Funny TV ads, past and present

Moderators: John, Sharon, Fossil, Lucky Poet, crusty_bint, Jazza, dazza

Funny TV ads, past and present

Postby scotia47 » Tue May 11, 2004 10:02 pm

I've been thinking about all the TV ads that we've seen over the years. some were good, some bad, some really bad, and some were absoloute works of genius. Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order:

1. The new Irn Bru ads, which have been starting to appear again over the last week or two. They proved controversial when they first appeared, but I love them. My favourite is the one with the boy getting cans of Irn Bru from his friends in exchange for them getting a peak at his mum in the shower. Probably cos of the extremely dirty mind I have. :twisted: Moving on...

2. This was a while back. It was an advert for Ambrosia Creamed Rice, featuring a Devon farmer singing to the tune of a Pet Shop Boys song (I think), don't know its name. The chorus was "Ooh arr, it's Ambrosia!" Quality.

3. A bit more recent. The John West advert with the guy fighting a bear over a salmon. Who didn't love that one?

4. That Mint card advert with the woman remembering an ex-boyfriend with an unusal nose. It's been on a lot so most of you will probably know what happens.

What's everyone else's favourite funny TV ads, past or present?
scotia47
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 353
Joined: Wed May 05, 2004 9:24 pm

Postby nuttytigger » Tue May 11, 2004 10:09 pm

i love the new on from fanta:

why have just one girlfriend when you can have fifteen,

great, soooo funny :)
User avatar
nuttytigger
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1672
Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:31 am

Postby monthebiffy » Wed May 12, 2004 12:35 am

That John West ad was brilliant, probably my favourite. :)
monthebiffy
Busy bunny
Busy bunny
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:16 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby The_Clincher » Wed May 12, 2004 7:21 am

Not quite an advert, but some of the Public Information Films had me in stitches ("Charlie says" etc) althought the daddy of them all had to be the one where the old dear had to change a bulb in her living room but chose to use a chair instead of "proper steps". The result is "she" ( a guy built like Hulk Hogan but dressed as her for the stunt) crashes dramatically through a glass cabinet....hilarious stuff!! You can find it on
http://www.tv-ark.org.uk

It's under "Public info films" then "s-z" in that category. :wink:
User avatar
The_Clincher
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 521
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:18 pm
Location: Planet Rock

Postby DMcNay » Wed May 12, 2004 9:24 am

The_Clincher wrote:Not quite an advert, but some of the Public Information Films had me in stitches ("Charlie says" etc) althought the daddy of them all had to be the one where the old dear had to change a bulb in her living room but chose to use a chair instead of "proper steps". The result is "she" ( a guy built like Hulk Hogan but dressed as her for the stunt) crashes dramatically through a glass cabinet....hilarious stuff!! You can find it on
http://www.tv-ark.org.uk

It's under "Public info films" then "s-z" in that category. :wink:


A whole great wodge of them are available on DVD. It's great. Featuring among others:

The Rolf Harris swimming one;

The cast of Dad's Army demonstrating how to use a pedestrian crossing;

The "Frisbee caught in an electric pylon" one;

Alvin Stardust demonstrating road safety. There's a Kevin Keegan one as well "You kids must be out of your tiny minds!"

Fantastic. Nostalgia, ye cannae beat it.
User avatar
DMcNay
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2484
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:00 am
Location: Hermitage

Postby stinkpad » Wed May 12, 2004 10:28 am

dr_lightning wrote:Fantastic. Nostalgia, ye cannae beat it.


Nostalgia aint what it used to be.

;o)

Stinkpad.
User avatar
stinkpad
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 403
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2004 1:42 pm
Location: Cathcart

Postby DMcNay » Wed May 12, 2004 10:43 am

Not like it was in my day anyway....
User avatar
DMcNay
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2484
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:00 am
Location: Hermitage

Postby DickyHart » Wed May 12, 2004 11:26 am

if you tell that to the young people today they would'nt believe a word of it
:)
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
User avatar
DickyHart
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1505
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: Rutherglen

Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 12, 2004 11:28 am

I remember when adverts were just all fields 8O
here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
crusty_bint
-
-
 
Posts: 4425
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:52 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby DickyHart » Wed May 12, 2004 11:29 am

Luxury, we didnt have a field we had a dung covered yard :?
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
User avatar
DickyHart
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1505
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: Rutherglen

Postby crusty_bint » Wed May 12, 2004 11:34 am

We couldn't afford dung!! All we had was a shoebox we cut dung shapes out of!
here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
crusty_bint
-
-
 
Posts: 4425
Joined: Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:52 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby DickyHart » Wed May 12, 2004 11:42 am

that would have been heaven for us, our shoebox didnt have a lid, and all 34 of us where huddled in a corner, while our dad would throw bottles of urine at us all day and we would thank him for the priveledge.... IF WE WHERE LUCKY :!:
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
User avatar
DickyHart
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1505
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: Rutherglen

Postby turbozutek » Wed May 12, 2004 11:59 am

Know what is odd / spooky ?

Just as someone mentions 'Charly Says' advert I am watching the video for 'Charly Says' by the prodigy!!! And laughing my ass off at it.

But, disturbingly....

When I do a GIS for 'Charly Says' or 'Mummy when you go off somewhere' I can't find a SINGLE picture of the plucky, un-intelligable feline.

Anyone any pics ? Photoshops in the making! :D

Chris...
User avatar
turbozutek
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2958
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:56 pm
Location: Central

Postby DMcNay » Wed May 12, 2004 12:06 pm

Leave it with me. I'll find you one.
User avatar
DMcNay
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2484
Joined: Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:00 am
Location: Hermitage

Postby turbozutek » Wed May 12, 2004 12:10 pm

Thanks DR!

Oh yeah, I should make it clear that I was laughing at the video not because I don't like it but because it's funny.

And it brings back so many memorys... Prestwick Airport rave, the recovery room, being so smashed I didn't know which direction was vertical; and hey, it didn't matter.

;-)

Chris...
User avatar
turbozutek
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2958
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:56 pm
Location: Central

Next

Return to Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests