singing fish are cooler than talking fish

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

i have a problem, an obsession if you will.

it's affecting my work...

it's hijacking too many gchat conversations with maxie and SO@24.

i'm randomly bursting into song at any given time.

it's sick.

plus, it's causing me to want fast food everyday.

but i can't help it - GIMMIE BACK THAT FILET O FISH!



that mcdonald's commercial has taken over my life, and i'm not complaining about it. i love this ad!

at first you watch it and you're like what the hell is this crap all about but then you hear it again and again and it becomes brilliant - it's catchy, it's quirky, it does exactly what it's supposed to do...

makes you want to buy a filet o fish.

it also reminded me of this other filet o fish commercial from last year (or maybe the year before), which is just as annoyingly brilliant.




i can't get enough! i want a piece of perfectly square shaped fried fish - like right now.

if you could be so kind, please excuse me while i perfect my "gimmie back my filet o fish, gimmie that fish, ooooooooooooooo" voice while watching the commercial approximately 293 more times.


UPDATE!


so a little bit ago i received a testimonial of sorts in my email inbox from a fellow blogger. it was written response to this very blog post and upon reading it (after i stopped laughing) i quickly emailed back asking if i could post the email and share it with you all. thankfully josh obliged - enjoy.

Dear Alexa,

This afternoon while walking down the street I was thinking of what I should have for lunch. Pizza? Jimmy Johns? Something I've already purchased that's sitting in my cabinets at home? And there, like a beacon in the middle of the day, on the left side of Clark street, was a McDonalds. And all I could think was "Gimmie back that filet-o-fish! Gimmie that fish!"

Even though I'd never had a filet-o-fish in my life, I needed to have one right then and there. So I walked inside, ordered one, and also ordered a cheeseburger as a back-up just in case I hated the filet-o-fish. As if.

One bite and I was hooked. I finished off the whole thing and then moved on to my lowly cheeseburger, thinking "why did I get this instead of a second filet-o-fish? Stupid!"

I truly am a convert. And I owe it all (as well as my coming obesity) to you.

Sincerely battered and served on a steamed bun,

Josh

40 comments:

  1. ummm AMAZING - i can't help singing this to myself all the freaking time. mmm mcdonalds...

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  2. Hahahaha. I love being easily amused :)

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  3. we need to discover something else to obsess over.

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  4. You know you're sick when you can't even stomach to watch those commercials. Wah! At least I won't get some commercial jingle stuck in my head!

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  5. Seriously, it's like a cult. Now I want fillet o fish.

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  6. Oh God... I can feel my vegetarian ways slipping... slipping...

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  7. I was just singing this last night!

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  8. Please let me in these chats.

    I couldn't love this commercial more.

    I got yelled at for singing it at the botanical gardens this weekend - apparently smart people don't appreciate awesome.

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  9. All day I will have this in my head. All day.

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  10. I totally disagree with you. I get that commercial stuck in my head all the time and it makes me want to go into McDonald's and punch everyone there in the face.

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  11. I've never even HAD a filet-o-fish before in my life, but I can't help craving one now.

    Damn you, power of advertising! Damn you!

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  12. I miss out of fun commercials due to the fact that I cant stand watching them, and only watch recorded tv.

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  13. Maxie showed me this, but I still think the McNuggets R&B ad is better.

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  14. Awesome. Now "filet-o'-fish" is stuck in my head. Just keeps repeating.

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  15. Dude, for really realz. I've been craving a fillet-o-fish ever since I saw that commercial a couple of weeks ago. I hate the commercial, but you're spot on-it does what it's supposed to.

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  16. If you want to watch a fun video, ask Maxie to show you the vidoe I showed her.

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  17. There is not much I won't eat but I draw the line a fish from a fast food place.

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  18. damn you Alexa, I have that song stuck in my head now! I want fish. That singing fish is the same one that freaked out Tony Soprano in one episode..random info

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  19. nothing will ever make me want to buy a Filet O' fish.

    Well maybe a naked chick.

    But thats where I draw the line.

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  20. haha I freaking love that commercial!!

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  21. OMG I am going to be repeating this in my head ALL DAY now!!

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  22. Oh my HELL! That was the funniest thing ever, how have I not seen these before?

    I'm addicted.

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  23. For some reason, that put the Chili's old "Baby back ribs" jingle in my head.

    You shall pay for this.

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  24. ha, the little things amuse you, just like me.

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  25. This is literally my favorite thing from McDonald's other than the french fries. YUM. I just wish they still put lettuce on it - I miss that.

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  26. gimmebackthatfilletfish

    gimmethatfiiiiiish

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  27. I was thinking the same thing this morning. Q104 did a remix to include their name in the title.

    who knew a talking fish was so funny.

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  28. Thank you for sharing this. Confession: I would get that at McDonalds when I was a kid. Ick. And now the song is gonna be stuck in my head for the rest of the day...

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  29. oh man i tried a fish fillet once and sadly never again. it just was not good. but at least the song is catchy :)

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  30. The closing line of that e-mail is the funniest thing I've read today. Now I want one.

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  31. OH MY GOD that song has not left my head for the past week. And yes I sure did hit up the Mickey D's drive thru for dinner one night last week, love it!

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  32. My friend posted this on his Facebook wall and its pretty much been stuck in my head ever since!

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  33. that "oooo" at the end is the best part. hands down.

    i may have to try one now. damnit.

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  34. ahhh the filet o fish song...

    people have been talking about it at work constantly. by talking about it, i mean singing it. i didn't quite get it, but i wasn't interested in it enough to youtube it.

    thank you for posting, because now i get it. and now i want one.

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  35. I may be the only person in the world who doesn't like the Filet O Fish, which is disturbing, because I like everything fried that will kill me. I just don't like fish, no matter how it's cooked or sold to me via the majesty of song.

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  36. bahhhh I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the first ad, the second one is annoying. but omg i am watching it on repeat. it's so good!
    Thank you for giving me something precious in life lol

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  37. oh god, I seriously LOVE the filet-o-fish!!!! Best thing ever!

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  38. Filet-o-fish(es?) are one of my favorite things about being Catholic and having to observe Lent. They're so underrated.

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