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Olay, what's with the Uber Eats commercial with Elton John (Original Post) Beatlelvr Oct 2021 OP
I don't know. I think it's stupid FoxNewsSucks Oct 2021 #1
That's Lil Nas X SoonerPride Oct 2021 #2
plus, they are both known for their over-the-top clothes eShirl Oct 2021 #19
Apparently the ad gets people to remember "Uber Eats." That's their goal. Hoyt Oct 2021 #3
there are 3 or 4 different ones nt msongs Oct 2021 #4
Hate it Bayard Oct 2021 #5
I think it's dumb they've got a famous British guy using the word "fries" RockRaven Oct 2021 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author bamagal62 Oct 2021 #7
From Pulp Fiction... PCIntern Oct 2021 #21
Gah...Just Gah wyn borkins Oct 2021 #8
Does Sir Elton really need redstateblues Oct 2021 #9
That was my thought. Just stupid. vanlassie Oct 2021 #10
Just file it under "just another beyond dumb ad" and move on. oasis Oct 2021 #11
I like it ornotna Oct 2021 #12
Love It DET Oct 2021 #13
Looks like the first guy is having sex... LuckyCharms Oct 2021 #14
how about the 'painfully awkward' douchey character stopdiggin Oct 2021 #15
I commend you to George Washington Hill . . . Journeyman Oct 2021 #16
Looks like Elton and Michael Jackson to me. Captain Zero Oct 2021 #17
I like their bizarreness IcyPeas Oct 2021 #18
Very funny references to Lil Nas X's Old Town Road & Elton John's Rocket Man CottonBear Oct 2021 #20
"Your daddy won't save you." "Oh, I *am* my daddy." Buns_of_Fire Oct 2021 #22
I love those, they're funny as hell. eShirl Oct 2021 #23

FoxNewsSucks

(10,318 posts)
1. I don't know. I think it's stupid
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 10:47 PM
Oct 2021

I think most commercials are stupid though, and an example of how stupid most Americans apparently are, if that kind of shit is effective advertising.

I fast-forward nearly all commercials when I'm watching the TV machine

SoonerPride

(12,286 posts)
2. That's Lil Nas X
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 10:48 PM
Oct 2021

He’s an openly gay rapper who had a country and western crossover sensation that was #1

They paired two openly gay musical stars.

It got your attention.

That’s called good advertising.

eShirl

(18,434 posts)
19. plus, they are both known for their over-the-top clothes
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 02:46 AM
Oct 2021

I like the one where they're each wearing an outfit the other one is famous for

 

Hoyt

(54,770 posts)
3. Apparently the ad gets people to remember "Uber Eats." That's their goal.
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 10:50 PM
Oct 2021

But, yeah, it’s a strange ad. But it’s memorable. Had to look it up, the other guy is rapper-singer Lil Nas X. I thought it was an impersonation of Rick James when I firstbsaw it.

Bayard

(21,534 posts)
5. Hate it
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 10:52 PM
Oct 2021

Also hated the gymnastics one--equally stupid. Bring back Captain Picard and Luke Skywalker--those were funny!

RockRaven

(14,543 posts)
6. I think it's dumb they've got a famous British guy using the word "fries"
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 10:55 PM
Oct 2021

And specifically that they have him saying he's going to eat them with mayonnaise.

If eating them with mayonnaise is weird/exotic/foreign, then shouldn't they be consistent about that cultural difference and have him call them chips?

Response to RockRaven (Reply #6)

PCIntern

(25,112 posts)
21. From Pulp Fiction...
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 04:40 AM
Oct 2021


When I was a kid and was taken to shore restaurants, I ate my fries with tartar sauce which is really just mayonnaise and relish.

wyn borkins

(1,101 posts)
8. Gah...Just Gah
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 11:10 PM
Oct 2021

Last edited Fri Oct 29, 2021, 03:07 AM - Edit history (2)

That's now an un-watchable commercial that I viewed for the first and only time. The dude who is not Elton John appears to be doing something...well..something other than whatever he is supposed to be doing on whatever he is riding...

redstateblues

(10,565 posts)
9. Does Sir Elton really need
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 11:11 PM
Oct 2021

so much attention that he does ads that make him look like a weirdo? Sad really.

DET

(1,225 posts)
13. Love It
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 11:37 PM
Oct 2021

I love the Uber Eats ads - all of them. These are entertainers who don’t take themselves seriously in ads that don’t take themselves seriously. I have to do a little bit of research to get the clever interplay among the actors, but then it all kinda makes sense. I wish more ads were as interesting and creative as these are.

LuckyCharms

(17,129 posts)
14. Looks like the first guy is having sex...
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 11:43 PM
Oct 2021

until they zoom out and you can see that he's on a rocking horse or something.

stopdiggin

(10,856 posts)
15. how about the 'painfully awkward' douchey character
Thu Oct 28, 2021, 11:54 PM
Oct 2021

appearing in so many .. ? This is supposed to be amusing? Entertaining? I find a lot of them to be just painful to watch.

Journeyman

(14,975 posts)
16. I commend you to George Washington Hill . . .
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 12:55 AM
Oct 2021

One of the first of the modern advertisers. He sold cigarettes.

When first introduced to the RJ Reynolds Board of Directors he stepped up and spat square in the middle of the conference table. "Gentlemen," he said, "that is disgusting, and you will never forget it."


INSTRUCTIONS

I commend you to George Washington Hill.
Living, he gave instructions.
Dying, his instructions are remembered.
In billions and zillions he sold cigarettes.
He told the copywriters and radio gabbers:
"Irritate 'em! Irritate 'em!
They'll forget the irritation
and remember the name of your product."
Tell the stonecutters to cut these lines deep
in the tomb of George Washington Hill.

Buns_of_Fire

(17,018 posts)
22. "Your daddy won't save you." "Oh, I *am* my daddy."
Fri Oct 29, 2021, 05:04 AM
Oct 2021

Followed by a look that said "what the hell did I just say?"

We need more absurdist commercials in this country.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. ~Hunter S. Thompson

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