Thursday, March 17, 2011

New "clever" Heineken commercial isn't.

(via) You see the ending coming as soon as our "hero" walks in on the couple (At least I did. But this is my job.) Even if you could somehow accept that he forgot which compartment was his (totally unbelievable), the joke is still a yawner. This stupid fake Heineken spot featuring a young man walking in on his girlfriend giving some guy a blowjob is better. Ad agency: Rothco, Ireland.


Anonymous SomeOfJess said...

You're right, it's predictable crap.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Not to mention stolen from a Douglas Adams novel.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Aman said...

Yes; the Douglas Adams original (from Salmon of Doubt, I believe) is a classic.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At first seeing this ad I thought of Ian McEwan's scene in Solar with the chips on the train -- but then from everyone's comments here (and looking up the Adams thing) this has brought up a question -- did McEwan take the scene from Adams?

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Maria! I might have driven myself crazy trying to remember where I knew this bit from. It was a story Arthur was telling to Fenchurch about a bag of crisps or something, wasn't it?

1:20 AM  
Blogger Simon Proctor said...

'So long and thanks for all the fish' and it's biscuits. But it would appear to have older antecedents.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Guernican said...

It's from So Long and Thanks, it involves biscuits / cookies, and it's not funny in that either.

10:51 AM  

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