Please help the CIH Forums by disabling AdBlock Plus on this page.
Forum Home Forum Home :: Commercials You Hate! :: Television / Streaming Ads
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Worst Little Caesars Ad Ever
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Worst Little Caesars Ad Ever

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <123>
Author
Message
Thor View Drop Down
Revolutionary
Revolutionary
Avatar

Joined: 16 Apr 2008
Location: Rockaway, NJ
Status: Offline
Points: 59698
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 1:52am
^  There's some Chef-Boy-R-Dee commercial out there, in which the father heats up a can of ravioli for his toddler.  I first thought "He can't boil up some actual ravioli and pour some sauce over it?"  Then I thought "The kid doesn't know the difference.  In fact, feed it to him right outta the can. 
What do kids know about ravioli?"
 
In fact, I've been known to eat ravioli right outta the can myself.
 
 
Back to Top
Sponsored Links



Back to Top
PaWolf View Drop Down
Revolutionary
Revolutionary
Avatar
Hoary Ol' Chestnut... doncha know....

Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Location: GreatWhiteNorth
Status: Offline
Points: 40828
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PaWolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 1:57am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

^  There's some Chef-Boy-R-Dee commercial out there, in which the father heats up a can of ravioli for his toddler.  I first thought "He can't boil up some actual ravioli and pour some sauce over it?"  Then I thought "The kid doesn't know the difference.  In fact, feed it to him right outta the can. 
What do kids know about ravioli?"
 
In fact, I've been known to eat ravioli right outta the can myself.
 
 
ConfusedShockedHey...bein' a good ol'IrishWolfy, I'm thinkin' I was close to 20 before I ever even knew you could get ravioli from someone other than Chef Boy-Ar-Dee,
X               <sig.nature>
"What we do for ourselves dies with us, What we do for others is and remains immortal." - Albert Pike
Back to Top
sgtrock21 View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 18 Dec 2011
Location: Oregon
Status: Offline
Points: 6888
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sgtrock21 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 2:06am
Originally posted by DirtyD79 DirtyD79 wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

I'll bet it has more to do with being a kid.  Kids don't care much about the quality of food.  When they go to a buffet, they all get the "frozen dessert" stuff.  They don't think about whether it's real ice cream or not.  All they know is that it looks like ice cream, so it is ice cream.  Same with birthday cakes.  As long as it's got some over-the-top decorations on it, nothing else matters.  It could be two weeks old, but as long as SpongeBob or the entire cast of Dora's on top, all's good.
 
When my friends' son was about 6, the only thing that mattered to him was that he could get his own "individual" pizza in its own box.  And when my neighbors have a birthday party for their 7 and 11 year-olds, they get the cheapest crappiest pizza available (along with those buckets of cheap ice cream).  The kids go nuts over it.
 
In my opinion, this is one of the things that's great about kids.  LOL
From 8 through 12 grade I could get pizza, spagetti, Spanish rice, PB&J, giant chocolate chip cookie, soft serve ice cream cone, or hamburger for $.20 each and cola, orange, lemon lime, or milk for $.10 at morning, lunch, or afternoon break. I could live off of those for much less than $20 per month now!  
 
Hobgoblins don't care what their meat tastes like as long as it screams when they bite it. Seriously when I was a kid I actually thought school cafeteria pizza was great. Dead
EEEEts All so REEEdEEEculous
Back to Top
Jimbo View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 52035
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 2:42am
Originally posted by LARDLOGO LARDLOGO wrote:

Anyone notice they're not using the telescope right? Angry
 
It was mentioned in the OP.
 
 
Mon aéroglisseur est plein d'anguilles.
Back to Top
Jimbo View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 52035
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 2:48am
Originally posted by DirtyD79 DirtyD79 wrote:

Seriously when I was a kid I actually thought school cafeteria pizza was great. Dead
 
So did I.
 
Still do, aamof.
 
