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  1. Favorite Commercials

    Add me (and my kids) to the Hump Day! fans. They played that one a lot during Mets games (back when we watched them on cable). Oh, and the Buster Posey one for a different company ("Who's ready to have a baby?"), which I probably shouldn't have liked, but did.
  2. I thought about posting this one in the "baffled" thread, but it's not that I'm confused by the commercial. I'm confused by the product, namely the Listerine Ready Tab that's supposed to clean your mouth. In the ad, the guy, an airplane passenger, puts this tab in his mouth while the voiceover raves about how you chew it and it turns to liquid in your mouth and you swish it around and it cleans in there like a mouthwash. And then the guy SWALLOWS. So he's swallowing the bacteria-and-food-particle-laden swill created by the Listerine Ready Tab? OMG THAT IS VILE. Because we all swallow mouthwash after we use it, right? Good grief. ETA: On second thought, I'm not confused by the product. I get the utility of a tab you can take on the plane (since you can't carry on bottles of liquid) like mouthwash. It might be nice to be able to use it in the bathroom, where you can spit it out. But why does Listerine, via this ad, appear to be instructing people to swallow this product?! Why would anyone want to do that?? Aargh!
  3. "Have you ever been to that bakery?" "I used to go there, but not anymore. Under the new ownership, their croissants are tough, their coffee is weak, and they've moved the outdoor seating to the side of the building where the peoplewatching is lousy. Plus, no umbrellas." "Mon dieu--I don't blame you! They're clearly not meeting café standards."
  4. "In A World....." Movie and TV Show Trailers

    I'd rather watch an endless loop of ads for Will Ferrell movies than see either of the ones for Second Act--which make me throw up in my mouth a little every time--ever again. It looks such a piece of saccharine, lazily written garbage that the commercials with audience members gushing over it really piss me off. The fact that Second Act even exists makes me angry in a way comparable only to my white-hot hatred of anything Full House related. At least when a Second Act ad comes on, I can peripherally comfort myself with the fact that my Dad still gets itty bitty royalty checks from airings of Anaconda because it used a Metropolitan Opera orchestra (he played there for 35 years) recording on its soundtrack. So my family has profited just a tad from one of J. Lo's earlier embarrassments. Yay?
  5. I thought she was trying for a non-serious, Gilmore Girls-type delivery of that line. She sounds like a miniature Rory Gilmore to me for some reason, and I barely even watched that show.
  6. There's an Amazon/Alexa commercial that's been playing incessantly on Pluto TV and it's killing me. It shows a fake weather reporter doing a fake weather report about an incoming fake blizzard, and the voiceover is some guy whining that it's so terrible there's going to be a storm. Then his girlfriend/wife-person v/os that it's great, because they can be snowed in watching their favorite shows. He responds to this like an actual human who's a) never had a snow day or other weather-related situation that makes him stay inside; and b) never imagined that one COULD stay in and binge shows when the weather's bad. He also assumes, without asking, that his partner will want to watch Jack Ryan and has Alexa put it on immediately. He ALSO thinks his significant other is some kind of atom-splitting genius for coming up with this radical concept of staying the hell inside and watching t.v. when the weather is shit. In short, he is a moronic character in a moronic commercial that assumes the rest of us are equally dumb and can't figure out what to do when we can't go outside. Oh, and the ad also makes it seem as if Alexa can walk on over and put popcorn in the popcorn popper before she turns it on for you--which the stupid guy in the commercial would probably actually think was possible.
  7. S09.E07: Vegan Week

    Meant to say earlier how relieved I was that Ruby didn't go home. Her energy is great; I imagine her as the friend who seems 20x times more productive/perfect than everyone else at all times, but you don't care because she makes YOU feel so good. Also? I think she looks like Taylor Swift (or, rather, Taylor Swift looks like Ruby). Am I crazy?
  8. S09.E07: Vegan Week

    I made aquafaba buttercream for a cake I made for my ex-brother-in-law's wedding reception (his now-stepson is allergic to unbaked eggs). The reception was postponed, so we had the cake for my parents' anniversary, instead. Nobody could tell the difference in flavor between the aquafaba buttercream and my usual. Then again, since nobody was vegan, I used butter for the fat, so I'm sure that helped. It was really fun to see the chickpea water do its thing. It's kind of a miracle the way it imitates egg whites; you really do get a glossy meringue.
  9. Jamestown

    Oy, this show. Did I miss something, or did Alice have her baby almost instantly after rolling down that hill? I feel like there was a scene cut between the topple and the birth. Any UK viewers who can chime in on this?
  10. Bodyguard

    OMG, YES, thank you!! I just binged this series and that was irritating the hell out of me from the minute he killed himself. Such a ridiculous, gaping hole really undermined the whole thing for me. Edited to add: On the other hand, Richard Madden could be in any manner o' Swiss cheesy thing and I'd still watch (and swoon).
  11. Holiday and Seasonal Commercials

    This times a million.
  12. Holiday and Seasonal Commercials

    Eeek. WTF is with all the eye contact? That's what pushes it over the line.
  13. I agree re most of these ads, but I have to admit to liking the one with the dumplings and the bulldog. :)
  14. Interesting. Yeah, the kid who got to riff at ours also had a surprisingly large cheering section. He was enthusiastic, but his riffs were clearly scripted (of course). The movie monsters scientist character (she appears again this season, but I can't remember her name) had her role, too, but they wrote some pretty lousy/flat dialog for her. The writers seem to be struggling with the fact that she's neither evil, like the Mads, nor bitingly sarcastic, like the 'bots. They're going to have to figure out a way to write her way better--and give her more interesting things to do--if they want her to fit in with this crew (Not blaming the performer at all; she's doing her best with the weak stuff she's given.)
  15. Oh, and at the show we attended, there was audience participation with kids, which . . . meh. One of the kids felt like a plant, which definitely took me out of it for a few minutes. Having aired my grievances, I'd probably go to another one, but what I'd really LOVE is to go to a Rifftrax live show. They air them all the time on Pluto, and they look like SO much fun. But they only do them out west, boo. I'll bet if I went to a satellite one in my local theater, there'd hardly be anyone there. :(