10 Banned Commercials That Convey Brilliant Life Lessons

Effective marketers create commercials that communicate a message within a socially acceptable context. Brilliant marketers push the boundaries of what is considered acceptable, and sometimes cross the line. When this happens, the powers that be ban the commercial to protect the public from the shock and awe. Thank you FCC, where would we be without you?

On YouTube.

That’s right boys and girls, they can ban it, but we can still find it. Isn’t freedom to decide for yourself what you want to watch glorious? Glorious indeed, because we are missing out on some profound life lessons folks. Rather than look at the offensive aspects of the commercials, perhaps the censurers should look at the underlying inspirational messages instead!

Take a look:

The Wedding Day Test

“Two roads diverged in a wood, I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference”. - Robert Frost


Microsoft Commercial

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin


Megan Fox Bathtub Commercial

“Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.” - John Perry Barlow


Backseat Prep Fiat

“Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.” - Jawaharlal Nehrue


Pepsi Party

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” - Mahfouz, Naguib


Rolling Rock

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ― Benjamin Franklin


Bud Light Clothing Drive

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou


Teamwork (Banned in Belgium)

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda


Football Fail

“Most of the important things in the world have been accompanied by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie


Cheating Can Be Cool

“The person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein


Censorship: Because sometimes you actually are just smart enough to think for yourself.

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