Friday, 20 February 2009

Something For The Weekend...

Erm.. I've been looking through adverts and trying to dig out some old favourites to show Savannah and, er... I didn't quite find what I was looking for, but I did find this. It never aired. Probably just as well. Probably not a good idea for children's television characters to be seen smoking...



And here's one that did air...



*UPDATE* And the Baldy Man for Kev!

54 comments:

Kevin Musgrove said...

splendid stuff! I always enjoyed the Hamlet adverts. Savannah needs to see the Baldy Man.

BEAST said...

Blimey I forgot how much I missed the hamlet ads . What about shake n'vac :-)

MJ said...

I don't smoke but I like fags.

Madame DeFarge said...

Ah, the good old days when daleks couldn't go up stairs. And the baldy man was a thing of genius. Remember the one about Sir Walter Raleigh?

scarlet-blue said...

Kev: I have added The Baldy Man!

Mr Beastie: I shall think about Shake 'n Vac... could be interesting...

MJ:I thought you might like that one!

Sx

scarlet-blue said...

Madame D: In the days when daleks were proper daleks and hadn't yet mastered levitation.
Yep, there is a Raleigh one as well.
Sx

savannah said...

perfect, sugar! you've given me a mission! and i am in desperate need of one... xoxox

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Ms. Scarlet,

This week, those who employ me to save their arses (as you folks across the water say), are feeling quite pretty with themselves.

There will be no chaos this weekend.

As for The U? Well our hero rides off into the sunset as "The Dave Brubeck Quartet" plays, "Take Five"

underOvr

Geoff said...

Did they stop saying "...from Benson & Hedges" at some point?

scarlet-blue said...

Savannah: I'm pleased to be of help!

Mr U: You sound like you've had a good week!
I'm learning to play 'Take 5' on the alto sax... I think it's going to take time.. and timing...

Geoff: I don't think they say it on The Baldy Man... originally they used to show the price as well.. 4/8 1/2 for five... or something!

Sx

MJ said...

Ha! I'm listening to a jazz station and they're playing selections from "Dave Digs Disney".

scarlet-blue said...

MJ: I think it must be Jazz Club night...
I wonder what Savannah is doing on her mission...?
Sx

savannah said...

take five good choice, sugar! oh yeah, some more stuff (in the american sense) at my place...xoxo

scarlet-blue said...

Savannah: Everybody over to Savannah's...
Sx

Jimmy Bastard said...

That baldy fella looks familiar. I seem to remember him with more hair and a string vest. Then again, I could be wrong.

I've been wrong once before. 1974 it was..

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Jimmy: Gregor Fisher is a Scottish comedian, first seen in the sketch show Naked Video on BBC Scotland.
Then he had his own series on ITV, 1995-1997.
Ack. I'm often wrong...
Sx

Jimmy Bastard said...

I remember seeing him in a club in Glasgow long before he got his big break in the Naked Video. He first introduced Rab C in the pubs and clubs as a very different character than the one that made him famous.

A nice guy by all accounts, although he doesn't drink strangely enough.
His wife in 'Rab' played by the excellent Elaine C Smith, went to school with my oldest sister.

Small world?

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Jimmy: He looks like a nice bloke.
Did you ever watch the scottish sketch show called 'Chewing the Fat'...? I'm sure I'm the only person who remembers it!
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

Ta for the Baldy Man.

And thanks to Jimmy for the background info. Am I right in remembering that Gregor Fisher's father-in-law is Peter Vaughan?

Ponita said...

I love your adverts for things over there. Just so much more entertaining than the drivel we get here in the Colonies.

Jimmy, you must have been a pimply faced, gangly limbed young lad in 1974.

It is illegal to advertise cigarettes or cigars here now.

PI said...

Ah Rab - I love every Nesbit of him!

Eryl Shields said...

Those were the days, Scarlet. We may have, inadvertently, encouraged our children to risk their own lives by inhaling toxins, but there was an awful lot less knife crime: swings and roundabouts.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Chewing the fat is iconic. It gave birth to another old favorite 'Still Game'.
You must occupy a bar stool next to me in the Cleddens one evening so that we can reminisce together.

