Saved By Zero Will Apparently Kill You

Some bored people who hate that Saved By Zero commercial as much as you do have mashed it into a trailer for The Ring. Hooray.

[via Buzzfeed]


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  1. erikw says:

    Well done.

    • Thassodar says:

      @erikw: I concur.

    • Mischif says:

      @erikw: I’m actually a bit underwhelmed. It was well-done, but I just don’t think they took it far enough. There needs to be some sort of conclusion, or at least a build up to one. Why not try to eradicate the commercial by putting it in some beige Camry that gets thrown off a cliff? I know they were kinda limited to the scenes in the movie proper, but I do remember something getting going off a boat.

  2. nataku8_e30 says:

    not bad…never saw the ring, i wonder what happens if you don’t have a phone

  3. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    Fantastic, just fantastic. It makes the commercials actually kind of enjoyable, just for the lampooning.

    Buy a Toyota for 0%, but you only get to drive it for seven days before the Ghost of Financing and Loans comes to grab you.

  4. maneki neko says:

    Wow, it’s more frightening than the actual film.

  5. Saboth says:

    That commercial really doesn’t bother me much…kinda catchy, generated a lot of buzz, so it was successful.

    Now, the Trojan ad where all men are pigs unless they have one night stands and use a condom…yeah, that is one I turn the channel for.

    • theblackdog says:

      @Saboth: Let’s be honest, most men are looking for that one night stand, but it’s the truly boorish ones who go looking for booty and don’t wear protection.

    • Murph1908 says:

      I don’t think I would consider it successful if it turned a large chuck of the population away from my dealerships.

      I’ll avoid any product with annoying advertising, be it pop-ups, TV, radio, or whatever.

      There’s a place in Maryland called Rocky Run. They had a radio commercial with some douche singing Rocky Run to the tune of “Over There”. It was very annoying, and I’d change my radio station immediately. Never went back to that place. They went out of business 6 months ago.

    • karmaghost says:

      @Saboth: “Catchy” doesn’t always equal “quality.”


  6. illtron says:

    Man I hate that commercial.

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  8. Matt Redacted says:

    Brilliant. I can’t wait to show my wife this. She gets absolutely livid if I don’t mute the TV when this commercial comes on.

  9. shinseiromeo says:

    Brilliant! I cracked up when I saw the drawings.

  10. theblackdog says:

    That was great!

  11. weirdalfan27 says:

    I’ve never heard of The Ring, but I hate this commercial and this is great!

    IF I made commercials, I wouldn’t make anything with a song-no matter what- because that gets annoying SO easily!

  12. warf0x0r says:

    ROFLCOPTER of the day!

  13. schiff says:

    That was definitely entertaining!

  14. AnxiousDemographic says:

    The best thing about the parody is that it doesn’t serve the purpose of the original advertisement by omitting the product! Hooray!

    Also, I used to like that song, now they ruined it.

  15. reznicek111 says:

    Brilliant. Now, that’s *my* kind of silly.

  16. NotATool says:

    Great parody, great stuff.

    But…people still watch commercials?

  17. LatherRinseRepeat says:

    Toyota needs to get a new ad agency. They’ve butchered several popular songs over the years in their commercials.

    The Fixx – Saved By Zero
    Sky And The Family Stone – Everyday People
    Blur – Song 2
    The Romantics – What I Like About You

    There’s probably more, but I can’t remember them at the moment. Thank goodness. ;-)

  18. fuzzymuffins says:

    obnoxious tv commercial jingle adaptions can ruin the original songs forever:

    reason #234 why i’m glad i don’t watch tv.

  19. Spinfusor says:

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who hates those commercials…

  20. joellevand says:

    I hate that commercial so much — and I’m crying right now because I’m laughing so hard. Thanks whoever made that vid!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Seriously people… don’t you get that part of the not-so-cleverly disguised ad campaign is the parody as well. Toyota doesn’t need to get a new agency as LatherRinseRepeat declares because they fooled all of you into giving even more mindshare to their annoying offer.

  22. richcreamerybutter says:

    I die a little inside every time I have to hear both the Toyota commercial, and the one with the other car company using the same song as that new Pixar movie (cue farty synth noises and macho voices screaming I LIKE TA MOVE IT or whatever).

    In the future, commercials will be subjected to direct democracy. You will have to key in a series of commands on your remote, and any commercial receiving a certain number of NAY votes will be automatically pulled from the air.

    Honda managed to use music (original!) effectively with the ELO ad. Toyota should have taken notes.

  23. Anonymous says:

    I am SO relieved to know that my total and complete hatred for this commercial is neither misplaced nor isolated. Thank you so much. I want to go all Jack Nicholson in the Shining when this comes on.