Viral Video: Star Trek: The Mattress Commercial

Is there a better way to convince people that they need a new mattress than dressing up in Star Trek uniforms and blasting away high prices with a phaser? No there is not. Check out the Star Trek-fueled commercial for a local mattress store in Canada below.

 

 

Don’t "Klingon To That Old Mattress"

Check out this very special commercial from Dodd’s Furniture in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

The Star Trek commercial is just one of many wacky commercials from Dodds. See more (including takes on Spider-man, Superman and James Bond) on YouTube.

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Cosmo Kid
December 8, 2011 6:30 pm

Live long and posturepedic!

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
December 8, 2011 6:30 pm

Ok Harry Ballz. Looks like you have a Bed for you and Miss Ericka Durance. ( Now Running for my Life).

Khan was Framed!
December 8, 2011 6:31 pm

I live in Vancouver & we get Dodd’s commercials on our local TV all the time!

He is a classic independent business man who has aired some of the funniest ads I’ve ever seen.

Kudos to him for boldy going where most retailers are afraid to go!

Aqua
December 8, 2011 6:39 pm

:D nice change from most commercials

MJ
December 8, 2011 6:42 pm

That guy playing Kirk is obviously Indian or South Asian — why can’t they get him to play Khan!

fansincesixtynine
December 8, 2011 7:31 pm

OMG. Horrible. Just Horrible.

AJ
December 8, 2011 7:41 pm

Superb.

December 8, 2011 7:55 pm

Que the copyright lawyers! Ripped of the Enterprise and the music!

Keachick - rose pinenut
December 8, 2011 7:56 pm

Oh cripes! Hard to know what to say really…:)

VZX
December 8, 2011 8:01 pm

#2: I’ll take her if Harry doesn’t…

Cool commercial

Red Dead Ryan
December 8, 2011 8:05 pm

Hey, I live in Victoria! Nice to see something local hit TrekMovie.Com! Cool!

And Dodd’s does a lot of fun commercials. Been doing so for a long time!

RoobyDoo
December 8, 2011 8:12 pm

Did you catch the easter egg — a quick glimpse of their Khan Noonian Spring Mattress.

jas_montreal
December 8, 2011 8:22 pm

Awesome.

NoRez
December 8, 2011 8:46 pm

Live Long and Sleep.

(They should adopt that as a catchphrase.)

Captain Hackett
December 8, 2011 9:27 pm

No. 5 MJ –

Maybe he should be Khan! LOL

CmdrR
December 8, 2011 10:41 pm

Kirk-tested. Green Gal-approved.

bgdrewsif
December 8, 2011 11:25 pm

Absolutely one of the most painful 30 seconds of my life…

Jim Nightshade
December 9, 2011 2:19 am

why not get the real capt, shat to sell the beds–he sells everything else n hes a canuck too—beam him up n beam the prices down….

SebiMeyer
December 9, 2011 3:31 am

The nacelles are al wrong!!!!111 This is a disaster! ;)

El Chup
December 9, 2011 3:33 am

Wrong font

Doug
December 9, 2011 8:01 am

LOL @ 19…

That commercial is f^#[ing awesome!

denny cranium
December 9, 2011 8:04 am

Hilarious-
Anyone notice the purring tribble?
Considering the budget they had to shoot the commercial I’d say the production values were stunning.
And Anthony? It’s spelled “mattress”
Great laugh this morning.

rm10019
December 9, 2011 9:12 am

We have a new frontrunner for the Khan gig!

Jared Butcher
December 9, 2011 10:29 am

I am also from Victoria the home of Dodd’s Furniture and Fashions!

Gordie is a great guy who gives a ton back to community every year including a giant Thanksgiving dinner every year for folks who might not otherwise get one.

Calbie
December 9, 2011 11:12 am

ORIGINAL SERIES UNIFORMS, TNG TRICORDER, ENTERPRISE PHASE PISTOL. BRAIN……MELTING……

MELTING……

Quatlo
December 9, 2011 12:31 pm

We get this tripe but no TV sf show ratings or science updates nowadays.

Swell.

FlyingWok
December 9, 2011 2:04 pm

I love this guy. The appeal of his commercials is that they are indeed *absolutely terrible*. He’s done some pretty terrible Superman and James Bond send ups too.

But I respect that he has a good time doing it and not taking himself too seriously. And he’s been in business for well over a decade so I think he’s doing something right!

I’ll never forget Dodd’s Furniture for as long as I live.

Harry Ballz
December 9, 2011 3:29 pm

Using the phrase “make it so” while wearing a TOS uniform?? Blasphemy!!!

VulcanFilmCritic
December 9, 2011 4:09 pm

The commercial is cute and deliberately tacky but I thought you had to get permission from Paramount to utilize any aspect of Star Trek for commercial gain. Isn’t that what licensing agreements are all about?

Non-profit fan fiction and fan art can get away with it because they make no profit, and therefore it’s not worth suing them. But anyone who uses these symbols or the likeness of any of the actors has to pay a licensing fee. No?

Stargazer54
December 9, 2011 5:53 pm

Consider this TV signal blasting across interstellar space along side the Republican debates and you know why the Vulcans would never slow to sublight as they made a short cut through the solar system.

Makes ya proud.

CanadianShane
December 11, 2011 1:29 pm

That’s from my home town in Victoria, British Columbia, the main guy is the owner Mr Dodd, forget his first name. Mr Dodds thinks up alot of his own ideas for commercials and this is just one in a long series of crazy commercials going back for more than a decade. Dodds Furniture does alot in the community, puts on a huge Thankgiving dinner for the homeless and disenfranchised every year. He’s a great guy and it’s great to see this show up here.

rm10019
December 12, 2011 2:18 pm

31 – so great to hear that!

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