Sunday, June 15, 2008

sexy pasta

Sunday afternoon. I'm sitting here multi-tasking: watching Discovery channel specials out of the corner of one eye, studying for an economics quiz on my laptop, simmering some Indonesian dishes for supper (which smells fantastic, btw). And my attention was caught by this ridiculously funny ad for pasta.



Can someone please tell me how being a good mom by serving your kids and extended family a special kind of pasta from the box will net you a hot Italian stallion? Not complaining about the eye candy, but the juxtaposition of the elements just makes me laugh. I'm switching pasta brands NOW! *snort*

15 comments:

Christine said...

The video is no longer available. But I imagine the ad is aimed at catching the attention of the women consumers... like it did with you! LOL ha ha.

Carrie Lofty said...

I love how the actresses don't even come close to pronouncing it properly. Oh whatever, ladies, just cut to the dude and the noodles. What's the theme, exactly? Are they going to share the mysterious stranger after the kids go to sleep? Are they gonna fight over him, or is she just being complimented for her MILFness while dad's away in the army or something? Wouldn't single friend be pissed that the cougar's getting all the attention? I love the boy kid's rapturous expression when he eats. Even he's carried away by all the unspoken, sexually-charged energy. And I suppose Andre Bocelli is supposed to make everything hot + Italian, as long as we don't have to watch him sing.

Weird.

But yeah, he's hot :)

Christine said...

I saw Carrie's comment and had to come back. LOL And now I was able to watch it... and yeah, just plain stupid. If you're going to use eye candy in your ad, I'd like it to at least make sense! *rolls eyes*

sula said...

hmmm. christine, I wonder if it is your connection because I just clicked on it (from the blog post) and it ran fine. silly youtube. heh.

carrie, you are cracking me up. yes, the random andrea bocelli background singing is intended to evoke romanticalness, i guess. i still do not get which girl is going to get lucky with the hot 'perfecto' italian. maybe both of them? lol

sula said...

posts crossing in the night! christine, glad you were able to view it. hilarious, isn't it? like totally wtf?!?!?

Bev(QB) said...

Can someone please tell me how being a good mom by serving your kids and extended family a special kind of pasta from the box will net you a hot Italian stallion?

Dudes, it works. Take it from an Irish, Polish, Scottish, English, etc. girl who doesn't turn heads, yet has always had a thing for Italian men and has been married to one for 25 years.

The secret? Learn to cook! Preferably homemade Italian foods. My husband jokes that my legs are what caught his eye, but it was my cooking that made him stick around.

Tracy said...

Ok - dumb ad. Seriously. However, I'm thinking the friend's getting lucky in the spare room tonight since they show the guys who I assume is the kids' dad twice in the clip. Apparently they had to spend so much money on the man candy that they couldn't give him the line...great pasta honey, now stop staring at the neighbor! :)

Katie(babs) said...

I started using Herbal Essence shampoo because of the commercials.
Wanted that tingly feeling in the shower. :P

sula said...

bev, I am totally on board with the 'way to a man's heart being through his stomach'. My dad's side of the family is Sicilian. We love our food. buuut, I really wonder if a genUine Italian man who is used to momma's homemade pasta is going to go gaga over some mass-produced pasta from a box. hmmm.

tracy, I think that there is a dad in there somewhere. you can barely tell because he gets all of a nanosecond of screen time. you have to wonder how he feels about his wife getting macked on by the hot neighbor.

kb, how did that shampoo work out for you? ;) inquiring minds want to know....

Katie(babs) said...

Sula: I killed many a kitten and rabbit in the shower.

sula said...

so what you're saying is that it was a totally organic experience? lol.

Bev(QB) said...

sula: I really wonder if a genUine Italian man who is used to momma's homemade pasta is going to go gaga over some mass-produced pasta from a box

Turn that one around. His grandmother and all his aunts on his Dad's side made the real deal. While his mother is a good cook, she didn't make her own pasta. And they had a HUGE platter of it every single Sunday and as a side dish on every single holiday-- even Thanksgiving.

So, when the Polish/Irish girl makes a lasagna, including her own noodles, that will make you smack yo mama, THAT is what makes an Italian man your devoted love slave! LOL

And eventually I won over all the Uncles when I recreated a dish their mother (my husband's grandma) used to make even tho I had never seen it. I just had a basic idea from one of the aunts, then sat back and figured out what the grandma probably used. Turns out that NO ONE, not even the aunts, has ever gotten that close to what the sainted grandma did. And that "sainted" wasn't sarcasm-- her name was Mary Archangel.

(/end obnoxious bragging)

kim said...

Hey, if that box of noodles will get me a hot sexy Italian neighbor I'll try it. All I got now is a crazy burn-out with a beer belly who mows his lawn naked with his weed eater.

Sarai said...

So I want a box of noodles and the Italian man can I have him?
I will buy the pasta if that is all it takes? Just sayin'

Kelly McCrady said...

Gotta love marketing departments. I picture the focus group and endless meetings about this commercial production. "No, he has to be a hot-looking guy." "And both the women have to gush equally over their cleverness at using boxed pasta and the availablilty of the neighbor."

Packs of gum have sold for less.