Every day, we hope to bring you professional, quality newscasts here at ABC-13. But, between the segments, we can get a little silly. Sitting through so many commercials, we've definitely developed some favorites. We watch them, laugh, sometimes imitate them.
Dennis Carter and I really like some of the Geico car insurance spots. Dennis is a big fan of the spot where a dog is chasing a cat – and they're both driving cars. That's good! The woodchucks chucking wood is good. And the one with Elmer Fudd as an actor getting interrupted by the director gets some laughs.
We really like the latest DirecTV ads: "Don't wake up in a ditch..." "Don't re-enact scenes from Platoon with Charlie Sheen..."
Danner Evans and I can hardly resist "desk dancing" to the Funquest commercial. You have to admit that rave music is pretty addicting. And a bunch of us are fans of the Allstate "Mayhem" commercials, where the actor is everything from a weakly-mounted satellite dish, to a burglar-friendly dog, to a talking blind spot, telling the jeep's driver it's okay to change lanes when it's not. Good Stuff!
In fact, good commercials are kind of a big perk of our jobs. We actually look forward to seeing them, especially the funny ones, because they really break up the day. So, when we're not focused on breaking news or getting a story just right, we sometimes find ourselves looking at a commercial like this one.
I have no idea what they were thinking when they wrote that one. But it makes me laugh every time. What are your favorite commercials?