Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More about TV ads. . .


Byter Nadia writes:

My favourite ad was and still is the Liptons Tea ad from the 70's or 80's. Do you remember it? The one telling the story of Liptons....something about Thomas Lipton in 1983 sailing out to sea if I remember correctly. Couldn't find anything on Google, but you are better at that sort of research than I am.  Cheers, Nadia

Nadia is right about a couple of aspects and incorrect on a couple of others.  The sailing clipper ad referred to Harris Coffee and Tea and dates from the late 1960’s.  It was resurrected for Australia’s 1988 Bicentennial, so you are not necessarily showing your age Nadia.  It can be viewed at:

As one comment at the above site notes, you can see a submarine at the 52 second mark.

Some other favourite TV ads, past and present:

Telstra Bigpond (Rabbits and the Great Wall of China):

Sorbent (boy raised by dogs):

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