food
attempted delivery commercial.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 17 2005 01:03 PM

I wish they'd just go back to the damn Foxwoods jingle. These others are so much more irritating.

Actually, I wish Foxwoods would massively slash it's advertising budget.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 17 2005 01:24 PM

]I hate to admit it, but the Aflacduck makes me laugh in the Chinese food
attempted delivery commercial.



I LOVE that one. I was pointing it out to D-Dad the other night, who looked at me like I had three heads. But I love the part when he hears what they ordered.

cooby
Jun 17 2005 09:33 PM

I don't understand the Ricoh Post-It notes ads at ALL

metsmarathon
Jun 24 2005 06:03 PM

"other shortstops don't like children, or animals"

brilliant!

gnatman
Jun 24 2005 06:36 PM

I wish the Mets would please stop running the newsreel spoof "vote for Jose Reyes for All-Star" commercial. It's cheesy enough in a vacuum, but made even worse by the fact that he's got no business being the starting All-Star SS this year.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 24 2005 07:51 PM

I agree - it's an awful commercial. Insulting to the intelligence of the viewer.

Frayed Knot
Jun 24 2005 08:05 PM

Plus, I always associate All-Star Game politic-ing as a 'small-town' thing.
NYC used to consider itself above that sort of thinking.

gnatman
Jun 24 2005 08:34 PM

Frayed Knot wrote:
Plus, I always associate All-Star Game politic-ing as a 'small-town' thing.
NYC used to consider itself above that sort of thinking.


I know - just like how Knicks fans at the Garden used to be above towel waving and noise thumpers . . . but no more - a Garden crowd reveling in the "city game" is no longer any more sophisticated than the supposedly "hick" crowds in "cow towns" like Sacramento, Minneapolis and Indianapolis

abogdan
Jun 26 2005 11:59 AM

I posted this in IGT yesterday, but it's worth repeating: There aren't too many things funnier than Mr. Met whittling a giraffe.

Frayed Knot
Jun 26 2005 04:40 PM

]a Garden crowd reveling in the "city game" is no longer any more sophisticated than the supposedly "hick" crowds in "cow towns" like Sacramento, Minneapolis and Indianapolis


Yup.
Some longtime Knick fans trace the downfall to the introduction of 'The Knick City Dancers'.
I'm not sure when (or why) stadium operators got the idea that us morons in the seats would lose interest if we had to go a whole 30 or 40 seconds w/o being entertained. Jeez, we'd actually have to talk to the people we went to the game with or something.

Edgy DC
Jun 26 2005 05:57 PM

When my brother brought my Dad to the Garden last season, they had to leave at halftime, because the overstimulation was so offputting that the oldd man couldn't appreciate the basketball that took place in betwen the epic light sabre battles, or whatever else they were throwing at him.

He's an old guy, but it's not like he's a sociophobe who can't stand noisy crowds. Heck, when he was a beat cop, crowd control was one of his favorite assignments. His BS meter just wouldn't stop ringing.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 26 2005 06:01 PM

Nor his ears, I imagine :(

Edgy DC
Jun 26 2005 06:20 PM

Well, I have to confess, it's pretty hard to deafen my old man any further than he already is.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 07:45 PM

I guessed the Aflac duck right. Is that the voice of Gene Hackman on the Oppenheimer Funds commercial?

metirish
Jun 28 2005 08:50 PM

Good call on Hackman, I've had the same thought a few times.

Centerfield
Jun 29 2005 08:50 AM

I think there's no question that it's Gene Hackman.

What did you guess about the AFLAC duck?

Spacemans Bong
Jun 29 2005 09:02 AM

Hackman does Oppenheimer Funds and Lowe's Home Improvement.

If you don't know who the AFLAC duck is you're an idiot.

soupcan
Jun 29 2005 09:05 AM

Gilbert Gottfried.

Edgy DC
Jun 29 2005 09:44 AM

Easy, Bong. Some of us don't get out as much as we used to.

seawolf17
Aug 17 2005 06:05 AM

Why don't you tell your stupid ranch tooth to shut up?!?!

cooby
Aug 19 2005 06:57 PM

The new Willie/Torre Subway ads are cute

Frayed Knot
Aug 19 2005 08:10 PM

That's your opinion.

