internet The 42 Greatest Old Spice Commercials of All Time  

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Old Spice has managed to bring commercials from a TV necessity to something we all look forward to. The Old Spice advertising department has not only successfully reinvented their image for a younger generation, but left you with a smile on your face after a TV spot. Old Spice commercials are some of the most hallucinatory trips on television, and they're also genuinely funny.

I mean who watches commercials for fun? Well, now, WE do. Old Spice, we salute you, and in turn have compiled the 42 greatest ads for helping us smell better. Also, why 42? Because we're nerds. It's almost apparent that wearing Old Spice should be an additional guideline to the commandments of man law.

What are the best Old Spice commercials? We've combed through Old Spice commercials on YouTube and believe that these 42 represent the finest in Old Spice advertising. Sit back, relax and enjoy these commercials.
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Smell Like a Man, Man

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This montage of short commercials features the video spots of the "Smell Like a Man, Man" campaign, showing the body wash next to a "man"'s hand doing the most manly things imaginable.

From breaking exercise equipment, to ripping out chest hair to breaking through pretty pictures, these commercials show the audience exactly what a man should be like... next to the product they want men to buy. Genius.

Also, WTF is going on in the last one? THIS, friends, is why Old Spice wins at commercials.
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Old Spice Swagger is at it again, making formerly inadequate men insanely adequate and even superheroic simply by applying a bit of Old Spice Swagger to their underarms, arms or bodies in some way shape or form.

This just goes to remind you that you must pretty much believe EVERYTHING you see in advertising, because all it will come true. No matter what.
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What Women Want

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In the 1970s, commercials alone showed us why that was the best decade for truly horrifying horror movies with this voiceover.

The Point of View of this commercial:
A man that is basically Mel Gibson in the movie What Women Want, or some kind of terrifying powerful telepath that approaches women then slowly goes in kissably close as they talk to him.

This commercial is truly great because it gives guys insight into what women are thinking when they're not around: about the way they smell. What else could they possibly be thinking about while pretending to read magazines or dozing off at their receptionist job?
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The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

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This classic commercial, which has raised awareness of Old Spice as a company the same way the Taco Bell dog did for Taco Bell, stars "The Man Your Man Could Smell Like", otherwise known as actor Isaiah Mustafa.

It goes beyond simply selling a product to get inside your head and make you question your own masculinity.

The best part? Old Spice, as a company, figured out the age-old marketing question of

"How do you sell a product for men in a way that women love it too, while not also alienating the men?"

Absolutely brilliant.