Thursday, April 02, 2009

It's all a bit Single White Female for me.

I saw caught this ad on the tele last night. It's kinda cute and it rocks along , but there's just one thing.......

IT'S A DIRECT RIP OFF OF FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS! (Who bill themselves as "Formerly New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo accapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo") The presenter of the ad is a dead ringer for Murray, except Murray is a ginga without the glasses.
(Warning: the clip contains the last ep of the second series,so don't watch if you don't want to know where they end up.)

I'm sorry, but if you're going to throw many many thousands of dollars at an ad agency, surely it would be to come up with an original idea?

Somehow I'm thinking that the saying 'imitation is the sincerest form of flattery' doesn't quite cut the mustard here.


Holemaster said...

LK, I can't watch the FOTC vid because I'm a fan and haven't seen most of them yet. It's a great show.

And sorry to tell you, just about none of the ads you see are original. They are usually ripped off from budding film directors who send ad agencies their showreels in the hope of getting a directing job.

You the Sony coloured balls ad? RIP OFF.

Holemaster said...

Rubbish ad because they're claiming being fourth is good while showing all the subjects as being lazy, below par and useless. So Moro is crap.

When I win the Lotto, I'm getting out of this game.

laughykate said...

The Sony coloured balls is a rip off??

FOTC is fab. But what you may not know - they got turned down by TVNZ......and then got picked up by HBO. Heh.

Who says clouds don't have silver linings ?

Holemaster said...

Same happaned here with Father Ted. RTE turned it down and Channel 4 in the UK ran it.