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old_spice_optical_illusion_thumbJeez, when it comes to being politically correct, you have to be the strictest audience the world has seen :) Once again I apologize for referring to our lady friends as “chicks” in my previous post. Dunno why would someone find this offensive, since I consider this more of a compliment. Perhaps I haven’t mastered the spirit of English language, yet.

So today’s illusion goes to all of our cutie-pies damsels out there, who make this community a better place to be at. Hope you find this video illusive enough, and I can guarantee that this ad I found on YouTube wasn’t digitally manipulated, except for the part when detergent grows out of man’s hand.

  • Antoine

    I love his commercials! The transistions are amazing.

  • Jay

    Dude, don’t apologize. We can’t let the chicks win this one.

  • Bert


  • Vurdlak

    we should probably offend when someone calls us dudes or guys ;)

  • Phillip Murphy

    if girls are offended when we call them chicks, guys should be offended when we are called dudes, but we’re not, so just do what you want and call them what you want, and dont mind people if they whine about it.

  • Farewell

    He he I love this ad. And how’s the word “chicks” offensive o.O I’m a chick and I say it all the time x3

    • GT

      There was another time, when ladies were slangously referred to as “tomatoes”.
      Was that offensive?

  • Richard Enurmouf

    Look at your gut, now back to me, now ur face, now back to me. As u can c ur not me. This is why she is here (ur gurlfriend is in the shot now). Girlfriend: Hiii! Im on a bed!

  • galloots

    what is the illusion and the word chicks the retarded i use it like once a weeeeeeek :P

  • kidsrock12347

    yeah. i dont find the word “chick” offensive… adn hey, i am a “chick” and by the way “dude thing being related to the chick thing” is sooo not the same

  • http://www.wppluginadvice.com Jeza

    lol my man is looking at me now, laughing

  • Yikes

    Apologizing never harms, offending always does.

  • Brad

    What lol nothing wrong with saying chicks and i live in England and have done all my life! The word chick(s) isn’t offensiev, you obviously just got one or two bad commenters that are all alone on the matter haha, seriously!

    and this is a great post thanks! loving the videos transitions – IM ON AHORSE! ROFLOL XD

  • Stacey

    Chick isnt offensive XD, but i guess to some people they may find it that way. LOL this ad is epic XD

  • servilan42

    Egads! I hate this guy’s ads. He is so creepy I keep expecting him to whip out something and say hey little girl want some candy?

  • Kathy

    Don’t know if this counts as an illusion, but it’s hilarious! BTW, I don’t mind being called a chick.

  • josephine

    I always think these are hilarious, “I’m on a horse”

  • Jacob

    this ad still makes me laugh after seeing it a bajillion times…and i do take offence at “dude”

  • C.C

    this is the best ad of 2010! it was voted for and everything! its awesome XD

  • jojo

    Yeah man dont worry bout the chicks thing…its fun and not ofensive in any way…iam one by the way and i love your mega hiper cool fabulastic site !!

    Keep up the good work!!!

    Loved the add, iam sure hes an actor, he speaks like hes a pro already in movies or somethin but never saw him…;)

  • asian-ashley

    lol, the word chick’s aint offensive, the word skirt might be, cause… WE DONT ALWAYS WEAR SKIRTS. Nor are we actually a skirt -_-. Guys wear briefs, do we call you briefs? yeah exactly. I still dont get how chicks is offensive… maybe to actual chicks… but…

  • Mary Beth

    N III C E commercial… I mean illusions!!

    As for the “chick” thing, whats wrong with being refered to a cute little fluffy yellow animal, I’m ok with that.

  • Voigt

    This dude rocks. Not an easy thing to go through 30 seconds non-stop. At least that’s what my chiquita thinks!

  • Ron Calhoun

    I like it.

  • jman

    that was pretty cool
    any girl who takes offense to that has to be one of those femenist “i am women hear me rwar” types.
    its the 21st century open mindenes and liberals. thats what we have. i dont like it either but we have to deal with it

  • ctillyer

    There’s nothing worse than being called a chick… when you’re a duckling.

