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Do you have a favourite TV advert?

techguy
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Do you have a favourite TV advert?

Just thought I'd start a thread about this.
My favourites were the Intel ads of the early nineties (well I am a geek) as I thougbt they were quite clever, found a few on youtube and am buidling a collection to show you what I mean but do you have any particular favourites and if so why?
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Re: Do you have a favourite TV advert?

i always liked the one with cars going around a track to music and the slogan 'hand built by robots'.  i think it was for volkswagen.
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Re: Do you have a favourite TV advert?

A little before my time but have seen it, was for the Fiat Strada
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The Skoda ad, where they build a car from cake, even to building the engine, and filling it with treacle!! !  
As many know, I drive one of these, and believe me, it is a piece of cake, the sweetest car I ever owned, and if you love cake, you gotta get one !
I felt really "cakey" getting mine, and crumbs does it give good mpg . Think I creamed a bargain with this one ! So jammy to have found it ! Grin Grin Grin
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Re: Do you have a favourite TV advert?

Best= Smash.
They peel them with their metal knives Grin
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Re: Do you have a favourite TV advert?

the Honda Human Choir adds
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dont know what year it was, 1986 A new model transit  was out and in the PR display at Castle Ashby we were shown an Italian TV add it was funny, Dont think they ever showed it here.
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Is it odd? that almost all the responses so far are motoring related.
I could have watched Sharon Maughan in the Gold Blend coffee ads for hours, then there were the Hamlet cigar ads (are we allowed to mention that now) The Lenoard Rossiter/Joan Collins Cinzano ads.
However I must admit the Honda moving car parts ad was brilliant.
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However I must admit the Honda moving car parts ad was brilliant.

Yeah it was called Cog and I have a Honda produced DVD, it's amazing it was done in one take and no CGI.
It's one of my favourite ones.
The honda choir one was filmed in the car park on welbeck street in London, watched them filming it from one of our office windows.
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Re: Do you have a favourite TV advert?

Techguy
You might want to change the subject of your thread to "Do you have a favourite TV car advert?"
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Yeah it was called Cog and I have a Honda produced DVD, it's amazing it was done in one take and no CGI

Uhmm! but it still cost a huge amount of dosh to make it even if it was one take I believe.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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I'm sure it did. Now we just have to put up with daft adverts with CGI flies been airbrushed out. Pah.
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They don't make'm like they used to!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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Whilst on Cars, My SWMBO hate the Citreon Robot Angry
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I can agree with her, it's pants. Those daft Citroen painting robots were annoying too.
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