Great Moments In Commercial History: Fred And Sharon's Movies

Meet Fred and Sharon. They make movies. Video Movies. They could improve your life.

Here’s a commercial that demonstrates that even local public access TV has standards that must be met. Fortunately for us, when public access says no, YouTube says “yes.”

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  1. courtneywoah says:

    That was sad…

  2. forgottenpassword says:

    what in the hell was THAT?????

  3. Jezedude says:

    My god, somebody shoot me, because I can’t stop laughing and crying hysterically same time.

  4. tdarkdz says:

    OH DEAR GOD. Where do I keep the eye bleach.

  5. WEGGLES90 says:

    It’s so poorly done. They lack emotion. And the animation? Good lord……

  6. stopshopping says:

    I can’t believe I saw something that made me appreciate working over reading Consumerist! I have been shocked back into reality!

  7. topgun says:

    Certainly is good advertising for their work, eh?

  8. adrock75 says:

    I’m going to have them jazz up my website with some animation.

  9. Ciao_Bambina says:

    Oh, come on. That can NOT be real. When you go to it tells you to go to youtube.

    It’s still funny tho.

  10. Parting says:

    It’s HORRIBLE ;)

  11. plustax says:

    That was too funny. Just think, this could be the next trend in advertising. I can’t wait to see more.

  12. Blue says:

    Two words………….MORE ENERGY!………and MORE COWBELL!

  13. Sherryness says:

    I feel my life was improved by the enjoyment I received watching the toy Loch Ness monster superimposed menacingly in the lake. Truth in advertising….

  14. Narockstar says:

    This was on Dlisted a couple of days ago.

    I love her dress.

  15. Nelsormensch says:

    @Ciao_Bambina: It’s possible their $5/month hosting plan just nuked from all the traffic. I think this has been going ’round the Intarnets as of late.

  16. Hoss says:

    Now, that’s the kind of couple that should be in a creative enterprise! I wonder if they swing too

  17. ethanrik says:

    Reminds me of an Apple ad.

  18. Ciao_Bambina says:

    Oh, dear lord, I found the Motherload: []

    My abject apologies for doubting the veracity of a Consumerist posting.

  19. Ciao_Bambina says:
  20. metalhaze says:

    Totally reminds me of Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show: Great Job!

  21. MotherFury says:


  22. courtarro says:

    “Fred … our anniversary is coming up … let’s make a movie so you can send it to your mother and fam’ly …” *PLOP* (dies of boredom)

    Definitely the highlight of my day, right there.

  23. homerjay says:

    That Sharon’s quite a looker when she dolls herself all up like that. I’ll bet Fred nailed her good right there in their studio.

    Who am I kidding… there’s no studio. Its just their spare room…

  24. This is actually more post modern than is acceptable. I have seen the future…and it is Fred and Sharon.

    By the way, if you’re interested, a quick Google confirms that the (250) area code belongs to none other than…Vancouver, B.C.

    Yes, folks. Fred and Sharon are smoking that potent Vancouver pot.

  25. CPC24 says:

    This is the funniest ad yet, better than Norton Furniture or Mo’ Money Taxes! This honestly looks like an SNL skit, or with those Canadian accents, a Kids in the Hall skit.

  26. ARVash says:

    I want a video by THOSE guys, you see the greenscreen effects?

  27. cudthecrud says:

    I think it’s viral.

  28. Moosehawk says:

    This can’t be real, there’s no way. Can it?

  29. campero says:

    This will certainly go down in history….

  30. frankblevins says:

    “I think it’s viral.”

    I wondered about that myself. But I used to watch some really awful local commercials in the early 60’s. As now car dealers and furniture stores using themselves as icons for their commercials. Theres a car dealer in Richmond, VA. known as $300 down man and his pitbull Mack Mack. You know a “buy here – pay here car lot. He wears a yellow rubber super hero outfit. It looks put together with a low end video camera and editing program. Not near as bad but really awful for sure.

  31. scarletvirtue says:

    A co-worker and I watched this, and almost died laughing over Sharon’s near-monotone delivery. “Let’s make a video for your mom and family…” Please, Sharon – don’t sound so excited, there.

  32. mickel2 says:

    She is DEPRESSED, dang.

  33. kittenfoo says:

    There’s two minutes of my life I’ll never get back …

  34. 4ster says:

    They should team up with Montgomery Flea Market. It would create an unstoppable force.


  35. yankerosa says:

    Sweet merciful crap that was awesome.

    “Sharon! Put down the gun Sharon… we’ll order some video movies Sharon I swear, just put down the gun.”

  36. jakkyl says:

    somebody need to kick the sh#t out of the dude from Best Buy that sold Fred the video camera. This is what happens when you try to make a movie with windowz movie maker……

  37. karmaghost says:

    I can’t stop laughing, somebody help!

  38. YellowDucati says:

    Owww! My brain hurts.

  39. PaulMorel says:

    Are these real? They seem like a viral thing.

    Either way, they are certainly hilarious.

  40. CrazyRedd says:

    Tim and Eric?

  41. scoosdad says:

    All I keep thinking of is Mr. and Mrs. Larry “Bud” Melman.