White Meets Black In Bad Pizza Hut Spots

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You know a company is adhering to those unwritten, politically correct rules which state "one must represent all ethnic groups in commercials" when the spots feature white people with a voice over read by a black. OK, that was crass but let's be blunt. It all sounds very forced sometimes. Maybe it's just that these spots from Pizza Hut aren't very good and that's making us get all uppity about all this PC stuff. Pardon our digression. We'll be back with regularly schedule advertising oddities in a moment.

by Steve Hall    Jun-27-06   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Opinion, Television   

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Queen Latifah is the person doing the voice-over at the end of the commercials, and she's actually been doing that for Pizza Hut for a while now, not just on these commercials.

Posted by: Peter on June 27, 2006 11:09 AM

Well, no one said I wasn't an idiot for not noticing the obvious but my point still stands. Well, maybe only sort of now.

Posted by: Steve Hall on June 27, 2006 11:21 AM

Those ads are on caliber with the pizza.

Posted by: Jessie Birks on June 27, 2006 1:47 PM

So? Do you actually have a point here? I'm not one for being PC, but your observation is more of a non-sequetir than anything else.

They obviously wanted a youthful female voice. And as a previous commenter said, Queen Latifah has been doing them for a while now. So, I guess they also wanted consistancy.

Umm, I'm sorry...were you saying something?

Posted by: Patrick on June 27, 2006 5:52 PM

Without the sound they are visually enticing and move in a fast pricise delicious way. w/ Queen Latifah they are funny and enticing (imho).

Posted by: goose on June 28, 2006 12:35 PM

Without the sound they are visually enticing and move in a fast pricise delicious way. w/ Queen Latifah they are funny and enticing (imho).

Posted by: goose on June 28, 2006 12:35 PM

here are the correct spellings:
sequitur
consistency
precise

Posted by: mlc on June 29, 2006 8:12 PM

Ouch! Rolling my eyes THAT hard hurts.

Goodness...gotta (got to) get that spell-checker installed on this blog. I feel so...so dum (dumb).

Now...were YOU saying something [useful]?

Posted by: Patrick on June 30, 2006 10:34 PM

Those commercials are the worst. Laftifa's high pitched, frantic, sing-songy delivery is almost too annoying for words. It makes me feel like I'm getting my leg humped by a toy poodle. Every time I hear her, I make a new vow to never eat there.

Posted by: JoeW on July 9, 2006 2:14 PM







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