5 Memes That Became Commercials

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Memes are kind of the celebrities of the internet, so it makes sense that they would land commercial endorsement deals just like any other person who's famous for doing nothing.  Hey, I'd much rather see memes on my TV and on billboards, than Snooki, anyone related to the name Kardashian or some famous old dude hocking boner pills. Actually I don't want to see any ads hocking boner pills. I'm happy for you old guys, I just don't want it shoved in my face. Okay, that sounded really wrong.  MOVING ON...Here's 5 memes that landed endorsement deals!

Grumpy Cat

Company: Friskies 

The latest meme to get some big commercial bucks, well for her owners at least, is Tarder Sauce AKA Grumpy Cat.  Done in retro game show style, Grumpy plays 'Will Kitty Play With It?" and clearly the answer is no. Because Grumpy Cat doesn't like anything and most of all she doesn't like the fact that her owners have subjected her to this humiliating experience. Just Sayin'! There's something about this ad, that kind of diminishes Grumpy Cat's appeal for me. But maybe it's just the incredibly unfunny meme text the ad uses. Congrats internet meme creators! You are 1000 times funnier than professional ad writers! Grumpy Cat still hates you.

Rebecca Black

Company: Kohl's

What better way to promote the universe's most annoying, rage-inducing  'holiday' than by using Rebecca Black's 2011 earworm, soul-crusher Friday? Two things that are both all kinds of 'I don't want to live on this planet anymore.' They totally missed a great opportunity by not having Patrice 'Creepy Rapper' Wilson jump out of a pile a crap and lay some fly Kohl's rhymes on us, before he tramples an old lady to death Black Friday-style, much like he tramples our ears to death with his continued effort to create music. It's metaphor, yo.

Honey Badger

Company: Wonderful Pistachios

If you're looking for a badass spokesperson, it doesn't get more badass than the Honey Badger. You gotta love how he uses a cobra to whip open the nuts. That probably even works on those goddamn pistachios that aren't split open partially already. You know the ones you break your teeth on because you're too lazy to break out the nutcracker and too piggish to just throw it away?  Just me?

Success Kid


Company: Virgin Media

This kid is perfect for expressing the delightful surge of happiness you get when you realize something is free. Especially when it's related to cable television. Cable TV providers are like the Scumbag Steves of companies, so it's nice to see Virgin trying to be more of a Good Guy Greg.

Antoine Dodson

Company: Sex Offender Tracker App

I mean really...ain't nobody got time to constantly hide their kid and their wife, amirite! This app is like having your very own pocket-sized Antoine Dodson! It lets you know by the simple click of a button any sex offenders that are in your immediate surroundings, whether it's the park, a wintry mountain top or your grandma's doily-filled parlour room. It's technology, y'all!  Unlike the Grumpy Cat ad, this one is pretty dang funny.  Because..ANTOINE DODSON! I have 2 questions...where is his reality show already? AND is the mini red phone bandanna sold seperately?

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