February 06, 2004

Fish Speakers

The most enjoyable part of watching the Superbowl for me was seeing the new Quiznos ads for the first time. The sheer oddness of those singing furry creatures with bulging eyes and bad teeth makes me want to reward Quiznos with my business for paying to broadcast such wackiness.

I am willing to bet that I am not the only cementhorizon type person who was amused by the ads and did some Googling to discover their origins. I'll also bet that Jack-bo probably recognized the characters in the ads immediately as Spongmonkeys: the stars of a flash animation entitled "We like the moon" that was circulating around the internet a while ago. It seems that Quiznos contacted the creator of the Spongmonkeys and paid him to make advertisements. How do you guys feel about this? Does it upset you that Quiznos is attempting to cash in on a wacky internet phenomenon?


Posted by doug at February 6, 2004 02:01 PM

wow. i had never seen the original (or the ad). that really made my day.

Posted by: didofoot at February 6, 2004 02:14 PM

Actually, I'd never seen the Spongmonkeys until I caught the Quiznos commercials. I'm delighted by a major corporation's use of grating nonsense.

Posted by: Jacob at February 7, 2004 12:31 AM

frankly, 'm relieved. I'd been trying to figure out what those little suckers were - and the closest resemblance i could surmise was raw chicken breasts. and that's just ishy.

Posted by: Jolie at February 7, 2004 03:10 PM