Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Video links: Nadverts (1)

That's why he can reach those high notes!

"Sex sells" is age-old wisdom in the marketing business: Hot scantily clad bodies will drive up your sales, no matter if your product is underwear, deodorant, cars or whatever. But apparently, "no sex sells" is equally true - especially if it's of the "You'll never have sex again because your nuts have been crunched so hard that you'll be walking funny for a week".

Let's have a look at some of my favorite commercials that feature testicular trauma, shall we?

First up is a 2015 spot for a sports betting company. They are playing with the theme of betting odds. If I understand correctly (the clip is in Spanish), they want to convey the idea that betting on an unusual outcome (in this case "huevos revueltos" or "scrambled eggs) can make you a shitload of money. And what better way to say it than with a soccer nutshot?

I love the sound design, by the way: The "ding ding ding" sound in combination with the "huevos revueltos" caption is just awesome!

A similar situation is explored in this Pepsi spot - but this time, it's not an accident. The cute guy who's defending the goal in a free kick situation invites his opponent to aim for his crotch. Talk about taking one for the team... Again, the sound is awesome: The cutie's groan as his nuts get smashed is music to my ears.

If an unknown guy's balls taking a beating is causing sales to skyrocket - why not try a famous guy's sperm factory? In the following clip tennis superstars Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova engage in a series of challenges, culminating in Djokovic getting his spuds mashed by a tennis balls. As Sharapova puts it in a voice over after the hit: "New balls please!"

(skip to 2:15)

Novak Djokovic is hot - but Justin Timberlake is superhot. Watch him get rammed into a pole nuts-first three times in a row in this 2008 super bowl ad. Bonus points for the use of the "soprano voice" effect...

(skip to 0:29)

Damn, I could watch that clip again and again. Justin Timberlake getting smashed in the nuts is like watching kittens cuddle - it makes you feel all warm and tingly inside...

The final clip for today is a trailer for the 2011 ESPY Awards hosted by Justin Timberlake. It is a genuinely funny and hot clip featuring Justin trying out different sports. And of course his manhoods takes a beating. Several beatings, in fact. It's a running gag. He is hit by a field hockey ball ("Ooooh, good shot!"), hit again by a lacrosse ball ("Ugh, why does this keep happening?!"), jumps crotch-first onto a hurdle, is hit by a soccer ball ("Oh-hoo, really?!"), and then once more by a hockey ball ("Oah, come on!")

(nutshots at 1:16, 3:05, 5:20, 5:48 and 6:03)

What is your favorite nutshot commercial? Leave a comment or send me an email (!



Toothpick said...

Kind of funny
Wish the guy was hotter though.
There's also Trident's Fifth Dentist commercial with the squirrel

Alex said...

Those are awesome! Thanks for sharing them, Toothpick! :-))

Anonymous said...

Gosh, Justin Timberlake is hot!

Alex said...

Oh yeah, Nik, I agree 100%! :-)))