  • Natalie

    kk watched this video like a million times.. someone explain to me how they flow out of his hand?! D:
    and bun the dumbies that think chicks is something offensive… i always feel like a hottie when someone calls me a chick :D

  • jennarator

    i’m a chick and thats how i refer to my self and other chicks noone has ever told me they have an issue with it and my hubby is the same way

  • Beva

    Love this ad! I agree with previous speakers, the word chick isn’t offensive in my eyes and I am a chick myself. But then again, who knows what people think?

  • http://Hotmail.com ActAsIfImGone

    the word ‘chick’ really isnt offensive but when you call a chick dude and a dude chick then yeah it really lowers your self-esteem

  • Misha

    Love the ending sentence “Im on a horce”

  • Diz!

    wow, he’s VERY cute. Was that politically incorrect?

  • slade

    that is not a optical illusion.

  • tooom

    vurdlak, i think old spice is deoderant and not detergent, am i right?

  • tooom

    vurdlak, isnt old spice deoderant, not detergent?

    soz if this is a double post, my comp screwed up so i sent it again.

  • tina

    LOVE this ad its great….And no offence taken to being called chicks better than some of other name us girlies get called

  • Debra Howard

    I love this series of commercials, and I saw the latest one today :)

    “Chick” can carry a negative or derogatory connotation, but it depends on the context in which it was used. I’m not the least bit offended by the way it was used in that post, but I guess some women are a bit more sensitive.

    • GT

      Chick = a baby chicken.

      Sounds cute, not offensive.

  • A Snail

    The transition to the horse is the best. Still not quite sure how they did that, although there is a slight bit of trickerly at the very last couple of frames.

    Best explanation I can find for this add is:

  • Nn

    i dont get it, how is someone putting special effects into an ad an illusion?

  • Nn

    ok, i apoligise thats not special effects but itss still not an illusion

  • Kudo

    “I’m on a horse”. That’s original :0P

  • Giftie

    I find thisa very interesting and creative ad!!! Well, about the ‘chicks’ i think there are worst names. ladies!!! have a light heart to it..Check the real chicks out,,arent they adorable birds?

  • rmarian1

    haha, i can’t stop watching this!

  • Judith

    Thank you, I love your site. My son and have spent hours here looking at your illusions. I am glad that you keep it family-rated.

    Keep posting the awesome illusions and leave the politics to the politicians!


  • Pete Hat

    great ad, they have another when he ‘swan’ dives into a jacuzzi. funny ads

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jen-Steffen/619055478 Jen Steffen

    I love this commercial! And I too don’t mind being called a chick. XD

  • devin

    not sure why this would be posted on an illusion site but i still think that the ad is cool and funny

  • harnisha

    thts nicle bt hate itt

  • JAM

    This is one of the coolest ads i’ve ever seen!
    (The thing with ‘chicks’ is they grow into ‘birds’ which like to ‘fly down south’ if you know what I mean)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Barks/615586824 Andrew Barks

    i would have thought “chick” to be a complement as chicklets are often considered to be cute
    so to me calling a girl “chick” implies that they are cute ;)

  • Care Bear

    Sheeeesh. Everyone takes things so personally these days. The commercial is cute and I prefer diamonds over tickets. However, the young man is not my type. I was married to a man (dude, guy?) who thought he was “all that.” Narscisists are no fun.

  • Frederik Rasmussen

    This commercial is hilarious, and I very much like the transitions.

    To Natalie: The diamonds flowing out of his hand thing.

    Here’s how they did it, when he walks over and sits down on the edge of the boat set, he hides his left arm and in comes a fake arm holding the oyster, they have a tube in that arm from where the diamonds flow through.

    Watch this vid for more info on how they did it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDk9jjdiXJQ

  • Donna

    Detergent? I think it’s supposed to be diamonds. I love this commercial series! That guy is so good looking!
    As far as the chick thing, I’d love to be called a chick again!

  • zac wolofsky

    look at old spice punch:15 its really funny if you do tell me on facebook

  • Carol

    I’m a chick and I SAY “chicks!” :)

  • llizzy

    I think he may have been refering to the body wash growing out of his hand…:)

  • Sj x

    Lol this is really cool!!! like frederik said though there is a fake arm that the ‘diamonds’ flow though, if you look closely you can tell that it is a fake arm :)

    love the site

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    As for the chick thing I think it’s “cute”. I know a lot of chicks, big deal!….I think the illusion is good, for a photographic-video eye catcher. Yes indeed,very good.

