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Funny international TV ads

Updated on November 18, 2014
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Watch funny International TV commercials

Funny, hilarious and clever TV ads and TV commercials from the four corners of the world. What makes a TV ad funny is personal of course, and the choice on this page is mine, but I am sure you'll enjoy at least a few in the list. International TV ads can be obscure if you don't have the key to understand it, so whenever necessary I'll provided some background. I hope these funny commercials will brighten your day!




Scary Funny TV Ad

I'm not telling you, can you guess what they advertise? By the way it's a bit creepy but the finale is hilarious....

Who said libraries are boring? - Funny commercial

The Alberta (Canada) public libraries sure have a sens of humor.

This is my favorite from the many they have done.

I just can't stop laughing at this one.

Movies Are Made To Be Seen: One Of The Funniest International TV Ad - Hilarious and clever and intelligent TV ad

This TV ad is my all time favorite. The original title of the French movie "March of the Penguin is "La marche de l' Empereur" (March of the Emperor, as in emperor penguin). And in France when you think Emperor you think Napoleon Bonaparte...this TV ad for a movie channel is an amazingly fun hijacking of that movie.

Da Da Da - The 80's Were Great... but only in music: This is a funny France ad for the Citroen car.

Cars and Beer TV ads

Some beer and car commercial can be funny

Exequo among the most boring ads on TV, worldwide, are cars and beer commercials.

Beer TV ads are most of the time following pretty much the same pattern: a group of alpha men drinks beer surrounded by bimbos, with various local, regional or holidays variants.

The targeted audience must have drank too much of the product anyway to care or understand anything else I guess.

As for car commercials, they are probably among the most difficult to do because they need to focus on performance and look. So they usually end up in just showing a beautiful car, on an empty road, driven by successful people. Then the ad points out a few technical aspect of the car, on music performed by the most promising Indie group.

I want to share with you a few different beer and car ads: original, fun, intelligent.

Hope you enjoy!

Scary In A Funny Way And Clever TV Ad - The Smart

One great car ad. They want you to remember one single point: the Smart is so small, it doesn't even have backseats.....and to make sure you understand why backseats are bad, they provides you with some classic movie scenes.....

A Classic Car TV Ad - The Peugeot 206

The Peugeot 206 is hotter than an Bollywood star, and not having one just plain suck. But fear not, that indian guy is full of resources.....

Warning!! shocking beer ad!

You have been warned! This beer ad doesn't have any sexy girls in it!!

To the very basic beer drinker, this may cause dizziness and various other sickness.

Reitmans TV ads: What not to wear - Hilarious fashion commercials

It was too difficult for me to pick a favorite so I am showing you all of them in this 3 minutes video (thanks to youtube user LynxJet25).

I call this "what not to wear"

Reitmans calls it "designed for real life"

The 2 fashion critiques call it "Reitmans 1, Haute Couture 0"

For those wanting to know, the 2 critiques are Canadian actors: Martin Fortier and Russell Yuen.

Below is a poll, please vote for your favorite one

Please vote on Reitmans ads

I love the pigeons, the Park and the Airport...but if I had to make a choice I'd go with

the park one.

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Collection of TV commercials on DVD

One classic IKEA TV ad

It's because you're crazy!

Mikado cookies TV ad

Why you should always wear underwears at work.

Great Berlitz ad: German coastguard

This guy failed is English class...he should have paid more attention, or enroll in a Berlitz class.....

I am not telling you what this video is about - Can you guess?

© 2009 Nathalie Roy

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      Avi Wolfson 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      These are great, very funny, thanks for sharing!

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      adragast24 4 years ago

      Funny indeed. The German coast guard ads is really good. For once, we don't make fun of the English of French people... ;)

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Lol...I needed a few of these commercials this morning. I love the Mikado ad and the Indian car ad. Those commercials are hilarious.

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      Marika 5 years ago from Cyprus

      I used to enjoy these funny ads, some can be quite clever actually. Wondering how much they sell though...

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      I do enjoy funny commercials! Life is too short to be subjected to boring :)

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @marigoldina: Very cleaver TV ad indeed, I love the Napoleons sliding on their bellies.

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      @Swisstoons: I agree the Berlitz ad is hilarious. It's one of my favorite commercial as well.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 5 years ago from Michigan

      I came back for another shot of the Berlitz ad. It's still cracking me up...and I've sent the link to this lens to a gal who has worked as an interpreter. I think she will appreciate it.

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 5 years ago from Michigan

      These are great! The Berlitz ad literally brought tears of laughter! :D

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      Heather B 5 years ago

      Haha, the March of the Penguins ad is hilarious! I've shared it on Facebook. :D

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      TheJVilleKid 5 years ago

      Awesome collection of funny ads

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great start to my day - still grinning ear to ear! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great collection :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens and collection of weird and funny commercials.. they were creatively done which makes it very effective to the customers.

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      itsmuzza2011 6 years ago

      great lens with some great commercials they make us laugh so much , and they you wanna buy the product so much its crazy, well done

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      just what I needed

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Loved the Emperors sliding on theri bellies.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Lots of funny commercials...well done.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh. I can do the think with the stapler without doing any sniffing!

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      magicgeniewishl 6 years ago

      Hahahhaa, that's great, I love the condom one, it's a great finish to this lens. My other favorite was the penguin one. Fantastic lens, I have just lensrolled it to my 'laughter makes the world go round lens. Thankyou :)

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      I have always heard that other countries have the funniest ads. Although we are getting better, these are great.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very Funny! march of the penguins rocks. Thumbs Up!

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Very funny lens, and some great ads. I remember lots growing up from Heineken and Fosters Lager, as well as plenty of others. Great idea for a lens. 5*****. Thanks for adding my lens "The Daily Joke Index" as a featured lens. I have added yours to mine.

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      papawu 8 years ago

      Had a blast! I love funny ads and commercials. Always found them almost more entertaining than the programs they come between.

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      Sadheeskumar 8 years ago

      This is a very good lens for having some fun by watching video files.I am giving Five stars for your work. Also thanks for adding my lens here

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      Debbie 8 years ago from England

      I love the Peugot ad. We had it here in the uk two or three years ago and I still enjoy it :)

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      Rich 8 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      These are hilarious! Great choices. 5*s

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      nightbear lm 8 years ago

      Excellent!, Very clever commercials and so are you for finding them and making this fine collection.

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      nightbear lm 8 years ago

      Excellent!, Very clever commercials and so are you for finding them and making this fine collection.

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      QueSea 8 years ago

      You got my attention! These are a joy. I'll be laughing for hours when I show them to my wife.

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      I love funny commercials- great lens!

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens - you've been blessed by a squidoo angel :) & accepted and featured on the humor and hilarity group :)