Mar 19 2010

The McDonald’s “give me back that filet of fish” commercial and all people and things related to it!

Published by at 3:20 am under Sucky TV,Why?!?

mcdonald's give me back that filet-o-fish

Just when you thought the “singing bass” phenomenon of 1998 that swept its way through every trailer park in America had finally gone away.

Recently I received a Bed Bath & Beyond catalog in the mail proudly selling this HILARIOUS singing fish and the ad read “From the hit McDonald’s Commercial.” I can already hear Michael Ian Black’s snarky comments about this “hit commercial” on I Love The 2010s.

But why go all the way to Bed Bath & Beyond when you can pick this gem up at the local drug store during your weekly visit for Slim Jims, diarrhea medicine and cigarettes?

Please explain to me why a fish would be irate that someone stole his fish sandwich. Why the fuck is a fish eating a fish sandwich in the first place? Or is the Filet-O-Fish he is lamenting over actually one of his family members who could not escape McDonald’s fishing boats? Is this actually a tragic song sung by a grieving fish fighting to retrieve the corpse of his dead mother? Is the real tragedy that this poor fish is desperately appealing to any shred of humanity left in our souls to help with his quest to give his mother a proper burial but all we do is laugh and sing along like a bunch of masturbating monkeys? And most importantly, what could this “bonus track” possibly be? AND most importantly-er, why do I ever leave the house?

At least this fish lip-syncs better those Celtic Thunder dick heads.

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25 comments to “The McDonald’s “give me back that filet of fish” commercial and all people and things related to it!”

  1. Edon 19 Mar 2010 at 4:24 am

    It’s actually worse than that last fad song they had about, “I’m into nuggets ya’ll” or some crap line like that.
    I really hate these faux-hip, rad, fad, advertising campaigns. I detest them like a sickness.
    I try in vain to find the remote before they get to the, “What if it were you hanging from that wall” line. I hate that part most of all.
    Hey look everyone, we are trying to be hip but we are really geeks so we can’t be cool, but that’s actually wicked cool because we are cool geeks with cool geek music. Sure it was thought up by a board room of men sitting around wondering what would be hip and cool. But it is still wicked geeky. And cool. Douchebags. Can’t they just be happy with food that blows? Do they need to occupy our thoughts with crap music? If my 4 year old had a toy that played that song, they would smash it into pieces and demand a different toy that was silent.

  2. Amy Louiseon 19 Mar 2010 at 6:23 am

    Ah McCrap strikes again.

    I wonder how many hours were squandered over the boardroom table before ‘Zane’ the over paid genius from marketing stood up and said “guys…. I think I’ve got it!”

  3. UltimateChaseon 19 Mar 2010 at 6:28 am

    Usually when I don’t know what the hell you’re talking about I have to look it up and then I’m like, “Oh. I see. Yeah, that is pretty fucking stupid.” I’m not doing that this time. I don’t need to know about anymore singing fishes. This is the kind of thing that is going to give me a bloody nose and cartoon steam coming out of my ears, I know it. Thanks for the warning, though. If I see any fish commercials for the next month I’m just going to get up, go in the kitchen and count my knives until Mad Men is back on. (Or America’s Top Model if my girlfriend is home and I’m kissing ass again for some reason.)

  4. Amy Louiseon 19 Mar 2010 at 6:36 am

    P.s. God went and killed Alex Chilton on Wednesday. One for the 2010 list?

  5. You Just Made My List!on 19 Mar 2010 at 7:58 am

    Ed – Fuck, you just reminded me that I was going to write about the fake hipness in this, and most, commercials! Why am I so dumb? Yeah, all this “It’s cool to be ugly and drive beige El Caminos and look beige and have beige clothes and live in a beige house” needs to stop. I miss seeing attractive people on TV sell me things using sex. Creepy beardos touching my food does not make me hungry.

    Amy – I know, bummer. I was going to write about it, but honestly was feeling too lazy/dumb to come up with a proper tribute. The weird thing is just before I heard the news I was playing a Big Star song on my guitar. I was on the couch playing (perfectly, obviously) when I decided to check my email on my phone. I had like 5 emails with the sad news. So I guess what I’m saying is… there is a very good chance Alex Chilton’s ghost has possessed my body and will use me to write more hit songs. Holy shit, I’m about to be so famous!

  6. Saraon 19 Mar 2010 at 8:36 am

    Oh man I saw this at CVS drug store and I was all stoked to play the “club remix” but the button to turn on the said remix was in the back of the fish, so technicaly you’d have to buy it to hear it, because when you start trying to rip it out of the box in the aisle the check out girl gets pissed

  7. rachelon 19 Mar 2010 at 8:46 am

    that’s one more point for vegetarianism.

