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 Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 16 May 06:55

There have been so many clever, memorable ads on British TV down the years, some funny - others poignant, that it's virtually impossible to pick a favourite.

We could all easily come up with at least 10 ads which would be worthy contenders for best ever. Here's mine, an iconic ad from 1973, which all Pars fans of a certain vintage will fondly remember:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mq59ykPnAE

this ad provided the inspiration for Tony Capstick's very funny parody, which reached No. 2 in the pop music charts in 1981.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmSA0W3mkn4



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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Sat 16 May 08:24

Never knew Ridley Scott did that advert GG

This one's the mark of a man https://youtu.be/cg-IlJMQMIU
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 16 May 09:32

https://youtu.be/HgzEBLa3PPk
Not politically correct and not really my favourite but I like the gag at the very end. "If you hum it son I'll play it!" ๐Ÿ˜‚

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Sat 16 May 11:33

Used to like the Hamlet cigar ads. Always found them to be quite witty...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: dave67  
Date:   Sat 16 May 11:59

The red car and the blue car had a race. Milky way ad
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 16 May 12:33

Second the hamlet adds awp

I was also influenced as a boy with the cigarette adds all the young good looking people having so much fun and enjoying a smoke

Today's cigarette is a Bristol still sticks in my mind So I bought ten and felt dizzy and sick so gave them away and never tried it again
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 16 May 13:13

Had forgotten all about this advert for blackcurrant tango. Probably, as a piece of filming the best advert ever. It obviously isn't but it looks like it has been filmed all in one shot. Tremendously choreographed. The fact that it spoofs the little englander mentality is the cherry on top.
https://youtu.be/odCBml5TuNI

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sat 16 May 13:24

Ignore the annoying voiceover at the start there are still a good few chuckles from the genius that was Leonard Rossiter along with Joan Collins in the Cinzano ads

https://youtu.be/scOFAbQ3nXY




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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Sat 16 May 13:53

I liked the Flake ads. They always featured drop-dead gorgeous totty...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Sat 16 May 14:32

"And all because the lady loves Milk Tray,,,"

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sat 16 May 15:20

Um bongo hands down for me ๐Ÿคฃ



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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: back oh the net  
Date:   Sat 16 May 15:31

Quote:

widtink, Sat 16 May 15:20

Um bongo hands down for me ๐Ÿคฃ


Um bongo Um bongo they drink it in the Congo ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Come on ye pars โšฝ๏ธ
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Sat 16 May 15:31

"IT'S THE LEELT MAN!!"

Lilt, with the totally tropical taste...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 16 May 15:34

Pineapple and grapefruit...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Sat 16 May 15:36

"OPAL FRUITS! MADE TO MAKE YOUR MOUTH WATER..."

You'll regret this thread GG, but not as much as I will... this is all from memory too... mental what sticks in your head, isn't it...?

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sat 16 May 15:36

https://youtu.be/gcsXtiN8-UY
The kit kat pop band with what looks like the Italian Capitan from Allo Allo.

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Sat 16 May 15:44

Lol TOWK... that's a belter..

How about "BACK LADS! THEY'RE USING SCOTTISH BLUEBELL!"

I would have posted that earlier, but I couldnae get the matches tae light...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Sat 16 May 15:49

Pea and ham from a chicken. Now that's clever.
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Jeffery  
Date:   Sun 17 May 00:02

Didn't realise just how many iconic Guinness adverts there had been until I did the brewery tour in Dublin.
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 17 May 07:28

"OPAL FRUITS! MADE TO MAKE YOUR MOUTH WATER..."

You'll regret this thread GG, but not as much as I will... this is all from memory too... mental what sticks in your head, isn't it...?

Not me, awp, I'm luvvin it........ :-)

Here's an Italian one for a soft drink which most of you won't have seen before:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKdfIvx169M

Here's the dialogue:-

Gorilla - Give me a Crodino
Barman (to wife) - What will I do?
Wife - Give him one.
Gorilla - Braw, how much is that?
Wife to Barman - Charge him 50,000 Lire.
Barman - But that's extortionate.
Wife - He's a gorilla, what does he know?
Barman - That's 50,000 Lire. Thanks.......

