Thursday, December 08, 2011

Walmart does the creepiest cat ad ever for X-Mas.

(Via Adrants)
Jesus Creepy Christ. A cat with a human mouth. Yodeling Jingle Bells. And look at those fucking eyes. You've scared away what little holiday spirit existed inside of me, Walmart. This makes me hate the Brooks Brothers singing lambs (who also sang Jingle Bells) slightly less. This thing is just a web video now. But the plan is to roll out a version of it on terrestrial TV. You'll know when that happens: you'll hear the sound of many children simultaneously screaming like they did at birth.
Ad agency: The Martin Agency, which used to be a good agency. A cat? Really? Yeah, I get it, you're "making fun" of the whole Internet Cat thing. How out of the (litter) box.


Anonymous Lara said...

Animals with human mouths - always weird. The BBC make it so weird it works. It's the fox at the end that gets me

3:38 PM  
Anonymous morning cigar said...

more proof the martin agency can still misfire.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Brownie Point said...

And with a little bit of unimagination it will parlay into an automated stuffed toy... or has that predictably already happened? I wouldn't know. Walmart and I don't mix.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Jesus, that's fucking nightmare fuel.

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ Lara

Something about a 'bologna?'

What in a godforsaken English hunting killing field does the fox say at the end?

4:39 PM  
Anonymous Paula Zargaj-Reynolds said...

Much creepier with the sound turned off.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fox says, "Find out about it online, yeah?"

8:31 PM  
Blogger Jaye Schmus said...

Wow. Walmart has entered the Uncanny Valley. Run away! Run away!

7:11 PM  
Blogger cheeseonearth said...

OMG I'm going to have nightmares tonight. But it did say "Merry Christmas", not "Happy Holidays"! Maybe the Jesus crowd finds this "cute"??

10:37 PM  

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