Teleflora's "Talking Flowers" campaign, which debuted with that somewhat harsh office spot on the Super Bowl, continues with this Mother's Day commercial above, done by the florist's in-house agency, Firestation in Los Angeles. This time, rather than an obnoxious boyfriend, the flowers embody the thoughts of two slacker bad-seed sons who have sent their mother a wilted, second-rate, boxed-up bouquet. The droopy buds spring to life and relate the brothers' cheap thoughts (one asks for money to buy pizza). All the while, blasé Dad sits nearby with his nose in a newspaper, all ignorant and unconcerned, so I guess we know which side of the family the boys take after. When one of the son-flowers (ha!) suggests they move back home, Mom sticks the sorry stems down the disposal. The message: Don't send flowers in a box—you never know what they'll say. Actually, my mom would be thrilled if I remembered to send any kind of flowers for a special occasion. In fact, there's a holiday coming up, isn't there? Hmmm, let me see. It's not her birthday. I wonder what it could be?
—Posted by David Gianatasio