However, today I saw an advert for a Zyliss Multi-purpose Peeler, that is an absolute classic. Essentially, the ad is just a spoof of the Gillette Shaving ads that promise the closest shave, etc. It's a classic example of taking what is essentially a boring product and making it seem sexier by linking it to a familiar product. The Zyliss ad even comes complete with the tagline "The best a potato can get".
What I feel is the nice touch comes towards the end when a quiet voice in the background calls out for the voice-over guy to "Keep Going" as the ad hasn't quite filled 30 seconds. It may not be classed as genius, but it certainly made me chuckle.
See for yourself:
Zyliss Multi-Peeler Advert - The Best a Potato Can Get