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Capital One
"Ringtone"
30s
14 March 2017
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In an instalment of Capital One's March Madness campaign featuring even more star power than usual, Gloria Gaynor makes a cameo as a flight attendant when the usual suspects decide to recreate last year's car-aoke. The real marvel here is that this was the best take they could get from Spike Lee, who seems to have something of a mental block when it comes to song lyrics.

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Capital One
"Ringtone"
30s
14 Mar 2017
In an instalment of Capital One's March Madness campaign featuring even more star power than usual, Gloria Gaynor makes a cameo as a flight attendant when the usual suspects decide to recreate last year's car-aoke. The real marvel here is that this was the best take they could get from Spike Lee, who seems to have something of a mental block when it comes to song lyrics.

Capital One
"Snack Hoodie"
30s
14 Mar 2017
Charles Barkley, Samuel L Jackson and Spike Lee (who also directed) are sitting down to watch an unspecified sports game and eat snacks together, as always, when Charles decides to bring out his new invention, the 'snack hoodie'. They share a bit of banter, some very enthusiastic laughter and general good times, all while helping themselves to the crisps from the mountain spilling out of Charles's hood.

Capital One
"Clapper"
30s
14 Mar 2017
So far we’ve seen the Capital One dream team of Samuel L. Jackson, Charles Barkley, and Spike Lee enjoy themselves on a plane; now they’re watching the big game at Barkley’s gaff. Alas, Barkley still thinks a Clapper switch is the height of technology. Jackson and Lee aren't impressed, though it's good to know there's always a party going on in Barkley's head.

Capital One
"Steaks"
30s
14 Mar 2017
Samuel L. Jackson, Charles Barkley and Spike Lee return for another series of ads focused on the merciless ribbing which denotes true friendship. Having upgraded to air travel since Capital One's last March Madness campaign, the crew chow down on some in-flight grub... until they realise they're missing out on a once-in-a-lifetime pun.

Capital One
"Change"
30s
14 Mar 2016
More in-car shenanigans from the Capital One crew as they continue on the road to March Madness. Charles Barkley's place in the NBA Hall of Fame comes under serious threat when he encounters the change bucket at a toll booth. Will his buddies Samuel L Jackson and Spike Lee provide the moral support he requires? Of course they won't.

Capital One
"Nicknames"
30s
14 Mar 2016
More in-car shenanigans from the Capital One crew as they continue on the road to March Madness. While many of us would be content with a nickname like "Sir Charles", Charles Barkley thinks it's time for a new moniker - a perfect chance for Samuel L Jackson and Spike Lee to come up with their own creative suggestions. We imagine more near-the-knuckle sobriquets reside in the out-takes.

Capital One
"The Piña Colada Song"
30s
14 Mar 2016
Unless you're one of those people who always end up at the wildest parties in town, the chances of catching Samuel L Jackson, Spike Lee, and Charles Barkley singing along to Rupert Holmes's 'Escape' (aka The Piña Colada Song) are slim to none. Luckily, Capital One have got you covered as the trio's March Madness road trip takes a musical turn.

Capital One
"Best Friends"
30s
14 Mar 2016
To promote their sponsorship of the NCAA March Madness basketball competition, Capital One follow 'best buddies' Samuel L Jackson, Spike Lee, and NBA legend Charles Barkley as they set off for the tournament. Their camaraderie extends to Lee and Barkely dressing alike, though a style icon like Jackson knows better than to dabble in neon sportswear.

Capital One
"Fran Kirby"
90s
10 Feb 2016
Footballer Fran Kirby describes her journey to international success in this moving online film. She charts the highs and the lows; and while some of the imagery is a little heavy-handed it's affecting nonetheless. As a consequence, you feel sufficiently invested in her story to feel cheered by her ultimate success.

Capital One
"Nathaniel Clyne"
90s
10 Feb 2016
Liverpool and England footballer Nathaniel Clyne explains how he grew up on the mean streets of South London in this sweetly-made film for Capital One. Clyne was lucky enough to have a meaningful support network to guide him through the perils. Now that he's a celebrated figure, he gives something back by returning home and offering himself as a role model to the youngsters growing up there today.

Capital One
"Ross Barkley"
90s
1 Feb 2016
Defeat at the hands of Manchester City means Everton's Ross Barkley won't be lifting the cup sponsored by the advertised insurer this year, but Capital One will be thankful for his contribution to this online film. Told from the player's POV, the ad charts the midfielder's rise from bored youth to star for both club and country. His story may be condensed, but it remains a compelling one thanks to some deft editing.

