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(Daily Mail)   Bar Refaeli's controversial 30-second Super Bowl kiss commercial with the geeky guy took 65 takes, 4 hours, 7 pairs of pants   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 86
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2013-02-04 03:01:57 PM  
I had two thoughts on that commercial.
1) the slurping sounds were disgusting.
2) how much money did they have to pay her for that?
 
2013-02-04 03:11:57 PM  
And according to TMZ, the guy is now getting more dates.
 
2013-02-04 03:12:56 PM  
Agent to ugly guy: "It's $20,000 to make out with Bar Refaeli in a commercial!"
Ugly Guy: "Sounds great, but I don't have that kind of cash."
 
2013-02-04 03:26:12 PM  

Beeblebrox: hasty ambush: monoski: I found the entire collection of commercials lacking this year.

Agree.  The E-trade baby was good as expected but has been better.   O the whole they were meh to bad

To this day I hate all baby commercials.  Mostly because of the one where the baby pukes in the middle of whatever it was saying.  No, I don't have kids.


I hate baby commercials with them having an adult voiceover thats supposed to be clever and funny but is just not. CGI for making a baby talk is also creepy. If I ever found a real baby that was talking like an adult I'd farkin freak.
 
2013-02-04 03:30:46 PM  
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2013-02-04 03:34:29 PM  

crab66: PaisleyHunter: I had to cover my eyes! Did not enough people puke?

I think it's interesting how women seem to be much more uncomfortable with this than men. Who generally don't give a fark.


We're used to watching porn, and mentally editing out the guy.
 
2013-02-04 03:48:11 PM  

okaykleek: Not-so-random nerd:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdEBu7ODVk8&feature=youtube_gdata_pla ye r


Huh... American Pie 2, and the guy looks exactly the same. Funny.
 
2013-02-04 03:55:38 PM  

crab66: PaisleyHunter: I had to cover my eyes! Did not enough people puke?

I think it's interesting how women seem to be much more uncomfortable with this than men. Who generally don't give a fark.


Men have watched pasty, furry, fat ape-like  Ron Jeremy bone hot chicks for over 20 years and think it's sexy.  I figured this was something similar to that.

/I do not understand men.
 
2013-02-04 04:00:41 PM  

RedT: crab66: PaisleyHunter: I had to cover my eyes! Did not enough people puke?

I think it's interesting how women seem to be much more uncomfortable with this than men. Who generally don't give a fark.

Men have watched pasty, furry, fat ape-like  Ron Jeremy bone hot chicks for over 20 years and think it's sexy.  I figured this was something similar to that.

/I do not understand men.


I dont think any guy finds that sexy. I think its more the idea that if Ron Jeremy could do it, so can i (if I had a monster johnson).
 
2013-02-04 04:09:14 PM  

Full Blown Jimbo: crab66: PaisleyHunter: I had to cover my eyes! Did not enough people puke?

I think it's interesting how women seem to be much more uncomfortable with this than men. Who generally don't give a fark.

We're used to watching porn, and mentally editing out the guy.


It still bugs me when the guy has a crooked dick or when they do a closeup of his face. Not enough to turn it off, but still, nobody wants to see that...
 
2013-02-04 04:21:54 PM  

Cyno01: Full Blown Jimbo: crab66: PaisleyHunter: I had to cover my eyes! Did not enough people puke?

I think it's interesting how women seem to be much more uncomfortable with this than men. Who generally don't give a fark.

We're used to watching porn, and mentally editing out the guy.

It still bugs me when the guy has a crooked dick or when they do a closeup of his face. Not enough to turn it off, but still, nobody wants to see that...


My favorite is the two-tone dick. Like a 70s station wagon.
 
2013-02-04 04:23:46 PM  

DamnYankees: How was the ad controversial? It was 2 people kissing.


But it was an ugly-ugly person kissing a TV-pretty person! We're not talking some TV-"ugly" guy who adorably gets the girl. The two classes should not mingle!
 