Obviously it would have to be on a week night when the fairer sex are allowed in. Also included in the excursion would be a small kebab and a lift to the bus stop when we're done.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Kevin.. You are correct. Gregor Fisher's father-in-law is indeed Peter Vaughan.

Ponita, I was 8.

Dave said...

The Hamlet ads, while never making me want to smoke, did give me an appreciation for light classical music.

The Dotterel said...

And back on our screens at last! (referring to Rab C, or 'nabni Nesbit' as my daughter used to call him). Seems to have taken over the comments, S!

Whirlochre said...

I always wondered why the Daleks got to be so shrivelled they needed a robotic carapace to carry them around.

I really miss smoking adverts.

And Martini.

And Fred Pontin.

The bizarre woman in purple from Availablecar.com is no consolation.

Maybe some of your favourites are here — http://www.visit4info.com/

Jane P said...

I think you watch too much television. I find its a distraction when I'm stretched out on the sofa.

scarlet-blue said...

Kev: Peter Vaughan [movie trivia] has also twice played a wheelchair-bound man in need of assistance in a rest room.
Kev... there are mounting queries on your latest post in respect of which way the ginormous screen was facing. Most curious...

Ponita: Oh we get our fair share of drivel! And advertising was probably at it's most creative in the eighties and early nineties.
Yep, cigarette and cigar advertising has been banned here as well.. even in magazines.

Pat: There's something very cute and cuddly about him...

Eryl: Yep, certainly more civilized to have a packet of fags in your handbag than a flick knife!
Btw, I love the social aspect of smoking, I formed intimate relationships with several people behind the bike sheds at school...

Mr Jimmy:That's a date then! Just so long as there is a lift to the bus stop... otherwise it's a long walk south in 4" stilettos...

Ponita and Mr Jimmy: Goodness me! 1974 eh?... No, it's no use, I can't do the maths...

Dave: This is a ruse to get me talking about my G-string, isn't it?

Mr Dotts: Yes, he was on last night! But I only realised when it was too late. I am a pillock.

Mr Whirly: I even miss the Oxo family... and coffee adverts... nothing really stands out anymore. Adverts have become homogenous.. bit like shopping malls.. I suppose that makes some kind of sad sense.
And http://www.visit4info.com/ is very good!

Jane: If I'm stretched out on the sofa for a good reason, then I might turn the TV off...

Sx

Dave said...

Good lord, Miss Scarlet, you look for innuendo everywhere, don't you?

I'd quite forgotten it was 'Air on a G String'.

*He says, whistling innocently*

Clyde said...

Bugger
Never had them in Australia
Love the comb over guy
And after all, they were only mild cigars

I did wonder what the monster was gonna smoke----he had a good look at something else

savannah said...

sweet jaysus...jimmy was EIGHT in 1974????


*sigh*

KAZ said...

I just love the way that middle bloke crosses his legs in such a smug way.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ....

Kate Lord Brown said...

Hello Scarlet - don't remember the Hamlet one at all (come over all Rocky Horror - though seem to remember Rocky was cuter. This one looked a bit like Ant (or is it dreadful Dec?))

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Ms. Scarlet,

I love the sax! Bought one myself. Now if I could just find some time to "Practice!"

btw...I've nominated you for an award.

underOvr

scarlet-blue said...

Dave: You were thinking about plucking the G-string, I know it!

Mr Clyde: Dalek, Clyde. It's a dalek!
I've had the exact same experience in a photo booth... but I destroyed the evidence.
And I have nice hair.

Savannah: 1974? No, i still can't do the maths...

Kaz: Yes, I think he's getting into the idea...

Kate: Crikey, I don't think Ant 'n Dec were born when this ad came out!
Love the Rocky Horror Show... an idea for Jukebox..Monday... or whatever day it's going to fall on???!

Mr U: Thank you very much for the award, that's very kind of you.
I don't practice enough either.

Sx

garfer said...

You forgot the evil 'smoking man' in the 'X Files'. Thankfully 'Mad Men' is restoring glamour to the shamefully traduced practise of chuffing fags while swigging Martinis.

