Ooh, They’re Floaty Light
Today’s earworm is the strapline from this 1990s Quavers advert. Which is a much better advert than this one from 1994. But I do like this one, the animation in particular, and the voice work from Lenny Henry. It’s from back when crisp packets had windows in the bag so you could see inside.
Is This The Movie Trailer That Changed Movie Trailers?
This trailer for the first Mission: Impossible film has really stuck with me through the years. It felt different from other trailers around that time, and was of course aided by the music. This is how many other trailers were around that time – with the voice-over guy that is still referenced in spoof trailers […]
Smith, Jones And Philips
In 1982 VisionHire once again teamed with Philips to bring new models of their TVs and VCRs to rental and retail stores throughout the UK. And they enlisted the help of Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones to do so. Here’s one of the TV spots. And here’s a remarkable curio (from the excellent Neil […]
Michael Palin’s Teeth
Here’s a radio advert for Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. And here’s a review of the exclusive performance they mention, from the next day (9th November 1979) in the Daily Mirror.
I’m sure we all remember this advert from 1993, featuring Rik Mayall and a particular game for the Nintendo. It aired in the run up to Christmas, alongside this second one, which probably hasn’t stuck in our heads nearly as much. Nintendo were so pleased with Rik that they comissioned some more adverts, but we’ll […]