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Old Spice "Mom Song" Commercial.....Funny or Creepy? What Say You?

Posted by on Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:28 PM
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Old Spice TV spot 'Momsong' gets online buzz with postive, negative reactions

By Justin Lear, CNN
updated 8:01 PM EST, Mon January 6, 2014

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The commercial is part of series to promote Old Spice body sprays
  • The campaign is called "Smellcome To Manhood"
  • The ad rocketed to viral status Sunday when it was shown during NFL playoff games

(CNN) -- Some say it's funny, some call it creepy. Either way, a new Old Spice commercial dubbed "Momsong" has the Internet buzzing.

The commercial, part of a series called "Smellcome To Manhood," promotes a new line of Old Spice body sprays. The sprays, according to the ad, quickly turns teenage boys into men -- something that a group of moms in the commercial apparently aren't ready to come to terms with.

One mom is seen hiding behind the door in her son's bedroom as she sadly sings about her boy quickly becoming a man after using Old Spice. The song is picked up by other moms as they spy on their sons hanging out with girls.

The ad rocketed to viral status on Sunday when it was shown at commercial breaks during the NFL playoff games. Within a day, the term "Old Spice" was tweeted over 50,000 times, according to social analytics company, Topsy, and the video has had more than 1 million views since it was posted a few days ago.

Reaction on Twitter was fast and furious.

This isn't the first viral commercial for the brand. A series of commercials featuring pitchman Terry Crews won the internet's heart a few years ago with his pectoral flexes and ear shattering screams.

"Momsong" may be just the beginning for Old Spice's new campaign. The company's YouTube page features two other new "Smellcome to Manhood" commercials in the vein of "Momsong." We will just have to wait to see what they have in store for the upcoming Super Bowl, an event known to feature bizarre commercials.

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LiveinJoy
by Namaste on Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Hilarious

sfigu16
by Member on Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:33 PM
Super funny!
WesternNYmom
by Silver Member on Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I found this ad rather creepy. I don't know why.  I miss the Old Spice Guy.  Those commercials were hilarious.

colins_mom
by Silver Member on Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM
Bump. I haven't seen it yet and my battery is too low to view it.
DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Creepy. Especially if you are married to someone who has a psychotic mother. Ewwww. It should be funny to me but it is not. It just reminds me of "THOSE" moms of sons. Yuck. 

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:38 PM
1 mom liked this

The first time I saw it was with the sound off. It was really creepy.

canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:42 PM
Both. It could have been really funny, but they missed the mark.
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OHIOmommy330
by on Jan. 6, 2014 at 10:45 PM

 I don't see how people will find this creepy in any kind of way. I can't wait to show it to my husband when he wakes up. I love it.

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jan. 7, 2014 at 6:56 AM
Bump
momtoscott
by Gold Member on Jan. 7, 2014 at 7:12 AM

You and me both.  Bring him back! 

Quoting WesternNYmom:

I found this ad rather creepy. I don't know why.  I miss the Old Spice Guy.  Those commercials were hilarious.


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