Thursday, June 28, 2012
Could Subway please torpedo these ads, right now?
Ok, so puns are not my thing. I never said they were.
But please, Subway, enough with the dickwad adults and the oversized sandwiches and ESPECIALLY enough with fake "kid" voices and attitudes. First of all, this simply doesn't work- adults already act like stupid kids in every other ad for every other product. These commercials would make exactly the same amount of sense if the people in them just spoke normally. Adults in commercials routinely talk and act like rude pricks with zero respect for personal space or property, haven't you been paying attention at all?
I guess not, because you also haven't noticed that kids do not speak as if they've spent the last hour huffing on helium-filled balloons. I don't know what planet you are from, where kids have voices like the ones "humorously" used in your ads. But could you please go back? Like, now?
And only on television would it be even remotely plausible that a coworker would just steal someone else's massive sandwich and eat it in the open, without the least concern about being caught. You know, at least in previous ads, you had the sandwiches being snatched by manipulative women (with little girl voices, to up the creepy factor) who pretended to want to be "friends" with the pathetic guys who bought them. But now you've got grown men swiping lunch from other grown men. Unless you are implying that these guys are actually crushing on each other and the lunch theft thing is a juvenile, passive-aggressive way of making contact, this is really bizarre and stupid.
No, I take that back. This is really bizarre and stupid even if that was your intention. Honestly, I didn't think it was possible that you idiots could make me miss Jerad, but a few more of these ads might just do it.