Monday, December 05, 2011

Skittles hot new "viral" video annoys the hell out of me.

I just don't like it. The tune is so fucking grating. I don't like looking at this guy's shorts for 3 minutes. And I despise videos created with VIRAL flashing in the ad agency's and/or client's head (not sure who's involved here). But I'm obviously in the minority. It's so wAcKY and un-ad like, man! The kids dig it!
Fuck off. It's boring.
I did like Brube, and the "Skit-TELLS" pronunciation.
View lots of funny TBWA\Chiat\Day-created Skittles commercials here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be smarter to simply show Marshawn Lynch over and over again?

1:10 PM  
Blogger Kelly Kautz said...

Usually I watch these just to say I've watched them, but I couldn't even do that.

Annoying + boring = FAIL.

1:11 PM  
Anonymous Dan Fugate said...

Is that "Hungry Eyes" from the pretzel M&Ms commercial?

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Tom said...

Hire someone to act like a retard and play some dumb music in the background. Never done before, i'm sure.

Also, if they really had balls they would've hired a real retard. It's weird living in a world where some semi-retarded ugly guy acting retarded isn't seen as offensive, whereas a real retard just having fun with skittles in his pants would be.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

I'd love to see a campaign creative brief from Skittles. Under "What is the ONE THING you want people to feel after seeing your ads?" I'm guessing the answer was "Awkwardly uncomfortable/a little queasy."

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What the hell is wrong with you? How can you not like this? Have you no heart/soul?

This is what advertising should look like. Not some retarded half-clever headline witha n image of two objects merged into one.

A feeling. Give the consumer something.

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, you should've fucking used font size 20+ when you wrote boring. This is like the most goddamn boring annoying thing you've ever posted on this goddamn boring annoying blog. I wasted 3 minutes of my time watching this viral crap.

2:12 PM  
Anonymous burke said...

people that like this are dumb, end of story

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, that was too annoying to watch. So obvious and boring. Over 8,000 'likes'? Ugh.

2:17 PM  
Blogger D. Moe said...

They didn't even follow through on their "awkward comedy" idea. Doubt sets in... introduce the hottie in short-shorts and big-bangs. "Viral" by committee. Blah.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't gonna sell shit. Bravo!

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> "Skit-TELLS" pronunciation.

:-) i believe the correct pronunciation is 'SKIT-less'. am i wright, pronunciation-cvnt? :-)


3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many shots of his skittles pouch creeped me out. This is just another lame attempt by corporate sugar pushers to seem hip and fun. Vomit.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Kris Ligara said...

i think the high production value is what screws it...

if they make it less obvious (maybe using a handheld $50 video camera), it WILL sink into the consciousness of many people.

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Axel said...

Made it to 2:09.

Even if it was remotely funny, it's far far far far far too long.

It's 2011, we all have the attention spans of goldfish.

6:05 AM  
Blogger andymac53 said...

"Skit-TELLS" pronunciation.

Maybe it was actually:


7:46 AM  
Anonymous Lara said...

Yes, shite. It's like a weird mash up of Nyan cat and Where the Hell is Matt. Shame. I usually like Skittles' ads.

8:47 AM  

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