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'Comedy Bang Bang' Makes Its Ads as Funny as the Rest of the Show

"The native ads on Comedy Bang Bang reward savvy viewers for watching Mad Men, and not clicking on banner ads, by being up-front about what they're doing–and doing it in a style that's just as weird and meta as the rest of the show."

- Fast Compnay's Co.Create has a look at how IFC's Comedy Bang Bang has integrated product placement while making a joke about product placement, with their excellent Volkswagen and Cheez-It spots.

Will Ferrell, Old Milwaukee Pitchman, Returns to the Airwaves…In Sweden

You may remember that a few months back a couple of ads popped up in random, tiny TV markets featuring one Mr. Will Ferrell speaking on behalf of Old Milwaukee. This wasn't a plan hatched by that swill maker; it was just something he did on his own and they were obviously fine with. And now our favorite canned beer pitchman is back, this time in Stockholm, laughing at the silly Swedish language. On Swedish TV. Do they even sell Old Milwaukee in Sweden? I hope not, because it just makes this ad all the more absurd.

Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson Continue Their Chicago v. Chicago Bickering

Here's the second in New Era's series of spots featuring Nick Offerman, Cubs fan, squaring off against Craig Robinson, White Sox fan, in a battle of wits. I've said it before and I'll say it again: using funny people in well-written commercials may not get me to start wearing baseball hats, but it'll get me to watch your commercial. And that's got to be at least a partial victory for them, right?

Doc Brown Is Now a Pitchman for an Argentine Electronics Retailer

You might think that you saw the last of Doc Brown as he flew off in his time travelling locomotive with his new family at the end of Back to the Future Part III. Turns out that's not the case! Everyone's favorite lovable mad scientist apparently travelled to the year 2011 at some point, avoiding Hill Valley this time, and discovered Garbarino. He was so impressed with their selection of flat-screen TVs, cellphones and iPads that he made this commercial for them.

It's pretty well done and relatively amusing, but it seems strange that Christopher Lloyd would be legally allowed to reappear as the character, with his signature [...]

Background Ads for Zookeeper Digitally Inserted Into Reruns of How I Met Your Mother

Listen up, pal! You're gonna see Zookeeper this weekend whether you like it or not! Sick of the ads for it? Too bad! You can't even escape them by watching a TV show that originally aired two years before Zookeeper began filming.

Yes, an episode of How I Met Your Mother from 2007 has been digitally altered to include and ad for Kevin James' latest assault on comedy in the background. See it up there? Here's what that scene looks like on the DVD:

Will Ferrell Made SEVENTY Dodge Ads as Ron Burgundy

Get ready for a lot of Ron Burgundy this year. Over the weekend, we got a glimpse of Will Ferrell's news anchor in an ad for the Dodge Durango, extolling the virtues of a good glove box. Now, Jalopnik reports that he has taped 70 ads as Burgundy, including Vines, viral ads, sketches, and other not-for-TV promotions, which will be rolled out slowly on Dodge's YouTube Channel. Aside from selling cars, the ads exist to promote Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which will be released in December. Below, a few of the best ads:

'TGS' Writers Use the Internet to Do Important Work

Toofer suggests salad. People are like "How about pizza?" "How about BBQ?" And Toofer is all like, "How about a nice light salad?" Shut up Toofer. Go back to Harvard with your dumb smart friends who call things "brain food." [Via]

I Would Happily Watch Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson Bicker All Day Long

New Era caps have struck upon a truly beautiful way to advertise their hats: get two beloved stars of NBC sitcoms and have them argue about their favorite baseball teams. First there was the inspired series of spots featuring Yankees fan Alec Baldwin and Red Sox fan John Krasinski, and now we've got Cubs fan Nick Offerman and White Sox fan Craig Robinson arguing over which Chicago team truly is king. Look, I don't wear hats, but I'm willing to start if they promise to keep making these forever and ever and ever.

Let's All Agree to Never Make Videos In Which People Say the Same Thing Simultaneously Again

Oh good, here's another case of comedians accusing someone of stealing their simple, uncomplicated idea that has probably been done dozens of times before and after they did it. This time it's sketch duo Pete and Brian accusing McDonalds of ripping off their bit for an ad. Hey, two people talking at the same time! Again! They're even talking about lawyering up!

Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski's Red Sox/Yankees Rivalry Continues

Here's the third (in a planned series of six) ad for New Era featuring Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski as a pair of rival Red Sox/Yankees fan. In today's installment, a dog is spraypainted for the amusement of all. I love these ads so much, even if this one is shorter on the tense arguing than the prior two.

Here Are Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, and Paul Rudd's Super Bowl Ads

In case you missed them yesterday, here are all the Super Bowl commercials starring cool comedy people. The first is Will Ferrell's ad for Old Milwaukee, his second consecutive Super Bowl ad for the beer brand. Like the last one, it only aired locally (in three cities), which is pretty awesome. Hit the jump for Amy Poehler's Super Bowl ad and one starring Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Bob Odenkirk, both of which aired in more than three cities:

Who Lives Like That? The Most Absurd Aspirational Ads Out There

This #NoBollocks content was produced in partnership with Newcastle Brown Ale. If you enjoy this article, won't you be a doll and watch a TV commercial on the Internet? Go on, it's right there on the right.

The advertising industry is inherently aspirational. Commercials create a fantasy that elicit both desire for a possibility and disappointment in the reality. We don’t buy the product, we buy into the idea the product promises us. Depending how you look at it, life is either nothing but anticlimax, or rife with opportunity. By making a purchase, we are refusing to settle for the former. Happiness is that thing before [...]

The Saga of Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski's Baseball Rivalry Ends with Some Soiled Pants

Here is the sixth and final installment of New Era's series of ads featuring Red Sox fan John Krasinski and Yankees fan Alec Baldwin tormenting each other over their regional rivalry. In this spot, our two heros watch the end of a tense game between their two teams, with pausing the game to use the restroom just not being an option.

Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski's Epic Baseball Prank Battle Continues

Here's the latest in New Era's series of ads featuring Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski tormenting each other because of their competing allegiances to Northeastern baseball squads. There's a little less Baldwin in this one than I'd prefer, but really, what right do I have to be greedy? Most baseball cap ads are far less entertaining than these.