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April 17, 2008 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Horror movie or pasta sauce commercials? (The company web site is a little odd, too.) [via]
posted by Armitage Shanks (14 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Pepsi Red.
posted by Dizzy at 9:03 AM on April 17, 2008

Holy cow. I saw a flash animation parodying these commercials a year or so ago. Of course, I didn't know it was a parody at the time. Nice to finally have some perspective on that.
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:09 AM on April 17, 2008

Wow. I would buy this product already. Only problem is there does not appear to be any actual sauce on the pasta in the ads. Is that part of the charm, or is this some kind of thin, oil-based sauce that doesn't show up on YouTube-quality videos?
posted by Rock Steady at 9:24 AM on April 17, 2008

That song just laid eggs in my brain. Here's the longer version.

Be warned.
posted by Zero Gravitas at 9:25 AM on April 17, 2008

Well, you can just rock me to sleep tonight.
posted by tadellin at 9:28 AM on April 17, 2008

Wow, great ad campaign! Love these things.

The art direction/photography looks like it's either done by Loretta Lux, or a bif fan of hers.
posted by JBennett at 9:34 AM on April 17, 2008

BIG fan! oops.
posted by JBennett at 9:35 AM on April 17, 2008

To be fair, they have to make the pasta dolls pretty creepy or risk being upstaged by that blonde girl(?) building a sandcastle.
posted by DU at 9:43 AM on April 17, 2008

Kewpie mayo is the shiznit. if you have an asian grocery near you grab one of the unnaturally soft bottles and give it a whirl. makes Hellman's taste like worthless shit.
posted by Dr. Twist at 10:14 AM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

Tarako is fish eggs (cod, I think). It's red, has the consistency of a paste, and when sold it's usually the same shape as the invaders with baby faces and hats the dancing girls are wearing. To make tarako pasta you either mix straight tarako with pasta (this is what I do at home) or you mix tarako with mayonnaise. There are also tarako sauce mixes, like the one being advertised, where the mix is a powder, presumably consisting of actual tarako.
posted by mexican at 11:20 AM on April 17, 2008

This is the only thing to have made sense to me in the past few weeks. Thank you for this burst of clarity.
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:22 PM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by humannaire at 4:50 PM on April 17, 2008

Flash 1.

Flash 2.

posted by Dr-Baa at 7:07 PM on April 17, 2008

Pasta sauce or not, I am not eating anything that still has eyes.
posted by Panjandrum at 8:13 PM on April 17, 2008

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