Video: Sony Sells CD Player with the Power of Praise

The creepiest part of this whole commercial is the half second before they start singing, while all three of them bob and grimace into the camera while waiting for their cue. It gets more terrifying the more you watch it. [via TV in Japan]

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4 Responses to Video: Sony Sells CD Player with the Power of Praise

  1. reesocles says:

    How about the fact that their handclaps are completely out of sync? Ouch, head hurts.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Japanese broadcasters used 16mm film for playback of commercials until the late 1980’s. There is a 26 frame delay (a bit more than a second) until the film reaches the soundtrack head in the projector.

    This accounts for the creepy, silent stare before they begin singing. All commercials from the 16mm era exhibit the awkward pause where the picture is present, but the soundtrack has not yet begun.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been lying in bed sick for the past three days. I’m pretty sure I’m gonna need an extra two days to recover because of this.

    What do you think those buttons are? Each of them has on pinned to their respective lapel in exactly the same place.

    And their heads. It’s like each of them is trying to outdo the other. “I have a puffy newsboy cap!” “Well, my hair is standing on end, bitch!” “Bitches, please – I have NO hair.”

  4. Anonymous says:

    jeez, this ad is pretty old, like more than 20 years…. at that time, this ad was ultra modern and no one but sony could bring such a cool product.

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