2013-02-04 04:34:18 PM  

imgod2u: DamnYankees: How was the ad controversial? It was 2 people kissing.

But it was an ugly-ugly person kissing a TV-pretty person! We're not talking some TV-"ugly" guy who adorably gets the girl. The two classes should not mingle!


It was the audio that was nauseating.  My wife and I both reached for the mute button.
 
2013-02-04 04:35:12 PM  

beerrun: Anyone else in the Tampa Bay area catch the 4 second Sweetbay commercial?

I thought that was the best one of the night.


That's all they could afford, what with the closing like 20 stores.
 
2013-02-04 04:38:14 PM  
GoDaddy doesn't want 'sales', per say out of this:  They want top-of-mind awareness.  When you need a GoDaddy service, THAT's when they want you to think not of the ad itself, but just to think 'godaddy.com'.

Top of mind is basically how hard advertisers want you to think of their product or service before their competitors. That generally means you're more likely, as the first one that pops into mind, that's who you go to for whatever.  IE:  Coke doesn't care that you run right out and buy a coke after a commercial airs.  Coke only wants to make sure that, when it's crunch time, and you're in front of that vending machine, that Coke is the one you're thinking of drinking over everyone else.

GoDaddy at least gets people talking about their services via this ad, which was their point:  The more a product or service is discussed, the quicker it is to hit that 'top of mind' sweet spot they want.
 
HBK
2013-02-04 04:41:26 PM  

Tickle Mittens: I have to admit I'm a little surprised about the lack of commentary about the Audi "bravery" commercial.


When I saw that commercial, I imagined that the guy had already graduated ten years ago.  It made the commercial a lot funnier.  Audi: for pederasts who get punched in the face.
 
2013-02-04 04:45:09 PM  
I thought it was pretty clever, actually. GoDaddy took two of its best service attributes, and personified them. Some may think it's repulsive,but as someone said upthread, yeah, it got people talking. And it may have achieved a strong number of new godaddy.com accounts. (wondering if this could be verified somehow).
 
2013-02-04 04:55:49 PM  

gregario: You could actually see the revulsion on her face both before and after the kiss. It's fleeting, but it's there.


I thought I saw that as well.
Best one that left any impression; (GIS)
theawesomer.com

LOL, I didn't notice the neck brace when it was aired!  Nice touch.
 
2013-02-04 05:01:43 PM  

bingethinker: Agent to ugly guy: "It's $20,000 to make out with Bar Refaeli in a commercial!"
Ugly Guy: "Sounds great, but I don't have that kind of cash."


I am so stealing this.
 
2013-02-04 05:16:17 PM  
So which Farker blames the dude for screwing it up 68 times?
 
2013-02-04 05:32:26 PM  
Headline is bullshiat, she wasn't wearing pants.
 
2013-02-04 05:35:00 PM  
So what you're telling me is Hollywood producers, directors and screenwriters tend to cast awkward and seemingly hopeless Jewish kids as unlikely heroes as a way to vicariously reinvent their youthful past?

It sounds a bit far fetched to me.
 
2013-02-04 06:34:11 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: What's the controversy?  Is it or is it not the dumbest ad ever?


No, that would go to ANY 5 hour energy ad EVER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylEFp1MPak8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEwXgjxbmAQ
 
2013-02-04 06:51:46 PM  
I'm more offended that somebody somewhere things that's what "smart" people look like. No wonder American kids are so dumb.
 
2013-02-04 07:14:22 PM  

Flappyhead: Say what you will, but that tubby schlep spent 4 hours lip wrestling on and off with this.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 429x666]


Listen, if I wanted to spend 4 hours getting blue-balled, I'd date more.
 
2013-02-04 07:36:19 PM  

HBK: Tickle Mittens: I have to admit I'm a little surprised about the lack of commentary about the Audi "bravery" commercial.

When I saw that commercial, I imagined that the guy had already graduated ten years ago.  It made the commercial a lot funnier.  Audi: for pederasts who get punched in the face.


