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Mar
2014-03-06 10_02_19-The Most Human Phone Ever -- LG G Flex #gflex - YouTube

LG has a new commercial for the G Flex online, and it is exceptionally bizarre – and not in a good way. In the ad, a man receives a new G Flex, but upon opening the box his hand is transformed into a horrifying living phone with a mouth and an ear. He doesn't seem appropriately concerned about this.

The concept, apparently, is that the hand-phone monstrosity becomes the person on the other end... because it's the most human phone ever. I don't know why that means it has to actually be the guy's hand, but okay. It's not that the concept is without merit, but the execution is creepy as hell. How creepy? The mouth has a beard (what?!) and he feeds the mouth in his hand-phone. Then there's that business with the crab that emerges from the hand. I don't even know what to make of that. Was the guy on the other end eating a live crab?

You might also notice the mouth and ear that have grown on this man's hand are in the wrong configuration. The mouth should be by his ear (speaker) and the ear by his mouth (mic). So this isn't just regular nightmare fuel, it's logically inconsistent too. I have to assume this ad came about with the assistance of intoxicating substances.  

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Guest

    The mouth and the ear are in the wrong spot. They should be switched. He's talking into the mouth and listening to the ear...lmao

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      He's talking to his own hand, your argument is invalid.

    • Nitinkumar Chobhe

      I too thought the same when I saw this ad. They are misplaced and I think nobody noticed that ;-)

  • Cheeseball

    That must've been the best meth ever.

    • supremekizzle

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Oh god, this is so bad, it might just work. Well played, LG.

    • brnpttmn

      No.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Beats a shitty wisecrack about pencils.

      • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

        But does it beat LeBron literally running away from a phone? That's the true question.

    • Paul

      Reminds me of those old navy commercials or dolly duz commercials. They're so bad they're memorable. Maybe so many people will watch their commercial and spend some time trying to wrap their head around what they actually just saw, that they spend more thought cycles on this particular commercial than they would normally on any commercial.

  • remister

    This is a Japanese approved commercial.

  • Bluewall

    And the ending is even worse. What the actual fuck LG ?
    Btw can you guys send your drug over here ? never had something that strong?

  • nexusplex

    Nightmare Fuel..

  • Bluewall

    This ad has been made in Holland. This explains a LOT. I guess :D

    (LG answered me here https://twitter.com/LGUK/status/441611354878001152 )

    • Len

      That explains why the 'Spanish' guitar player ends with "dankjewel", which is Dutch for thank you.

  • BrunoGama

    WTF? It´s terrible!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    I knew there was something weird about those mushrooms on my pizza.

    • http://mrmcpowned.com mrmcpowned

      You sure it's not the pizza in your mushrooms?

    • JD_26

      Question is did the pizza have garlic on it ?! :)

  • ilkhan

    Thats a horrible commercial for a genuinely stupid phone.

  • Dee Norbert

    Beard on the hand WTF?That guy done a lot of handjobs :lol:

  • O’s Fan91

    Super weird comercial, but not nearly as creepy as that Old Spice commercial

    http://youtu.be/8M-sAPobpfY

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Disagree - I actually laughed at that. Moderate WTF factor.

      On the WTFometer, that Old Spice commercial gets a 7. The LG thing gets a 9, easy.

      • O’s Fan91

        Fair enough, when he feeds his hand, its too much!

        • http://about.me/uzidon Uzair Ahmed

          And what about the part where he goes ahead for full-blown smooching.

      • Gav456

        This just blew my WTFometer TF up! Wtf overload! Wtf!?

    • itznfb

      What planet am I on?

  • darkdude1

    I don't even...

  • Jephri

    Always trying to play catch up to Samsung. Well you surpassed them in weirdness with this commercial.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      I'm pretty sure LG is on an entirely different plane of weird with this. They've achieved weirdvana.

  • Danny Lewis

    This is really upsetting... the ear should be at the bottom and the mouth at the top of the hand! Idiots!

  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    Seriously, who signs off on these kind of ad campaigns...?

  • Fifth313ment

    LOL, it's the movie Idiocracy coming true to life!

  • Andrei Muresan

    This is so wrong on so many levels ...

  • Paul

    What marketing department/ad-agency pitched the idea for that commercial? What actor in their right mind thought this is a good idea? Wow.. just wow.

  • http://about.me/uzidon Uzair Ahmed

    I refuse to believe that this ad comes from a company that gave us beautiful products and ads like Nexus 4's. This is a prank... or something...

  • http://victorhaggqvist.com/ Victor Häggqvist

    Well, that is creepy

  • Serge Cebrian

    no more drugs for him...

  • Android Developer

    And I thought the super expensive ad of HTC (with Robert Downey Jr.) was silly...

  • Nvrhde

    [WTF]

  • Williams Alexander Aguilar

    WTF indeed!

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    I guess the iconic catchphrase "Talk to the hand" has got an entirely new meaning now

  • http://dpashk.com/ Dmitry Pashkevich

    Video removed by the user... anybody knows a mirror?

  • Kostas

    video down... Other link?

  • TheSparks

    The video has been removed. Mirror anyone?