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May 9, 2014 8:46 AM   Subscribe

Friday video fun: A new subreddit Commercial Cuts is devoted to television commercials that have had small edits made to them that, um, really change the message and tone. Highlights include Lunchables, J.G. Wentworth, Bagel Bites, Febreze, and Swiffer.
posted by jbickers (24 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
Okay, the bagel bites one was pretty good.
posted by Think_Long at 8:53 AM on May 9 [3 favorites]


Presumably the fact that I laughed at this Wendys one for like 3 minutes makes me a terrible person.
posted by penduluum at 8:56 AM on May 9 [28 favorites]


I don't know if this is on the subreddit, but the Folgers recut is the best imo.
posted by gagglezoomer at 9:02 AM on May 9 [14 favorites]


In the Lunchables one, watch the kid on the left's mouth on the words "I ain't the one." Perfect.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 9:05 AM on May 9 [4 favorites]


Oh my God, that Bagel Bites one. Oh my God. Oh my God.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:09 AM on May 9 [1 favorite]


Yes. Josher71, he likes!!!
posted by josher71 at 9:11 AM on May 9


I don't know if this is on the subreddit, but the Folgers recut is the best imo.

The funniest part of that is there's barely any editing needed there. I learned during the last Yuletide that there's over a dozen fics about that commercial on AO3.
posted by kmz at 9:11 AM on May 9 [3 favorites]


Swiffer was low-hanging fruit but I busted a gut anyway.
posted by Shepherd at 9:14 AM on May 9 [3 favorites]


Came in to say that the Febreze commercial was mis-linked to Vagisil commercial...

but nope, it really wasn't.
posted by warm_planet at 9:16 AM on May 9


The Lunchables one is majestic.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 9:17 AM on May 9 [2 favorites]


I don't know if this is on the subreddit, but the Folgers recut is the best imo.

Oh, it very much is (NSFWTF text).
posted by zombieflanders at 9:22 AM on May 9 [2 favorites]


The Swiffer one is really good, but the bit at the end needs an old black and white wedding photo, or a shot of a young Morty in a uniform.


Pizzaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:23 AM on May 9 [2 favorites]


also good are /r/wheredidthesodago 's spinoff /r/behindthegifs
posted by rebent at 9:27 AM on May 9 [1 favorite]


Some of those were pretty funny.
Then I reluctantly went to the subreddit to watch some more and unfortunately watched the Domino's Pizza one and yup, that's Reddit.
(Don't watch if you are averse to hi-larious domestic abuse humour, not to mention swastikas.)
posted by chococat at 9:27 AM on May 9 [1 favorite]


(Don't watch if you are averse to hi-larious domestic abuse humour, not to mention swastikas.)

It's also offensive to people who care about comedy.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 9:37 AM on May 9 [3 favorites]


Then I reluctantly went to the subreddit to watch some more and unfortunately watched the Domino's Pizza one and yup, that's Reddit.

I made the same mistake. I go through cycles with Reddit: some weeks, browsing the (very few) subs I'm subscribed to gives me the impression that it's not so bad; then the next week I wind up down a rabbit hole of misogyny and childish other-hate that I'm tempted to write off as teenage hijinks, but the user's comment history indicates he's some mid-30s dude who's got kids to screw up. It's really sad.

That said, I really like pizzaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
posted by uncleozzy at 9:42 AM on May 9 [2 favorites]


I also just found one on the Reddit that's the exact same domestic violence joke, only it's for KFC and there's "Sweet Home Alabama" playing in the background.

Shit Reddit I have pretty low standards for you, try to meet them.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 9:43 AM on May 9 [1 favorite]


I don't get the pizza one - is it funny only because the guy is yelling pizza for a really long time, or is there some reference to something or subtext other than that? Lunchables one was great.
posted by Mid at 10:30 AM on May 9


Depicting domestic abuse in a video, even if played for laughs, is not the same thing as thinking that actual domestic abuse is funny. In fact, the (black) humor depends on the recognition that domestic abuse is an awful thing.

I didn't think that one was especially funny either, but not because I assume that the creator is a monster.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 10:44 AM on May 9 [1 favorite]


but not because I assume that the creator is a monster

The swastikas in the video title don't exactly invite a charitable interpretation.
posted by uncleozzy at 10:47 AM on May 9


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posted by rollick at 10:56 AM on May 9 [2 favorites]


escape from the potato planet: Depicting domestic abuse in a video, even if played for laughs, is not the same thing as thinking that actual domestic abuse is funny.

It isn't? Because the constant stream of posts on reddit depicting domestic abuse as trivial and humorous has led me to believe otherwise (unless of course it's domestic abuse towards men).
posted by gucci mane at 11:39 AM on May 9


Oh man, I'm a bad, bad person.
posted by ZaneJ. at 12:29 PM on May 9 [4 favorites]


I was expecting the J.G. Wentworth one to be mixed with the old bra commercial where random ladies throw their bras out the window and yell, "This bra doesn't fit and I'm not going to wear it anymore!"
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:39 PM on May 9


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