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August 4, 2006 10:46 PM   Subscribe

What the f* were the parents of these kids thinking when they let them film these ads? (via Kotaku)
posted by phyrewerx (45 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
I laughed out loud when I watched that.

And then I re-watched it, and laughed out loud once more!

Bravo!
posted by newfers at 10:55 PM on August 4, 2006


Awesome. Totally awesome.
posted by frogan at 10:56 PM on August 4, 2006


I think they were thinking, "This is a great opportunity to have my kids get started in an acting career by starring in some very interesting commercials."
posted by greasepig at 10:57 PM on August 4, 2006


(how many dicks was that)
posted by blacklite at 11:01 PM on August 4, 2006


Oh god, that's awesome.
posted by blacklite at 11:02 PM on August 4, 2006


That was great!

...

Am I going to Hell now?
posted by lekvar at 11:04 PM on August 4, 2006


As a follow up: apparently the game is banned in Austraila. I think tipped them off...time to get some gasoline!
posted by phyrewerx at 11:06 PM on August 4, 2006


(someone tipped them off) I got Steeler's Wheel looping in my head...
posted by phyrewerx at 11:09 PM on August 4, 2006


For another variation on the theme, there's this.
posted by ottereroticist at 11:15 PM on August 4, 2006


The game can't possibly live up to those ads.
posted by pombe at 11:23 PM on August 4, 2006


Could these possibly be voice-overs by younger sounding voice actors? Even so I guess they'd have to be pretty creative to come up with non-vulgar lines for the children to mouth.
posted by datacenter refugee at 11:30 PM on August 4, 2006


I liked Laurie Castelli's (director of the kids' Reservoir Dogs game vids) other vids about independence... Home Response. This cute newspaper one too.
posted by nickyskye at 11:33 PM on August 4, 2006


hahaha.

Could these possibly be voice-overs by younger sounding voice actors? Even so I guess they'd have to be pretty creative to come up with non-vulgar lines for the children to mouth.

Are you kidding me? Who would bother to do that shit? You think kids don't know what "dick" mean?
posted by delmoi at 11:43 PM on August 4, 2006


It's not really much of a biggie, though, phyrewerx, when you consider the setting of it. I mean, they're actors, and they're old enough to know that they're acting. I'd be worried if they talked like this at home, being themselves and not a TV commercial character, but I'm fairly sure they wouldn't do that.

Fucking awesome, this is.
posted by Haarball at 11:54 PM on August 4, 2006


maybe they where thinking that vulgar words are not actually destructive to the moral fiber of children. That words are words and an expanded vocabulary is an expanded vocabulary, and a mildly lucrative acting job might double as an opportunity to teach about the appropriate context for the use of expletives.
posted by subtle_squid at 12:05 AM on August 5, 2006 [1 favorite]


Those shitting smug little brats doing cunting Mcdonalds ads are way more fucking offensive.
posted by strawberryviagra at 12:49 AM on August 5, 2006


Um, is this the kind of sympathetic reponse you were looking for, phyrewerx? Bark--meet wrong tree.
posted by markemorse at 1:33 AM on August 5, 2006


Ok, from the FPP I was all prepared to be offended.

I just laughed so hard I woke my neighbors up.
posted by Stunt at 1:51 AM on August 5, 2006


What the f* were the parents of these kids thinking when they let them film these ads?

How old are they? They look about 12 to me, in which case they'll probably have seen Resevoir Dogs, and doubtless pepper their conversations with profanities.

Oh and phyrewerx, we're grown-ups, you can say 'fuck' here if you want to. Or at least get the right number of prissy asterixes.
posted by jack_mo at 1:59 AM on August 5, 2006


What the f* were the parents of these kids thinking when they let them film these ads?

How much money they were getting?
posted by lemonfridge at 2:19 AM on August 5, 2006


The parents were probably thinking that at age 12 their kids could appreciate the irony of Tarantino's post-modern glorification of violence. You know, as teens do.
posted by klarck at 4:34 AM on August 5, 2006


Or how about this dutch commercial? youtube
posted by orelius at 6:09 AM on August 5, 2006 [2 favorites]


now that is greatness.
posted by macmac at 6:12 AM on August 5, 2006


Top that, someone, if you can! (snigger)
posted by imperium at 6:19 AM on August 5, 2006


America must do something! Quick, bomb someone!
posted by odinsdream at 6:27 AM on August 5, 2006


All we need now is to throw in those Calvin Klein "Do you like your body?" ads from about a decade back and we'll hit an all-time creepy high. Oh, wait, here they are, courtesy of Commercial Closet.

