James Lipton in hilarious LG ad campaign: "Before You Text, Give it a Ponder"

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24 Responses to “James Lipton in hilarious LG ad campaign: "Before You Text, Give it a Ponder"”

  1. Xeni Jardin says:

    @MCN, that’s silly. The ads feature both female and male subjects who don the Beard of Wisdom. I don’t see this as trans-hating at all. Maybe if all the spots featured teenage girls, okay, but half of them feature dudes. And I say that as someone who is unafraid to call out trans-hating, and who is trying to be as mindful and sensitive as possible about discrimination or prejudice around sexual and/or gender identity matters.

  2. FreakCitySF says:

    Where can I buy a beard like that, or make one!

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Barbarian Group in Boston did the Subservient Chicken ad. Did they do this one too?

  4. Dave Bullock (eecue) says:

    So now they need to do a special edition version of this advert with Will Ferrell. Yes that would rock.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Y&R NYC created these commercials.

  6. luketheobscure says:

    I think Crispin Porter and Bogusky were the masterminds behind subservient chicken. I could be wrong though. I frequently am.

  7. Thanks for the feedback. Y&R conceived and produced the spots and produced the web campaign components with digital partner VML’s NYC office.

  8. Sean Blueart says:

    I like the way he transforms her appearance-wise and consciousness-wise into Jesus.

  9. Anonymous says:

    What Would Jesus Forward/ReTweet?

  10. lizstless says:

    Hey guys –

    We, The Barbarian Group, did the Subservient Chicken WITH Crispin – it was a team effort – they dreamt it up, we built it.

    As for this, we weren’t involved. Don’t know if Crispin was.

    – Rick Webb, Barbarian Group

  11. MrsBug says:

    So deliciously funny. Watch the Catfight one. James Lipton saying “oven mitt hot”….riot.

  12. oscar says:

    This was done by mega-advertising firm Young & Rubicam: http://www.boardsmag.com/screeningroom/tvfilm/8463

  13. Xeni Jardin says:

    Hi, Rick, apologies for the inaccuracy on my part and thank you for weighing in!

  14. cymk says:

    Damn now I have an awesome idea for next years halloween, I just need a detachable James Lipton beard.

  15. milovoo says:

    These may just be the best PSAs* that I have ever seen.

    * If PSA is the right term for a altruistic commercial message.

  16. Berandor says:

    Good to know that women think about ridiculous ponies and catfights, whereas guys think about allergic reactions and how their girlfriends are twitter addicts.

  17. franko says:

    “james lipton” and “junk” are now in my mind, dangerously close to each other. *shudder*

  18. mcn says:

    As the inimitable Shakesville points out, “While I quite genuinely appreciate the humor of James Lipton referring to a unicorn collectible by the name “Clippy-Clippy Clipclop,” my delight was somewhat diminished by: 1. Finding the implied absurdity of a girl in a beard to be transphobic; 2. Feeling vaguely creeped out by the idea of a man in a teenage girl’s bedroom, of whom she’s unaware even as he touches her face; 3. Objecting strongly to using a beard, culturally associated with masculinity and maleness, to represent thoughtfulness—note that the girl isn’t thoughtful until she’s marked with a symbol of masculinity. Fail.”

    I can’t help but agree.

  19. Ben says:

    Boy, when he puts the beard on that girl in the Catfight one, she bears a freakish resemblance to Dave Navarro.

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