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.
The Man Your Man Could Smell Like
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.
Adventures of Swagger Man
This unbelievably awesome video was the winner of the "Make An Old Spice Swagger Commercial" contest, once again showing that the coolest marketing department in the country never loses touch with their demographic.
This guy (who now that we all think of it kind of looks like McLovin's character in Kick-Ass) kills an alien spaceship with the power of his Swagger.Will Smith ain't got nothin on McLovin Lite.
Smell Like a Man, Man
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.
What Women Want
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.