STOP POINTING THAT GUN AT MY DAD!
posted by adipocere at 7:09 AM on August 5, 2006


For god's sake, won't someone think of the children?!?!?!
posted by hob at 7:34 AM on August 5, 2006


I went to check out the advertised website for the "reservoir dogs game," and was asked to confirm my age. So evidently somebody HAS been thinking of the children.

Imagine my disappointment when I found out that it was a video game, and not a live action role playing game as the commercials implied.
posted by blue grama at 7:52 AM on August 5, 2006


Watching Grandma say, "Dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick." was hilarious...
posted by matty at 8:20 AM on August 5, 2006


Everyone knows that swearing kids are funny.
posted by graventy at 9:07 AM on August 5, 2006


Am I the only one who thinks that kid does a fucking spot on Harvey Keitel?
posted by Plutor at 9:27 AM on August 5, 2006


I think it's interesting and appropriate that the production company that filmed it is named Loki, which is a Norse trickster god who causes discord, confusion and mischief.
posted by alteredcarbon at 9:55 AM on August 5, 2006


Wow -- having the elderly act not elderly. Hilarious.
posted by skepticallypleased at 10:16 AM on August 5, 2006


Don't feel bad, phyrewerx --- anybody who's been a MeFite for more than a day knows that, had your FPP said, "Look at this really hilarious ad I found!" many of the same people talking about how funny it is would probably have excoriated it for being unfunny and slammed the parents of the actors for abusing their children.
posted by jayder at 10:21 AM on August 5, 2006


Plutor, actually I was thinking something pretty similar. These are great, I love the look in eyes of the guy tied to the tree. Just brilliant stuff.
posted by quin at 10:25 AM on August 5, 2006


Ok, for the record, I wasn't offended or trying to get a 'think of the children' responce. I just thought, what the fuck were these parents thinking?

I laughed, and I laughed some more when I watched these.
posted by phyrewerx at 10:26 AM on August 5, 2006


Swearing children and old people are a few of my favorite things.
posted by Doublewhiskeycokenoice at 12:51 PM on August 5, 2006


Who let the reservoir dogs out?
posted by kirkaracha at 2:08 PM on August 5, 2006


Flying in the face of cultural concepts of childhood innocence and dignity of age for... what? Not liberty or lifestyle choices, but marketing. Cool.

By which I mean, lame. And possibly destructive, since those concepts do have some value, however amusing iconoclastic counters may be.
posted by namespan at 2:32 PM on August 5, 2006


Either the little girl already knows what "big dicks" means, in which case it's too late for her to be corrupted, or she doesn't, in which case it's just another word to her, and it's no more damaging to her psyche than saying "big fish" or "small tree".

Where's the problem?
posted by AmbroseChapel at 3:05 PM on August 5, 2006


They totally bungled this. In the movie, the guy with the duct tape on his mouth is a cop, not Nice Guy Eddie's dad.
posted by kirkaracha at 5:15 PM on August 5, 2006


kirkaracha writes "They totally bungled this. In the movie, the guy with the duct tape on his mouth is a cop, not Nice Guy Eddie's dad."

I don't remember the movie perfectly, but I get the idea that Tim Roth was doing his "scream and flail" bit while Nice Guy Eddie's dad had the gun pointed at him. The commercial would have been that much better if the guy was screaming and flailing while the kids discuss shooting him.
posted by Bugbread at 6:23 PM on August 5, 2006


Well, I was mostly kidding, but in the movie, Tim Roth's character (Mr. Orange) is lying on the ramp pretty quietly bleeding to death. Joe Cabot's pointing a gun at Mr. Orange, Mr. White is pointing a gun at Joe, and Nice Guy Eddie's pointing a gun at Mr. White. (And Mr. Pink is hiding under the ramp.)

But then I don't think absolute fidelity to the movie is the point of the ad.
posted by kirkaracha at 11:00 PM on August 5, 2006


The links don't work for me. Anyone have alternate links?
posted by pwb503 at 4:08 PM on August 7, 2006


The pages are working for me, although the ads aren't loading. But they're both on YouTube for now: Granny, Cowboy.
posted by Plutor at 5:13 PM on August 7, 2006


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