I remember exactly what it tasted like & would LOVE to have a big ol' slab of it right now!!!! Tongue
 
Back in those days they made it themselves in the school kitchen. They used the same meat sauce they used on the spaghetti & mac-n-beef. Had yellow cheese on it & the crust had lots of flour on the bottom.
 
Just awesome stuff.
 
Nowadays, they just buy it at a discount bulk price from a local pizza chain & resell it at a profit.
 
Sucks.
 
 
Mon aéroglisseur est plein d'anguilles.
Back to Top
Timberedclub View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2012
Location: Georgia
Status: Offline
Points: 97
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timberedclub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 4:42am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

In fact, I've been known to eat ravioli right outta the can myself.  
 
 
Guilty as charged. I still eat Chef Boyardee stuff just because it's tolerable and quick.  Confused
"Just do it. Is it in you? I'M LOVING IT!"
Back to Top
insanity213 View Drop Down
Ad Exec
Ad Exec
Avatar

Joined: 16 Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Status: Offline
Points: 7807
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote insanity213 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 6:30pm
Originally posted by Timberedclub Timberedclub wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

In fact, I've been known to eat ravioli right outta the can myself.  
 
 
Guilty as charged. I still eat Chef Boyardee stuff just because it's tolerable and quick.  Confused


I can't eat it right out of the can, I have to heat it up in the microwave.  But it's good, especially if you season it with a little Tony C.


Back to Top
Jimbo View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 52035
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 6:51pm
I used to make sandwiches out of it.
 
Put about 3 or 4 of them on cheap hamburger buns.
 
Cheetos or barbeque potato chips on the side.
 
Good after coming home drunk & hungry late at night.
 
 
Mon aéroglisseur est plein d'anguilles.
Back to Top
Jimbo View Drop Down
Honor Roll
Honor Roll
Avatar

Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Status: Offline
Points: 52035
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 6:54pm
I also like to heat it up & add extra ground beef & can/jar sauce.
 
Toast up some GB & you've got a hearty little meal.
 
The Chef Boy-ar-dee canned "lasagna" is good to do that with also.
 
 
Mon aéroglisseur est plein d'anguilles.
Back to Top
TheNilvarg View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 06 Feb 2009
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 382
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheNilvarg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 2012 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by Timberedclub Timberedclub wrote:

I kinda remember LC being pretty delicious when I was younger...like in the early 90's....didn't it used to be pretty awesome? I think streamlining really hurt them.


Yes! They used to be the second best fast food pizza (second only to early-90's Pizza Hut, which has also gone down the drain in recent years) and now their pizza is just mediocre garbage like the others. It's a real shame.
Back to Top
Timberedclub View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 11 Nov 2012
Location: Georgia
Status: Offline
Points: 97
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Timberedclub Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Nov 2012 at 11:57am
Strapped for cash and short on time, and with my curiousity piqued by this thread, I decided to give LC the ol' college try and picked up a $5 pepperoni...


....it wasn't that bad...not as good as a local pizza joint by any means, but definitely far superior to any other chain pizzas I've had lately.

 
"Just do it. Is it in you? I'M LOVING IT!"
Back to Top
Thor View Drop Down
Revolutionary
Revolutionary
Avatar

Joined: 16 Apr 2008
Location: Rockaway, NJ
Status: Offline
Points: 59698
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Nov 2012 at 3:19pm
Originally posted by insanity213 insanity213 wrote:

Originally posted by Timberedclub Timberedclub wrote:

Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

In fact, I've been known to eat ravioli right outta the can myself.  
 
 
Guilty as charged. I still eat Chef Boyardee stuff just because it's tolerable and quick.  Confused


I can't eat it right out of the can, I have to heat it up in the microwave.  But it's good, especially if you season it with a little Tony C.


 
 
The sausage ravioli are OK.  A few times, I've rinsed off the Chef-Boy-R-Dee ketchup sauce, and poured some better sauce on them. 
 
