Bad news: Blogger scarred for life by ice-cream commercial

posted at 6:51 pm on August 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, via Metro, it’s strange advertising but is it bad advertising? If you’re a small company specializing in a product with endless mass-market competitors, you need to stretch your ad dollars as far as possible. Showing off the inventory probably won’t make an impression and sexing up the spot with attractive women arguably would make it more generic, not less. This, though? Instant impact. Watch the first three seconds and you’re hooked for the whole 60. And it’s weird enough that some viewers will be tempted to swing by the shop just to check out the vibe. It’s freaky deaky, but maybe freaky deaky smart too.

Ace dug up the second clip here, and a good thing too. Frankly, I would have been too afraid to go googling for others.


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I’m pretty sure I’m going to have nightmares tonight.

JackofNoTrades on August 3, 2012 at 6:56 PM

They spelled I SCREAM!! wrong

HotAirian on August 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

So Japanese style advertising finally arrives.

Hello Kitty will be licking it off him next? WITH BIG POW! ENERGY! LIKE, LIKE! GO!!!

WitchDoctor on August 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

And now Japanese horror makers will see this and feel they need to up their game.

Betenoire on August 3, 2012 at 6:58 PM

This, though? Instant impact. Watch the first three seconds and you’re hooked for the whole 60.

No, actually, I didn’t make it past 5 seconds…then I checked out their web site. Seems they sell “unique and surprising flavor combinations with additional emphasis on providing Non-Dairy and Vegan options to suit every kind of open-minded and convivial citizen”.

AUINSC on August 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

So has Harry Reid answered any questions regarding the child molestation accusations against him?

The Notorious G.O.P on August 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Well. At least if this inspires some freaky deaky cannibal wannabe the victims would only get licked a little…

HotAirian on August 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

GOOD LORD! KILL IT FIRE!

Squarestate on August 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

That poor guy may have been a victim a certain Searchlight pederast. Dude I am worried for him.

msmveritas on August 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

O_o

Seven Percent Solution on August 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I watched it. I can say I’d rather eat a raw turd than a bite of their ice cream.

Snake307 on August 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I never thought I’d see a picture of UpperEastSide…

… How’s it hangin’ dude?

Seven Percent Solution on August 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Nasty.

Pork-Chop on August 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

GOOD LORD! KILL IT FIRE!

Squarestate on August 3, 2012 at 7:00 PM

We may be facing zombie Apocalypse sooner than I feared.

Snake307 on August 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Funny! Must save copies now.

Bmore on August 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I never thought I’d see a picture of UpperEastSide…

… How’s it hangin’ dude?

Seven Percent Solution on August 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

My exact thought too. ; ). *clink!*

Bmore on August 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Not since that midget-baby thing in Passion of the Christ have I seen anything that freaky.

Jim-Rose on August 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM

If the person’s teeth in these ads are the result of him eating this ice cream, I think I’ll pass. Yikes.

lorien1973 on August 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

“Go ahead and lick some thing…

… Lick us.

We love to lick…

… We lick to love.

We’re love lickers…”

Now THAT’s fuc%ed up…

Seven Percent Solution on August 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM

My exact thought too. ; ). *clink!*

Bmore on August 3, 2012 at 7:05 PM

*clink*

Seven Percent Solution on August 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

OMG! Ice Cream is ruined for me! Not… ;-) Kinky weird stuff though, almost A Clockwork Orange weird.

SauerKraut537 on August 3, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I’m scared! Hold me?

Sasha List on August 3, 2012 at 7:10 PM

That’s some creepy s*** right there.

Aaaaaaiiiiieeeeeeee!!!!! It’s aliiiiiiive!!!!!

Conservchik on August 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

karen finley – is that you? the ghost of NEA awards past.

belgian waffles!!!!!!!! ( i can’t bring myself to link it-very NSFW-look up her ‘tales of taboo’)

mittens on August 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

That’s just creepy.

BraineaterBob on August 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I could see where maybe the revulsion wears off after a few months and only the brand recognition remains. If not, I call fail on this.

Xasprtr on August 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Had some “Mexican Chocolate” flavor ice cream yesterday. Had a hint of cinnamon; pretty good. Not from these guys, obviously.

WitchDoctor on August 3, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Do. Not. Want.

trigon on August 3, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Self Cannibalism is never good.

portlandon on August 3, 2012 at 7:22 PM

If that’s what they are teaching in marketing school, we’re doomed.

Leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

plutorocks on August 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM

So has Harry Reid answered any questions regarding the child molestation accusations against him?

