Phil'er Up - It's a long drive to badland.

Badland: 

What the heckamadoodle could these two seemingly unrelated commercials ever have in common? Well, see for yourself. Watch the first one for Cadbury Dairy Milk at their Glass and a Half Full Productions site. Then, watch the promo spot for ABC's Carpoolers here (Cadbury's Gorilla is available here in the commercial archive).

Yikes. Freaky-deaky Badland city.

*gorilla playing drums - this was added by dabitch for searching purposes.

Comments (10)

  • RLDavies's picture
    RLDavies

    The teaser in the newspaper for the Cadbury's commercial was a close-up of the gorilla's face with the line "He's been waiting for this moment for all of his life." The background was Cadbury's purple, and the glass-and-a-half logo was in the corner, but it looked like it was leading up to a big conservation promotion, or even a conservation programme. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it wasn't.

    Sep 04, 2007
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    God they do know how to pull out all the stops when doing a crazy idea in the UK, don't they? Like that.

    As for the music twinnage, wow, I can feel it, must be in the air.. tonight.. *fails miserably at drumming at the right time*

    Sep 05, 2007
  • Imanaddy's picture
    Imanaddy

    The "A glass and a half of joy" Gorilla ad just made my year. That is plain beautiful. Nobody does a better Phil than that gorilla. I had to watch it ten times. Still laughing.

    Sep 05, 2007
  • Jacques Meoff's picture
    Jacques Meoff

    Pretty sweet. I hope the follow-up features Jane Goodall on the cowbell.

    Sep 06, 2007
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    Today we got so many people searching on "gorilla playing drums" (yes, that specific) that I figured I should add it to the post so people find it.

    Sep 14, 2007
  • Andreas-Udd's picture
    Andreas-Udd

    Meh. The idea isn't 'a gorilla drumming' but rather 'everyone does that Phil Collins solo', IMHO.

    Dec 31, 2007

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