We don't get many gorilla's round here.....


I'm not surprised - at these prices!



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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Sun 17 May 08:57

The Milk Tray advert quote, reminded me of a wee story.

My daughter had bought a black polo neck jumper. She put it on and I was saying that she looked like the milk tray man. Obviously, she didn't have a clue what I was talking about, so I told her and showed her a few video's of some of the ads. A couple of weeks later, she's getting dressed and she shouts down from her room.

Dad, have you seen my jumper that makes me look like the milkman ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Sun 17 May 09:09

When I was young I kept asking my mum to buy Bero flour. I wanted to fly around like the advert had shown. I still remember the confusion and upset when she told me she already cooks with it. ๐Ÿคฃ
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: parathletic  
Date:   Sun 17 May 09:11

Irn Bru made in Scotland from girders
Cadbury's gorilla
Budweiser Frogs
Castlemain XXXX
Trebor-Mr Soft
TRIO! TRIO!
JR Hartley-Yellow Pages
The man from Del Monte

Used to enjoy watching the Honda ads too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGngcQb_0qg
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Sun 17 May 10:10

Ready Brek... I was utterly convinced that on my daily trek to McLean Primary school I was rendered invincible to the the howling gales around me by the orange glow emanating from my very pores...


I still am, actually...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Berkey  
Date:   Sun 17 May 11:16

Iโ€™d rather have chronic explosive diarrhoea and be forced to constantly eat vindaloo than watch these horrible nationwide adverts.

Just sitting here drenched in my own negativity!
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 17 May 12:04

The Nationwide adverts make we want to change building society. That and the shockingly poor interest rates.
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 17 May 12:42

I should like to point out to the last two posters that this is a positive thread for us to enjoy and maybe even wallow in a bit of nostalgia from our childhood so,

"Give over with those negative vibes, man!"

Eta. I've watched some films where the ads were the highlights.



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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 17 May 12:45

Sidney enjoying a Toffee Crisp in the afterlife.
https://youtu.be/WxWWdUQzFNs

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Parplod  
Date:   Sun 17 May 12:55

The old Safeway ads with the toddlers Harry and Molly sitting in the trolleys.
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 17 May 13:00

Quote:

GG Riva, Sun 17 May 12:42

I should like to point out to the last two posters that this is a positive thread for us to enjoy and maybe even wallow in a bit of nostalgia from our childhood so,

"Give over with those negative vibes, man!"


GG
Happy Harry sends his regards to you also.

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 17 May 14:01

Must say that all the bank adverts on the telly give me a dose of the boak, considering the years they ripped people off with their bank charges!

W'ere here for you......Aye right!!
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 17 May 14:01

"GG Happy Harry sends his regards to you also."

Happy Harry? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

Your dad makes Private Frazer, of Dad's Army, look like the life and soul of any party.

Does anyone remember an ad which opens with a cowboy sitting on his verandah? He picks up his rifle and shoots a bird in flight, turns to his hound and says,

"Go get him, Floyd."

It may have been an ad for Levi jeans but not sure.



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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 17 May 14:31

This advert ends with that line GG but not sure it's the one you're thinking of.
https://youtu.be/maRsm1B4X24

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: MikeyLeonard  
Date:   Sun 17 May 14:47

Quote:

GG Riva, Sun 17 May 14:01

"GG Happy Harry sends his regards to you also."

Happy Harry? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

Your dad makes Private Frazer, of Dad's Army, look like the life and soul of any party.

Does anyone remember an ad which opens with a cowboy sitting on his verandah? He picks up his rifle and shoots a bird in flight, turns to his hound and says,

"Go get him, Floyd."

It may have been an ad for Levi jeans but not sure.


You're thinking of the advert for Texan bar GG. "A man's gotta chew what a man's gotta chew".

