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Quizno's Takes Sexy Commercials a Bit Far

Posted Wed March 25, 2009 12:00 pm, by Teresa B. written to Quizno's

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I just happend to catch the new Quizno's commerical for thier new sub. Usually sexualy overtures in commericals do not bother me. Its all apart of advertising. The commercial for the New Toasty Torpedo takes sexy comercials a bit far. The line "put it in me", is way over board. The talking oven telling the actor to talk sexy, more sexy, is borderline.

Please remake this commerical. The talking oven is annoying but its not too bad. Seems to me a bad immitation of of the TV show Knight Rider's car, Kit.

Just remake the commerical and leave out the "put it in me".


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by Teresa B. Posted Wed May 20, 2009 @ 2:09 AM

I just came back from Florida and New Orleans and the commerical is
different there. It has the Put it in Me but here in SA, they changed
to I am waiting for it.


by Carla A. Posted Tue April 7, 2009 @ 12:36 AM

I've also seen the commercial. It is disgusting! I don't think it is
going to help where I live...the local Quizno's went out of business
here, less than a month ago. Ironically, I live in a college town and
the Quizno's was literally across the street from the college. You
would think they would have gotten tons of business. Maybe they would
be better served using that advertizing money to train their employees
to be more considerate to their customers. Went twice, same treatment,
never went back.


Service makes the difference by Nate. Wed April 8, 2009 @ 10:47 PM

by Ricki S. Posted Sun April 5, 2009 @ 10:24 PM

I don't know if this occurred elsewhere but they changed the
commercial and replaced the "say it sexier" with "say it with
passion". In my opinion, places over-sex their commercials so that
people will remember and talk about them. Seems to have worked in this


2 versions by Nate. Tue April 7, 2009 @ 12:06 AM

by K C. Posted Sun April 5, 2009 @ 9:25 PM

Not only is it "creepy" but what's so disturbing about it is it's
implication of the oven as if it was a "higher being" then.... mixing
in the sexual overtures is just a "perversion" to anyone that holds
any true belief in GOD.

Quizon's won't be getting any of my buisness.


by Nate. Posted Fri April 3, 2009 @ 2:59 PM

Interesting Follow-Up:
I was at Quizno's today getting a Toasty Torpedo. I made a joke about
the oven, and the clerk told me how in regards to those commercials,
they had to watch them along with special training videos on how to
handle customer who may make comments about them in a negative way.


Nate by Beeracuda Fri April 3, 2009 @ 7:54 PM

SAy it sexier Nate! NT by Marty5223 Fri April 3, 2009 @ 10:39 PM

Haha!.. I still think the oven is creepy n/t by ♫Venice♫ Fri April 3, 2009 @ 10:58 PM

:) I couldn't help it..when I read what he said! HEE HEE N/T by Marty5223 Fri April 3, 2009 @ 11:07 PM

Re: Size by Nate. Sun April 5, 2009 @ 5:05 PM

by altairian Posted Wed April 1, 2009 @ 10:29 PM

It seems to me that the people who are offended are not offended JUST
at the innuendo -- but the fact that it's dude-on-dude (supposedly?)

If this were a female employee with a "female" oven, I tend to think
folks would not be offended. Similarly if it were a female/male

But the fact of the matter is, IT'S AN OVEN. It's not a person. You
can't have intercourse with an OVEN.

Is the commercial stupid? Sure. Is it in bad taste? Sure, why not. Is
it "offensive"? Not anymore than anything else on tv these days --
including a lot of "family" programs. This is just evidence of a wider
cultural issue, and getting rid of the commercial, or just one line of
it, is not going to fix anything.


