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    Posted: 27 Aug 2012 at 3:34am
First of all, I'd just like to say that I've been lurking this message board for a long time.  I really enjoy reading it.  It has been an important outlet for me to let off some steam about the ridiculous marketing schemes I see on TV.  Perhaps I'm taking these commercials too seriously...they are just commercials after all...and perhaps the fact that I let a freaking commercial make me angry is a sign of an issue with me.  Who knows. 

Anyway, with all that out of the way, hopefully I'm not making a duplicate thread here.  One of the more recent commercials that really gets under my skin (and again, it's probably ridiculous that it does, but that's another issue), is this new Lay's potato chip commercial featuring Eva Longoria and Chef Michael Symon. 

Here it is, I apologize in advance if you haven't seen it:



I just don't understand what's going on here.  First there is the tag line "do us a flavor".  How does that make any sense at all?  Just because one word rhymes with another word doesn't mean it can take the other word's place in any sentence and make sense.  Then there is the fact that some of the flavors these weirdos spew out of their pie holes are just so insane.  Hey.  Douche bag wearing a fedora.  Just because you like lattes doesn't mean that flavor would work as a potato chip.  What are you, five years old?  Mommy can I have some chocolate chips in my macaroni and cheese?  Jesus...Forgive me, I'm getting off track. 

The part that irritates me the most however is at the very end where there are all these random people sitting around...okay, that's somewhat normal I guess...but then wait...wha...what the hell is happening?  They all get up at the same time and yell "CREAMPIE!" and start doing some weird little dance. 

First of all, why would all of those people just happen to have a pie with them at their table. 

Second of all, why the hell do they think that Creampie flavor would be a good flavor for a potato chip.  Do they have no taste buds? Are they able to distinguish salty from sweet?  It blows my mind. 

Third, what the hell is up with the dance itself?  It's a horrible half-assed dance, but moreover, it's just completely random.  That means these weirdos actually PLANNED this whole event.  What kind of freaks get make a plan to get fifty friends together to pretend to throw a creampie and do a ten second dance?  Is that really what gets them excited?  What happens after they are done with their lame dance?  Do they just give their pies to some homeless people and go their separate ways?  How awkward is that. 

Fourth, Eva and Michael appear to be just wandering aimlessly around a random city, so how did this stupid creampie flash mob know that they were going to pass right by the little park that they decided to gather at?  Were they just planning on winging it, hoping that some passers by would be asking a question outloud to whoever was in earshot of them, to which "creampie" just happened to be the right answer? 

And finally (I think), Michael Symon, are you not aware of the most elementary Physics?  If there are fifty people standing between ten and one hundred feet away from you that are about to throw a pie (or anything for that matter) at you, DUCKING WILL NOT SAVE YOU FROM GETTING HIT.  He acts like all of those pies are just going to go in a straight line until they hit the first object they come to.  It just makes no sense.  This whole commercial makes no sense.  This world makes no sense! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

*sigh*...Good Lord guys.  I have issues.  But it was therapeutic getting this all out.  Hopefully I'm not the only one that yells at the TV every time this comes on.



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The idea of caramel-macchiato-with-whip flavored potato chips actually makes me a little nauseous... The cream pie, too. 
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Welcome, bnabreaker.  Looks like this is the forum for you.
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Nothing wrong with being angered & annoyed by TV commercials.
They insult your intelligence & portray the most irritating people imaginable.
 
Just shows you have a brain & some taste.
 
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Originally posted by bnabreaker bnabreaker wrote:

*sigh*...Good Lord guys.  I have issues.  But it was therapeutic getting this all out.  Hopefully I'm not the only one that yells at the TV every time this comes on.
 
Just don't throw pies at your TV....  LOL
 
Originally posted by Eva Longoria and Chef Michael Symon Eva Longoria and Chef Michael Symon wrote:

  Do us...  (blah blah blah)
 
You can share your Lays with me Eva, but he has to go....  LOL
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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

Originally posted by bnabreaker bnabreaker wrote:

*sigh*...Good Lord guys.  I have issues.  But it was therapeutic getting this all out.  Hopefully I'm not the only one that yells at the TV every time this comes on.
 
Just don't throw pies at your TV....  LOL
 
 
Pies, hell.
 
Just don't go "Elvis" on your TV....
 
 
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Tempting as it may be!!!
 
LOL
 
 
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Eva is quite pretty. I had no idea who she was and had never seen her before. I researched the Lays commercial and discovered she was a desperate housewife. That explained why I had never seen her.
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I'm waiting for Lays to utilize its name to its full potential. "Eat these chips, get more Lays." Short of that, everything is a disappointment.
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Originally posted by eribean eribean wrote:

I'm waiting for Lays to utilize its name to its full potential. "Eat these chips, get more Lays." Short of that, everything is a disappointment.
with the new bag design that doubles as a condom!
 