If I remember correctly, Floyd was the Sherrifs deputy and was told to round up some renegades while the Sherrif sat on his erchie on his rocking chair chewing his Texan bar "go get em Floyd" ๐Ÿ˜
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: MikeyLeonard  
Date:   Sun 17 May 14:50

After watching TOWKS link above, it appears I'm getting my Toffos and Texan Bars mixed up lol

And I don't know where the rocking chair came from either ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 17 May 14:53

Toffo chews Mike, see my previous link.

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sun 17 May 15:03

Quote:

The One Who Knocks, Sun 17 May 14:31

This advert ends with that line GG but not sure it's the one you're thinking of.
https://youtu.be/maRsm1B4X24


That's very similar but not the one I was thinking about, or was it?
I think I'm even more mixed up than MikeyLeonard..... โ˜น



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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 17 May 15:11

https://youtu.be/420UecB2YZQ
Class ๐Ÿ‘



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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 17 May 15:19

It's amazes me the money they put into advertising a sweetie that cost back them maybe 15p?

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Sun 17 May 15:31

I was thinking the same about the Scottish Bluebell ad TOWK... It was like a scene from "Braveheart", and all to promote something you could buy down the Spar for a shilling...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sun 17 May 17:43

I like the current Tetley's Tea advert with the talking cat and dog.
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sun 17 May 17:57

https://youtu.be/DAsmf1LGcpA
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 17 May 18:49

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWjqWW-WFHY

Classic
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Mon 18 May 17:18

Um Bongo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYj5o4kQsXs

Charley says ( Mum was taking to the Milkman)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDu7yYHxZr0
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Mon 18 May 17:34

Charley says ads... epic stuff WSK, cheers

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 18 May 19:00

This one always stuck in my mind


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9FsEi2us88
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Mon 18 May 19:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JgaId8o9Jo

Tufty Club, Willy weasel gets knocked down buying an ice cream ;-)
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Tue 19 May 00:29

The Aussies have got some real "out-of-left-field" commercials. This one always cracks me up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht1ZQRlt3Cc:)


:)
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Tue 19 May 06:39

Liked the smash potato ones.
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Tue 19 May 06:53

Quote:

OzPar, Tue 19 May 00:29

The Aussies have got some real "out-of-left-field" commercials. This one always cracks me up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht1ZQRlt3Cc:)


:)


Had a chuckle at that one. Very good.
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 19 May 09:31

How did a a Glasgow brewer manage to acquire the services of a music industry icon ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f56RFrhNVY

This one's not too shabby either !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKhEcmGRsrI
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Tue 19 May 14:53

You canโ€™t get better than a Kwik-Fit fitter
Theyโ€™re the boys to trust!
Kwik-Fit

Iโ€™d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
Coca Cola

Two of my favourite catchy adverts.
I did like the milky bar ones too - I only eat white chocolate.

Has anyone noticed the new Microsoft advert where the surgeon talks about sharing X-rays - he sounds just like Jeff Goldblum!

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Tue 19 May 14:57

Oz, I remember seeing an old Aussie ad for a sports bra...

It featured a splendidly endowed lady playing tennis... It was shot in slow motion, with the relevant thunderous sound effects... the punchline?

"Sometimes the only thing you want to bounce is the ball..."

Probably not appropriate for these tender times, but funny nonetheless...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: buffy  
Date:   Tue 19 May 15:30

I might have guessed the auld pervs on this thread not least the wan above ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Tue 19 May 15:38

I can't believe that someone of your age would describe me as "auld"...

Other than that, everything seems to be in order...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Tue 19 May 16:28

<<"Sometimes the only thing you want to bounce is the ball...">>


Ahhhhhh AWP, of course, you mean this one...?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k47Jriy8wc


:)
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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Tue 19 May 19:08

Naw mate, much older than that but the same general concept of reigning in wobbly bits...
I might have seen this in the 80's on Denis Norden's blooper show...

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 Re: Favourite TV Advert
Topic Originator: Malcolm Canmore  
Date:   Wed 20 May 21:22

Always loved this.


https://youtu.be/lso-fQIR_M8

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