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National Lottery GameStore
"Giggles"
30s
23 February 2016
UK Lotteries / Pools

As 'Monty Python's Life of Brian' so memorably showed us, stifling one's amusement at a verbal quirk can be a trial. This man's chances of holding it together lessen with each suggestive pronunciation of the word "banking" by a French finance expert. Hardly helpful for his career prospects, but playing a National Lottery GameStore scratchcard on his phone at least offers a one in four chance of success.

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National Lottery GameStore
"Giggles"
30s
23 Feb 2016
As 'Monty Python's Life of Brian' so memorably showed us, stifling one's amusement at a verbal quirk can be a trial. This man's chances of holding it together lessen with each suggestive pronunciation of the word "banking" by a French finance expert. Hardly helpful for his career prospects, but playing a National Lottery GameStore scratchcard on his phone at least offers a one in four chance of success.

National Lottery GameStore
"IT"
20s
18 Feb 2016
The reputation of IT departments won't be enhanced any time soon by this wry little number. The pc user ringing for help has more chance of winning with the National Lottery Gamestore than seeing the tech guy appear in her office - a one in four chance, to be precise. Love the moment at the end, too, with her British restraint allowing her no more than a Paddington stare as he joins her at the bus stop.

National Lottery GameStore
"Bankers In Need"
20s
16 Feb 2016
Another humorous ad for National Lottery GameStore depicts a charity mugger (or 'chugger', to use the technical term) facing an uphill struggle when canvassing for donations. Who would've thought sympathy for the bankers was in such short supply, eh? Back in her civvies, this woman's chances of success seem more favourable with a scratchcard. Just don't try asking for a moment of her time.

National Lottery GameStore
"Farmer"
20s
16 Feb 2016
This agreeably silly commercial for the National Lottery's line of GameStore amusements has an off-screen man asking a couple of women if they fancy being shown around a farmer's market. Sadly, the voice belongs to a cow farmer with his arm occupied where the sun don't shine. Their interest quickly dissipates and his chances meet a pile of manure. Never mind, though - he's got a one-in-four chance with a Lotto app game.

Mexican Avocados
"Avocados In Space"
60s
3 Feb 2016
Guacamole enthusiasts, sci-fi fans, and even 'Happy Days' aficionados (the Holy Trinity of demographics) will all find something to enjoy in this very funny Super Bowl ad by Avocados From Mexico. Leading a tourist group who wouldn't look out of place in the Mos Eisley Cantina, this museum guide provides a colourful insight into an assortment of earthly curiosities.

Currys PC World
"Secret Santa"
60s
5 Nov 2015
In this wry spot for Currys PC World, Jeff Goldblum gives some unsolicited advice to Russ, the employee at the office party who's already on "thin ice". Explaining the etiquette of Secret Santa, he encourages the hapless young man to think of the "naff" slogan mug his boss has given him as something that's actually cool - like a Google Chromecast device. But Russ is a bit slow on the uptake...

Currys PC World
"Turkey"
1 min 55s
5 Nov 2015
Easy charm and a beautiful head of hair aren't enough to save this chap's unsuccessful attempt at a Christmas dinner, but Jeff Goldblum ensures his family react with a little more encouragement... even if he can't act his way through a mouthful. Comedic brilliance, but judging by these outtakes, it's a Christmas miracle they managed to get all five of these ads done in time for November!

Currys PC World
"Talc Powder"
90s
5 Nov 2015
Such is the quality of Currys PC World's Christmas campaign, we're almost hoping to receive at least one clunker of a gift this year if it means Jeff Goldblum suddenly materializes next to us. Next to receive some pointers is a man who's less than enthused by his partner's gift - peppermint-scented talc powder (we've looked it up and it's a real thing). As ever, Jeff is on hand to help turn that frown upside down...

Currys PC World
"Jigsaw"
2 mins 30s
4 Nov 2015
Currys PC World's terrific Christmas campaign centres on the moments of strained enthusiasm we radiate when our nearest and dearest don't quite provide the Christmas of our dreams. What if we had someone to help coach us in the art of improving our 'bad gift' face? That's where Jeff Goldblum comes in.