I had a few problems with the Audi commercial.
1. No parent in the world is going to give their teenaged son the keys to their $70k car to go to prom. The car from the commercial was supposed to be the S6. The S6 sedan base model is $71.9k. Prices for different models vary, but even just an S4 starts at near $50k.

2. I think I'd be pretty safe assuming that the teenager whose family can afford an Audi S6 would not be dateless for the prom.

3. Yeah, real world he'd end up with sexual harassment charges, minimum.

This last one is just nitpicking, but it's still there. Kid parks in the principal's parking spot. Pretty sure the principal would have been there since before the event started, and you can be sure they would have parked in their own damn spot.
 
2013-02-04 08:41:26 PM  
Bleeeh...the audio was what did me in.  My stomach did a flop & I nearly lost my pizza and wings.  Very gross.

The bf this morning plants a huge sloppy kiss on me....which I thought was oddly romantic of him to do.  I was all "awwwwww" ....then as he's walking away he says "go daddy".  They ruined kissing.
 
2013-02-04 08:55:14 PM  
Wow, I'm quite the fattist myself, but what's the big deal, exactly?  Some girl planted a big sloppy kiss on an overweight, unattractive kid?  People date others who are less attractive than them all the time.  Salman Rushdie dated Padma Lakshmi (I think it's kinda gross, he had to have conversations with her, GAG!).  The way I see it, unless the guy didn't bathe or he had bad breath, there's nothing particularly gross about anybody kissing him.  Nobody would have thought anything of the sound effects if it had been a girl kissing Brad Pitt.

Likewise, I can think of women who I find unattractive but have good hygiene.  I certainly don't want to kiss them and I wouldn't be turned on if I did, but I couldn't exactly say I would be repulsed by it.  It's just kissing.  Sheesh.

/francis.
 
2013-02-04 09:11:14 PM  

shooboxx77: Bleeeh...the audio was what did me in.  My stomach did a flop & I nearly lost my pizza and wings.  Very gross.

The bf this morning plants a huge sloppy kiss on me....which I thought was oddly romantic of him to do.  I was all "awwwwww" ....then as he's walking away he says "go daddy".  They ruined kissing.


When you're done with him, I'll take him.

/Might need a bit of re-tooling, but I'm up for the task.
 
2013-02-05 01:36:01 AM  

rickycal78: HBK: Tickle Mittens: I have to admit I'm a little surprised about the lack of commentary about the Audi "bravery" commercial.

When I saw that commercial, I imagined that the guy had already graduated ten years ago.  It made the commercial a lot funnier.  Audi: for pederasts who get punched in the face.

I had a few problems with the Audi commercial.
1. No parent in the world is going to give their teenaged son the keys to their $70k car to go to prom. The car from the commercial was supposed to be the S6. The S6 sedan base model is $71.9k. Prices for different models vary, but even just an S4 starts at near $50k.

2. I think I'd be pretty safe assuming that the teenager whose family can afford an Audi S6 would not be dateless for the prom.

3. Yeah, real world he'd end up with sexual harassment charges, minimum.

This last one is just nitpicking, but it's still there. Kid parks in the principal's parking spot. Pretty sure the principal would have been there since before the event started, and you can be sure they would have parked in their own damn spot.


I must have missed this one live, so moments ago, I searched and watched it.  Funny thing is, my old brain immediately filled in a John Hughes style backstory where he should have gone to the prom with her, but she was forced to be the date of the meathead prom king.  So, see, it's a feel good story, no charges filed.  I can't explain the parking space, but it still might have happened in the movie.
 
2013-02-05 01:56:45 AM  

acereraser: rickycal78: HBK: Tickle Mittens: I have to admit I'm a little surprised about the lack of commentary about the Audi "bravery" commercial.

When I saw that commercial, I imagined that the guy had already graduated ten years ago.  It made the commercial a lot funnier.  Audi: for pederasts who get punched in the face.

