Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Butt Drugs and Other Commercials I LOVE.
Homemade commercials used to drive me nuts. You know the kind I'm talking about. The ones that make you reach for the remote. The ones with the guys in used car lots, waving their arms around and yelling at the camera.
But ever since Rhett and Link came into my life, I'm in love with the genre. Remember Rhett and Link? I've included them in several previous posts.
Rhett McLaughlin and Link Neal are North Carolina boys, life long best friends, and self-proclaimed "Internetainers." They're also heroes to my son Sam, who chastised me all the way to school today for putting up this blog post before he has a chance to read it over and make sure I got everything right. Can you tell he's probably their biggest fan? He checks out their blog every single day, and updates me on any Rhett and Link news.
But the Ramseys aren't their only fans. Now that word has gotten out about their ingenious commercials, Ellen came calling, and so did George Lopez. And no wonder! Take a look at the commercial Ellen featured on her show.
I love that they use the real people who own the businesses or work there or shop there. They capture what the community is like, and they do it in a quirky, funny way. Their commercials do more than sell a product. They tell a story.
Sometimes it's a weird, slightly frightening story, but it's always funny.
Here's their first commercial to win my heart. I can't get enough of it.
That just cracks me up. George Lopez liked it so much that he got Rhett and link to make a commercial for his favorite local business, Donut Prince.
You've got to watch it.
Isn't that darling?
There are so many good ones, but sharing more than four is probably excessive.
You can always check them out at ilovelocalcommercials.com.
So what do you think of these ads? Personally, I'd much rather watch Rhett and Link's commercials than most shows on TV!
Have a great day, y'all!
PS. Sam will probably tie me to a kitchen chair and lecture me for days on end if I don't give a shout out to our all time favorite documentary, Looking for Ms Locklear. It's another Rhett and Link production and we first saw it on PBS, before we became Rhett and Link crazy. It's won tons of awards. Take a look!