 
Back to Top
ChrisInMI View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 29 Mar 2012
Location: USA
Status: Offline
Points: 701
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ChrisInMI Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Nov 2012 at 4:55am
And kids love McDonald's and other fast-food places even though the quality of the food is usually not very good.  Most adults I know who eat fast food eat it because it's convenient and cheap, not because they think it tastes good.

I just now saw that "Mime" spot posted above and immediately came here to see if there was anything about it.  VERY, VERY disturbing.

The quality of Little Caesar's pizza has indeed gone downhill in recent years, whereas the quality of Domino's has improved.  Now they're about the same in terms of quality.  I'm also glad I'm not the only one who thinks Pizza Hut has also gone down the tubes.  Yet I still make it a point to get to Pizza Hut when I can because they're the only chain that offers stuffed crust pizza in my neck of the woods.  Whenever I order a stuffed-crust pizza though, the crust is just fine, but the rest of the pizza is thin, limp and barely has any cheese on it.  The cheesy breadsticks usually make up for it though.

Jet's isn't bad but overrated in my opinion.  I stay away from Hungry Howie's when I can, ever since I made the mistake of eating a HH deep-dish that apparently wasn't cooked enough, because I had terrible stomach cramps all night.  I haven't had Papa John's in a number of years, but I remember it being pretty good when I was in college.  Who needed breadsticks - every pizza came with garlic and marinara dipping sauces for you to dip the crust into!

My favorite chain pizza is Marco's, which is a local chain in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area.  Their thin-crust pizza is excellent. 

Lately though, I've been getting Boboli thin-crust whole-wheat pizza crusts from the store and making my own with shredded mozzarella, Prego spaghetti sauce and sliced ham.  It's better than most chain pizzas and also a hell of a lot cheaper.
Back to Top
meecepeece View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 18 Nov 2012
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 163
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote meecepeece Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2012 at 2:33am
The man I have been with for the last five years manages a Little Caesars store in our city, and he is 11 years my junior. So I was explaining to him the other day about how L.C when I was in high school used to have the whole Pizza Pizza thing going, with the still rectangle shaped pizzas not round, and they used to have pepperoni bread instead of crazy bread. I loved the pizza when I was younger, it WAS better. They have become more of a fast food type thing, fast cheaply made pizzas. But it IS alright for those who wish to feed a large family on a low budget. That IS who its demographic is after all. If you want a gourmet pizza, you will be paying 35 dollars. If you want something thats decent enough for five dollars nowdays it works. But it once was much much greater, and I told him about that. He grew up after it changed.
Back to Top
meecepeece View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 18 Nov 2012
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 163
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote meecepeece Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2012 at 2:35am
By the way guys, Little Caesars makes their commercials stupid on PURPOSE okay. The one newer one where the guy pulls his shirt off is one of the recent ones, and the horse one. They are supposed to be silly. This one was not their best work even for stupid however.
Back to Top
Hezadancer View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 06 May 2008
Location: Around
Status: Offline
Points: 3770
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hezadancer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Nov 2012 at 4:40pm
Originally posted by meecepeece meecepeece wrote:

By the way guys, Little Caesars makes their commercials stupid on PURPOSE okay. The one newer one where the guy pulls his shirt off is one of the recent ones, and the horse one. They are supposed to be silly. This one was not their best work even for stupid however.


....um, pretty sure we understand that they're supposed to be "silly", problem is it's not, it's just downright stupid and uninspired. What's the point of advertising this way except giving a good chunk of the population the impression that you can't come up with anything better. Crappy advertising fits crappy pizza I guess.

