Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Halifax - Yet Anther Song (TV)

Arg! More Howard Brown; as much as I like the idea of a leading personality being a non-stereotypical black person... these are just too much to bear.

Its a novel idea yes, sing a classic song with changed words.; but the joke has worn thin and the adverts are now simply annoying, nothing more.

Honestly, its no wonder it takes so long to get served when all the till staff are out on ad shoots. I hope there are no more, or they at least give Mr Brown an ad with some dignity left.

And to top it off, (seriously) Howard Brown was unveiled as a new exhibit at Madame Tussauds!!!

Strange world...

4 comments:

cathers said...

Madame Toussauds! That's ridiculous! If they're puttin up Mr Brown, the Bisto mum at least deserves a place!

Weetabix did the whole singing different words things a lot more effectively if you ask me, and didn't flog a dying horse!

Rob Mortimer said...

Exactly!!

(Do you mean the Oxo mum?)

I forgot about the weetabix ones, they were great! I loved the Robin Hood one.

Even better are the Maxell ads where he gets the words wrong to Into The Valley by the Skids (and other songs).

cathers said...

Yes I mean OXO! you're the ad boffin!
Samson and delilah (?) was a classic moment in Weetabix history

Rob Mortimer said...

It was!!

Im surprised no one has tried to spoof the Halifax ads yet; Id love to make the one I thought of for John Smiths with Peter kay heh!