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August 12, 2006 10:52 AM   Subscribe

Truth In Advertising - Hilarious video.
posted by forwebsites (30 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Don't know if this counts as a double, but yes, it is hilarious.
posted by quin at 11:05 AM on August 12, 2006


Well basically I thought the best approach would be to repeat exactly what you told me in the first call, but shuffle the words around a bit.

Wow! If I wasn't such a fucking hack I'd resent that thinly veiled kowtowing.

posted by Meatbomb at 11:07 AM on August 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


Isn't this thing about 7 years old? I find it hard to believe it's not a double. Still funny, though.
posted by amro at 11:10 AM on August 12, 2006


ouch. Way funny.
posted by nickyskye at 11:12 AM on August 12, 2006


This is crazy old. Here's a link from 2002 to the SEQUEL to this movie. If it's not a double, it's possibly the most "linked to in comments without ever being FPP'd" item in Metafilter history.
posted by jonson at 11:13 AM on August 12, 2006


quin, thx for pointing out. The FPP you linked is not the same, but this comment from aer4v has the same video, more details about the production team and link to the complete DVD on Amazon.
posted by forwebsites at 11:15 AM on August 12, 2006


I liked.
posted by everichon at 11:19 AM on August 12, 2006


Great FPP, if you don't mind me kissing your ass in this comment because I have nothing meanful to add to this thread!
posted by freudianslipper at 11:28 AM on August 12, 2006


longer version
posted by beno at 11:33 AM on August 12, 2006


I particularly appreciate the inclusion of Rob Corddry.
posted by sindark at 11:34 AM on August 12, 2006


...by which I meant Colin Mochrie. I am mixing up my bald comics at the moment.
posted by sindark at 11:35 AM on August 12, 2006


I have nothing to add, but will attempt to be witty and irrevrant, yet fail miserably while making several speling mistakes.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:38 AM on August 12, 2006


Fart Catcher.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:51 AM on August 12, 2006


Blight on our culture.
posted by econous at 12:26 PM on August 12, 2006


the sequel on youtube: part 1, part 2
posted by Silky Slim at 12:38 PM on August 12, 2006


I love that the video YouTube links to at the end is "Monkey Eating Its Own Poop"
posted by O9scar at 12:47 PM on August 12, 2006


Metafilter: a disgustingly overused blue-green transfer look.
posted by kaytwo at 1:15 PM on August 12, 2006


Well, I watched that video. It was amusing, but only because I'm being extremely lazy right now on a Saturday afternoon and I'm waiting around for a woman, whose pants I want to get into again, to call. Normally I'd chime in at this online forum of overeducated and mostly cynical people who have nothing better to do with their lives than post here, if only to kill off some time at the day job because the work bores me silly. But because I'm waiting around and I feel some need to be included, I've decided to offer a one-adjective post that I'll probably forget about five minutes later.
posted by ed at 1:35 PM on August 12, 2006


Dialogue seems reminiscent of Schizopolis. What originated this self-reflexive honesty style? It's funny.
posted by clawtros at 1:56 PM on August 12, 2006


Here is Metafilter's attempt at giving a similar treatment to itself (one of my all time favorite threads).
posted by psmealey at 3:05 PM on August 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


Don't worry ed your lady friend will be with you shortly, in fact I saw her to the cab. She really is rather good.
posted by econous at 3:06 PM on August 12, 2006


clawtros: "Dialogue seems reminiscent of Schizopolis. What originated this self-reflexive honesty style? It's funny."

I dunno, but another example would probably be Title of the Song by DaVinci's Notebook, where the lead singer similarly sings a description of what he sings. If that makes any sense.

...Declaration of my feelings for you
Elaboration on those feelings
Description of how long these feelings have existed
Belief that no one else could feel the same as I

Reminiscence of the pleasant times we've shared
And our relationship's perfection
Recounting of the steps that lead to our love's dissolution
Mostly involving my unfaithfulness and lies...

posted by PontifexPrimus at 4:22 PM on August 12, 2006


I love how that clip has basically every Canadian commercial television actor in it. Colin Mochrie sells cookies, the 'director' sells banking services, the blond woman sells yogourt, 'bob' sells everything that requires 'everyguy/dad', all over and over during canadian commercial breaks.
posted by Kololo at 5:01 PM on August 12, 2006


Well, it may be old as the hills, but I'd never seen it, and I thought it was pretty damn funny. Thanks!

"the blond woman sells yogourt"

I thought it was Sharon Stone for a minute there...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:18 PM on August 12, 2006


psmealey writes "Here is Metafilter's attempt at giving a similar treatment to itself (one of my all time favorite threads)."

...and a more recent thread that does more or less the same thing.
posted by clevershark at 10:35 PM on August 12, 2006


Kololo: Additionally, doesn't that VP guy also star in Who's Line Is It Anyway?
posted by the cydonian at 1:21 AM on August 13, 2006


Actually, I don't know why singled Kololo out. That was a comment to the group in general. Ahh, sunday afternoon blues.
posted by the cydonian at 1:26 AM on August 13, 2006


I work in the advertising business, and played about 5 minutes of this DVD for a prominent director when he was in my office..he feigned laughter, but it was painfully obvious to me that deep down, it offended him...at the very least he didn't find it ANYWHERE near as amusing as me and the rest of my colleagues find it.

I uncomfortably stopped the DVD after said 5 minutes, when it was obvious that we wouldn't be sharing in the level of yuk-age that it would have engendered with any normal human with a sense of humor.

He didn't even find the "hackneyed blue green transfer look" funny. It's one of the many reasons why I hate being in the advertising business.
posted by melorama at 3:24 AM on August 13, 2006


If you liked this you might like another short film called "The Deal" written by Lewis Black. Sadly, regrettably, etc. there is no video that I can find online.

You can, however, find it on this short story collection, which coincidentally has a story called "Seven Gates" starring David Huband who played Bob Willikers in "Truth in Advertising".

*plays "The Twighlight Zone" music
posted by Chuckly at 8:38 AM on August 13, 2006


Hey, look, more of the same!
posted by Eideteker at 11:16 AM on August 13, 2006


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