Farmers Insurance’s line of commercials have had a few Asian Americans in their commercials which I have blogged about: Asian American Commercial Watch: Farmers Insurance’s Travel Plans Asian American Commercial Watch: Farmers Insurance – Hall of Claims: Turkey Jerks But they don’t seem to have many speaking lines – then again, I don’t think any of these Farmer Insurance commercials have people speaking much except for spokesman J.K. Simmons. This commercial has an Asian American […] Continue »
This commercial was uploaded by Chase last August 2016 (but now taken down on YouTube), but I only recently first saw it – and was questioning if what I was seeing was real! This commercial is about: “Cyr Wheel performing artist Isaac Hou spins through multiple gigs and with barely any time in between. After yet another awe-inspiring performance, Isaac receives a check and using Chase’s QuickDeposit he is able to deposit the check […] Continue »
When I saw this BEHR / The Home Depot paint commercial, I had to rewind it a few times on my DVR – because I wasn’t too sure what I was seeing. I saw two boys who looked fairly Asian: and a young girl who could be possibly half-Asian or white, a white mom and possibly an Asian American man. In reading the YouTube comments in the commercials, others had noted this normal Asian Male […] Continue »
It’s been a long time since I last recall blogging about Target for my Asian American Commercial Watch series, but I caught this ad recently: “Running low on the stuff you need? Time for a Target Run. Get everyday low prices on everyday essentials like milk, toothpaste and diapers. Target Run, and Done.” The ad features an Asian American Mom: her son & daughter: and the kids’ grandfather: My favorite Target ad though is the […] Continue »
It’s been a while since I had a Snapple, and maybe that’s why the company is advertising again (or maybe I just noticed), and I came across this commercial recently with an Asian American male office worker: and you get to see the guy drink a Snapple in a more private office: I have no idea who the actor is, but hopefully his career will move on to bigger and better things. These kinds of […] Continue »
I caught this recent Bounce commercial: “If only Harry used some Bounce to dry, he would be less wrinkly and winning at life. Toss wrinkles, static, lint, and pet hair goodbye.” This businessman is pitching something to a group of humorless groups of Asians, which I assume are foreigners (since in the U.S., it would be unlikely for a group of Americans on a team to be all Asian Americans). Of course, his pitch would […] Continue »
I was surprised to see this commercial. Not that Asian Americans don’t need Depend adult diapers, but that this commercial highlighted a use case I had not thought about – firefighters wearing Depend’s: “On Jon’s crew, every second counts. See how the breathable fabric of Depend® Real Fit® briefs helps him manage his bladder leakage so he can stay prepared for whatever lies ahead.” The commercial highlights that “Jon S.” is an actual Depend user. […] Continue »
I was watching an 2017 NBA Playoffs game when I saw this Jimmy John’s TV commercial. To be honest, I had never heard of Jimmy John’s before I saw this commercial – but their sandwiches, from what I could see – reminded me of Jersey Mike’s. Apparently, there are a few Jimmy John’s in San Francisco, but certainly not that pervasive (like Subway) and none in Silicon Valley. Ran Wei is the actress in the commercial […] Continue »
While watching the NBA Playoffs, I saw this New York Life commercial starring retired NBA player Rick Barry (A Top-5 Free Throw Shooter of all time – with an underhand free throws): “Rick Barry knows a thing or two about consistency from the free-throw line. Which is why for long term financial consistency, Rick goes with New York Life. Be good at life. To learn more, visit www.newyorklife.com/about/our-strength” The “audience” of the commercial in the commercial is […] Continue »
While watching the local evening news recently, I came across this new Panda Express commercial promoting their latest dish, Five Flavor Shrimp: “Five quality ingredients. Five delicious flavors. Experience the moment when premium shrimp, green beans, red bell pepper and white onion come together in our five flavor sauce in our new TV spot” I’m a big fan of shrimp, so that definitely caught my eye – especially since the dish looked simple enough for […] Continue »
Last year, actor & activist George Takei was in a Taco Bell Super Bowl commercial. And in case you didn’t see the greatest Super Bowl comeback in NFL history, there were also commercials. And Takei appeared again in a Super Bowl commercial this year, but this time around, for Pizza Hut. Takei uses his signature phrase, “Oh My” to great humor. I’m not sure if I saw any other Asian Americans in the other Super […] Continue »
Chinese New Year is coming a little early this year, on Saturday, January 28th, which will be the Year of the Rooster. Like last year, the NBA recently released a new commercial that features Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin and Golden State Warriorsguard Stephen Curry wishing you a happy Year of the Rooster: “Red envelopes aren’t the only things that will be full of surprises this Chinese New Year. Make room for the NBA as […] Continue »
Lucius Clarus: I never said Asians didn't invent anything. That's your hallucination. Agree that the middle east contributed zero, algebra, arabic numerals. Those are real and valuable... – Are Asians the Smartest Race?
لا أحد مهم: Actually not 'could have been' but it definitely was. Lucius, please search the origin of 'shampoo' and 'bath' Even standards of basic hygiene were plagiarized... – Are Asians the Smartest Race?