Nothin' Worse than Eating a Filet-O-Fish in Front of a Fish. That Sings.

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If you ever have one of those days where you wake up and lament that you've given your life to something as banal as advertising, just watch "Singing Fish" and you will laugh -- because this industry is so completely insane.

Way to go, Arnold. Your efforts made us choke on a cherry tomato -- and we weren't even out of our "Don't-fuck-with-me" state yet. (Take it from us: there's nothing worse than nearly gagging to death after spending the morning mean-mugging everyone who could potentially save your life.)

Arnold says "Singing Fish" has generated about 50,000 YouTube hits since Friday. Still more surprising: in that handful of days it's already seized the imaginations of really bored suburban kids.

Check out how nonchalant the McD's staffer is though. McDonald's employees must just be used to being randomly serenaded.


by Angela Natividad    Mar- 4-09   Click to Comment   
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Good, Television   

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Funny thing is my boyfriend LOVES this commercial. He finds himself singing the damn song to himself and to me throughout the day. And it provoked him to buy filet-o-fish for dinner. So it's working. He wants it as his ringtone, but I absolutely refuse to help him convert the file!

Posted by: michelle on March 4, 2009 2:20 PM

Funny thing is my boyfriend LOVES this commercial. He finds himself singing the damn song to himself and to me throughout the day. And it provoked him to buy filet-o-fish for dinner. So it's working. He wants it as his ringtone, but I absolutely refuse to help him convert the file!

Posted by: michelle on March 4, 2009 2:20 PM

Funny thing is my boyfriend LOVES this commercial. He finds himself singing the damn song to himself and to me throughout the day. And it provoked him to buy filet-o-fish for dinner. So it's working. He wants it as his ringtone, but I absolutely refuse to help him convert the file!

Posted by: michelle on March 4, 2009 2:21 PM

Angela: you mos def need a vacation. I know we're all numbed by the overarching stupidity of most creative, to the point where funny is all that matters.

But if it's only about creatives talking to one another, and making kids go to youtube, then whatever happened to moving product? Notice those kids left without buying ANYTHING, let alone a fish sandwich.

Clever is lovely. How about moving some damn product as a metric? All the Gold Lions from Cannes don't mean shit if money isn't being made for the client.

Can I get an amen?

Posted by: lokisez on March 4, 2009 2:50 PM

I am surprised this ad is still on TV. It sounds similar to an eminem song from a few years back. i am sure he is broke by now so he can sue mcDonalds for the rights to use his song.

Posted by: Diane on March 6, 2009 9:39 PM







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