Monday, July 31, 2006


My favorite local TV commercial

I decided to post this after reading through the advertising trade secrets that Todd W wrote about on his Cavalcade of Whimsy.

Here are just a few of the many things I've observed in this ad:
1.) In contrast to most used car lot commercials with the screaming megaphone guy, this ad has only six calmly spoken words of dialogue.

2.) It illustrates that monkeys and bananas are natural enemies.

3.) Monkeys are trying to help the homeless by giving them sandwiches, while protecting them from bananas.

4.) Towards the end of the commercial, you can see the banana start to slow down, as if he thought the scene was over. This was probably the twenty-seventh take and the banana was worn out and just didn't have the energy.

5.) The record needle scratch sound effect, indicating that things are suddenly not as they seem.

6.) I feel like buying an automobile, so that the homeless may eat.

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