Capital One
"Little Legends"
90s
16 Mar 2015
Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs extends the 'everyman' persona he's successfully channelling into his work as a judge on The Voice to this charming film. It documents the role played by a group of youngsters at this month's Capital One cup final (in which Chelsea beat Spurs 2-0... get in!) and really helps to forge an emotional connection between Capital One's sponsorship and the young fans who love the sport.

Capital One
"Ian Wright"
30s
6 Jan 2014
Ian Wright Wright Wright reveals that Capital One are going to help an amateur football team improve their facilities in this agreeable commercial for the credit card company. Wright is a good choice for this as he was famously plucked from these kinds of pitches before playing at the top level and he delivers a pretty decent performance.

Capital One
"Teacher"
30s
26 Sep 2013
Alex Baldwin branches out into teaching in this US spot for the credit card. He's covering for the class's usual teacher who has gone on holiday using the card's air miles scheme. It's a shame the script doesn't work harder - Baldwin is a great comedy actor, but he's not put to use as well as he should be here.

Capital One
"Match My Miles"
30s
27 Apr 2011
This is one of a breezy pair of new ads for Capital One featuring Alec Baldwin. Here, the American actor explains how the 'Match my Miles' challenge is an enormous upgrade for customers of the advertised credit card by replacing a cardboard cut-out of himself with the real thing.

Capital One
"Airport"
30s
27 Apr 2011
This is one of a breezy pair of new ads for Capital One featuring Alec Baldwin. The American film star has reinvented himself as a comedy actor through his role in the hit show 30 Rock. Here, he debunks the claims made by rival companies when it comes to airline tickets.

Capital One
"Using A Credit Card"
1 min 54s
4 Jun 2010
Another in this animated series of films which aim to educate us about sensible use of credit. Here, we're told how to use a credit card (and those of you off to Cannes at month's end may be surprised to know that it has nothing to do with Class A drugs).

Capital One
"Progress Card"
60s
4 Jun 2010
This animated film forms part of the online content at Capital One's website. It lets us know about a credit card which rewards responsible behaviour with reduced interest rates... a sensible idea in these straitened times.

Capital One
"Why Applications Get Declined"
1 min 46s
4 Jun 2010
This animated film forms part of the online content at a website designed to help punters learn more about the business of gaining credit. Any suggestion that it might be easier to collect a credit card from Capital One than other companies is entirely accidental.

Capital One
"More Unlikely Purchases"
40s
29 Dec 2007
Ad highlights the phenomenon of identity theft as a woman tries to explain to her credit card company how unlikely it is that she would have purchased a pneumatic drill, secured tickets for a wrestling event and bought a monster truck. The visuals underlined the far-fetchedness.

Capital One
"Big Fat Nothing"
30s
20 Sep 2007
The Cashbacks are a 1960s style group of black singers who let people know they are getting a 'big fat nothing' every time they use a credit card that isn't provided by Capital One. Fortunately, tongues are firmly in cheeks and the delivery sufficiently camp to make it amusing.

Capital One
"Banish The Bills"
60s
28 Jun 2007
Ad that's been running on daytime TV for quite a while which uses the metaphor of a lot of men called 'Bill' to suggest we are being overrun by bills. More are carted in every day until the woman makes an arrangement to banish the bills and they are chucked outside in a big heap.

Capital One
"Man's Identity Fraud"
30s
4 Jun 2007
Another droll commercial dealing with the modern crime of identity fraud has a man suggesting to his credit card company that it's unlikely he would have used his card to pay for an expensive hairdo, high-heeled shoes and ballet lessons as we see what he would have looked like if he had.

Capital One
"Woman's Identity Theft"
30s
4 Jun 2007
A rather prim and proper woman confronts her credit card company after her card has been hijacked and used to pay for a biker convention; ice hockey lessons and a rock concert. Her suggestion that these were unlikely events for her is accompanied by glimpses of her there... the liar.

Capital One
"Woodpecker"
30s
12 Sep 2006
At last, an ad that addresses the age-old problem of sitting down in a posh restaurant only to find there's a woodpecker attached to your head. Both the scenario and the protagonist under attack from said bird look familiar to anyone recalling an episode of Frasier when Niles was similarly afflicted.

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