Friends

There are some clever TV adverts around. We don’t see many these days because we no longer have tv, other than sky news and a couple of programmes that you would have to be extremely bored to even think about watching. This is due to the main UK satellite being realigned earlier this year with a narrower beam that excludes southern Spain. This has not really proved to be a great problem for us. Before we moved into our house we spent ages working out how we would arrange furniture and where we would place the TV. We realised that we were arranging our lives around a box on the wall and decided to go without, and continued to do so for three years before buckling.

There are a few programmes I love and have missed – The Good Wife, Homeland, newly discovered Breaking Bad from the USA, and homegrown Strictly Come Dancing and Great British Bake Off. But now we have a new internet provider with a decent signal I may be able to catch up on these shows.

However, one theme tune that always grabs my attention is the song ‘Friends’ by Adam Buxton and when I hear it I just have to stop what I’m doing and gawp at the box for this advertisement (Ad for tv advertising!). I love it and want to share it with those of you who have not had the delight of seeing it thus far. I could talk about it at great length, but there is no need – just watch it and I am sure you will love it as much as I do. Enjoy!

Do you have a favourite advert you want to share around the world. Leave a link in the comment box below.

Many thanks to Jan Powell whose comment below led me to include this TV advert also staring the magical Harvey

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8 Responses to Friends

  1. Janice Tyler says:

    Maggie you’ve chosen my favourtie advert too! I always have to stop and watch even though I’ve seen it hundreds of times. I think the little doggie reminds me of our Mabel and I imagine it to be her and her ‘best friend’!

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  2. Jan Powell says:

    Yes a fab’ advert and a smashing little dog. He’s been on TV in another advert where he was in a dog compound, and when perspective ‘adopters’ came to view he would press a button to show a prerecorded advertisement of all his talents…and he could do amazing things! The same little dog ‘played’ Sykes in the last series of Midsomer Murders. I’ve not seen the rabbit before though!

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  3. martinandbethjackson says:

    My favorite advert is the old fairy liquid add.”for hands that do dishes feel as soft as your face with mild green fairy liquid”,do you remember it ? What i like about it is this, if you hum it around people of our age group,others will join in,or hum it themselves at a later time. Just innocent fun.
    Like you ,we don´t do telly either. 20 years now!

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  4. I haven’t had the TV on for about three years. Am now getting back to watching movies on Sundays, but it doesn’t look like I’ll have time today. 😦
    Love your adverts. Preppy, funny and foot-tapping. 🙂

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