I've been thinking about this a brand new TV and Web channel - Firebrand. Billed as a celebration of "commercial culture", it's supposedly going to show back-to-back non-stop TV spots, hosted by a "CJ" (that's a Commercial Jockey), and aims to do for the commercial what MTV did for the music video.
When I first heard the idea, I was pretty skeptical - after all, TV ads are the things that interrupt the shows I really want to watch, and since we got TiVo in our house, I always fast forward. But then I got to think about Superbowl ads, and how popular some of our previous ad related stories have been, and I'm wondering if they might be on to something.
So , I'm going to do a little CJ-ing of my own with a look at why a channel filled with ads may not be such a bad idea. As chosen by me, the Ten Sexiest TV Ads of all time (probably, unless I've forgotten some).
#10 - Carl's
Yeh, I know most of you are not going to agree with this one, but imagine you didn't know what a pain in the ass Paris was.
#9 - LYNX
To be honest, being chased by naked babes should be a little more exciting than this, but all those slow motion boobs have to count for something.
#8 - SCHIESSER
It's probably a little unfair to include European ads on the list, but anyone who knows me well, knows I have this - thing - for nurse uniforms. Ahem.
#7 - VAIO
Now I'm working from home, this happens to me, like, all the time.
#6 - NEW YORKER
I think this is the official recreation of the Anna Nicole story.
#5 - NAPSTER
Oh man, remember Napster?
#4 - Miller
Looking a little tame now, this caused quite a stir when it was released, and probably kicked off some of the trend you see here.
#3 - GoDaddy.com
Nikki Capelli struts her stuff before the Broadcast Censorship Committee.
#2 - AGENT PROVOCATEUR
Kylie Minogue riding an electric bull in black underwear. What's not to love?
#1 - MAC'S
And here's my top pick - a weird, exotic, juice-filled fantasy for Mac's stores.
So those are my choices. But did I leave out an obvious choice? Let us know in the comments.
UPDATE: My good friend Kit pointed out to me that all my choices were a little female-fantasy oriented and has redressed the balance slightly on her own blog with some beefcake examples.