Friday, November 25, 2011

Dead Gaddafi, Hussein, Amin sell chicken.

How? In a very, very roundabout way.
South African-based chain Nando's is known for their tasteless adverts. But this new spot is just bizarre for bizarreness's sake. We see sad Robert Mugabe setting up the dinner table reminiscing about the good old evil days: super-soaker fights with Gaddafi; sand angels with Saddam; swing set moments with South Africa's PW Botha; tank sailing with Idi Amin. Very funny scenes. Very forced sell.
Ad agency: Black River F.C., Johannesburg.


Blogger Vinnie said...

For those who haven't seen the infamous Nando's Chips commercial

9:49 AM  
Anonymous cath said...

Yeah, the punch line/sell at the end seems tacked-on, like the ad guys had thought of the idea ages ago and were just dying to use it to advertise something, anything. Too bad; the set-up was hilarious.

2:15 PM  
Blogger sirhc desantis said...

Well I'm sold, now anyone have a tank I can borrow to go surfing on?

11:56 AM  
Anonymous mrjohn said...

I can forgive the ad, but I can't forgive that song.

8:20 PM  

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