Truly hilarious commercials are few and far between but every now and then we find an ad that makes us chuckle. Below you will find some of funniest ads to hit our screens from all over the world...
This advert for Top Charoen Optical stresses the importance of wearing good eyeglasses. Unsurprisingly this commercial received quite a few complaints in Thailand, but surprisingly was never banned.
Anyone who's been on holiday to South Africa will probably know that Nando’s is famous there for having some hilarious and controversial adverts. This is Nando’s new ad for 2012.
Next up is a strange entry, courtesy of Brazil. This ad for Flying Horse, involves a man figuring out an ingenious solution to stop toast landing butter side down.
This advert is for the Australian beer, Hahn SuperDry. You may not have heard of the beer but this clever little ad picked up a Gold Lion at Cannes this year.
Canal+ commercials are widely popular in France and its newest ad is no exception. Like the ad for Hahn beer, this short clip also received a Gold Lion this year at Cannes.
Over to Argentina now and this humorous ad for BGH air conditioners. This ad highlights one of the serious problems of overheating in the summertime: dads in briefs!
Japan's entry features Spanish footballer, Roberto Carlos. In this ad for Pepsi, we see Carlos use a unique tactic to score in a football match against Japan.
The second opticians advert on this list and this time it’s for Specsavers. This witty video jeers at the famously unrealistic Lynx adverts we are all used to seeing.
Flying the flag for America is the most viewed advert from 2011. With a staggering 53,752,488 views on YouTube, this Star Wars parody by Volkswagen is almost as popular as Justin Bieber and beats flights to New York in terms of search volume!
Last but not least on the list is this surreal advert for Panda Cheese. These clips have become a viral hit and triggered a set of parodies of the commercial on YouTube.