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41,649 hits 2.5 (22 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 15 years ago by dimension

Banned XBox commercial
An ad for XBox, banned in the UK for some reason.
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15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 12:21:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
An ad for XBox, banned in the UK for some reason.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 12:35:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
ahahahaaa!!!

ew.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 12:45:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
The link doesn't seem to work...all i get is jarbled up letters.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 1:33:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
That was a very weird commercial! Don't know why it would be banned though... I wouldn't really think that it was showing nudity.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 1:41:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think it was banned for showing a baby in a dangerous situation. It's been a few years since I first saw this one, so I don't remember exactly.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 1:42:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
The commercial wasn't banned. I stay in the UK and i remember seeing it all the time just shortly after the XBox was released.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 2:23:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think this is a brilliant visual metaphor for that adage about screeching into the grave sideways. I can only hope to live my life in the idea of this commercial.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 2:28:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
The reason this ad was banned in the UK was because some people objected to the childbirth scene, also recently bereaved viewers found it offensive. The watchdog said that the man's screams "suggested a traumatic experience which, together with the reminder that life is short, made the final scene more shocking". "In that context it considered that the final scene of a body smashing into its grave was unnecessary and had caused considerable distress to many viewers," it said.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 2:32:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Lol, the garbage people come up with. I thought it was a quality ad when i saw it. Stupid it got banned.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 2:32:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
People are pussies these days!
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 3:11:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
It was showing how short life is. I didn't see the end but i remeber it going "Life Is Short, Play Games" or something like that. It was banned in the UK because it had mild nudity in it and it showed a baby in a dangerous position. Also people got offended by people dying by smashing into their graves I suppose.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 3:31:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Did anyone else get reminded of Monty Python's Meaning of Life by that?

(The method of execution scene...)

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 3:42:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
i remember seeing that on tv before it was banned
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 3:44:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Umm, yeah, that commercial was on air for a few months here in the US, and we have far stricter guidelines than the UK...
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 3:50:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hey, I remember that commercial.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 4:23:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
u dumbasses it was banned because pregnant ladies started to poo themselves and reactor is talking bulpoo
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 4:24:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
btw i didnt mean to say poo i meant sumin beginin with s
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 5:03:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can't see the commercial but from all the comments I know which one it is. I can't really see why it was banned though.

But really I'm only commenting to say that Trixelles icon is one of the cutest da**ed things I have ever seen!

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 5:22:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Life is short. Go to school, get an education, and live life as a good person.

And yes, the commercial may have been offensive to many, but it was mildly creative.

15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 5:29:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) received complaints from people. It wasn't nudity at issue but rather the sudden impact into the grave upset people - or so I think. It was shown for a good few months though.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 5:45:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
so a bunch of brits got their undies in a twist over the commercial, i thought it was funny, but how come the dude didn't have facial hair? not like he could shave it off...
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 5:54:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
No one noticed also that right after he starts screaming, there's a shot of him holding his crotch, and his erection is clearly visible?
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 5:56:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
just saw that a few weeks ago i just dont understand some people they complain about this commercial yet at still anna nicole smith still can make stupid commercials.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 7:34:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sort of disgusting, yet extremely entertaining.
15 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 1/20/05 - 8:03:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
it was distasteful i think....

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