ELDERS REACT TO SKITTLES COMMERCIALS

ELDERS REACT TO SKITTLES COMMERCIALS


♪ (ragtime music) ♪ – Just one lemon left. – (man 2) Lemon Skittles are my favorite. – (man 1) They’re my favorite. – (man 2) Let’s settle it the usual way.
– Oh boy. – No, it’s all sugar. Don’t do it. – (everyone) Settle it the usual way!
– Oh! – (chuckling) – Look at those arms. – Must be the whole town. – (man 2) Woo!
– (laughing) – (laughs) Even the dog has arms. (fierce grunting)
– We’ll gonna settle this with a pull. (crowd cheering)
– Ay-yai-yai. – (announcer) Settle the rainbow! – Skittles. Skittles.
– (announcer) Taste the rainbow! – I love Skittles. They don’t last very long though. I mean… they just don’t. – (interviewer) Good. – Ew! – (interviewer) Good.
– (chuckles) – It’s his hand. – (snickering) It looks like
an elephant and the trunk. – (giggling) Beards don’t work that way. – (interviewer) We’re looking for
someone with more experience. – (cracking up) – Oh my, a sensuous beard. (bearded man chuckles)
– (chuckles) – (bearded man) Funny. – (announcer) Share the rainbow! – No.
– (announcer) Taste the rainbow! – That was creepy. – (words stifled by laugh) I don’t know why that was so funny. – Hey, Tim? Show Joel how everything
you touch turns into Skittles. – (gasps) – Magic. (Skittles rattle)
(laughs) – (Joel) That’s awesome. – (Tim) Is it awesome… when you can’t hold your
newborn baby boy in your arms? – (gasps) – (Tim) I met a man on the bus today.
– Oh no. – (Tim) I shook his hand.
– (gasps) – (Tim) He’ll never see his family again.
– (laughs loudly) – (laughs) He turned into Skittles! (phone rings)
– (Tim) Excuse me. – (chuckles) (Skittles clattering)
– (gasps, laughs) – (announcer) Touch the rainbow!
Taste the rainbow! – Whoa, these are a little dark. – Those were fun commercials.
That was pretty good. – Why am I being shown commercials?
I avoid them like the plague. Am I gonna buy Skittles after that? No. (movie reel clicks) – (Finebros) What candy
were all these commercials for? – Skittles. -Skittles. – Mars bars. No, it’s Skittles. – (Finebros) And had you seen
any of these commercials before? – Never. – No. -No. We– you know… what
do you do with the DVR? You just go forward. – (Finebros) All right, we’re gonna
break it down real quick. The first one with the arm wrestling–
good ad or bad ad? – That was good. That was good. – Bad. – It was bad. – Eh… okay. – That was a good ad. – Oh, it was cute. – Stupid. I guess bad. – It was funny. – It was okay. There was actually,
you know, a plot to it. – Bad. It didn’t make sense to me. – And the second one
with the long beard… – (laughing wheezily) – (Finebros) Would– would
you say that was a good one? – (still laughing) Yes, it was very good. – Very good in a bad way. I’m gonna have nightmares
and dreams about that. – Yeah, I liked it. – It was kind of clever. – I thought it was crazy, but I liked it. – It was, uh, freaking good. – I didn’t like it. – I didn’t like it at all. It makes you gross out
when you think about it. – It was funny. It catch your attention. – That’s a good one ’cause
you would remember it. – (Finebros) And did you think the one with everything into Skittles
was good or bad? – I thought it was good too. – Good. They were all good. – I thought it was clever. – I liked that. – I think it was a good one. – It’s a good commercial. – Very good, ’cause it’s so dark. – It was bad. – That was a little too much over the top. I think that it just went too far. – Holding a baby or some
comment like that in your arms and it turns to Skittles? It just bothers me. – (Finebros) Do you think that
bizarre advertising works and that these commercials would lead to better sales for Skittles?
– I think it would. – Not really. – I don’t find them very effective. But I won’t forget Skittles,
so maybe they are. – It made me really feel good inside. So I think next time
when I go to the store, I’m gonna see Skittles, (cracking up) and I’m
gonna have to buy ’em. – Sometimes when a commercial’s too good, you remember the commercial
but you don’t remember the product. – If I were an executive of Skittles, I would have not used any of the three. – (Finebros) Why do you think
commercials have a tendency to go very weird these days
compared to the past? – To get your attention, I guess. – Because of the visual competition. – Because they can now. – The tolerance and the kinda
things we like to watch have changed so much. The whole culture has gone weird. – Everything in my day was bland. It was America when everybody
was happy and peaceful and we all had white fences
around our homes. See, the younger people–
most of them, I don’t say all– do not have those comparisons because they’re born in a world
today which is totally different. And you either die in that world
or you move ahead in this one. And I chose to move ahead, because I’m keeping up
with everything that’s going on. – (Finebros) So back to Skittles
and candy in general. People tend to think that
when you’re older, you don’t eat as much candy anymore. – It’s not true. I eat candy. – I think it’s a bunch of myth of BS. If you give me a bag,
I can finish it for you right now. – (Finebros) How often
do you eat candy now? – All the time. Most they’re for my
grandkids, but I eat ’em. I make sure the candy I buy
is candy that I eat. – You really want an answer
on that, Doctor? – I don’t really like candy anymore. – I don’t eat a lot
because it’s high sugar. But I still eat it. I still got
Milky Ways in my refrigerator. – I’m somewhat diabetic.
I’m still in denial. So I try to stay away from
candy as much as possible. – I haven’t eaten candy
in God knows how long. I’m a dull person. – (Finebros) What about
when you were a kid? Did you enjoy candy then? – Oh, I used to have a lot of candies. – Oh god. I loved it,
especially chocolates. – (laughing) As much as I could get. – (Finebros) Well, what
do you mean by that? You’ve told us stories before of you stealing things
when you were a little kid. – Well, I did that until I was
caught with– I don’t know– five or six candy bars. So I walk out past the carnival
like nothing happened. “Hey, you!” (giggles aside) “Uh, what?” “You just
took some candy outta there.” That was the last time
I ever took anything. – (Finebros) So what changes when
you’re a kid and you love candy and then you get older
and you stop loving it as much? – The teeth. (laughs) – I have reached an age of maturity that I really don’t indulge
in children’s candy. – To me, there’s no
difference or no changes. But we understand our taste
better, as you get older. – You’re a little more
educated on health issues. – I don’t know what changes,
whether it’s society saying, “Well, you’re an adult now, and you need to make healthier,
better choices for yourself.” Sometimes you just–
you can’t go without ice cream. (clang!)
– (Finebros) Truth! So back to these commercials. Do you think this is
the type of commercials people should keep making, or do you think they should
try other types of advertising? – (laughs) I liked them all,
so I’d say keep on going. – Right now I think this is a good idea. – I think they should try more subtle, you know, smarter advertisement. But then it would appeal
to people like me, and that’s not who
they’re trying to appeal to. – I think they should do both, you know? Because sooner or later,
people get tired of it. You got to have a balance. If you keep having the same
thing and same trend, people will anticipate it too fast. – (Finebros) Finally, to end
this episode, we want to see how you would react
if we gave you a bag of Skittles. – (gasps) Thank you!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! – I want to eat it. – It’s a chewy M&M. – I like the green the best. – Mm. I love ’em and– Ooh, do you guys want one? – (mouth full) They’re
good. I like Skittles. – Um… (coughs) I’m not a fan of lemon. – Mm. Hey. I hate ’em. – I have to read the label first. Nope. (bag rustles)
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