Mentos breathmakers "nurse" commercial

  1. I would like to know if any of you have seen the new mentos "nurse" commercial. I just saw it today and it was very corny. I still haven't seen the infamous clairol commercial, but I enjoyed reading your reviews.

    The commercial has this guy with a splinter in his finger. He goes to the ER and everything is "normal" until he pops out his box of Mentos Breathmakers. Immediately, a nurse rushes him to the OR. As they are running through the hall another hospital worker stops in the middle of performing defibrillation on one patient to look in awe at the Mentos man. They get to the OR and the surgeons abandon what they are doing to pull the splinter out of the Mentos man's finger. Afterwards two of the nurses are hanging on the man as he sits in his wheelchair with his bandage finger lifting this tiny weight that is tied to it. One nurse says "Isn't he brave!?" The other replies "Soooo Brave".

    I suppose I failed to mention that both of the nurses are dressed in short "nurse dresses" with nursing caps, long model hair and lots of makeup.

    What do you think about the Mentos commercial?
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  3. 32 Comments

  4. by   Brita01
    The commercial is stupid, but not as bad as others I've seen that just focus on nurses being brainless. It also makes the doctors look dumb. But I definitely don't give it a thumbs up.
  5. by   Flynurse
    I'm sorry. I had a mixed reaction to that commercial. I didn't like it because....I know not a soul who would act like that in a hospital. But I thought it was funny because everyone was in awe of all things Mentos and a man with a splinter (who goes to the hospital for a splinter that small? Let alone order an Xray?)....maybe everyone in that hospital had such low blood sugar they were just looking for the guy to give them a mint. LOL
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I have not seen it. I guess I don't watch enough TV!
  7. by   CountrifiedRN
    Haven't seen it, or the shampoo commercial. But they both sound stupid and would probably annoy me.

    The only commercial of that type that I thought was funny was, from what I remember - a team of docs and nurses rushes a man on a gurney into what looks like a trauma room, and they are trying to resuscitate him. They are about ready to defibrilate with the paddles poised in the air, and someone to the side of the room swipes his credit card (?) through a machine on the wall, and it gets declined. They then kind of sigh, shake their heads, and back away from him, calling off the resusitation, and he sits up with a *****? look. Can't remember what company the commercial was for.
  8. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I just don't get the annoyance with commercials like that. Ok, I can understand maybe annoyance, but some get so angry because they say these commercials portray nurses in a bad way. I just can't see the public really believing that nurses go to work dressed in short dresses, make-up and hair like models, giving sponge baths full of "pleasure", etc....

    It doesn't even occur to me that those commercials could be protraying us in a bad way. I usually just giggle at the stupidity of todays advertising and move on.
  9. by   CountrifiedRN
    My annoyance isn't limited to the nursing type commercials. I am sick of the commercials that use the image of brainless, half-clothed women to sell a product instead of actually trying to come up with something creative that would appeal to all audiences.

    Examples: beer commercials, a video game that advertises bikini clad (animated) bimbos playing volley ball and when one of the animated gals lifts her leg to the side to stretch it shows a bunch of teenage boys cock their heads to the side as if trying to see something, a line of dolls for girls where the advertisement at the end says "don't theorize, accessorize!", and countless soap, lotion, shampoo and underwear ads.

    There are too many young girls out there who think that in order to be liked, and to be feminine, they need to act that way.
  10. by   hapeewendy
    wow, I have a lot of expectations to live up to .......
    first I'm supposed to orgasm whilst washing my hair, then if thats not an impossible enough task I'm supposed to sing the praises of canesten vag cream while a trauma is rolling thru the door and bedpans are flying thru the air .....and then, just when I think my day is finally coming to an end I have to rescue some idiot man from a mentos induced trauma
    lordy , florence nightingale had nothing on ME
  11. by   TNcanNURSE
    Originally posted by RN2bNC
    a team of docs and nurses rushes a man on a gurney into what looks like a trauma room, and they are trying to resuscitate him. They are about ready to defibrilate with the paddles poised in the air, and someone to the side of the room swipes his credit card (?) through a machine on the wall, and it gets declined. They then kind of sigh, shake their heads, and back away from him, calling off the resusitation, and he sits up with a *****? look. Can't remember what company the commercial was for.
    I remember that one. I think it was Visa-it's everywhere you want to be-commercial. I liked that one too.
  12. by   Flynurse
    OMG.....you seriously won't believe this!

    I was on the orthopedics floor today (float nurse). I was free nurse, so I did everyone's fingersticks, dressings, medicated the pained, etc. You name it I might have done it. I also had to take a couple pts for AM cares....no big deal...just get a couple of people up.
    While the nurses were giving report at 7am I decided to make sure everything was okay with the floor...beeping IV's and such and answering lights! I stumbled into room A, single occupied, with this HUNK of a man lying in bed looking back at me with this charming smile on his face, asking for his pain meds.

    So, I was getting report from one of the nurses...she reports to me in detail I guess because I'm an LPN and not a CNA...Mr. Y in room A is a 20 yo male who was admitted with dx of Foreign Object Lodged in Rt Index Finger, apparently he has a nasty splinter. :roll: I almost died laughing!
    She couldn't for the life of her figure out why I was laughing. I had to tell her about the commercial b/c she had never seen it.

    Later in the shift, approx. 6pm this charming young man came to the nurses station asking if someone could fix this beeping IV. Had to hold in the laughter when a couple of young nurses decided to swoon over him when all he needed was a good saline flush. :chuckle
  13. by   WalMart_ADN
    an IV for a splinter?
  14. by   nursedawn67
    Frankly I don't really like any of the Mentos commercials.
  15. by   Flynurse
    Wal_Mart...you got me!??

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