I don’t even want to try to explain what is happening in these two ads, so why don’t you just watch them, ruminate on them and then we can try to figure out what is going on here.
It feels like sometime in the past five-ish years, advertisers realized that every commercial had been made, so they changed gears and just started making off the wall ads that would make people go, “Huh?” Personally, I’m all for it. Monkeys in an office, that weird Levi’s legs guy, Tim and Eric’s Old Spice spots — they’re all weird and they all make me giggle like a child.
That’s what these are: very intentionally weird advertisements made for the internet age. These guys know we’re going to love nonsense overdubbed commercials that take little jabs at Mark Cuban and they nailed it.
Plus, it would be very easy for some enterprising young jokester to rip these clips, overdub their own dialogue and create a whole new subset of fake, fake commercials. That would be the most internet thing ever and I think you should do it. Just a friendly suggestion.
(via I Am a GM)