Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sprint commercials, "Restaurant" and "Injury"

I'm interested to hear what you think about these two ads from Sprint...

    At first, I didn't find them very funny, but now after seeing them again a couple of times, I realized I've been laughing a little on the inside... thoughts??



9 comments:

USNavyEagle80113 said...

who is the guy in the injury commercial?

Lizasan said...

not sure! will look into it...

teetoewa said...

not a fan of the football one. the player is in pain, and is distraught over the loss of his livelihood. i don't really see the humor in it.

and i don't mean to be a bummer. switch the player out with a dog wearing sunglasses, and you get a thumbs up from me.

Lizasan said...

i do love dogs wearing sunglasses!

Fireman Ross said...

The actor is doing just fine. In fact he would do better than any mutt that you would dress-up to be humanized. The whole skit is an attention getter if you had gotten off the sofa long enough to participate in an outdoor activity every now and then, get injured and have someone treating you distracted by their cell phone. Oh, you don't understand being on your cell phone and just zoning out the rest of your environment. Look at the commercial again and maybe you will see the psychological points that sprint has installed.

Fireman Ross said...

The Sprint ad with injured athlete has many fine points. Which seem to be lost on Lizasan.
Distracted Doctor...Distracted Driver
Injured athlete..Football Season
Football injury..League Lockout
Lost income maybe career..Ecomomy
etc. etc. etc

Lizasan said...

not lost to me, I just enjoyed "Restaurant" more!

Rabel said...

Disgusting! What is even more disgusting is who would find these commercials amusing and to what demographic group are they supposed to appeal? I hope Sprint bombs in the phone market. I'm a doctor and am not amused by the "I'm going to drop you from my fantasy team" comment. That actor needs to slip and break a leg,really!

little jack horner said...

Did you stop to consider that this commercial fits perfectly into the slave/master paradigm? The humanity of this black man is stripped away. His life and career is not as important as the white guy's fantasy football league. He is made less than human, a commodity to be traded... If that does not ring any bells with the way we used blacks in this country for four hundred years then it is no wonder we still are not living out the American dream of liberty and justice for all. As a white man I am embarrassed and ashamed by this commercial. Try to be part of the solution to racism, not the problem.