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Who is that hot ad girl?


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So you know how you’re sitting around, watching TV, and you see a commercial come on that has that really hot chick in it?

Doesn’t it make you wonder, sometimes, just who the hell that girl is?

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Video Fun: Infomercial Audio Dubs


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“BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!”

“I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!”

“Pay just shipping and handling…”

All of these catchphrases have become part of the lexicon of late night television viewing.  But for every Oxyclean success story, there are millions of other As Seen on TV products that doing everything they can to get the word out that they are out there for sale.

And the ubiquitous commercials have become ripe for parody.  Take a look at these hilarious audio overdubs of some of your favorite late night TV viewing choices:

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Dancing with the Stars charges $233,482 per commercial


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TV Commercials: How to Make Them: or, How Big is the Boat?
TV Commercials: How to Make Them: or, How Big is the Boat?

Have you ever wondered how much it cost to buy a commercial on your favorite prime-time TV show?

Well, worry no more. Continue reading DANCING WITH THE STARS CHARGES $233,482 PER COMMERCIAL

Proof that Sesame Street’s Grover uses Old Spice


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Stuffed Grover with Monster at the End of this Book book
Stuffed Grover with “Monster at the End of this Book” book

Some things do not need any further explanation, beyond the fact that Sesame Street is awesome.

After watching this, however, it does appear that Grover is looking a little matted and mangy. He might want to have that checked out.

Continue reading PROOF THAT SESAME STREET’S GROVER USES OLD SPICE

Love Jingles – for all your custom jingle needs


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How to get into JinglesRemember Jason Sadler?  He’s the guy who would WEAR YOUR SHIRT for one day and market whatever message is on the shirt that you provide.  He’s been able to make a decent living at this, charging anywhere from $1 to $365 per day, depending on the day of the year that you have requested his services.

Jason has inspired Love Harnell with his tale of how to be a successful Internet entrepreneur, so Love sat down to figure out what HE could charge up to $365 per day to do.

And since Love Harnell has an unusual hobby, he decided to make that his Internet business. Continue reading LOVE JINGLES — FOR ALL YOUR CUSTOM JINGLE NEEDS

It costs HOW much per commercial on The Amazing Race? That’s a steal! (and other commercial pricing)


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The Amazing RaceWeb Watch has a TiVo for one thing – to make watching television easier and more fun (unlike other folks who solely use TiVo or other DVRs to skip commercials).  We do admit that we skip commercials, but we’ll often go back to watch some of the ones that look more interesting… like movie trailers, or something new that hasn’t been seen before.

But it did get Web Watch wondering… HOW MUCH ARE THE NETWORKS CHARGING PER 30-SECOND AD IN PRIMETIME?

And now we know.  Let’s take a look at how much some of Web Watch’s current favorite shows are doing per 30-second spot: Continue reading IT COSTS HOW MUCH PER COMMERCIAL ON THE AMAZING RACE? THAT’S A STEAL! (AND OTHER COMMERCIAL PRICING)

TiVo Statistics on Commercial Skipping for May 2009


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TiVo: those who have never owned one will never understand. Those who have used a generic DVR think they understand, but they really don’t.

One benefit that many TiVo enthusiasts love to speak about is their ability to fast-forward through commercials. This has led to some advertisers trying to make their ads “TiVo-Friendly”, so that the core message of the spot will still be conveyed, even as the rest of the commercial goes by in a blur. As an example, you may have seen some movie ads that have the name of the movie displayed at the top of the screen for the duration of the commercial. TiVo users may not see the commercial content, but they know what the commercial was for.

Heck, even NBC CONDUCTED A STUDY THAT PROVED TIVO and DVR USERS DO PAY ATTENTION TO COMMERCIALS. In part, it’s because users who are fast-forwarding through the commercials end up watching the screen intently focused on when the commercial break stops, and if they happen to see an interesting commercial whiz by, they’ll rewind back to watch it.

Let’s take a look at WHAT TiVo SAYS ARE THE MOST WATCHED PROGRAMS AND COMMERCIALS BY TiVo USERS IN MAY 2009:

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