Currys PC World
"Movies"
85s
4 Nov 2015
The beauty of this whole campaign for Currys PC World is the way that at first we have no real idea where they're going. The cast look just as surprised as we are to see Goldblum's deus ex machina breeze into their homes and give them strangely intimate lessons on how to act when the gift received isn't from Currys PC World. Genius.

HBO Go
"What's He In?"
35s
22 Apr 2014
Brilliantly conceived, written and acted, this campaign for HBO Go gets straight to the heart of why young people need the service. As a teenage boy and girl try to watch Game of Thrones, their well-meaning mum and dad witter all the way through; asking who's married to who, and which one that actor is. The girl in particular is marvellous, and you can hear the homicidal steel in her voice as she says: "That's not him".

Time Warner
"The Walking Dead"
60s
19 Sep 2013
This light-hearted trail, advertising the availability of the cult zombie series The Walking Dead on Time Warner, incorporates one of the programme's best-loved characters in a household that appears to be functioning pretty normally despite the apparent occurrence of apocalyptic events.

VW
"Take On Me"
45s
19 Sep 2013
If you're old enough to remember, this will whisk you back to 1985 from the very first frame. A-ha's iconic song and illustrated video technique act as a brilliant set-up to what in fact is a free maintenance deal on new VWs in the States. Just as speedily as you're plunged into the past, you're yanked back to the here and now... very funny indeed.

EA Sports NCAA Football 12
"Gator"
15s
15 Aug 2011
A man in a gym uses exercise equipment to practice a particular motion designed to celebrate his team in this ad for a video game based around the college version of American football... which is kind of like their version of the Championship in English football terms.

EA Sports NCAA Football 12
"Texas"
15s
15 Aug 2011
A man gets a doctor to use an orange bandage to fix his hand into a permanent tribute to one of his favourite college footballers in this ad for a video game built around the sport of American Football. This is the kind of thing you need to do to express your devotion.

EA Sports NCAA Football 12
"True Friend"
15s
15 Aug 2011
A man paints his friend with the colours of their college football team in this short ad for a video game based around the sport. That's football in the American sense that is, of course, something of a misnomer as there's precious little kicking of the ball.

Land Rover Range Rover
"Liar"
60s
20 May 2011
A sublime example of comedy in advertising. Rory Scovel plays the part of a pathological liar who decides to come clean to his girlfriend when it looks as though his elaborate web of deceit is about to come undone. The safeness of the advertised car plays a part in the ensuing confession.

Sprint
"Staying Awhile"
30s
1 Mar 2011
This dryly delivered commercial from America has a woman using text messaging and e-mail to let her family know that her parents are moving into their house. This would be unremarkable except they are all sat around the same dining table.

Sprint
"Restaurant"
30s
15 Aug 2010
This amusing ad from across the water shows a woman gleefully breaking up with her boyfriend using a variety of media available on her mobile phone thanks to Sprint. His dry response to the rejection contrasts with her happiness to make the whole thing agreeably funny.

Sky
"Que Sara Sara"
90s
6 Jan 2010
A quite astonishing example of Antipodean bluntness. A succession of vignettes will horrify or amuse you depending on your sensibilities. This commercial will do for political correctness what The Exorcist did for the Catholic Church.

Doritos
"Guitar Hero"
4 mins 15s
4 Oct 2009
This amusing viral has a full account of the life of an alienated young man who dreams of being a Rock God. Having accepted the need to face up to his responsibilities he eventually curbs his style enough to get a job in a supermarket but can he resist one last hurrah? No.

Doritos
"Win Guitar Hero"
30s
2 Oct 2009
The life of an alienated young man is blighted by his inability to resist behaving like a Rock God whenever the opportunity presents itself. Watch out for the amusing viral version of this ad which gives a more complete insight into how he came to be the man he is.

Virgin Insurance
"Lobsters"
30s
14 Jan 2005


Virgin Insurance
"Mexicans"
30s
8 Jan 2005


Nicorette
"Cigarette Meeting"
40s
6 Jul 2004


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