Thursday, February 21, 2008

Battle Of The Crappy Commercials

The Kings and Penguins may be at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to on-ice performance, but they are running neck and neck for the "Worst Commercial Ever" Championship. The A&L Motors commercial starring Penguins Max Talbot, Colby Armstrong, Sergei Gonchar, and Evgeni Malkin has taken on near legendary status in some circles. Well Kings players Jack Johnson, Dustin Brown, and Anze Kopitar have answered the challenge and taken things to a whole new level. See for yourself:

Superstar starring Max Talbot and friends

Toy Story featuring the Los Angeles Kings

My opinion:
I may be a tad bit biased here, but I think the Kings commercial is way worse. The A&L commercial has a sort of home video, low quality charm to it. Plus the performance by Max Talbot is earth shattering. Take into account that nobody has a clue what Gonch is saying and they don't even let Geno talk and it's easy to see why this is such a classic. The Kings commercial on the other hand is just embarrassing. Watching Kopitar play with his own doll action figure borders on genuinely disturbing. Plus there are actual production values involved with the Kings commercial which in some sad way implies quality. The bottom line is that I laugh out loud every time I watch the A&L commercial, while the Kings commercial just leaves me feeling bad for the players involved.

1 comment:

snoopyjode said...

the kings win the "worst" award just for the stupid '70s batman style "ZOOM!!!" and "WHAMM!!!" graphics.

btw, gonch is saying that the superstar treatment is why he got 2 vehicles from a&l. then he tells geno he can take the jag. i'm @ work with no speakers, so i can't hear it to remember the exact quote, but you get the gist. ;) and you can't tell me you don't love max's mclovin impersonation!!!