Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Target scraps "crazy Christmas lady" ads...

Bad news for fans of Target's "crazy Christmas lady" ads.  The Bullseye is done with comedian Maria Bamford’s "Crazy Target Lady" Black Friday commercials, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Bamford's character has been featured in the holiday commercials since 2009. She plays a holiday aficionado prepping for sales by doing wind sprints through the store and arm curls with baskets filled with ornaments. Target has replace Bamford's character with their new holiday campaign, “Dream Big, Save Bigger,” starring Bullseye the Dog.

But don't cry for Bamford.  She was featured in two episodes of the FX series “Louie” this past season, playing a comedian who not-so-romantically lands in bed with star Louis C.K. And the Huffington Post recently reported that she'll have a recurring guest spot on the fourth season of “Arrested Development.” The show began filming in August and will air exclusively on Netflix in the spring of 2013.

8 comments:

Judy C said...

I hated those ads.

Critifur said...

I enjoyed the ads, though I always find it depressing when it is so clearly pointed out that the holiday is about shopping and consuming, and not loving and sharing.

58 Cherries said...

I think it is for the best. While the idea behind it was cute, the execution wasn't so much. It was annoying and turned me off Target a bit - which is pretty darn hard to do!

Lynne DeBlieck said...

Myself and my family will really miss "The Target Lady". The commercials made us laugh and look forward to the next. Life doesn't always have to be about Politics or Religion. Sometimes it's just nice to laugh at something funny. I wish people would lighten up sometimes.

Anne said...

I think Target missed the mark in doing away with these ads! I and my wife are not buying into this years couple. Just doesn't have the same appeal!

Brigette said...

I will miss the The Target Crazy lady, she made me laugh so much and really wanted to shop at Target.
It was humor to me and my family and we do not like the new ads at all.
the dog is nothing special and the two people in the ads are just boring.
Bad move Target!!!!!

Rob said...

Best ads ever, Bamford is the funniest comedian in the world! What's worse, what they replaced it with are the most obnoxious possible ads that make me want to vomit. Great job target! Went from best ads ever to worst ads ever in one season! Making Walmart look good at this point... (ew)

Meilani Desai said...

Please bring Crazy Christmas shopper back! My whole family and I laughed so much when the commercials came on. Definitely good times!