Hey fellas, we are back with another #FunnyFridays segment. I know lately we’ve been so erratic with our #FunnyFridays series that many of our new readers might not even be aware of such a series. But yeah, there used to be a time when we used to bring to you some of the funniest ads from across the world every Friday. Well, they say history repeats itself and that’s probably why we’re back with another 5 funny commercials that will make your weekend awesome!
With a major part of the Muslim world, especially Arabs, still immersed in the post-Ramadan festivities, I thought it would be a good idea to reintroduce you to the humorous side of our Arab friends. So, here we are with 5 hilarious Arabic commercials that will prove that humor transcends language barriers.
1. Mazzika TV
How do you imagine a grandmother to be? Probably an old woman with tradition and family values deeply rooted in her? But what if you came across a badass granny who gave you those gangster vibes? Sounds strangely awesome, right?
Mazzika TV released this timeless and brilliant ad that revolved around a gangster granny. Imagine how cool it would be to have a granny who likes to listen to R&B instead of “Yalla T’nam Reema”
2. Melody Tunes
This classic commercial by Melody Tunes used the popular soundtrack “All English all za time”, which became the catchphrase at the turn of the 21st century.
The ad features a group of girls dancing to Nicole Scherzinger’s popular soundtrack “Girlfriend” while addressing a couple. The dance was somewhat funny but even more hilarious was the couple that was visibly scandalized by the live dance show.
3. MTV Arabia
While this MTV Arabia commercial wasn’t downright funny, the beatboxing talent demonstrated in the ad was surely something that the audience loved.
This super creative MTV spot took sunflower seeds to a whole new level. And as much as I tried to replicate their beatboxing talent, the truth is I failed miserably. God, it was messy!
4. Foma Mattresses
The life of a salesperson isn’t easy and this commercial by Foma Mattresses proves that.
The ad shows a salesperson catering to his client. Thanks to the super comfortable mattress, the client dozes off as soon as he lies down on it. And even the best of efforts from the salesperson isn’t enough to pull him out of his deep slumber. Well, that’s at least one sold mattress!
Imagine an environment that’s so chilled out that people don’t mind others committing trivial crimes like a small, friendly robbery. Well, this ad by Midea runs on this storyline!
The ad shows the Midea air conditioner cooling down the atmosphere to the extent that a robbery results in a casual conversation between the robbers and their victims about shared birthdays, historical facts, and juice. Well, it looks like an air conditioner can come in handy while saving oneself from admonishment or any harsh treatment from others.
And that was a wrap of another #FunnyFriday segment. Arabs are known for their twisted sense of humor and these ads bear ample testimony to that. With the post-Ramadan festivities still going on, these Arabic commercials can turn out to be the cherry on the cake for endless fun and laughter. Also, do read our previous blog on funny Arabic commercials that we did last year after you're through with this one.
We’ll be back with more awesome commercials for you. Till then, stay tuned!