I too fondly remember the "old" LC. There was one at the end of my street and I swear my family would get pizza from them once a week. It was good stuff.
It's ok, I'm in marketing!
Back to Top
whirlboromarlpool View Drop Down
Commercial Hater
Commercial Hater


Joined: 15 Dec 2012
Location: Philadelphia PA
Status: Offline
Points: 36
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote whirlboromarlpool Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 3:08am
Who knew an "edited" version of this commercial exists?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fZ-Q9IGKyY LOL

Little Caesars first came to my area via Kmart stores in the 80's or early 90's. It probably wasn't a good idea for Kmart to invest in cramming LC into what seemed like every Kmart on earth, even the smallest, oldest stores. Not surprisingly Kmart went bankrupt in 2002. Kmart had to pay a franchise fee for the rights to have LC in their stores, which was deemed an unnecessary expense upon the bankruptcy. Therefore, most "extras" at a lot of Kmart stores, not just LC but the snack bar, auto center, maybe even garden center or pharmacy were closed at stores that otherwise stayed open. Even some "Super" Kmart stores went to being "not so super" because their grocery sections were closed and walled off, sometimes replaced by completely unrelated businesses, not affiliated with Kmart.

I live in a Philadelphia suburb, and it seems that in recent years, both LC and Church's Chicken have sold franchises to the same people, because both LC and Church's, both of which previously entered but later exited our area, have made a return. The two are paired with each other in some locations, such as one in Norristown. Before, Church's Chicken was paired with White Castle, which left our area and never did return. I once lived in Houston (and a few other places in Texas) where Church's was paired with Wienerschnitzel (a California hot dog chain), as well as being paired with Fiesta supermarkets and many gas stations, most of which were Texaco, but with a few Exxon or Mobil stations as well. Many of them at gas stations also had another fast food chain with them, such as Pizza Inn, Baskin-Robbins, Taco Bell, Blimpie, etc. Ironically, as soon as Shell bought the Texaco stations in the area, the Church's at several of them closed, to be replaced by McDonald's. But around the same time, Texaco bought the Mobil stations in the area, and at one of them, Church's stayed put, and even while all the Mobil signage was replaced around it, the old Church's logo, which had changed years before, stayed the signage for this location. This is very odd because the facade under the Church's sign on the building had to be repainted red for Texaco.

Also, speaking of Houston, there was once a chain of Mexican restaurants known as Marcos there, but they went out of business sometime after I left town. Same with The Original Pasta Co, a chain of Italian restaurants owned by the same people. Both of these had outstanding food and service in the 80's when they were new, but definitely went downhill in the 90's, so it wasn't a huge surprise that they vanished. I doubt this Marcos was related to the Marcos pizzeria chain mentioned earlier in this thread.

Red Lobster has really gone downhill in recent years. Their coconut shrimp, what I ordered there several times when I didn't feel like studying the fish species and portions, went from being out of this world to being NASTY. I don't know exactly what was supposed to change, but these shrimp don't even look appetizing anymore. They once were HUGE shrimp, covered in a rich malty batter, but are now small shrimp with no fantails and fried in yucky breadcrumbs.
Back to Top
ThreadKiller View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 04 Oct 2008
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Status: Offline
Points: 1148
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ThreadKiller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 4:17am
We ate quite a bit of LC pizza back in the 90s. The Pizza!Pizza! deal with two square pizzas in a single double-wide box was awesome. But like someont else posted, the LC near us closed down and I thought the company went belly-up until they opened a location here. Haven't tried it yet, so I don't know how it compares to the old LC pizza.

I've also eaten many cans of Chef Boyardee ravioli straight from the can, as well as the aforementioned ravioli sandwiches. Good stuff!
Hundreds of threads killed.
Back to Top
jhiller21 View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 20 Dec 2011
Location: Ohio
Status: Offline
Points: 726
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jhiller21 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 6:48am
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Dumb commercial, but you all are wrong about their pizza.
 
It certainlly isn't first rate, but it's at least as good & in some cases better, than any other pizza chain pizza.
 
And for 5 bucks (8 bucks for a 3 meat) you cannot beat it!!!!!