I never mentioned the sex of the oven by Teresa B. Tue April 7, 2009 @ 8:28 PM

Other people did.... n/t by Nate. Wed April 8, 2009 @ 10:46 PM
by Peej Posted Wed April 1, 2009 @ 9:33 PM

I was stunned by this commercial. It is so obviously and overt with
the male on male innuendo. I feel it is completely inappropriate and
should not be tolerated. I was so upset by it I intend to find out
what I can do to get this removed from the air. I feel strongly that
I do not want my children subjected to this ad. I am not in the least
homophobic and respect everyone's right to the lifestyle of their
choosing. That said, when do we draw the line? The fact that there
was not an outcry from the public the moment this commercial hit the
air is simply proof positive that our society has completely lost
touch with the common values and decency which were once something to
be proud of.


Whoa, seriously? by Amy J. Mon April 6, 2009 @ 8:51 PM

by Elaine W. Posted Wed April 1, 2009 @ 2:21 AM

"Seems to me a bad immitation of of the TV show Knight Rider's car,

I actually think it is supposed to be Hal the computer from 2001: A
Space Odyssey.


by Beeracuda Posted Sun March 29, 2009 @ 12:09 PM

Let's be reasonable here. Sexual innuendo is everywhere in life.
It's in our TV commercials, shows, movies, and everyday conversations.
It's nothing more than a way us, as adults, extrapolate a meaning of
an everyday saying into something sexual (e.g. "Our waitress
sucked."). As adults, we can differentiate what is said and what is
implied. Children, on the other hand, do not know from sexual
innuendo. So the term "put it in me" means nothing more to them than
the literal translation of the phrase. And if some children DO
understand the sexual overtones of that phrase, trust me, they've
heard far far worse from their friends and schoolmates.

Personally, I see nothing more vulgar in that commercial than what's
implied in most TV shows and movies. I see nothing improper about
this commercial, especially when it's probably only aired during a TV
program that's rated TV-14 or higher.


Good Point by Nate. Sun March 29, 2009 @ 5:16 PM

by Nate. Posted Sat March 28, 2009 @ 1:24 PM

I was at work today, and one of my guests was watching some channel
when I heard this commercial come on. He and his wife were laughing at
it, and saying that the sandwich looks delicious.

I think its funny, so do lots of people. The sandwich does look
delicious, so if it works, it works, but you can't always please

by David V. Posted Fri March 27, 2009 @ 6:58 PM

Well . . . at least they aren't using those sock puppets anymore.


by Doug B. Posted Fri March 27, 2009 @ 5:49 PM

this commercial makes me want to boycott Quiznos until it is removed
from the air. it is not funny hearing a guy tell a guy to "put it in
me scott".


My take on the commercial by Peej Wed April 1, 2009 @ 9:31 PM
by Nicole F. Posted Fri March 27, 2009 @ 12:34 AM

Am I crude for finding these commericals funny?


No. by BellaSera Fri March 27, 2009 @ 7:12 AM

U know what is funny is by Marty5223 Fri March 27, 2009 @ 9:24 AM

You know what else is funny? by ♫Venice♫ Fri March 27, 2009 @ 3:56 PM

I am not sure I would of picked up on it by Marty5223 Fri March 27, 2009 @ 7:03 PM

Re: Quizno's Takes Sexy Commercials a Bit Far by Nate. Thu March 26, 2009 @ 2:01 PM
by Lylyness Posted Thu March 26, 2009 @ 3:04 PM



by Nate. Posted Thu March 26, 2009 @ 4:46 PM

Search Quiznos Torpedo Commercial


Thx Nate by Marty5223 Thu March 26, 2009 @ 5:58 PM

by ♫Venice♫ Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 10:37 PM

I saw this commercial again tonight. I had the television on mute,
but when I realized the ad was on, I turned up the sound. I think
they removed the "put it in me" line, but I can't be sure. I might
have missed it.


