This one features the lovely "Go Ara" - acting like a baby
This one. . . I don't really know WHAT to say about it
and its partner
except that it resembles this screensaver that James Turnbull showed me, which is ridiculously, awesomely, addictively random.
and they match this one (posted before) for sheer weirdness.
meanwhile, on a bet to see whether sex really can sell anything, next proof:
gas heaters! (this company had a big promotion smack in the middle of insadong for about four months in spring, playing that ad and the "making of the sexy gas heater ad" video on constant loop, along with a person dressed up as the robot walking around while some poor schmoe followed it with a stereo around his neck playing that awful, stuck-in-your-head-like-a-burr song, also on constant loop. (James Turnbull on 'why do they have 'making of the ad' ads going around?)
And the classic: "Let's get a really hot star to act like a total infant" ad (note especially the awful English "everyday new face" at the very end)
and in case you doubt her hotttness credentials after that atrocity:
(link: this one got banned. Not nude or anything, but sweaty and suggestive. Follow the link if you want. Perv.)
17 tea: she's talking about good health here
another for 17 tea. . . what this has to do with tea, I don't know, but I wanna buy some.
But this one's my favourite of the day: from mongdori (see sidebar), this is an ad for raspberry wine, and it makes me laugh every time I see it --
the "intentionally silly deadpan delivery" thing is kind of new in Korea, and a welcome change if it catches on, considering it's a layer more subtle than what passes for comedy these days: (from a game show)
(from a movie. I think 70% of Korean movies are either gangster films or sex comedies. I'm waiting for a gangster sex comedy to come out and make the entire Korean movie industry implode)
boy, living here is fun!
(oops; almost forgot the reason I started this post:)
by the way. . .
the. greatest. korean. ad. ever. (from about 2006)
that dance was imitated for two years by my kindergarten students, and every time that song by the Pussycat Dolls came on in a club, I cracked up the dance floor with the "Don'Cha" dance, for a good six months. Pure joy.
(update: brian: is this the weird hajiwon commercial you wanted? It's the oddest one I found)
she says bang bang in this one. That's almost the same.