Joe's Crab Shack Commercials

>> Monday, March 16, 2009

Am I the only guy who's offended by this commercial?

A waiter delivered a pot of seafood to a gal seated between two guys and all the sudden one of the guy demanded "Take your top off!", flabbergasted the gal replied "What?" When the other guy shook his head while taking the lid off the gal's seafood pot, all of them laughed.

First of all, why is it Guy A's business if the gal keep the lid on her food or not? Why is he so nosy or controlling? Guy B is none the better, not only is he overreaching, by shaking his head he's calling the gal stupid. So the gal is not only openly sexually harassed, now she's dumb for not getting the double entendre. It's a one-two punch. Can it be more misogynistic?

Looks like the ad agency of Joe's Crab Shack likes to shock to get attention.

I don't believe that ads have any powers on me, so even though I don't like their commercials I wouldn't cut their restaurants out. There isn't even a Joe's Crab Shack around that I'm aware of. And the shame is that I really like the food they're promoting. Two small lobsters and a pound of clams, shrimps and sausage all in the same pot? It's practically a rice-less paella. Yum. The commercials though are a bit discouraging.


Wonder Man 3/16/09, 3:42 PM  

I can see that

Sue 3/21/09, 9:22 AM  

I thought the first ada was pretty harmless - the gal was pretty brain dead if she didn't get the joke and ergo fair game. The second ad was slightly more repulsive and third was just terrible.

Anonymous 4/2/09, 4:17 AM  

The commercial where the man says take the top off is disgusting and offensive. Why would the woman be brain dead if she didn't understand what he was saying when he said that, since when does someone say "top" as opposed to "lid"!! The reference is obvious but trying to make the woman look stupid is just ridiculous!

Anonymous 4/3/09, 5:56 PM  

I whole heartedly agree and wrote a blog about the same subject. Great minds think alike I guess.

Cassie 4/18/09, 12:25 AM  

I'm glad other people out there have noticed the crass nature of the Joe's Crab Shack commercials. They don't offend me, but I just think they're completely inappropriate and don't understand who would approve such an odd approach to an ad campaign.

Anonymous 6/24/09, 8:10 PM  

The commercials are meant to be funny. If they don't appeal to you, get over it. The commercials are fine.

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