Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What's up with those Burgerking commercials?

I don't usually have much control of the remote in our house, so I miss a lot of commercials. I do see enough to wonder "what the hey! what is up with the Viagra and Enzyte commercials right at prime time while my kids are watching tv?" Then I saw the Spongebob Squarebutt ad. I have to admit, I have a sick sense of humor, so I thought it was funny. I was surprised when I went to work and the talk around the water cooler was about how inapropriate this ad was. I couldn't fully disagree, but I couldn't see how it was any worse the the Viagra commercials, and I never heard anyone complain about them talking about 4 hour erections in front of our children, so what's so bad about squarebutts? I found the attitude a bit hyporcrytical. Then the Kingon ad with the nipple twister came on. Hmmmm, that one hit me a little bit more. Maybe it was the violence, the memory of the neighbor boys doing that to me as a child, I don't know, it didn't seem appropriate, but I still laughed my butt off. ( I can't always control my sick sense of humor). And I still couldn't see how it was any more inappropriate then the Happy Guy in the "male enhancement" commercials. Anyway, here's the Kingon ad below. Let me know what you think of these ads. I'm curious. Oh, and I guess I should put in a disclaimer here. I worked for Burgerking back in highschool, for less then a year. I have no partiallity towards them, other then they funded my last summer of fun in my hometown.

1 comment:

Desmone007 said...

I guess in comparison to other ads it's not that bad. But if you're standing on a principle - why lower your standards just because everyone else is? I personally wouldn't go watch star trek or buy burger king based on that ad. I'd actually avoid them...wouldn't want to lose my n***** now would I?