Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I laughed, I cried, It moved me ... Commercials Part 1

I think you need to be pregnant/a new mom to really be touched by commercials. Its quite strange, actually. Well, i'd like to relay to you my #1 favorite commercial.

Its for the Baltimore Aquarium. A little toy scuba diver is standing on the roadside, looking longingly up at a bilboard of the beach. A girl walks up to him and said, "why are you so sad?" He tells her, "Because I'll never be a real scuba diver until i've seen a fish." She says, "come with me," and picks him up. She takes him to the Baltimore Aquarium and has her hand covering his eyes. Then she says, "Look," and he sees all the fishes. It shows a close up of his face, and he has a huge smile on. Then the tag line is "come to life at the baltimore aquarium"

I cried the first time i saw it. Honestly (though i shouldnt admit) i did cry! and every time after that i got misty eyed. It just made me feel a mixture of sadness and the warm-fuzzies.

The part that gets me is "i'll never be a REAL scuba diver." ohhhhh... poor little toy scuba-man.

more touching comercials to come at a later date.


Clairissa said...

Oh Becky, bless your heart! Gotta love ya... :)

Abigail S. said...

It is a cute commercial... I'll give you that. It touches the heart with warm fuzzies, yes. But to cry at it?
I shouldn't point too many fingers though. I cry at stuff all the time. I cried like a baby (like Erica!) during "Lilo and Stitch." Ah, to be a girl.

Abigail S. said...

Oh, your "smile" link isn't working. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Clairissa said...

Here's a "Top Ten" Commercial for you... that one where the nerdy looking guy is like, "I've got a beautiful home, a wife and kids, a lovely swimming pool, etc. etc. etc. (this is not word-for-word, can you tell?) ... AND I'M IN DEBT UP TO MY EYEBALLS... SOMEBODY HELP ME!?" Has anyone seen that one? I about pee my pants laughing everytime it comes on (and NO I don't cry at it). :)

Rachael said...

Oh my gosh, will you please please tell me where I can find that commercial to watch online? I LOVED that commercial, but can't seem to find it anywhere. I want the warm fuzzies!