This Ridiculous 1991 Sizzler Commercial Is The Most American Thing That Ever Existed

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Nothing says “Murica!” quite like freedom, over-the-top advertising, and your right to eat whatever the hell you want at a reasonable price.

This 1991 Sizzler commercial has all of these things, therefore, it is the most American thing to ever America. Overly-sentimental advertising with cringe-inducing voice-over… check. Hordes of hungry Americans huddled around an all-you-can-eat buffet… done and done.

But the greatest part, besides trying to imagine the original pitch meeting for this ad, is how this four-minute spot perfectly sums up an early 90s America. It was a country still recovering from the 80s — shown in the questionable fashion sense, a soundtrack for the tone-deaf, and heavy emphasis on value after the decade of excess. And, the steaks… Oh my, those steaks.

Please watch this…

[via Laughing Squid]

A Commercial For Eggs With A Side of Kevin Bacon

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When you’re an accomplished actor, and your last name is Bacon, it’s only a matter of time before you’re playing a supporting role in an egg commercial.

Even if it took a five-decade and eighty-film career to realize this missed opportunity, Kevin Bacon has finally appeared in a brilliant spot for the American Egg Board.

Not only has Bacon finally come to grips with his pork-inspired surname, but he helps reinforce something we already know… That nobody knows eggs better than bacon. And, Kevin Bacon doesn’t like puns.

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Parks And Recreation’s Fake Paunch Burger Commercial Was Mean and Awesome

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If you haven’t been keeping up with the final season of Parks and Recreation… firstly, what’s wrong with you? But if you are in the know, then you witnessed an epic episode last night of a TV show within a TV show, complete with fake commercials.

Although all of the ads were thoroughly awesome — the one bogus commercial that stood out, and is more pertinent to this website, was the spot for Paunch Burger.

The ad quickly launches into why healthy eating is for chumps, and then tries to strong-arm us into eating their artery-clogging fare. Well, let us tell you, Paunch Burger… Your bullying tactics aren’t needed to get us to eat horribly. Nice try though.

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Bud Light’s Super Bowl Commercial Featuring a Real-Life Game of Pac-Man

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Bud Light, in their endless quest to get you to drink their diet beer-like beverage, has gone old-school with their #UpForWhatever campaign, creating a real-life game of Pac-Man.

The new commercial, that will run sometime during Super Bowl XLIX, features a bar patron just looking to score a beer. What the unsuspecting drinker doesn’t realize, is that he’ll have to earn his Bud Light by collecting power pellets and dodging giant ghosts.

His reward… minor internet fame, a shiny new Bud Light, and possibly a giant piece of fruit to take home for a snack. Please watch this…

[link, via Cool Material]

Watch One-Hundred Maids Make One Pancake Because Japan

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If we’ve learned anything… It’s that nothing sells non-stick cookware better than dressing 100 Japanese women as French maids, and have them prepare a single pancake.

Cookware-maker FlavorStone knows this, and recently created an ad with 100 maids armed with 100 non-stick pans. The pancake begins its journey in the kitchen and is then passed along to each woman throughout the house until it’s done.

Along the way, there’s some impressive flipping, flapjack-heaving, and maid acrobatics to prove the pan’s non-stick ability. In the end, one freshly-made pancake arrives to the table. Now, how long before the butter and syrup get there?

[link, via First We Feast]