I don’t know who creates or shoots its spots, but I’ve never felt insulted by one. Month after month and season by season Nebraska’s commercials are themed to particular sales or holidays in eye popping, yet classy ways that blow away the competition.
Granted Nebraska probably has far heftier budgets allocated for the production of its spots, but the image they create and (probably) the sales they spark, put most of its competitors to shame.
Think about some of those other lame furniture store commercials.
Like the vanity ones featuring a business owner and his daughter—to which they’ve just added her newborn baby. Thank god the baby at least keeps its trap shut. Embarrassing.
Which brings me to my most dreaded local TV spots.
# 1—Those shrill, voice shattering spots delivered by Ray Vinson for Vinson Mortgage Group. And now they’ve added a younger Vinson to the commercials. His voice is less grading, but still, I can’t turn my sound down fast enough when they come on.
# 2—I’d desperately hoped we’d lost these dudes forever, However Sonic Drive-In has dug them back up. You know who I’m talking about, those two strange dudes sitting in a car bitching and bickering about nothing. What are they really up to? Weird.
Adding insult to injury, the last time I, uh, dined at the Sonic on Metcalf in Overland Park they charged me for a cup of water with the meal. “Sorry sir, company policy,” I was told.
# 3—The hard sell, over-the-top spots for Olathe Toyota. I’ve never been to its showroom to shop, but those loud, screaming spots make me think twice about doing business with them. I’d settle for Sonny Hill and Platte City Water Tower any time.
Finally, here’s something that’s confused me for the longest time.
Those nationally broadcast CIALIS spots.
If CIALIS is such the perfect cure for erectile dysfunction, what are the couple in its ads doing splashing around in SEPARATE bathtubs?
Wouldn’t they wanna enjoy the fruits of those pills in a single tub?