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9 Embarrassing Commercials Our Favorite Stars Were In Before They Were Famous

We always talk about "Where are they now?' but what about, "Where were they before?" Here's nine hilariously embarrassing commercials our favorite celebrities were in before they got famous:1. Brad Pitt - PringlesI've never seen anyone so excited to eat Pringles. These people make it look like the most fun activity ever. Oh Brad Pitt, the things you've achieved. 2. Steve Carell - Brown's ChickenAfter seeing Steve Carell as Micheal Scott, my mind just pictures this commercial starring The Office character, and it makes it so much better, trust me. 3. John Travolta - Safe GuardIn this commercial


Mark Ruffalo's Clearasil Ad From The 80s Will Leave You Saying "Oh No Baby, What Is You Doing?"

Listen, I love Mark Ruffalo as much as the next person, maybe even more, but that doesn't mean I can ignore this OUTRAGEOUS Clearsil ad from 1989. For those of you who are not familiar with Ruffalo's work, I have two questions:1) Where have you been?2) Why are you like this?He currently is portraying Bruce Banner/Hulk in the Marvel franchise:NerdistGeekTyrant/DisneyAnd he was also Matty in the iconic 13 Going On 30:Fan PopOr maybe you know him from Spotlight:EWOr Zodiac:Vague VisagesThe three-time Oscar nominee certainly has had an illustrious career, but everyone


10 Mascots From Your Childhood You Haven't Thought About In Years

It seems like every product, store and restaurant needed to have some kind of mascot to try and make kids love it more. Kids held a lot of power over the shopping choices apparently, because it seemed like everything was targeted to them. Whether it was a big box store's attempt at relevance, or a frozen food company just trying to convince kids they will love their food, companies did everything in their power to convince us that it was a great idea. How many of these mascots do you remember? To be fair, many of them are still around,


9 Commercials From The 90s We Still Reference Even If We Don't Remember Why

The 90s were definitely a strange decade. One need not look any further than our television viewing habits, complete with the exceedingly weird commercials that for some reason used to convince us to do things or purchase random products.  As I searched through various archives for the most ridiculous of 90s commercials, I was hit with both a feeling or nostalgia, and more than a bit of incredulity. Some of these are just freaking mind blowing for how bad they are! I will let you be the judge. Here are 9 of the strangest commercials to ever come out


We Finally Got A Sequel To The Iconic 90s M&M's Commercial, And It's Everything We Wanted

After 21 years, M&M's has released it's second Christmas commercial, gifting the world with the sequel they didn't know they needed.AdweekThe original 1996 commercial, titled Faint - which has been shown on TV screens ever year since its release - depicts the company’s bite-size mascots, Red and Yellow, having a run-in with Santa on Christmas Eve, just before Red and St. Nick faint in awe over each other's existence. However, the commercial left viewers with several questions. Is Red and Santa okay? Do they wake up and become best pals? And most importantly, does Santa finish delivering


10 Incredible 90s Toy Commercials That Had Us Spending All Our Parents' Money

As we get closer and closer to Christmas, the number of commercials aimed directly at kids has drastically increased with each passing day. Most of them follow the same cookie cutter script, with little to no creativity, what ever happened to the awesome commercials from the 90s that we all grew up with?Leading up to Christmas 2017, let's take a look back at the toys we all wanted as kids because the commercials made them all look like so much "fun."1. TalkboyWith smartphones being as prolific as they are, there is no longer any market for these kinds


12 Holiday Commercials From The 90s That Will Give You Christmas Flashbacks

Christmas only comes once a year and it's really hard to miss, but our favorite brands and stores have always made sure to remind us of the occasion through their holiday-themed commercials.In the 90s, these Christmas commercials not only tried to sell you a product, they really made you feel the spirit of the holidays. Some were tear-jerkers, and others got catchy tunes stuck in your head, but we loved them all nonetheless. Here are 12 holiday commercials from the 90s that will make you feel a pang of Christmas nostalgia:1. Amazon This commercial is the retailer’s


Britney Spears Pepsi Songs Are Out For The First Time, And They'll Bring You Joy

Attention Britney Spears fans! Christmas has come early and we're about to tell you why. For those of you who were around during the good ol' days that were the late 90s/early '00s, you will recall that there were two kinds of people - Pepsi fans and Coca-Cola fans.  Both brands had successful marketing campaigns and garnered large fan followings, including celebrities. But at the start of the millennium, it was Pepsi that had the upper hand in the legendary rivalry, also known as the "Cola Wars."NY Daily NewsPepsi recruited some of the most popular celebrities at


Remember Ernest? The Strange Life Story Of A Forgotten Movie Star

If your childhood was anything like mine, you probably wore out the tapes of movies like Ernest Goes to Camp by playing them over and over again.Still hilarious.Buena VistaBut you also probably wondered the same question I did: who was Ernest? Obviously we knew that Ernest was a funny guy who always wore the same clothes and got into wacky hijinks, but why did they make so many movies about this Ernest guy anyways? It turns out that the character had a long and interesting career."KnowwhuImean?"Hey Vern It's ErnestErnest was played by