Advertising assumes a high level of cultural knowledge from its audience. Korea is so cut off from the rest of the world that it’s gone insane. When the two collide, hilarity is born. From sexy boilers to lascivious chips, see ten great commercials from South Korea.
1. Korean Children Are Adorable
Maybe all children are as tiny as Korean children, but that doesn't seem to be the case. It makes them cute well into their teens. It also means they can easily punch people in the nuts, which, it turns out, is a favorite pasttime of Korean children.
2. Hot and Spishi
From what I can gather, this ad shows a potato getting a stiffy, and inseminating a whirling-blade, plastic bag vagina of death.
3. It Heats Your Water
I've seen this happen at aluminium strip clubs.
4. You Are Not Ready
As creepy as this advertisement is, I do admire it's owning up to the creepy weirdness of excessive online video game play.
5. Alcohol Induced Attraction
While on a bender, it is possible to drink yourself sober if enough alcohol is quickly consumed. This is often followed by uncontrollable vomitting.
6. Dance Bah
This is the most accurate representation of an ice cream bar's ability to generate enthusiasm I have ever seen.
7. Banana Milk
The Korean word for milk is 우유 (or uyu), which would make for much better rhymes about wholesome things like milk than the word milk itself. All the licentiousness in rap music and off Broadway puppet shows can be traced to this disappointing reality.
8. Kimchi Fried Chicken
We take two sourdough buns, toast them in an oven, top it with hearty chicken strips and two soggy pieces of salty pickled cabbage. It's the taste your kids will die for. (This just sounds bad, it's actually quite delicious.)
Using sexual innuendo to mislead your audience is the best visual advertising technique since two guys yelling at each other about long distance rates.
10. Flower Head
Male flowers are such dogwoods. They only think with their stamens.