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September 16, 2004

This New Commercial (Updated) « Humor »

I was watching C-Span last night, and this new commercial came on. No speech, just a tall, gangly, goofy-looking guy with an extremely smooth forehead comes into a newsroom and slips some papers on a newscaster's desk. The newscaster (apparently supposed to be some sort of "journalist") does a cartoonish double-take and rushes to the broadcast studio set. Just after reporting what the papers say, the camera zooms down to the bottom, where the words "FORGERY" are stamped in big red letters. The Newscaster looks down out of the window to see the lanky, Lurch-like guy flashes a dashing, devil-may-care grin, tosses his thick, youthful hair, and pops a candy mint disc into his mouth. The newscaster shakes his and smiles ruefully at himself for being taken in by such a clever, youthful prank. Then the words come up:

"Memos: The Truth-Maker"

A pretty clever commercial, if you ask me. I laughed for hours.

Update: Um, I've had enough questions that I want to point out:
1) C-Span doesn't have commercials
2) Botox makes smooth foreheads. The tall, lanky, lantern-jawed, French-looking guy isn't actually young, but his hair was perfect. (awhooo!)
3) Mentos commercials have the same basic theme, and are worthy of satire.

That is all.

Posted by Nathan at 09:42 AM | Comments (2)

You didn't happen to capture it digitally did you?

What were they advertising?

Posted by: Sharp as a Marble at September 16, 2004 10:28 AM

The mints, I think...

Posted by: Nathan at September 16, 2004 10:31 AM
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