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Daft TV ads

Postby Brucey » 11 Sep 2017, 4:49pm

There have been a few TV ads recently which have featured bikes in a daft way.

Kerrygold Butter ( I think) ; the chap appears riding a bike and then in another shot gazes rightwards over a gate into a field. The shot has been reversed (probably for 'artistic reasons') and as a consequence the chain is on the wrong side of the parked bike

Carlsberg Beer; there is a bloke riding a bike, wittering on about 'hygge' and so forth. His bike appears variously with the chain on the left or the right, again as a result of flipped shots.

Go Daddy; a bicycle wheel is 'mended', and is spun up by hand. It immediately makes the clicking sound of a freewheel. Which is surprising, since it is a front wheel, and it may even be spinning in the wrong direction.... :roll:

anyone spotted any other blinding goofs...?

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Si » 11 Sep 2017, 5:03pm

The Navy..."if you can fix a bike....." advert. He can't fix a bike because he's just loosened the back wheel not tightened it before spinning it....don't let him near a helicopter!!!!!!

Another couple of adds that include people selling bikes (fixies) where a woman is buying her dream bike off a bloke who is somewhat taller than her - it ain't your dream bike 'cos you ain't going to be able to reach the pedals!

Oh, and that really annoying watch advert...just because it's really annoying...why's he going so slow?

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Postby cycleruk » 11 Sep 2017, 5:06pm

Brucey wrote:There have been a few TV ads recently which have featured bikes in a daft way.
Carlsberg Beer; there is a bloke riding a bike, wittering on about 'hygge' and so forth. His bike appears variously with the chain on the left or the right, again as a result of flipped shots.
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I thought it was me . :?
So the chainset is on the wrong side in the first shot. :roll:
Other shots are back to normal.
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby tatanab » 11 Sep 2017, 5:10pm

Si wrote:The Navy..."if you can fix a bike....." advert. He can't fix a bike because he's just loosened the back wheel not tightened it before spinning it....don't let him near a helicopter!!!!!!
Also the cranks are not in line, they are at about 150 degrees instead of 180.

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby reohn2 » 11 Sep 2017, 6:27pm

Daftest ads on TV are for selling cars :?
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Psamathe » 11 Sep 2017, 6:37pm

reohn2 wrote:Daftest ads on TV are for selling cars :?

Or perfume.

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby softlips » 11 Sep 2017, 9:00pm

Doesn't everyone record programmes and fast forward through the ads?

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Paulatic » 11 Sep 2017, 9:08pm

reohn2 wrote:Daftest ads on TV are for selling cars :?

My award for the most annoying and most stupid goes to
Daughter says to Dad, "it's June Dad from next door"
Selling some funeral plan which only Dad and June would be daft enough to buy.
Shown every day during Tipping Point I must be the target audience. rofl
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby reohn2 » 11 Sep 2017, 9:12pm

softlips wrote:Doesn't everyone record programmes and fast forward through the ads?

Yes,but occasionally I need to laugh and feel depressed in equal measure :wink:
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby mercalia » 11 Sep 2017, 9:46pm

I dont have a tv so dont see the adverts 8)

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby AndyK » 11 Sep 2017, 11:44pm

mercalia wrote:I dont have a tv so dont see the adverts 8)

Thank you for your contribution to the topic "Daft TV Ads". :roll:

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby AndyK » 11 Sep 2017, 11:54pm

Si wrote:
Oh, and that really annoying watch advert...just because it's really annoying...why's he going so slow?

You mean the Watchfinder.co.uk sponsorship ads that bookended every commercial on the ITV Vuelta coverage? Yes! I was beginning to think it was only us. Truly, truly cringeworthy. Obviously made by a director and an actor who'd never even seen a bicycle before, let alone ridden one. Before his ride he turns the bike upside down and spins the back wheel backwards, because, well, it looks like a bikey sort of thing to do. In the final shot he's wobbling nervously off at 2 miles an hour down what appears to be a farm driveway. I reckon they edited out the next bit where he fell sideways into a ditch and broke his chunky great Rolex*.

* Or whatever it was. Not good on brands higher up the price scale than Timex.

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Brucey » 12 Sep 2017, 12:16am

wasn't there another daft ad (for Berocca ?) with some BMX trials rider doing BMX stunts and tail whips on a folding bike? I'm surprised that the bike didn't er, fold spontaneously....

And I dunno whether this is really daft or not but way back (in the 1970s) there was an ad for Hovis bread with some lad pushing a baker's bike "oop a gurt great 'ill". That one was directed by Ridley Scott.

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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby horizon » 12 Sep 2017, 12:58am

Brucey wrote:
And I dunno whether this is really daft or not but way back (in the 1970s) there was an ad for Hovis bread with some lad pushing a baker's bike "oop a gurt great 'ill".



Hardly daft - favourite TV ad of all time:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media ... 02089.html
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Re: Daft TV ads

Postby Debs » 12 Sep 2017, 1:40am

The current Ford Fiesta ad

Has a weird side show theme of how things have evolved since the 70s, but...

Raleigh chopper - BMX - Road racer with kid wearing lycra ?

It seems to be supporting an underlying belief structure that bicycles are really for kids - Cars are for adults

And their was me thinking the road race bike hath evolved as a separate species of pedal vehicle since the final days of Darwin [almost].

The new Ford Fiesta is a very good car apparently, shame about the advert :roll:

https://youtu.be/IB4O_bjAt5I