CD Fish (AOL Commercial)

I’m not exactly sure why, but lately I’ve had something against every AOL commercial I’ve seen. The latest one is no different.

The commercial starts with a woman opening her mail. She discovers a new AOL CD, and immediately rushes over to her husband exclaiming, “It’s here! It’s here!” The camera then focuses on one wall in the house, where there is a sculpture of a fish made entirely of AOL CDs. The husband drops the new CD into the last open space (the fish’s eye), and they proudly admire their finally finished work.

Then Jerry Stiller shows up out of nowhere. He explains to them that the new CD has AOL 9.0, and they really ought to give it a try because it’s better than all the old versions. I’m not sure I even have to say anything here. Everyone makes fun of AOL for the number of free CDs they send out. Now they’re making fun of themselves! :duh

If you’ve received too many AOL CDs, send them to No More AOL CDs. These guys have collected over 250,000 CDs. Their goal is to collect a million and then give them back to AOL to try and get their message across. I, for one, hope they succeed.

  • chris

    i would like a copy of the aol cd fish commerical, so if anyone has it please email me. Thanks

  • I also would love a copy of the AOL fish commercial. Anyone know where I can find it?

  • matthew vasconcelles

    please give me info on the craftsmen style house i.e. where I can view the house plans, how big the house is, etc. on this aol 9.0 commercial with Jerry Stiller. thanks.

  • I saw that commercial months ago, I think. It might have been when this article was posted.

  • linda

    I am looking for the pattern for the fish for my classroom at school. We want to make a “school of fish.” If you have a pattern please share!

  • Why do people think my blog is an information repository?

    matthew vasconcelles said:

    please give me info on the craftsmen style house i.e. where I can view the house plans, how big the house is, etc. on this aol 9.0 commercial with Jerry Stiller. thanks.

    Do you want to build it or something? I hesitate to answer your question because it seems like you could be joking. I’m fairly certain it was probably just a set on a sound stage. I doubt there would’ve been any blueprints of the house made at all.

    linda said:

    I am looking for the pattern for the fish for my classroom at school. We want to make a “school of fish.” If you have a pattern please share!

    Sorry, I’m not a teacher. I know nothing about how to put together classroom projects. This post is about an AOL commercial that I didn’t particularly like. Seeing as how I didn’t like it, do you really think I would have a pattern of the fish lying around my house somewhere?

    I’m sorry, but there aren’t really enough people reading this entry (did you notice it was originally posted in December 2003?) to help any of you find what you are looking for.

    I don’t like doing this, but I’m closing comments on this thread. If you have further questions, please use my contact form. Thanks.