Monday, January 19, 2009


I got this from Occasional Superheroine, as an example of what simply has to be the worst ad placement I've ever seen. It's absolutely stunningly bad. So bad it comes out the other end and becomes funny, assuming you can really appreciate black humour. And it's not just the visuals, but also the song. It all combines for one deeply surreal experience.

This is a clip from the episode of Battlestar Galactica that aired on Friday. There's a fairly massive spoiler in this clip, just in case you're a fan of the show and haven't seen it yet. And what happens in this scene is pretty disturbing. I remember yelling "What the fuck?!" at the screen last week. But once you get past that and see the commercial, well, you'll either laugh or be deeply horrified.

I laughed, but I'm a sick bastard, along with being a townie one....

Last Five
1. Hello goodbye - The Beatles
2. False alarm - KT Tunstall
3. Dead disco - Metric
4. No Kathleen - Ron Hynes
5. Nowhere with you - Joel Plaskett Emergency


Way Way Up said...

LOL...I"m so shocked I don't even know what to think. That was CRAZY!

Nancy Crozier said...

I downloaded the episode so of course there were no commercials. Knowing what was to come in the scene, I watched your clip trying to imagine what the worst ad placement could be....but this was beyond my wildest dreams.

And yes, I'm laughing.

Kennie said...

HAHAHAHA - Ok, I am laughing at the placement of the commercial .... not because of Dee's choice of exit.

towniebastard said...

The visuals of all that tomato soup exploding just make it a deeply unfortunate ad placement. It's when the lyrics kick in..."I just want to celebrate/another day of living" that transforms this into Epic Fail status.