I'm not sure which I got sick of quicker, those, or the Costanza/Iacocca Chrysler ads.

Willets Point
Aug 24 2005 08:49 PM

The 8-gazillion variations on the Foxwoods "psychiatrist-word association" ads are grating and annoying. I'll take the jingle any time, at least its melodic and catchy.

Elster88
Aug 24 2005 09:25 PM

Willets Point wrote:
The 8-gazillion variations on the Foxwoods "psychiatrist-word association" ads are grating and annoying. I'll take the jingle any time, at least its melodic and catchy.


I don't know, I've ended up singing it without realizing in a couple of embarrassing places.

GYC
Aug 24 2005 09:40 PM

Willets Point wrote:
The 8-gazillion variations on the Foxwoods "psychiatrist-word association" ads are grating and annoying. I'll take the jingle any time, at least its melodic and catchy.
Are they on TV, too? I don't watch TV. I haven't since the Mets-Yanks in the Bronx series.

GYC
Aug 24 2005 09:42 PM

Jose needs only a single and a double...

Woops: Wrong thread.

Centerfield
Aug 24 2005 10:29 PM

Have you guys seen the Toyota of Manhattan commercial with the guy sitting at the desk screaming like an idiot? How does something like that get put on the air?

Edgy DC
Sep 02 2005 07:48 PM

So when did they start allowing hard liquors to advertise on TV again anyhow?

Frayed Knot
Sep 02 2005 08:10 PM

Am I supposed to know who the chick is - Toni (Tony?, Tone?) Roberts -
on those Las Vegas radio commercials that are running endlessly
during Met games?
She comes on like her name is common knowledge but I have no idea who she is except that she sounds like Melanie Griffith ... which isn't really a good thing either. Griffith may be the worst "big name" actress in the business and this one sounds like she's reading cue cards just like MG does.

Nymr83
Sep 02 2005 09:04 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
So when did they start allowing hard liquors to advertise on TV again anyhow?


i don't know but i like it. i'd rather see comercials for something i'm actually going to buy.

martin
Sep 03 2005 04:55 PM

i am gonna try to use the hand-flip-over "fresh toast my sub" sign on the local sandwich artist at subway later tonight. i know willie says they dont use that sign in queens. but i live in jersey so maybe they know that one here.

Valadius
Sep 03 2005 04:58 PM

I've got a bunch of Subways on campus here, but they definitely use different signs in DC.

seawolf17
Sep 03 2005 06:45 PM

Ranchranchranchranchranchranchranchranchranch

raaaaanch....

seawolf17
Sep 07 2005 07:22 PM

Someday, the AFLAC Trivia Question will be... "How fast does Mr. Met run?" Remember that the answer is 6-7 mph.

Elster88
Sep 08 2005 08:16 AM

I really enjoy the commercials of Mr. Met fucking around at Shea with the end caption of: The Mets are coming back to town....And not a moment too soon.

SC = zero.
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Centerfield
Sep 08 2005 09:09 AM

"Dude, I can see like 80% of your head..."

I think the Toyota of Manhattan guy (the one who puts his fist through a picture of someone I don't know) is trying to capture the spirit of the old Crazy Eddie commercials. He's doing it poorly.

I remember hearing a few years back that Crazy Eddie went to jail. Let's hope they come get this Toyota guy soon as well.

Edgy DC
Sep 08 2005 09:46 AM
Edited 2 time(s), most recently on Sep 08 2005 09:57 AM

Eddie Antar got convicted on fraud and racketeering charges.

I think it's hard to under-rate (my first respondent tells me that I must mean "over-rate" here) how competitive the retail electronics business is. At the end of the eighties, well-backed national chains started systematically knocking out local and regional chains like Eddie. He could no longer maintain his market share, but still had a name and a high profile thanks to his memorable pitch man Jerry Carroll. Rather than congratulate himself on good run and take the the best offer for the remnants of his business, Antar tried to go public and take on the threat. The charges were related to his IPO, and I guess they cooked the books to make themselves more attractive to investors.