Yeah me too by rentalracer Thu March 26, 2009 @ 10:19 AM

There by Wolf Thu March 26, 2009 @ 2:16 PM

I saw it again later last night by ♫Venice♫ Thu March 26, 2009 @ 3:35 PM

by CrazyRedHead Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 2:34 PM

Cue Austin Powers "Does it make you horny, baby."


by RedheadwGlasses Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 1:00 PM

I'm no prude by any stretch of the imagination. But I don't see why
they need to do this for a commercial for a frickin' sandwich place.


That's the thing by ♫Venice♫ Wed March 25, 2009 @ 4:24 PM

Right by Nay Sat March 28, 2009 @ 10:28 PM

by Donno Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 11:40 AM

If you watch enough tv, and believe me I do, these references are
littered throughout the advertising as well as the programming. Like
Venice below, I sit there and ask myself if I heard what I thought I

Many of these references are done in a clever way, and if the viewer
were unknowing they wouldn't know the difference. I haven't seen this
commercial, but if a talking oven says "put it in me," it sounds like
it would be in the same category.

When I hear those words, they make me stand up and take notice. But I
can see them going over others' heads. While I can see some people
taking offense, the sad truth is it is very common today.


I only saw the commercial once... by ♫Venice♫ Wed March 25, 2009 @ 4:30 PM
by Lisa H. Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 10:11 AM

LOL-we saw this commercial last night, and I pointed out to DH that
the oven telling the actor to show "more passion"(that's the version I
saw) while holding a phallic sandwich was a bit odd.

I'm really not that bothered by it, but it did catch my attention.
Which I guess is what advertising is supposed to do.


by Nate. Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 9:34 AM

I've never seen the commercial?
Is the sub being put in to the oven? Because that is how Quizno's
prepares all of their subs. Not in any way sexual.


No the sandwich was NOT by Teresa B. Thu March 26, 2009 @ 12:08 AM

Ah, I see by Nate. Thu March 26, 2009 @ 8:17 AM

by MayDay Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 8:51 AM

It probably would be overlooked if they didn't have that stupid oven
talking to the actor about being more sexy. I might even prefer
Quiznos weird muppet things they had a few years ago over this new

Remember those tacky Herbal Essence shampoo commercials? Those were
seriously uncalled for and I can't believe those went on for years.


Yes! Yes! Yessss! (n/t) by Kitty_Cat Wed March 25, 2009 @ 12:37 PM

You should have seen what SNL did with those commercials by RedheadwGlasses Wed March 25, 2009 @ 1:12 PM

pastion = passion by RedheadwGlasses Wed March 25, 2009 @ 1:13 PM
by Amy J. Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 8:47 AM

I thought it was hilarious. If the argument is that it's too sexy for
kids to see, then I think plenty of kids' movies cross the same line
when they put in sexual innuendo that will go over younger children's
heads but amuse the adults who have to sit through the movies with


Good point! by Nate. Wed March 25, 2009 @ 8:59 AM

The OP isn't making that argument. by BellaSera Thu March 26, 2009 @ 1:33 PM

by dulynoted (aka duttycalls) Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 8:28 AM

I saw this for the first time Monday night...and honestly was not
paying much attention to it.
Then I saw it again last night and I can see where this is very
suggestive. But then so are a lot of commericals. I guess Quiznos
feels they are doing badly so they need to bring sexual inuendos into
their commercials.
I do not care for Quiznos so it does not matter how they advertise, I
still will not go there.


by Final Score: Boys-3, Girls-1 Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 7:51 AM

This makes me think of the song "Inside of You" from "Forgetting Sarah

I loved that movie.


Russell Brand by RedheadwGlasses Wed March 25, 2009 @ 1:00 PM

Does he know it, yet? n/t by Steve-OH Wed March 25, 2009 @ 3:55 PM

by ♫Venice♫ Posted Wed March 25, 2009 @ 2:49 AM

I was just waiting to see a letter about this commercial. I wasn't
really paying attention the first time I saw it, and I thought I
misheard the words "put it in me", but I guess I didn't. I couldn't
agree with you more, this is over the top even if it's only shown at


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