I had a few problems with the Audi commercial.
1. No parent in the world is going to give their teenaged son the keys to their $70k car to go to prom. The car from the commercial was supposed to be the S6. The S6 sedan base model is $71.9k. Prices for different models vary, but even just an S4 starts at near $50k.

2. I think I'd be pretty safe assuming that the teenager whose family can afford an Audi S6 would not be dateless for the prom.

3. Yeah, real world he'd end up with sexual harassment charges, minimum.

This last one is just nitpicking, but it's still there. Kid parks in the principal's parking spot. Pretty sure the principal would have been there since before the event started, and you can be sure they would have parked in their own damn spot.

I must have missed this one live, so moments ago, I searched and watched it.  Funny thing is, my old brain immediately filled in a John Hughes style backstory where he should have gone to the prom with her, but she was forced to be the date of the meathead prom king.  So, see, it's a feel good story, no charges filed.  I can't explain the parking space, but it still might have happened in the movie.


16 Candles: Xenophobia abounds in a suburbia where entitled, out of control youth facilitate drug-fueled date-rapes in church parking lots.

I find memories of the actual plots of John Hughes movies are deeply colored by bouncy soundtracks.
 
2013-02-05 09:46:56 AM  
I don't this had the intended impact for GoDaddy since I keep forgetting what company the ad was actually for/why I care.
 
2013-02-05 10:09:04 AM  
I cannot be the only one who thought that Mercedes-Benz's choice of song that has the lyrics "Rode a tank, held a general's rank, when the blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank" a curious choice for a German car company.
 
2013-02-05 11:18:04 AM  

Pentaxian: I cannot be the only one who thought that Mercedes-Benz's choice of song that has the lyrics "Rode a tank, held a general's rank, when the blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank" a curious choice for a German car company.


It was done ironically.
 
2013-02-05 02:29:57 PM  

espiaboricua: Pentaxian: I cannot be the only one who thought that Mercedes-Benz's choice of song that has the lyrics "Rode a tank, held a general's rank, when the blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank" a curious choice for a German car company.

It was done ironically.


I hate to be the irony police, but it wasn't even raining.
 
2013-02-07 09:16:00 PM  

rga184: Wow, I'm quite the fattist myself, but what's the big deal, exactly?  Some girl planted a big sloppy kiss on an overweight, unattractive kid?  People date others who are less attractive than them all the time.  Salman Rushdie dated Padma Lakshmi (I think it's kinda gross, he had to have conversations with her, GAG!).  The way I see it, unless the guy didn't bathe or he had bad breath, there's nothing particularly gross about anybody kissing him.  Nobody would have thought anything of the sound effects if it had been a girl kissing Brad Pitt.

Likewise, I can think of women who I find unattractive but have good hygiene.  I certainly don't want to kiss them and I wouldn't be turned on if I did, but I couldn't exactly say I would be repulsed by it.  It's just kissing.  Sheesh.

/francis.


If it were just a skinny person kissing a fat person or an ugly person kissing an attractive one it wouldn't be so bad. The audio was horrible, and I think even if they'd been the hottest people it would have been weird and creepy. No one likes those noises. But the other thing was the look of revulsion on her face. I think many people have become desensitized to women looking dead-eyed and repulsed in porn, but this took the dead-eyed, repulsed look and the doing something sexual for money and took it to something that is usually intimate and emotional. Kissing someone you find loathsome and trying to pretend like you are into it is a whole different thing, which is what I think made it creepy. Plus, the guy didn't look overly happy about it, either. Maybe it's making him feel weird that he's kissing a woman who finds him repulsive and is hating every second of it. So, it's two people who have volunteered to be in this weird, semi-sexual intimate situation doing things that at least one of them hates and doing it in front of cameras.

It's just...really weird, and it's not just about two people with differing looks kissing. It would have been so much less gross to me if it wasn't for the noises and the revulsion.
 
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