Friday, February 14, 2020
Superbowl Commercial Fail # 4- the Domino's Pizza "Risky Business" commercial
Somehow, the human-sized fungus in this ad is living in a palace of a house- I'm thinking "lottery winner" or maybe "house-sitter." House-sitter would certainly explain why he starts the commercial trying to eat a TV dinner he has no interest in.
Anyway, Domino's decided that we're all super-nostalgic about the 80s nowadays (we've got that Top Gun sequel coming up this summer, right?) and everyone over the age of 45 or so will remember when Tom Cruise danced around the house in his underwear. What Domino's forgot was that the scene they are lamely attempting to copy here takes place EARLY in the film, before Cruise's character has the night of his life- and having the night of his life has absolutely nothing to do with eating a bland, mass-produced pile of carbohydrates and sugar which tastes only slightly better than the box it came in.
The delivery guy makes some allusion to the idea that the fungus is going to have a great night. Yeah, that's what I would think if I delivered a pizza to a guy I caught dancing around in his underwear, all by himself. Right after I thought "wow, what a winner" and "I'd give anything to be THIS guy." Uh huh.
Let's be real. The dancing bacteria stain is going to take that pizza and a pack of Red Bull to his Rogers Electric Game Brick and settle down for a long night of playing whatever Call of Duty version we're up to these days. The best part of his night- anticipating the brief human contact that came along with the pizza- is over. As over as Domino's poorly thought-out attempt to tickle my nostalgia bone.