    *holds breath and waits for Amanda “Celtic Thunder” to weigh in on THIS!*

  8. pigdooron 19 Mar 2010 at 8:59 am

    masturbateing monkeys??

  9. joeon 19 Mar 2010 at 10:02 am

    i prefer pineapple upside down cake

  10. Jonathanon 19 Mar 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks for ruining my day. I didn’t mind the commercial, but now that I’ve seen that they made a fucking wall hanging from it, I hate it. More toxic, lead-ridden, Chinese-made bullshit that idiot yokels, stupid frat boys and “ironic” “hipsters” are going to hang in their wood-paneled trailers, puke-covered frat houses and overpriced apartments, respectively. It’ll then end up in landfills, and mercury and other shit will leech into the water system, where it will combine with McDonald’s disgusting food to turn the rest of America into Greater Appalachia.


  11. Amandaon 19 Mar 2010 at 1:28 pm

    who me? I suppose you want me to say something like this:

    Number one, fuck all of you. Especially the close-minded soul-less bitch who posted this. Nobody gives a flying shit if you hate the McDonald’s “give me back that filet of fish” commercial and all people and things related to it. I will not sit here and try to convince any of you that this is an awesome commercial, though I watch it myself. I know that it would be easier to make you all share with the world the fact that you have an extra 21st chromosome [which is CLEARLY the case with all of you]. I’ve tried this before, and I understand that it’s impossible to impart this sort of information onto people as useless as yourselves. All I can say is that the tremendous writers of this advertising genius (because, yes, it is genius) put their heart and soul into what they do, and they work hard for what they want. I praise them, because at least they’ll know happiness in their lives. I weep for the weekends you must spend sitting on your asses, not having anything to aspire to be. It must really fucking suck being you.
    I would tell you to go to hell, but I can only imagine that the joyless, selfish, pitiful existence you’ve trapped yourself in and called a life is hell enough as it is.

    Well I’m not going to so you can keep waiting rachel!

  12. You Just Made My List!on 19 Mar 2010 at 1:37 pm


  13. Christineon 19 Mar 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Amanda, I think I love you. You are beyond awesome.

  14. You Just Made My List!on 19 Mar 2010 at 1:58 pm

    OK, let’s stop talking about how awesome fake Amanda is and get back to the subject of my greatness. Jesus Christ people, come on!

  15. Perryon 19 Mar 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Amanda’s posts make one laugh. Listy’s posts make one laugh…but there is some type of orgasmic activity involved as well.

    Listy +1.

  16. Edon 19 Mar 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Wait just a freakin’ second, Perry!
    Listy doesn’t begin to have any time for Amanda. We need him scanning the globe to find the crap out there that’s meant to lower our quality of life. That’s all he needs is someone to help him take his eye off the ball. Stay sharp. His first commitment is to us; to truth. To keep us informed. Keep that eye on the prize.
    If I wanted to worship some guy with a girlfriend – who would be telling him he is wasting his time noticing the crap he notices and writing his awesome posts soon enough – I would pay more attention to my loser friends whose girlfriends OWN their asses. Jesucristo, can we even watch a game together anymore? Every weekend is a negotiation.
    I have to go take a dump now. That filet-o-fish is begging to be returned to the ocean.

  17. You Just Made My List!on 19 Mar 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Ed – Yeah, girlfriends are the WORST! Now go release that little greasy Nemo back to its home. Free at last! Just be prepared Ed, it’s going to burn a little.

  18. Perryon 19 Mar 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Ed – Wait? What? When did I say anything about Listy having a girlfriend?


    Let me rephrase.
    Amanda: 0, Listy: 1

    Just saying Listy’s updates and takes on the world are far greater than Amanda’s could ever be, that’s all.

  19. icecycle66on 19 Mar 2010 at 7:02 pm

    For all that is bad about McDonalds and the Filet o Fish there is apretty sweet deal on it during Lent. 2 for $1. 50 cents for a sandwich is the right price for it.

  20. Stephon 19 Mar 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Hey, Listy. Wanna fuck?

  21. You Just Made My List!on 19 Mar 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Steph – Sure, but I am very lazy so you will have to be on top and do all the work. I’m sorry, it just has to be that way.

  22. Yubberson 22 Mar 2010 at 3:08 am

    I get mad at you sometimes for violently yanking me out of my perfectly constructed ignorance.


  23. You Just Made My List!on 22 Mar 2010 at 8:05 am

    Yubbers – These are things you NEED to know about. I’m like the doctor who gives you bad news.

  24. Smiffion 22 Mar 2010 at 10:56 am

    I would love to work for the ad agenncy that makes this crap. they must just sit in an office, do fuck all then take some drugs, get mash up n come up with this genius crap. my ideal job i think. love it!

  25. Smiffion 22 Mar 2010 at 11:00 am

    PS lovin amandas rant and the fact that this stupid advert means so much to her Lmfao