The Notorious G.O.P on August 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

No, but sources say Harry Reid loves to eat Little Babies.

stldave on August 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Eye scream.

ElectricPhase on August 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM

…looks like a Hot Air troll…

KOOLAID2 on August 3, 2012 at 7:28 PM

WHAT THE WHAT THE F**K.

For when a simple “WHAT THE F**K” just won’t get the job done.

MadisonConservative on August 3, 2012 at 7:29 PM

September headline: Ice cream sales down 50% despite record heat

stldave on August 3, 2012 at 7:29 PM

allah please. demote this post asap. i get skeered.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Yeah, I think this video explains it all….

http://www.littlebabysicecream.com/american-hipster-presents-episode-11-philadelphia/

AUINSC on August 3, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Ewwww…

And the narrator sound like the guy from Forensic Files, totally creeped me out…

ccrosby on August 3, 2012 at 7:36 PM

I’m just glad I don’t have ice cream in my stomach. I’d probably bring it back up.

RBMN on August 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

this should remain in the ‘dude’category. what motivated you to promote this to a thread is …..worrisome.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

That giant tongue is over the top.

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

the Lio comic strip already did it…

equanimous on August 3, 2012 at 7:53 PM

A better commercial would be to play off the name and have a number of babies wallowing in a big bowl of ice cream, giggling and lapping it up. This is disgusting. Big turn off.

rickv404 on August 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

If, say, they’d gone with a chica caliente in the ads and made them a bit upbeat, like Carl’s Jr.’s does in theirs, I could dig it. This, however, is dark and creepy, and disjointed in a way.

Ice cream is supposed to be sensual, and since you’re using the word “lick”, put some hot babes in there (and hot guys for the gal customers and our trolls), and it would work.

These ads are turn-offs, period.

TXUS on August 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

HOLY CRAP!!!! Its headquarters are right down the street from me… NE PHILLY BABY!

Utica681 on August 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

It’s all mashed potatoes.

KenInIL on August 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I’m gettin me some… RIGHT NOW!!!!

Utica681 on August 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM

That giant tongue is over the top.

John the Libertarian on August 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Agreed, otherwise it’s freaking hilarious.

Bmore on August 3, 2012 at 8:12 PM

this should remain in the ‘dude’category. what motivated you to promote this to a thread is …..worrisome.

ted c on August 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Come on ted c, it’s funny!

Bmore on August 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM

The eyes. Those are what got me. (In the same sense that staring Hannibal Lecter in the face would, that is.)

Brain bleach, please. And I’m sticking to popsicles and fresh fruit for a while, snack-wise.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 3, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Whoa…..

NeoKong on August 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Guess who ain’t buying any of THAT ice cream.

I’d consider it if Mira Sorvino was wearing it, but beyond that, I’ll pass.

Wolfmoon on August 3, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Mmmmmmmm … No.

minnesoter on August 3, 2012 at 8:39 PM

The eyes. Those are what got me. (In the same sense that staring Hannibal Lecter in the face would, that is.)

Brain bleach, please. And I’m sticking to popsicles and fresh fruit for a while, snack-wise.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 3, 2012 at 8:14 PM

+100

koaiko on August 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

“Go ahead and lick some thing…

… Lick us.

We love to lick…

… We lick to love.

We’re love lickers…”

Now THAT’s fuc%ed up…

Seven Percent Solution on August 3, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Wonder if they were at Chick-Fil-A this afternoon.

SagebrushPuppet on August 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Man, Philadelphia ice cream companies have come a long way from Breyers, haven’t thy?

jon1979 on August 3, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I’ll stick with Blue Bell Ice Cream, thank you very much.

Having never heard of Karen Finley I had to look her up.
That is one sick puppy, fore sure.

PakviRoti on August 3, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I thought this was idesign.

Rusty Allen on August 3, 2012 at 8:58 PM

I don’t care. Not one whit.

MNDavenotPC on August 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I dunno, this was a bold and risky move on their part. I’d walk in and try it if we had one down here. Not that I wasn’t pressing back in my chair the whole time, but then again I do like watching weird horror flicks.

kc-anathema on August 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Make voice. Female model.

Possibilities unlimited.

petefrt on August 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Make Male voice.

petefrt on August 3, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Having never heard of Karen Finley I had to look her up.
That is one sick puppy, fore sure.

