Appliance monsters really drain your energy

These PECO spots by Philadelphia ad shop Tierney have a classic Saturday-morning kids'-show feel. The wide-eyed, toothy, energy-guzzling appliances that have overstayed their welcome almost channel the puppet/druggie vibe of H.R. Pufnstuf or Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, with a dab of '90s Matt Groening tossed in. The lightbulb/vampire-bat in the closet and the malevolent snarling window are particularly inspired, though the belching dishwasher and ogre-fridge are also well realized. In fact, they're are all so cool, I'd never get rid of them and upgrade to more efficient appliances (even with PECO's offer of $35 to do so), which is the whole point of the campaign. I'm old enough to remember when the Sid and Marty Krofft shows were new, so I can relate to those aging appliances. We … I mean, they still have plenty of life left!

—Posted by David Gianatasio