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RU ready for something totally stupid? 11 most ridiculous Japanese ads with American celebs

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posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 12:39 PM
11. Brad Pitt for Roots

Alone in an office, Pitt takes a swig of coffee-in-a-can, which then causes him to dance, shadowbox, smell his own armpits and also briefly clone himself. But the most ridiculous part of the whole thing is the concept that Brad Pitt works in some office.

10. Ben Stiller for Kirin Chu-Hi

Chu-hi appears to be a lemony alcoholic drink, so basically Japan’s precursor to Four Loko. Surrounded by cheerleaders and football players (they play football in Japan?), Stiller excitedly opens a can and, in the only English word in the whole ad, declares, “Fresh!”

9. Keanu Reeves for Suntory Reserve

In this drink ad (I’m beginning to sense a trend here), Reeves is toiling away at a computer in the dark, long before he’d make his career doing that as Neo in "The Matrix." But this time around, the vibe is less “the One” and more “deleted scene from Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey.”

8. Arnold Schwarzenegger for V&V

Arnold speaking Japanese? Check. Arnold in a golden toga? Check. Arnold’s disembodied head? Check. I believe that’s called the Japanese Ad Trifecta.

7. Natalie Portman for Lux

The only female star on the list, Portman pulls up on a motorcycle as she’s late for her...fencing audition? But her hair is stupendous, so she makes the fencing team, or something.

6. Sylvester Stallone for Bayern

Stallone is playing golf, but suddenly he brandishes a sausage on a fork. Oh, I get it! Links at the links. But, wait, did he have eating utensils, sausage and some sort of cooking implement stored in his golf bag?

5. Michael J. Fox for...another mystery beverage

Yet another nonsensical ad for liquid excitement that makes one engage in kooky activities that in no way inform anyone about the specifics of said drink. Pay special attention at the :22 mark for a trademark Michael J. Fox moment.

4. Bruce Willis for Eneos

Willis dons an old timey pajama hat in what appears to be an ad for either a credit card company or rotary phones. Or alien stun guns. Definitely one of those three.

3. Hulk Hogan for BigFlow

I honestly have no idea what's going on here. The Hulkster, in his wrestling onesies, serenades a baby about some sort of air-conditioning unit. You figure it out.

2. Nicolas Cage for Sankyo

Apparently when Nicolas Cage isn’t busy making movies (which is not very often), he spends his free time starring in commercials for something called Sankyo Pachinko. There was quite a stable to choose from, but we picked the two in which he acted the most Nicolas Cage-y.

1. John Travolta for Tokyo Drink

This one not only has a sweaty Travolta dance-lifting in a headband, but features a hyper-cheesy '80s jingle.

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:02 PM
I watched everyone of them!
As a result I'm sure I would test lower than usual on a standard IQ exam.

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:20 PM
reply to post by DaddyBare
We have that pathetic American Jerry Seinfeld, you know the one, who is about as funny as finding out you have cancer.

What he has or suppose to have to do with banks is beyond most intelligent people.

Kramer was the only funny one one that his show.

PS. America you wonder why terrorists attack you or why 1/3 of the world loathes America. The answer is simple Jerry Seinfeld.

edit on 2-8-2011 by acrux because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:23 PM
Love the John Travolta one.

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 01:50 PM
S&F! Thanks for the laugh!!! That's freakin HILARIOUS!

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 03:04 PM
Yup even I get tired of all the doom and gloom posts on here.. everyone need to laugh.
funny thing is more of those really scary threads are mine

posted on Aug, 2 2011 @ 10:05 PM
reply to post by DaddyBare
ah Japanese television,I never laughed so much as when I used to watch it back in the day.We were stationed there for 4 years and I don't know about the food but the canned coffee will make you act like Brad does in his commercial.It was out on the market over there way before it became popular here.

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