I'm always curious when I hear commercials if others listen to them as critically as I do. I mean, I don't intend to be critical, but sometimes the "hidden meaning" behind what they are saying is too obvious to not mock it just a little. You know, like when a store advertises "Everything up to 50% off!" You know technically, that could mean that nothing in the store is on sale AT ALL, right?!? Because 0% off falls into the "up to 50% off" category. Tricky, tricky... Here are some other commercials I've heard or seen lately that have prompted my ScoobyDoo ears to say, "Uuuurrrrrrghhhhh?"
*One particular chicken chain has recently been advertising their "popcorn chicken" saying something to the effect of, "Those other guys have chicken NUGGETS. What part of the chicken IS a nugget anyway? Here at KFC, we serve succulent, juicy POPCORN chicken."
Umm, dude, what part of a chicken is the popcorn, anyway?!?
*A local car dealership advertisement I heard on the radio the other day claimed, "Open until 10:30... even later if we know you're coming!"
Who the HECK buys a car at 11pm at night?!? I mean, yes staying open until 9 is probably VERY helpful to some people who have full time jobs and kids to feed and bathe and can't get to the dealership until like 7:30 or 8 and still need some time to look. But past 10:30 at night?!? REALLY?!? Remind me to never apply to be a salesman at THAT place!!!
*And then there's Moe's. And trust me when I say, the Bowers fam consumes its fair share of Moe's. My husband could eat it every single meal of every single day and never get sick of it. But I heard an advertisement the other day discussing their amazing meat options as "grass-fed cows, cage-fed chicken, and pulled pork!"
Does that translate to anyone else as "super healthy cows, amazingly cared-for chickens, and... ah heck, pigs'll eat ANYTHING so who cares?!?!!!" hahahaha!
Do you guys ever do this? What are some of YOUR favorite commercials with hidden meanings?
Love & Shipoopies,