PakviRoti

not only did she attempt to get tax dollars for her performance pieces- she was infamous for ‘doing things’ with food and her body- she went all the way to the supreme court over being denied an NEA grant and lost.

she produced another obscenity laced song called ‘lick it’ – which they really should have used for this ice cream to be in keeping with the damaged soul must rub it everyone else’s face performance art schtick.

nothing gets the attention like expressions of wild extreme dysfunction something every toddler is well aware of.

mittens on August 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

And I thought Kubrick was deceased. You can’t convince me that this isn’t his work…

Freelancer on August 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Kill it with fire!

Sharke on August 3, 2012 at 10:01 PM

soooooo creepy.

john1schn on August 3, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Clearly a niche market and I’m clearly the wrong demographic.

Why did the ads leave me with the impression that the dairy product in question is made with breast milk? Maybe the infant formula color of the product combined with the product name and the weird imagery?

obladioblada on August 3, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Is that the Libertarian candidate?

John Kettlewell on August 3, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Wow that’s tough Allah’ (shaking head sadly).

You have my sympathies, and I hope you can recover from this experience.
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. . . . . But did you HAVE to “SCAR” the REST OF US WITH IT ? !

. . . . . . hmmmmmmmm?
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This ad didn’t happen to broadcast on the San Francisco TV airwaves, did it?

listens2glenn on August 3, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Dumb question of the day.

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!

This doesn’t scare me but if their marketing team thinks that I am interested in eating their ice cream then they’re on drugs!

Who the hell decided that this commercial would cause an interest in their ice cream?

Kingfisher on August 3, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Since I need to lose weight, I should watch these videos more often.

YOU’RE NOT MY FRIEND, ICE CREAM!!

SagebrushPuppet on August 3, 2012 at 11:38 PM

As wack as those ads are, the cardamom caramel looks tasty, and the Earl Grey Sriracha looks intriguing. Too bad I’m in Austin

Sekhmet on August 3, 2012 at 11:42 PM

So this is what a bad LSD trip looks like.

I’ll be sleeping with my loaded shotgun tonight . . .

Bubba Redneck on August 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM

So which one is Ben?

Ronnie on August 4, 2012 at 12:29 AM

Yeah, that voice over reminds me of the movie trailer for Anthony Hopkin’s 70′s movie “Magic”… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjKHbdQRHeo

Creepy vid, chillingly creepy (unnecessary) tongue.

pacard33 on August 4, 2012 at 12:43 AM

Marketing FAIL, imho.

Good grief, their product’s name is “Little Baby’s”. Why don’t they just put some cute little babies into their ads enjoying the product?

Oh wait . . . silly me. This is obviously an attempt to confuse the FDA about the nature of their product.

Carry on!

dissent555 on August 4, 2012 at 12:50 AM

I get it! It’s to announce Ben & Jerry’s new Planned Parenthood flavor!

Aardvark on August 4, 2012 at 4:02 AM

Eurythmics ?

New gig for Annie Lennox?

‘Sweet Dreams’ covered this ground back in 1983

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJE_Sc1Wags

BigSven on August 4, 2012 at 6:43 AM

Going with the name of their company, their next commercial will feature someone eating a “Little Baby” made of ice cream.

Alberta_Patriot on August 4, 2012 at 7:34 AM

dumb

TX-96 on August 4, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Hmmmm… Ice cream that eats itself for nourishment, sounds like the current administration’s economic theories.

Jerub Baal on August 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

It’s weird and different, and a little creepy. But I like it.

stevezilla on August 4, 2012 at 9:22 AM

in keeping with the damaged soul must rub it everyone else’s face performance art schtick.

mittens on August 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I’m not even watching it. Based only on the picture and from what people have posted about it here.

I hate any of that “hip,” “trying to be edgy,” “avant garde performance art” crap like Blue Man Group, Mummenshitz(hey, I don’t know how they spell it anyway), Cirque De Soleil, or by the looks of it, this ad.

“…All that “arty” and “literary” crew, I know them, they are smoking, steaming shits.” – D.H. Lawrence
Right on, D.H. Right on.

Sterling Holobyte on August 4, 2012 at 10:14 AM

So that was an evening filled with nightmares for myself, and my fiance said the same thing. I place the blame squarely on this post. Thanks a million Allahpundit…

stldave on August 4, 2012 at 10:58 AM

The first one was just gross. The second one was ok but not original.

MechanicalBill on August 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Blogger scarred for life … being the sadistic out-of-wedlock cretin that he is decided the cure was to dip all of us into this trip down insanity lane. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to eat ice cream again. Rest assured, there is a special place in Hell for “Blogger”.

prairiemain on August 5, 2012 at 5:38 AM

Stupid and creeoy.

redlucy on August 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM