Commercials

Everyone In The Heinz Commercial Is Doing It Wrong

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Today’s post originally appeared on the blog,  Sean’s Ramblings Blog.  It is a PERFECT Guest blog post!

Watch the Heinz Ketchup Commercial from the Super Bowl.  No REALLY.. watch it!

Am I the only one who notices something wrong with the commercial? Everyone in the commercial hits the bottom of the bottle to get the ketchup out. Growing up in Pittsburgh, I learned at a young age the proper way to effectively get ketchup out of a Heinz bottle. You tap the 57. This might have been part of the first grade curriculum. Heinz even writes this !

What’s the best way to get Heinz ketchup out of the iconic glass bottle?

To release ketchup faster from the glass bottle, apply a firm tap to the sweet spot on the neck of the bottle— the “57.” Only 11% of people know this secret. Now you’re “in-the-know.”

While Heinz may have spent $4 million on the TV spot, perhaps they should have spent the $0 to tell the marketing people the right way to get ketchup out of the bottle… YA JAGOFFS!

(I added the little Ya Jagoff thingy!)

 

Thanks to Sean for offering to re-post his blog post here.  Follow him on his website and on Twitter @SeansRamblings.

How Primanti’s Should Battle New Burger King FRY BURGER!

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Yesterday it hit the news!  Burger King is adding french fries to their hamburgers.    And it looks like this.  (see full story from WPXI here)

Photo courtesy of The Associated Press

Photo courtesy of The Associated Press

Now, we all know of some local restaurant that has taken liberties with their own version of fries and cole slaw on a sandwich.. calling it the Pittsburgh Sandwich, the Pittsburgher, the Yinzer and on and on and on and on and on.. (wow… just fell asleep bored writing that).  And while I don’t think that fries on the burger is really a thing about following the Primanti’s lead, I think it’s more about feeding college kids who learned, long ago, that it is AWESOME to put your fries on your burger.   Quite frankly, I think Burger King fries are some of the WORST fast food fries and I see this as a manner to use up their french fry inventory.    You don’t see McDonald’s trying to hide THEIR fries on anything!!

And while we’re at it, when is the last time you saw french fries at Burger King that looked like fresh-cut 2 x 4′s out of the lumber aisle at Lowe’s?

The Primanti’s response to the French Fry Burger was awesome… they tweeted a photo of one of THEIR sandwiches stacked so tall that UPMC almost called them to ask if they could mount letters on it.  And this was the wording on the tweet:

It’s cute that they’re trying, but here’s what a real (the original) sandwich w fries on it looks like

What if Primanti’s took the NEXT step and hired that creepy, over-sized head, currently unemployed Burger King to sell THEIR sandwiches???  Sure, it would be deja vu creepy if you saw him hanging around one of the suburban Primanti’s locations or the original store in the Strip District during normal hours.  But, after 11pm on a Friday or Saturday night, he would hardly be noticed and, might even become more revered than the Pie Man!

But let’s go YINZER and get all up in the grill of Burger King… (see what I did there.. GRILL?) cuz that’s what we do here in Pittsburgh!!

Burger King, you’re like the Avis of fast food.. trying harder but ALWAYS second to someone!!!  Get your measly-little-four-french-fry-bun-only-looks-this-good-in-advertising-photos-cause-its-usually-smashed-by-some-teenager-cook-that-hates-their-job French Fry Burger outta our house, Ya Jagoffs!

Tired of Those Highmark vs. UPMC TV Ads??? We Have It!

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For those of you that are still in the Western Pennsylvania area, you know about the fight between Highmark and UPMC and how it has spilled over on to our television sets and internet.  If you’re an ExPat, be glad that you’re not forced to watch this mess.

To both sides have a point?  Yep.

Do we care who’s right?  Nope.. it’s waaaaaaaaaay too in tense for this silly blog.

Do we care when the TV commercials come up incessantly on our televisions and online vidoes… SO MUCH THAT we are begging for mud-slinging political ads?  The kind where they use silly words and graphics like the one below?  YEPPPIR!!!! (see our previous Jagoff post about Political Ads here.)

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The point is, both UPMC and Highmark have taken this argument to the street… each trying to gain public support for their cause.  Unfortunately, even the people that are passionate about one side or the other are getting tired of seeing expensive commercials, at prime-rate time …. as, at least one of them, laid off staff stating the need to cut budgets.

Well, we took a shot at making these TV commercials more palatable and interesting.  We have re-mixed one UPMC and one Highmark commercial for your pleasure!  And who is HAPPIER than Will Ferrell in the movie “Elf?”  He makes everyone get along!  Watch the videos below.

Remake of Highmark “3 Guys In A Diner” Commercial (If you don’t see the video box below, click HERE to watch.)

 

Remake of UPMC’s ” “Lady On The Phone” Commercial (If you don’t see the video box below, click HERE to watch.)

Ya know what we say?  Let’s do something REASONABLE to settle this thing once and for all!!!    Let’s have a corn-hole tournament or a chili cook-off or some type of winner-take all Fantasy Football tournament!!!  Or how about sitting down with a beer and a Primanti’s sandwich???

Either way PA-LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE stop wasting money on these STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPID commercials, Ya Jagoffs!

 

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