If I recall correctly, I think he fled the country, first to Costa Rica then to Israel, and had a high-profile extradition case where he denied his identity to Israeli officials.

The moral is to cash in and get out of the fight game while you still have your wits.

Last I heard his grandkids are trying to re-establish the name, perhaps as an online retailer. He's probably served his stretch by now.

Elster88
Sep 08 2005 09:53 AM

I think you meant overrate.
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ScarletKnight41
Sep 11 2005 10:48 AM

You can see the commercials [url=http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/nym/fan_forum/fan_information.jsp#commercials]here[/url]

Edgy DC
Sep 11 2005 02:09 PM

Sounds like George Clooney shilling for Budweiser.

Centerfield
Sep 15 2005 12:21 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Sep 15 2005 12:28 PM

Ok, you guys know the commercial where the guy runs out of gas, and the gas lady comes out to get him, and her boss says to her "Isn't that the third time this month?" hinting that the driver is doing it on purpose so he can see her.

Shouldn't the woman be attractive?

Edgy DC
Sep 15 2005 12:26 PM

Ouch.

Elster88
Sep 15 2005 12:28 PM

Glad I'm not the only one who was wondering that.
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Frayed Knot
Sep 15 2005 12:30 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Sep 15 2005 12:33 PM

Shouldn't she like pour the contents of the gas can on him and threaten to strike a match if he doesn't quit coming up with lame excuses to stalk her?


And I guess they figure they're already stretching the limits of believability by putting a female who even that good looking into a garagre jumpsuit. If they tried to slide a Tyra Banks lookalike in there we'd never buy it.

cooby
Sep 15 2005 12:32 PM

I always figured the boss was her dad, what other 30 year old woman would work at a gas station?

PS, I think she is pretty

SwitchHitter
Sep 15 2005 05:21 PM

I used to think y'all had the same commercials we do. Last year, it was the one with the guys burglarizing a place until they run into the appropriate team's memoribilia and then carefully putting everything back and leaving a yellow note on the repaired window. This year, it's everyone wearing rally caps, even store mannequins, and the team gets a hit or the passing on of the two-fingered sign so the hitter would know the deuce was coming.

I guess that's not the case as I don't know this gas commercial y'all are talking about.

cooby
Sep 15 2005 06:57 PM

We get them too, Annie. I like the burglar one and the mechanics with the fish ones best.

I'm starting to think I am the only one that has to put up with the 4 minute long Fitness Made Simple commercials, which frequently cause me to miss the first pitch of an inning, because I cannot believe that nobody else ever complains about them. They are gross, unprofessionally made, too long, too frequent, the guy in them is a flaming fag, and not at all attractive. And he plays with himself.

Anyway, the above ad is for Mobil and there is a guy with a cute little red convertible that runs out of gas and the pretty gas station girl comes and puts a gallon of gas in his tank so he can make it to the station.
The joke is, he seems to do it about once a week. It's really a kind of nice ad, two shy folks just trying to connect.

KC
Sep 15 2005 07:40 PM

That gas girl is very cute. I just wish they'd do the sequel already when
she laughs at him the fourth time and says something really funny and
leaves him out there with that stupid dashboard thingy.

Edgy DC
Sep 15 2005 09:06 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Sep 16 2005 06:06 AM

The universal MLB team commercials are bad news. Evolution comes through variety. Devolution is comes through confomity.

Willets Point
Sep 16 2005 03:23 AM

What about Intelligent Design?

ScarletKnight41
Sep 16 2005 05:17 AM

The universal commercials usually come from Fox Sports Net. I've noticed a bunch on the MLB package. Although I think they were more in vogue last year - I don't recall seeing quite as many this year.

Edgy DC
Sep 16 2005 06:56 PM

Sunday is Randolph Bobblehead Day?

Uh oh.

Edgy DC
Sep 21 2005 07:22 PM

I don't think I'm ever going to see The Boomer Esiason Show.

Centerfield
Sep 22 2005 09:40 AM

I think the oddest thing about those Toyota of Manhattan commercials is the random woman at the end that turns to the camera and says "It's true."


And Christine Glavine looks like the chick from the gas station commercials:


"I'll see you at the station."