Warning: please clean out all crumbs before usin the bag as a condom. Every get a sharp edge of a chip poked into your gum?
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That cream pie dance is the worst sh*t I have ever seen. They're all like OH SNAP I'M GONNA SMASH YOU WITH IT....naw let me just start doing some dorky as f**k dance that Steve Urkel wouldn't be caught dead doing. Like seriously, what the f**k, WHAT THE f**k LAYS?

I entered this contest. It seems that people don't f**king get how it works. If you pick "mac and cheese" or some generic flavor YOU AREN'T GOING TO WIN. You have to have a unique flavor and catchy name. There has to be 50 million people who entered mac and cheese, do you think you're all going to win or something?!

I entered "Guac Tacs". Taco and guacamole flavored chips. It's unique, and it sounds catchy. Will they pick it? Hell no. They're going to go for some sh*t like they did in the past like "late night kebob" (wtf is that even?) and "cajun squirrel".
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Why do they have to go the ethnic stereotype route and have the Latina lady go "Mexican spaghetti"? And what's with the sweet flavors like Bear Claw and the afore-mentioned creampie?

Ugh - so many things wrong here my mind could explode!
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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:



I entered "Guac Tacs". Taco and guacamole flavored chips. It's unique, and it sounds catchy. Will they pick it? Hell no. They're going to go for some sh*t like they did in the past like "late night kebob" (wtf is that even?) and "cajun squirrel".



I'm a picky eater and won't touch flavored chips, but that's such a good idea I'd probably eat those.

As for the "late night kebab," well... I could explain, but there might be children reading. ;)
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Originally posted by eribean eribean wrote:

Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:



I entered "Guac Tacs". Taco and guacamole flavored chips. It's unique, and it sounds catchy. Will they pick it? Hell no. They're going to go for some sh*t like they did in the past like "late night kebob" (wtf is that even?) and "cajun squirrel".



I'm a picky eater and won't touch flavored chips, but that's such a good idea I'd probably eat those.

As for the "late night kebab," well... I could explain, but there might be children reading. ;)


I'm the same, I LOVE the original lays and eat them pretty regularly with my lunch.

On topic, the OP got my heart strings with that epic-quality first post because this commercial makes me want to snort fire ants just to numb the pain from watching it. The stupid f**king ideas they mention, like dessert flavored chips, trigger my gag reflex.

BTW, the Guac Tacs is a pretty good idea in my opinion. Sounds like something I'd scarf down while binge drinking.
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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

I entered this contest. It seems that people don't f**king get how it works. If you pick "mac and cheese" or some generic flavor YOU AREN'T GOING TO WIN. You have to have a unique flavor and catchy name. There has to be 50 million people who entered mac and cheese, do you think you're all going to win or something?!

I entered "Guac Tacs". Taco and guacamole flavored chips. It's unique, and it sounds catchy. Will they pick it? Hell no. They're going to go for some sh*t like they did in the past like "late night kebob" (wtf is that even?) and "cajun squirrel".
 
If you want to submit this one, be my guest (I have no luck with contests)
 
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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

Made with Bhut Jolokia, or the Ghost Pepper.  Called the "Caspar Gasper"  LOL or  "5 Alarm Tinglers"
 
(It's the hottest pepper in the world.... Wink)


I've had beef jerky made with ghost peppers...awesome stuff. I'd certainly try a chip made with them...
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Mmm...these commercials are mildly annoying but pale in comparison to that *other* Lay's commercial... Wink
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Since Desperate Housewives has been over for a year or so, Eva Longoria must be needing to pick up the slack for keeping her face out there (literally, that camera is close to climbing up her nostril) and making some pocket change.
 
I know salty/savory is a current trend, and odd food combos, but every one of the suggestions in this ad would make me barf.
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Originally posted by lancer8869 lancer8869 wrote:



BTW, the Guac Tacs is a pretty good idea in my opinion. Sounds like something I'd scarf down while binge drinking.


LOL
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I looked into this. I thought it was a submit your flavor idea (like the commercial led you to believe)

turns out it's some stupid facebook game where the "winner" is apparently chosen at random.
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Squirrel Nut Lays

Beetle Juice Lays

Toxic Waste Lays

I hope I win guys
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Dumb a** dancing seems to be the cornerstone of commercials these days. 

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Originally posted by eribean eribean wrote:

Squirrel Nut Lays

Beetle Juice Lays

Toxic Waste Lays

I hope I win guys


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Originally posted by eribean eribean wrote:

Squirrel Nut Lays

Beetle Juice Lays

Toxic Waste Lays

I hope I win guys
 
I'd take the money, but that's just me....  LOL
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If I was offered a million bucks for suggesting Squirrel Nut Lays, I would be taking that. Nevermind positive contributions to the world. You get chips made of squirrel nuts. Or squirrels' nuts. Or something.
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Even though they claim voting doesn't matter at all....I call BS.

Guac Tacs....come get you some
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