Barbara Lippert


Classical studies

The idea is to have a coupla twentysomethings hanging around, talking about classics--TV, football, and cars. (And while we're at it, of course, there's nothing like the "crisp, clean classic taste of Budweiser.")

Allstate’s Holiday ‘Mayhem’ in High Gear

Let’s see: if a tree falls on the highway, and no one hears it, can it still be “Mayhem”? Yup, especially if it’s Dean Winters playing the perfect Douglas fir, […]

Mommy Dearest

Samantha Bee in a “Love to give” campaign for eBay? In addition to all the harmonious “e”s and “b”s involved, it sounds like a natural match. Bee is The Daily […]

‘Tis the Season for Infomercials

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday ahead, our critic, Barbara Lippert, decided to keep her shopping old school and focus only on infomercials. With over-the-top promises, repetitive demos and hideous […]

Featured Video: ‘Tis the Season for Infomercials

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday ahead, our critic, Barbara Lippert, decided to keep her shopping old school and focus only on infomercials. With over-the-top promises, repetitive demos and hideous […]

Video: Shell-Shocked – Mr. Peanut Speaks

Tension! Conflict! Human frailty! A cracked head! And that’s only the first 20 seconds of this new commercial for Planters, featuring a Mr. Peanut who speaks for the first time […]

Featured Video: Shell-Shock—Mr. Peanut Speaks

Tension! Conflict! Human frailty! A cracked head! And that’s only the first 20 seconds of this new commercial for Planters, featuring a Mr. Peanut who speaks for the first time […]

‘Call of Duty’ Spot Is Near Perfect

It wasn’t much of a surprise that Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops raked in $360 million in the first 24 hours of sales. A built-in core of gamers had […]

The Good Fight

It wasn’t much of a surprise that Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops raked in $360 million in the first 24 hours of sales. A built-in core of gamers had […]

Loco AmEx Promo Takes Conan to India

The long-awaited Conan show debuted last night on TBS. And while it was a solid start, one of the best things about the opener is that it means no more […]