Warning! What are you about to read and see make actually make you roll on the floor laughing or fall even more in love with Italy. Really though, it’s happened to us so don’t say we didn’t warn you!
You know you’ve seen them- that craze hitting your TV these days…. Si, those “Italian” commercials. No not original commercials that hoped over from the Bel Paese, but American commercials with an Italian twist. Now you remember? Come on ladies… does the Sexy Zesty Kraft dressing man ring a bell?
We can’t stop from laughing, but in truth, what is better than Italy fanatics getting to see “Italy” burst on TV at least once a day while relaxing on the couch? (It’s not exactly the same as relaxing on a terrace in Tuscany while sipping on a glass of Chianti Classico, but we’ll take it for nostalgia’s sake.) To us, its basically like a little slice of heaven, a glimpse of Italy – these Italian commercials are guaranteed to brighten your day!
So for all you Italy lovers out there, our Select Italy experts decided to share a list of our favorite Italianized commercials to get you laughing and poke a little fun at our favorite country.
The Fiat Commercials
Oh the Fiat, manufactured in Italy’s automobile capital, Turin, this fabulous little vehicle steals the spotlight in Italy. Founded in 1899 by a group of investors, various makes and models have highlighted the icon of Italian style. So if you’re into Fiats and looking for a great chuckle, check out two of our favorite “American” Fiat commercials.
- Fiat Italian Invasion
The Italians are coming- released earlier this summer, this commercial gives us fellow Italians a little pride (plus we secretly love to show off our Italian side! )
- Fiat 500 Abarth Seduction
This commercial was first aired during the XLVI Super Bowl in 2012, but we haven’t stopped watching! And of course we always knew Italians were desirable…
The Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing Commercials
The infamous, the comical… ladies, we know its your favorite. Not quite Fabio, but Anderson Davis (THE Zesty man) has us on the edge of our seats for this one. Too many favorite commercials to mention but just a few that we had to point out include our Zesty man showing some leg and our Zesty man getting a little…shall we say…steamy?
The Haagen Dazs Commercial
A little gelato never hurt nobody! Definitely a cliché, the notorious fighting Italian couple, stars in Haagen Dazs’s first gelato commercial. Fighting over gelato is a real thing people – any of us that have had the pleasure of indulging in a coppa know how addicting the bona fide Italian masterpiece can be. Check out this great commercial and maybe you can learn how to speak (or fight) like an Italian too.
Then, for all you Italian Americans out there, (and all you Sopranos fans) we have a hilarious “Italian” spelling bee that might literally make you laugh out loud. We all know of those stereotypes floating around, and this spoof pretty much is on point! If you call grandma’s pasta sauce “gravy” then this is definitely for you.
Last but not least, if you have a few minutes to spare, check out Funny or Die’s Backseat Italians– you won’t regret it and its some of our experts’ personal favorites!
Have any favorite Italian commercials or spoofs? Share with us, we would love to know!