Firstly, my thanks to PureMood for creating the above new title graphic, and for showing me how to put it on. Thanks, PM!
The Weekend Question (TWQ) this week looks at those interruptions to our tv programmes:
What have been the best and worst tv adverts you have ever seen?
My answer is:
My favourite was the animated one in the mid-1970's, where a bear would suddenly break out into song and do an Elvis impression, singing the virtues of Schweppes tonic water to the tune of 'Teddy Bear'. There were female bears in the background doing back-up!
Another favourite are the ones for Cadbury's Smash (potato in a packet). Aliens would fall about laughing when they saw it.
The worst ones are patronising ones. Currently, there is one for Halifix Bank, where the animated figure uses a grating exaggerated accent to promote it. Do they think it will sell more?
There are also so many adverts promising 'financial help' that are all the same. They say 'as long as you are a homeowner'....in other words, so that we can take it off you if you can't pay.
A lot of adverts always portray men as incompetant idiots, with his wife as the smart one. An advert would never do it the other way around.
Now it's your turn....
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