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The George & Derek Show
Client: Visa
Brand: Visa Card
Title: "George & Derek"
Agency: BBDO New York
New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and star shortstop Derek Jeter replay their recent feud as a Visa commercial.

Beer Weirdo
Client: Heineken
Brand: Heineken UK
Title: "Holland"
Agency: Clemmow Hornby, London
What's an ordinary supermarket clerk to do when she's confronted by such a beer weirdo? A spot from the hilarious campaign for Heineken's revamped European product.

Super Massive Wireless
Client: Alltel Corp.
Brand: Alltel Wireless
Title: "Super Massive Wireless"
Agency: DDB Worldwide, Chicago
So what do consumers really want from their wireless company: Glitzy entertainment or a phone that works better? Alltel knows.

Sir Hillary's Angst
Client: Toyota Motor Sales USA
Brand: Toyota 4 Runner
Title: "Image"
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles

As he celebrates the 50th anniversary of his conquest of Mt. Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary, seems somewhat conflicted. He is railing against the commercialization of the event at the same time he does product endorsement like this Toyota spot.

Cruising With Morgan Fairchild
Client: Old Navy
Brand: Old Navy Graphic Tees
Title: "Love Boat, Graphic Tees"
Agency: Old Navy In-House

Yes, it's more Morgan Fairchild treacle, this time on a cruise ship, but mainstream consumers appear to love this stuff. The spot received the highest consumer recall score for the period of May 12-25 in the bi-weekly Intermedia Advertising Group survey.

Burnett's Delta
Client: Delta Air Lines
Brand: Delta Air Lines
Title: "Operator," "The Call," "Slumber"
Agency: Leo Burnett USA, Chicago
These three insipid spots were some of those Burnett produced before getting booted from the Delta account last week.

Metal to Metal
Client: Quaker State
Brand: Quaker State Motor Oil
Title: "Crowbar"
Agency: Tucker, Hampel Stefanides & Partners
Nasty boy Denis Leary puts a crowbar to a car engine in a lesson on metal-to-metal friction and wear.

This Is Your Body
Client: Fla. Dept. of Health
Brand: Anti-Smoking
Title: "Convenience Store"
Agency: Crispin Porter & Bogusky
In the language of retro absurdity that is such a high school giggle these days, this spot advises all bodies how best to avoid the dangers of cigarette smoke and the lies of tobacco companies.

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