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    Posted: 26 Apr 2011 at 7:33pm
Looked everywhere but can't find a video, sorry.

This wacko commercial starts off at 30,000 feet , on a plane for some reason, as the candy-ass guy in the plane is moaning out loud and whoring for attention like a 3 year old. Apparently his wittle back hurts at an intense level, and he has never experienced this before. He demands medication from the flight attendant and when given one of the most famous, commercially-available, effective painkillers ever created, immediately responds, "OH I'M NOT HAVING A HEART ATTACK IT'S MY BACK". I can't go on much more about this, it's angering up my blood.



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I was going to start a thread about this.
 
Yeah, the gesticulating moron should have been locked in the bathroom for the remainder of the trip. That would give him some pain!
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I hate this commercial for the fact that it plays that cheesy Oriental music. It stabs at my ears it's so annoying. I hate the commercial for the acting as well.
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What a racist ass hat. Treating that Asian woman like she can't speak English. Because, you know, you can ONLY use Bayer Asprin for a heart attack! Derp. It's not magic heart attack stopping medicine.
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I don't get why he'd assume that the attendant thinks he's having a heart attack.  He acts as if he only knows Bayer as a product for heart problems.  He's old enough to know that Bayer is a pain reliever, first and foremost.
 
I forget how old the guy in the commercial is, but if he's as old as me, he should remember back when aspirin was the only pain reliever, and there was no Tylenol or Advil or Aleve.  In fact, if someone says they have a headache or back pain or something, I'd be most likely to say "Want some aspirin?"
 
 
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In the German version (the only one I could find), it appears that the passenger thinks the stewardess is offering him the Bayer for a headache rather than a heart attack.
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I don't get why he'd assume that the attendant thinks he's having a heart attack.  
 
 


I felt that it was because it was an Asian flight attendant and he somehow thought SHE didn't know better. Hence why he says in that really odd, kind of slow tone "No, I'm not having a heart attack". Like he's talking down to her because he thinks she can't understand. Then we find out, oh she speaks perfect English and tells him IT'S FOR HEADACHES TOO.
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Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I don't get why he'd assume that the attendant thinks he's having a heart attack.  
 
 


I felt that it was because it was an Asian flight attendant and he somehow thought SHE didn't know better. Hence why he says in that really odd, kind of slow tone "No, I'm not having a heart attack". Like he's talking down to her because he thinks she can't understand. Then we find out, oh she speaks perfect English and tells him IT'S FOR HEADACHES TOO.
 
With that in mind, I'll pay closer attention next time I see it. 
 
My take on it is that Bayer wants to dispel some commonly-held belief that aspirin is only for people with heart problems.  I, for one, never had that perception, but maybe many people do.
 
 
 
 
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I wonder if that's because Tylenol and other non-aspirin pain relievers get all of the ad time for pain and aspirin emphasizes the heart benefits. 

Only us "old" folks remember when their was nothing else but aspirin.
 
I don't take anything but aspirin.  I don't drink a lot of alcohol, but the warnings on Tylenol about liver damage scare me anyway.
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I, too, hate the way he says "No, I'm not having a heart attack, it's my back" in this slow, over-exaggerated pantomime as if she can't speak english.  Also, what about him moaning and rubbing his back would have made her think that he was having a heart attack?  The whole commercial is so contrived and stupid.  Obviously they're afraid they've pushed the "it helps your heart!" aspect of their product so much they're afraid people have forgotten it's also a painkiller, but this was a really, REALLY stupid way of going about that.
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I'm pretty sure flight attendants go through a s-load of first aid and first responder training and would know a heart attack of they saw one.
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That guy is old enough to have been given St. Joseph's orange flavored aspirin as a kid.
Most kids aren't having heart attacks.  It's just general pain relief.
 
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This ad hurts to watch. Kinda good marketing, really....
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WOW! HOT DAMN! You can use aspirin for stuff other than heart attacks? sh*t I thought when you get a headache or back pain you're supposed to call a god damn snake charmer. Good thing that racist sexist trouserstain is there to tell us.  I'm so sure that flight attendant would have never figured that out on her own despite the glaring fact it says "pain reliever" right on the bottle.
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LOLI simply get such a kick out of the guy speaking to the stewardess in 'Chikreleses'!!! He is positive that he MUST use 'sign-language' to communicate with her...only to discover, well...whadda ya know! She speaks PERFECT 'Engrish'!
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It's true that English is an almost universal language.  But if you listen closely, when the flight attendant first approaches she speaks her native language, which leads "mr bad back" to pantomime and pidgin english.
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oh, i'm not having a heart attack... **bullet**
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"Oh, I don't have aphids."
 
 
 
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That's what I thought when I saw this commercial. What does having a heart attack  have to do with Bayer aspirin, a pain reliever?  But I think that's one of Bayer's slogans and selling points is that it's good for heart attack sufferers. Unfortunately that is only in TV world. In real life (what this commercial is attempting to portray) we just see it as aspirin. 
Nobody says "hey i think i'm having a heart attack, forget 911 get me some Bayer"
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

 
"Oh, I don't have aphids."
 
 
 
LOLLOLLOL Thank God I finished eating lunch, Thor, because I definitely would have choked! LOLLOLLOL
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No one has mentioned the in-flight guide he shows the attendant--that has a diagram you've never seen before no matter how many times you've flown? That was one of the dopiest parts of the commercial. I agree that they're trying to remind/teach people that aspirin is a pain reliever, but surely there was a more creative way to do it.
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Originally posted by Kick Puncherson Kick Puncherson wrote:

Looked everywhere but can't find a video, sorry.

This wacko commercial starts off at 30,000 feet , on a plane for some reason, as the candy-ass guy in the plane is moaning out loud and whoring for attention like a 3 year old. Apparently his wittle back hurts at an intense level, and he has never experienced this before. He demands medication from the flight attendant and when given one of the most famous, commercially-available, effective painkillers ever created, immediately responds, "OH I'M NOT HAVING A HEART ATTACK IT'S MY BACK". I can't go on much more about this, it's angering up my blood.



 
Eh, close enough. LOL
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I need to put something to bed right now. Now, I do hate this commercial a lot. Trust me. I agree. It is quite derpy.

HOWEVER.

Most of the stupidity blame is being put on the man.

hsolo1 was the first and only person to mention this. When the attendant reaches the man who is sitting there with a KOREAN TO ENGLISH DICTIONARY in his lap, the first thing she decides to do is blurt out a Korean phrase that he probably doesn't understand. That was a lot of fail on HER part. The fail on HIS part is by far assuming the Bayer is only for heart attacks. He's more than welcomed to do the mime thing. The commercial is just kind of fail all around, really.

The SHORTENED version of the commercial allows the blame to be placed on the man, as her initial Korean line is cut.
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Aspirin?  I'm not having a heart attack, bitch.   I have a headache in my ass neck.
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Eh, close enough. LOL
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This is pretty close to the spot I was looking for, back in the days when Bayer aspirin could do anything.
The one I remembered said something like "Is the stress of your day getting to you? Take an aspirin break with Bayer"

Come to think of it that may have been a radio commercial
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