Close shave, America; close shave, Barbasol!

Submitted by gpsimms not to… on January 29th, 2010 at 7:15 PM

While I do sort of miss the ridiculous number of Rotel/Velveeta commercials on the Big Ten Network, I must say this Barbasol add is unbelievably awesome. The add does not overtly attempt to be funny, which obviously contributes to its brilliant hilarity.

I'll leave you with this:

"America, you're lookin' good: handsome, free, and tall!
Close shave, America; close shave Barbasol!"

The add could use more Stanzi/Lehman, otherwise, it is perfection.

UPDATE: Googled it, looks like Orson has discussed the awesomeness of this commercial:…



January 29th, 2010 at 9:03 PM ^

You know my man's old lady isn't hanging around faithfully waiting for him to come in from the road! She is pretty hot...the first thing she wants when he comes in the door is him to shave and get the love on. She's half a nymph! Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Damn I'm tired of losing.

Bird of War

January 30th, 2010 at 1:07 AM ^

What a bitch. Her man's been raging on meth, driving his ass all over the country to support her, and she can't even say hello before he shaves off his much-earned, manly five day shadow? Tom Brady would be pissed. Long live the stubble.


January 30th, 2010 at 2:01 PM ^

When I was still on campus and working at the snack bar in Oxford, there used to be an old Barbasol ad on CNN that would air every morning. Some mom almost trips over her son's big wheel -- she says, "Close shave!" and the husband upstairs in the bathroom yells, "BARBASOL!" The kid dejectedly says, "...better get Barbasol, mom."

It made even less sense than the ad you're describing.