  • Million

    An woman that gets offended by the terms, “chick”, “honey”, “sweetie”, etc. are women that lack confidence in themselves. There is nothing more sillier than a woman trying to convince everyone around her that she needs to be seen as a man. There is a more sinister word for women that try to hard to be a man, they’re called “dikes’!. Any great business woman knows that terms, “chick”, “honey”, “sweetie”, “doll”, etc. are originally terms of endearment. Given this, a great business woman knows that equates to her that the man she is dealing with finds her attractive…even if it is a minimal attraction. A great business woman knows when a man finds her attractive, that is her chance to be power in the business deal. You don’t have to sleep with a man to get a business deal closed…the majority of the time, a woman just needs to know how to speak the language! Why some women are bent on men seeing her as a man, make me laugh when they walk into a business meeting, and can not get the targeted business man to sign off on a business contract. A man can call me “chick”, “honey”, “sweetie”, etc. as long as he is willing to do big business money deals with my company. The ghettos are full of men and women with too much pride and egos trying to prove themselves. In order to be a millionaire, you need to know when to be full of pride and when to NOT let your pride show! Remember there is no law that states you can not silently call someone a “jerk”, while you are depositing there check in your bank. However, keep calling men “jerks” to their faces and you end up crying to your friends, “Why can’t I make any money at work?”

    • Judy

      I am so sorry to disalussion you but the terms you use in your post are demeaning to women and any woman who has put in the hard work and effort in life to become a professional deserves to be treated with respect. If your boss was to call you boy or sonny, maybe kid would you not have an issue with that?
      I by the way am house wife and I would not tollerate being called any of those terms.

  • LittleNYCgirl

    Eh, “chick” can sound derogatory or complimentary, same with “babe,” and other names like that–it’s all in the delivery. Yeah, it’s a fun commercial and a hot guy, but I’m not sure I’d call it an optical illusion.

  • anon

    Million – I have to strongly disagree. I have full confidence in my abilities and talents. However, I find those men that, in a professional setting, call women “chick”, “honey”, “sweetie”,etc. typically do so in a demeaning manner. I find such disrespectful speech from men to be very unprofessional. In a business settiing, would you call the man “dude”?

    That said – I am speaking strictly of professional or business settings. While I personally dislike such terms – on this site I take them the way Vurdlak intends and move on with my day. I see no reason to get upset over such minor things on an internet site such as this.

  • SHYzone

    HAAAAA!!! I get it

  • Robby

    ‘I’m on a horse.’ I friggin love it!

    You guys have to see how they made it! I thought it was all special effects, but it was all real! He actually never broke his stride & then slipped on to the horse in a way that u totally couldnt tell lol. Fantastic commercial & that guy was hilarious


  • me

    I’m on a hoers.

  • Sue

    Chick speaking, so take it for what it’s worth. (I’m joking, Vurdlak)

    This ad was quite well done. Check out this spoof for the library at BYU. It is brilliant!


  • Anonymous

    He states things that make it hilarius like, “I’m on a horse,” obiusly we can see that!

  • Carmen Louise Tyrrell

    the only thing i can say 2 that video is …

    well there r no words 4 it !!!

  • bee

    evrey one thinks hes so magical

  • Dave

    Anyone who finds this offensive needs to get a life!!!!….. So over the whining females!!

  • Emmy

    I’m on a horse.

  • Jim

    Yes, in the caption above, the word “Detergent” is supposed to be called “Body Wash” or “Soap”. The word “Detergent” refers to something you wash dishes or clothes with! That was a pretty cool commercial though :D

  • Crystal

    …Since when was “chicks” a mean term for a girl? I don’t mind it… Maybe its because of the fact that she is being referred to as an animal like a “female dog”, get what I mean? But I honestly don’t care if somebody calls me a chick unless they know my name… Like if a close guy friend says, “that chick over there” and points at me, I wouldnt get all offended but i’d rather him use my name.
    Love this commercial! *DROOLING* xD