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Favorite TV ads at www.tellyads.com

My friend Cole: cole_imagines posted a rant about misleading advertisements the other day.  It got me to thinking about some of my favorites over the years. 

I found a great site: www.tellyads.com, where you can watch some classic ads from yesteryear.

In the UK, we had the decades of PG Tips ads - comedy sketches featuring cleverly dubbed chimpanzees dressed up as actors.  I still laugh when I think of the piano-movers one.  The one thing they had in common was that they all ended up drinking the tea.
I hadn't seen it in thirty years, but I still remembered the fantastic ad for Tunes (a throat-soothing lozenge), featuring clever cuts of Darth Vader from the original Star Wars Movie in a revised version of the scene where Darth finds a colleague's lack of faith in the Force disturbing. 

If I had to choose a favorite since moving to the US, I'd have to pick between the Verizon advert - "I told you to come alone", and the Pepsi one where Ozzy Osbourne has the nightmare about Donny & Marie Osmond.

If you have a better one, why not post a link?

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Apr. 21st, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
My favorite commercial is the old coca-cola ones where they sing "The stars will always shine, the birds will always sing but as long as there is thirst there's always the real thing..."etc. That song got in my head all day. My other favorite is the Tootsie Pop commerical "Mr. Owl, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?'
Apr. 22nd, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
In the UK, the cola ads I remember are the "I'd like to Teach the World to Sing" (from the 70s) and the 90s sci-fi one, set in the distant future. A bunch of school kids are being shown the old cola containers. One of them points to a 1960's pepsi bottle and asks a question, the curator looks at it for a moment and says "I'm afraid I've no idea what that is." :)
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