Friday, May 20, 2011

Give Me Five Friday: {brandon's commercials}

Brandon loves commercials. It seems like he only has to see a commercial once to start repeating it, so we have to be ready with the remote when commercials air. Here are just a few of his favorite commercials.

{five of Brandon's commercials}

1. The Empire Carpet Commercial - This was the first commercial he ever noticed when he was around two. Suddenly, he loved to sing, "Eight hundred five eight eight two three hundred EMPIRE!!!" If we ever need carpet, Brandon knows the number to call.

2. A few months ago, he looked at me with a very serious face and said, "Mom, depression hurts." I would be alarmed, but I realized he had seen the Cymbalta commercial.

3. I knew we were in trouble when he saw the "smoke free cigarette" commercial. Sure enough, just a few days later, he would pretend that he was smoking. After some long talks, and an embarrassing incident with a sucker stick in front of a teacher, he now knows that smoking is not good for your body.

4. There is a toilet paper commercial where the man says, "Honey, could you toss me a roll?" and the toilet paper cuts his hair etc. I haAaAaAate that commercial because now, every time Brandon goes to the bathroom he says, "Mom, could you toss me a roll?" At first, I would run and get him toilet paper every time, but then one day I realized he had toilet paper and he just liked reenacting that commercial.

5. The new commercial he is quoting is by a settlement company that gets a person their money from a structured settlement right away. Brandon loves to quote what everyone in this commercial says over and over again, "It's my money and I want it now." It is not so bad, but I just know he is going to yell that in public one day, "It's my money and I want it now." I will look like the worst parent ever and say over and over again, "It's just a commercial!"


  1. In the 60's there was a commerical on the radio in N.C. that ask "What time is it" and the answer was "Park and Shop Time ". Park and shop was a local grocery store. Fifty years later when ask what time is it, I have to stop and think before I tell the right time.

  2. One more commerical. The song goes like this... " If you wish for fish and fish is what you wish, Charlotte Fish and Oyster ... The rest of the song I have been able to erase from my mind but the first part is still there.  Thanks for bringing this song to my remembrance... If you wish for fish and fish is what you wish,
    ... it is going to be a long day.#3