Sex And Dead Children: Every FCC Viewer Complaint About The Super Bowl

As we do every year, we recently submitted a FOIA request to the FCC for all the complaints it received from viewers upset by something aired at the Super Bowl. There were 34 of them, ranging from disgust toward the Katy Perry/Missy Elliott halftime show, offense at commercials that featured sex or profanity, and… » 3/18/15 11:00am 3/18/15 11:00am

Ranking the Hot, Mostly Middle-Aged White Dudes in Viagra Commercials

"In the age of knowing what you're made of, there's no room for erectile dysfunction," says Viagra, who claims that their most recent batch of commercials show men "engaging in daily activities without letting anything get in their way." Right: they don't let anything get in their way of BEING HOT. » 9/24/14 2:18pm 9/24/14 2:18pm

The Tampa Bay Lightning Have An Infomercial

Despite the presence of veteran pitchman Anthony Sullivan (Oxi-Clean, Sticky Buddy, etc.), we're going to chalk this one up to clever hockey marketing rather than desperation. Why? The Tampa Bay attendance has been pretty damned good. Though off to a disappointing start, the Lightning have had announced sellouts for… » 3/08/13 5:40pm 3/08/13 5:40pm

Here's Will Ferrell's Bizarre Old Milwaukee Super Bowl Ad That Only Aired In Sherman, Texas; Ardmore, Okla.; and Glendive, Mont.

Will Ferrell's strange Old Milwaukee ads that no one sees are rapidly becoming a Super Bowl tradition. Last year's aired in North Platte, Neb., the second-smallest TV market in the country. Last night's—a solid minute of Ferrell making out with an Asian lady as Chinese music swells and the camera pulls out to show a… » 2/04/13 2:16pm 2/04/13 2:16pm

Tracy McGrady Does A Chinese Beer Commercial

So Tracy's on his way home with a sixpack of refreshing Sedrin beer, the official Chinese beer of the NBA, when he's set upon by some streetballers intent on stealing his refreshing Sedrin beer, so they take advantage of his well-known benevolence to catch him in a Wile E. Coyote trap, only it doesn't work and they… » 5/22/12 4:40pm 5/22/12 4:40pm

Deconstructing Jimmy Johnson's Commercial For Medically Ineffective Penis Pills

It's one thing to sling Viagra, like Rafael Palmeiro and Mark Martin used to do. It's quite another to hawk Extenze, the "natural male enhancement pill" that has no evident medical benefits. But that doesn't stop the shameless Jimmy Johnson. These commercials have aired since 2010, but no one had broken the thing… » 5/17/12 6:13pm 5/17/12 6:13pm

This Incredible Paralympics Commercial Was Shot In One Take With No Special Effects

Yes, it's a commercial. Yes, it concerns the Paralympics. Yes, it's from Canada. Let no preconceived notions you might have about any of these areas preclude you from watching and being generally astounded by this one-minute ad featuring short-distance runner Alister McQueen. They've also posted a video showing all… » 5/03/12 9:30pm 5/03/12 9:30pm

Wes Welker, Clay Matthews and DeMarcus Ware Play Great In Adult Diapers

Normally we don't like to post commercials. But there's something so determined about little Wes Welker. Oh, it's for (an undefined, nebulous) charity? Wes Welker will wear the shit out of your adult diapers. And Clay Matthews and DeMarcus Ware give in to peer pressure a little too easily. If that guy's wearing… » 3/29/12 3:40pm 3/29/12 3:40pm

Kentucky Fans Are Convinced That UPS Is Out To Get Them

Perhaps you've seen this UPS ad, which has aired since conference tournaments began. Seizing on their new tagline of "logistics," it features the famous 1992 regional final between Kentucky and Duke that ended on Christian Laettner's buzzer-beater. A dark moment for UK, but a legendary ending to one of the greatest… » 3/16/12 12:50pm 3/16/12 12:50pm