Throwback Thursday: Comedy

Throwback Thursday: Comedy

This month, comedy takes center stage as we take a look back on all the short, ridiculous, and absurd sketches that have populated our airwaves for as long as commercials have used humor to sell their product. From Super Bowl sweeps to celebrity-driven spots, these hilarious commercials show off the ad industry's copy writing skills and top-notch performances from commercial comic actors.

Old Spice

Old Spice: The Man Your Man Should Smell Like

Director
Tom Kuntz
Agency
Wieden + Kennedy/Portland

Old Milwaukee

Will Ferrell

EDS

EDS: Cat Herders

Director
John O'Hagan
Agency
Fallon/Minneapolis

Arab Dairy

Hospital

Director
Ali Ali
Agency
Elephant/Cairo

Batchelor's Super Noodles

Batchelor's Super Noodles: Wasted Away

Director
Daniel Kleinman
Agency
Mother

Amazon Alexa

Not Everything Makes the Cut

Director
Wayne McClammy
Agency
Lucky Generals

Happydent

Happydent Palace

Director
Ram Madhvani
Agency
McCann Mumbai/India

Fox Sports Network

Russia (Slap)

Agency
Cliff Freeman & Partners/NY

Berlitz

Berlitz: German Coastguard

Director
Nic & Sune

Reebok

Terry Tate: Office Linebacker

Director
Rawson Thurber
Agency
Arnell Group

Giffarine

Belly Button Face

Director
Suthon Petchsuwan
Agency
BBDO/Bangkok

Sylvania Light Bulbs

Long Life

Director
Thanonchai Sornsriwichai

Sky Television

Sky Television: Fish And Chips

Director
Paul Middleditch

Centraal Beheer

Cleaning Ladies

Director
Nicholas Barker
Agency
Result DDB/AMSTERDAM

Tuborg Squash

Tuborg Squash: The English Lesson

Director
Kristian Levring
Agency
Wibroe Duckert & Partners

Volkswagen

Bollocks

Director
Jackie Oudney
Agency
DDB

Hamlet Cigars

Photobooth

Director
Graham Rose

AIDS Vancouver

Admiral Winky

Director
Lena Beug
Agency
Rethink/Vancouver

FedEx

Fast Talker

Director
Joe Sedelmaier
Agency
Ally & Gargano

Skittles

Touch

Director
Tom Kuntz
Agency
TBWA Chiat Day/New York

Tango

Slap (Orangeman)

Director
Noam Murro
Agency
Clemmow Hornby Inge

Budweiser

Whassup!?

Director
Charles Stone III
Agency
DDB/Chicago

Ingham

Swearing

Director
Hamish Rothwell
Agency
Clemenger BBDO/Sydney

IKEA

Ikea: Lamp

Director
Spike Jonze
Agency
Crispin Porter Bogusky/Boulder

Tide

It's A Tide Ad

Director
Traktor
Agency
Saatchi & Saatchi/New York

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