August 22, 2008

You will remember this ad for the rest of your life. HP congratulates the Century 21 ad team responsible for Suzanne, since you destroyed Century 21.



Burger King had Herb.

Century 21 had Suzanne.

And America had one hell of a housing crash.

15 comments:

Lady Di said...

The video that just keeps on giving.

Suuuzzzzannne!

We can do this!

Pokey said...

You know, I've seen this a thousand times, and it still makes me cringe. The little head shake... the fact that Suzanne is listening in... the dim lighting. It feels like a version of Winston Smith (1984) getting the treatment in his "special" room.

Anonymous said...

Phoenix is a strong buy (Nov 2006):

http://www.arizonarealestatenotebook.com/2006/11/16/im-giving-a-buy-signal-for-greater-phoenix-homes/

Anonymous said...

Every time I watch this ad - it gets more and more sinister.

keith said...

Anyone got any info on the divorce rate in America since housing crashed?

Anonymous said...

Keith said...

Anyone got any info on the divorce rate in America since housing crashed?

Just so happens:

http://tinyurl.com/5a7nq7

Slow housing market complicates divorce....

"But lawyers and financial planners anecdotally say they are seeing more clients stay married -- if only for the time being -- simply because they cannot afford to break up.

"Truthfully, it's a mess," says Carol Chumney, an attorney who practices family law in Memphis, Tenn. "There are a lot of folks who want to get a divorce, and the house is an impediment because nobody wants it."

I don't know why anyone would want a divorce when they have granite, travertine and hickory?

What is wrong with these people?

JaneZ

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 7:11

I too get creeped out more every time I watch it. I used to joke that the castrated man boobies husband would hang himself in the garage once the NOD arrived.

Now I know the serpent wife will merely poison him, make it look like a heart attack, and cash in on his life insurance policy.

:shudder:

Anonymous said...

I could watch that all day long...fantastic.

DT

Anonymous said...

I felt so bad when I first saw that commercial. I was forced to live within my means most of my life because my means were so little I couldn't get credit (high standard times). By the time I got it, kids were grown. I had a dad who had a small business so I had a good idea what the wholesale cost of many things was, and I would get so angry at retail and credit costs, I still bought as close to wholesale as I could. Because he had to keep track of his costs, I learned to.
But in general we, as a nation, have been like sheep led to slaughter. We bought all the advertising, and ignored all the math we were ever taught. The truth can be found rather easily..add up total payments, subtract actual price of sale, see how many times over you are paying for the house, just so they could peddle your a**
in the form in SIV's, CDO's, ABCP's, or what have you in every alphabet across the world.YOU,
sold yourself into involuntary servitude, because YOU were TOO LAZY TO THINK FOR YOURSELF, GET OUT A CALCULATOR AND FIGURE IT OUT, AND FIGURED YOU WERE IMMUNE BECAUSE WHAT?? you deserved the betrayal you were signing up for?Because you were, in the land of milk and honey? NO, DEAR, TAKE IT FROM GRANDMA, YOU WERE IN THE LAND OF BILK AND HONEY.

Grandma PKK

CheezDoodle Americun said...

Watching this commercial is akin to watching a slow motion train wreck. It's hard to watch, but I can't look away! It's so perversely fascinating, filled with tiny slivers of all the seven deadly sins. It's really a masterpiece. Thanks, Suzanne!!

Douche Bag Suzanne and the fanny packers... said...

The pussywhipped fanny pack - wearing asshole in the video is probably dead by now.

I would guess he either sucked a bullet or the old put the exhaust pipe hose through-the-window in leased car trick.

His only claim to fame in life was he let SUZANNE get over on him...

Maybe, with any luck, Mozilo will kill himself soon, a'la the Enron Boys.

Mozilo and his henchman makes the Enron Crew look like towel boys in a gay bathhouse. Even Cheney is reported envious of Mozilo...

Takes a Master Crook to know another Master Crook and Fraudster I hear?

Professor Ichiro Vader said...

@Douche Bag Suzanne and the fanny packers..

I love this site.

Anonymous said...

"...Now I know the serpent wife will merely poison him...and cash in..."

Heh.

keyser soze said...

Every American male should be forced to watch this...lesson being, lose some f'ing weight and grow some f'ing cajones.
That is all.

Anonymous said...

Yes,,you can do this,,,,,, you can buy this $650,000 home on your $60,000 salary.
Actually the ad is not that untruthful because, "you can do this!" for about 6 months or a year. Then you get kicked out or walk away.