Monday, January 26, 2009

Bad Advertising on NY1 - Hillside Honda

OK, so in all fairness to Hillside Honda, I can't actually remember if this is their commercial or not, but I think it is. That I've seen the ad just about every morning for the past six months and can't remember for certain might be a problem in and of itself. Anyway...

A young man and woman (both in their 20s) stand outside Hillside Honda. They do not seem to know each other. The dude holding an umbrella kicks it off with, "Hey! What are you doin'?" with the tone of someone talking to a fucking idiot.

The chick, holding her laptop, explains that she's on, but she's right outside the dealership, so why do that, because the dealership isn't open yet and she can't wait for great deals, and then she's gotta go, and he starts to ask her a question, and she thinks it's gonna be for her phone number, but no, he wants to check out, and she's disappointed.

Alright, so...

The dude's holding an umbrella, so why the hell does the chick have her laptop out? It's raining, woman! Not only will it ruin your laptop, but it must be some sort of fucking electric shock risk. Also, Hillside Honda's in Jamaica, Queens, and unless the dealership has free WiFi, she's not getting a signal on that thing. Plus, neither actor can, well, act. And even if you accept her argument that she's there to pick up the free WiFi and look for great deals, why the hell is the dude at the dealership when it's not open yet? Then of course there's no earthly reason the chick would want the dude to get her number, based on his assholic tone toward her throughout. On the other hand, she would have no earthly reason to expect him to ask for her number when she's fucking stupid enough to look at her laptop in the rain without an umbrella (he's holding the umbrella, remember?).

Yeah, it's a pretty fucking stupid commercial.

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At 4:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate that fucking commercial! They have been playing it for a LONG time. None of it makes sense. It proves, in my mind, the inferiority of species living in Hillside. Must be the proximity to Long Island.

At 6:32 PM , Blogger Joseph said...

I've seen this commercial too many times and I am of the belief that the reason they're such lousy actors is they're related to the owner - which makes them related to each other - which makes the 'phone number' thing just plain creepy. It's an awful commercial.

At 5:52 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They just came out with a new one, same 2 people. Looks like the girl dropped a couple of pounds, she looks good. They must be relatives of the owner of the dealership.

At 6:54 PM , Blogger Dave Nolan Audio said...

The new commercial has her wearing enough purple eyeshadow to kill one of those test rabbits several times over ;-)

At 4:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dat's my daughtah Angelah ... she's a beautiful goyl!! Ohhhhh!

At 9:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fucking hate their accents. they must be related to the owners. who else would want someone who speaks that way.

At 2:31 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The girl in the commercial is small time stage actress named Michelle Rabbani, so the commercial is just a quick paycheck for her.

The douchebag guido kid with the gallon of gel in his hair, who should be so lucky as to ever get the number of a chick that smoking hot, is probably related to the owner - a son or nephew, I'm guessing.

At 12:30 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate the fing commercial too! the goof ball mike robit has no intelligence and always hitting on every girl with a skirt. he is the creator of the commericial and is not that bright and devoid of experience. Yes, everyone has it right, they are all related.

At 8:33 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What baffles me about this commercial that I see on NY1, is the number of times that it is run and how incredibly, incredibly BAD it is. Ratio of money spent for the airtime vs. money spent on the producing of them has to be in the thousands compared to ZERO for the making of them. What a waste!!!

Then there are these that are equally as bad, and all fall into the "I want to shoot my tv, every time one of them runs, category". I can't remember the company names so much as the cheesy, obnoxious dialogue from them.

"Oooh girl, sometimes he just takes me home at night." Carmel

That ugly screaming couple fighting about calling the window repair people--can't remember who they are advertising.

"Call 1-800-lawyers fah free"

"Make your drrreams come true at Grand Prospect Hall!!!"

I'm sure that I will think of more.

Thank you for this venue that allows me to vent.


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