Domino's has a $7.99 deal for a large with unlimited toppings. While not great, it's better than any pizza you'll get from Little Caesars.

The best thing to do is make your own pizza. It's really cheap, and incredibly easy to do. You can make the dough a day in advance, and just buy the pizza sauce in a jar. Stretch the dough out, add sauce, cheese, and toppings. I made one last week for under $5 (already had the flour, yeast, and herbs), and it was a million times better than any chain I've tried.
Back to Top
Snesgamer View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 16 Oct 2008
Location: Aptos, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 3168
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snesgamer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 9:43am
Originally posted by jhiller21 jhiller21 wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Dumb commercial, but you all are wrong about their pizza.
 
It certainlly isn't first rate, but it's at least as good & in some cases better, than any other pizza chain pizza.
 
And for 5 bucks (8 bucks for a 3 meat) you cannot beat it!!!!!


Domino's has a $7.99 deal for a large with unlimited toppings. While not great, it's better than any pizza you'll get from Little Caesars.

The best thing to do is make your own pizza. It's really cheap, and incredibly easy to do. You can make the dough a day in advance, and just buy the pizza sauce in a jar. Stretch the dough out, add sauce, cheese, and toppings. I made one last week for under $5 (already had the flour, yeast, and herbs), and it was a million times better than any chain I've tried.


I recently got myself a pizza stone. I've been nervous about trying it for the first time, but I guess I'll get on with it and see what I can make.
Back to Top
Darthhillbilly View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 31 Jan 2013
Location: Cincinnati
Status: Offline
Points: 4190
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darthhillbilly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 11:37am
Just be careful not to eat Pringles with your Little Caesars pizza:


Looks like "pizza time" is over, moon man.

Nyuck nyuck.
"It's never too late to choose life...instead of the internet. Just drop the mouse." - Darwin Watterson
Back to Top
Snesgamer View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive


Joined: 16 Oct 2008
Location: Aptos, CA
Status: Offline
Points: 3168
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snesgamer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 12:24pm
If Pringles were the only thing that could exorcise the Pizza-Time moon, I'd have a survivalist's shed worth of them just in case of emergency.
Back to Top
Darthhillbilly View Drop Down
Junior Executive
Junior Executive
Avatar

Joined: 31 Jan 2013
Location: Cincinnati
Status: Offline
Points: 4190
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darthhillbilly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 2:28pm
That's too much power for any one person to wield!

You tryin to destroy the known universe planet by planet? Sheesh, you can plainly see that it only takes one crisp.

*quickly enters 'up up down down left right left right a b start' before Snesgamer starts munchin Pringles*


"It's never too late to choose life...instead of the internet. Just drop the mouse." - Darwin Watterson
Back to Top
whirlboromarlpool View Drop Down
Commercial Hater
Commercial Hater


Joined: 15 Dec 2012
Location: Philadelphia PA
Status: Offline
Points: 36
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote whirlboromarlpool Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 2:51pm
Speaking of video edits on YouTube, check this one out:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG7Hdzr4QHU

The part from 1:06 to 1:11 (damn the stupid song for the first minute!) is comedic genius!LOL
Back to Top
Thor View Drop Down
Revolutionary
Revolutionary
Avatar

Joined: 16 Apr 2008
Location: Rockaway, NJ
Status: Offline
Points: 59698
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 4:40pm
Originally posted by jhiller21 jhiller21 wrote:



The best thing to do is make your own pizza. It's really cheap, and incredibly easy to do. You can make the dough a day in advance, and just buy the pizza sauce in a jar. Stretch the dough out, add sauce, cheese, and toppings. I made one last week for under $5 (already had the flour, yeast, and herbs), and it was a million times better than any chain I've tried.
 
To me, pizza has to come from a pizzeria.  The homemade stuff can be really good but it's not really pizza.  It's a replica of pizza.  To me, pizzeria pizza is the standard for what pizza is.
 
 
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <123>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.04
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.109 seconds.