I like Guinness and roll ups, which makes me a dead beat loser.

savannah said...

i am so want a cigarette right now, sugar!!! dammit, dammit, dammit!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Ta Jimmy!

Good of Whirl to remind us of Fred Pontin. One of the guilty joys of childhood: sitting in front of the telly with friends arguing as to whether or not Fred would totter over before the end of the advert.

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Garfer: Hello and Welcome!
Mad Men.. I really need to watch this, and I'm kicking myself for missing it.
I shiver in the back garden when smoking... I look up at the stars and pretend I'm Bette Davis... yeah, I think you may have a point...

Savannah: When I've finished this I'm going to have one!

Kev: I went to Pontins once, and the kids club was divided into two groups for competitions and suchlike. The two groups were called Embassy and Castella...
I was doomed to smoke..

Sx

Ché l'écossais said...

Brilliant stuff.

I'll overlook the fact that you seem to think Doctor Who is childrens television, just this once.

Clyde said...

Dalek---it's not a Dalek---it's a monster----a depiction of Frankenstein's creation.
And he is still peeking under his sheet

Dave said...

It's a Sunday, so I couldn't possibly comment.

Kate Lord Brown said...

Mm - probably not, but now we know where Ant & Dec came from. Oh yes, doing the Tiiiime-warp, Brad, Janet what's not to love?

Gorilla Bananas said...

Do you think you could have stopped a Dalek from exterminating you, Miss Scarlet? Maybe if you'd offered to rub its protruding parts with a damp cloth it would have held its fire. Or possibly blown a fuse.

Jimmy Bastard said...

"..I shiver in the back when smoking... "

Aye, and you've been known to quiver rather nicely around the front when you're steaming.

Wow, that was awkward said...

Love the old advertising spots and print ads (despite them being smoking - yuck!).

Glad you are staying busy finding these things. :)

scarlet-blue said...

Mr Scots [Ché l'écossais]: Hello and Welcome!
Apologies! Perhaps the Doctor would have defeated the Daleks sooner if he'd bombarded them with Hamlet cigars. And bottles of whisky. And naked ladies.

Mr Clyde: Apologies! I'm in a muddle this weekend. I wondered what was going to pop out of the dalek... [one of my weird fantasies.]

Dave: At ease Dave! You just sit there and floss your teeth on my G-string.

Kate: Do you have a secret Ant&Dec obsession? Interesting....

Mr Bananas: Oh, I think I'd know what to do with with a warm cloth and a dusting brush, Mr Bananas...

Mr Jimmy: D'ya know, you have a very seductive tone Mr Jimmy... and you know how to use it. Carry on.

Sx

Ponita said...

Eight in 1974, eh, Jimmy? You're just a young punk then!

I do so like younger men.... especially the tall, meatier variety... and a lovely Scottish accent would send shivers down my spine.

I don't smoke but certain bits stand out when I shiver.

Scarlet and Savannah: That would make him 43 this year, girls... he's three years younger than my baby sister and she's five years younger than me.

Let me know if you've figured that one out. :)

Ponita said...

I know almost nothing of the shows, actors and adverts that you're all going on about, other than the Daleks and Dr Who.

The series from the 1980's... not the latest variety...

My fave was Tom Baker, the fourth Doctor.

Had to watch it on the PBS station that broadcast from the USA. Good old CBC here in Canada was pretty useless about picking up 'foreign' shows.

Life in the Colonies isn't always easy, you know.

Gadjo Dilo said...

I was just going to ask if that was Gregor Fisher, and now Kev's told us that it is and that Peter Vaughan is his father-in-law. Anybody mentioned Billie Whitelaw yet?

BEAST said...

Miss Scarlet , you should take your mink wrap in the garden with you when you have a ciggy . Was Bette Davis always having a puff in the shrubbery then ???

scarlet-blue said...

Ponita: Oh you would have loved the most recent Dr Who, David Tennant - he's a Scottish actor, although used an English accent for this performance. Shame. He's still very nice though.

Gadj: Goodness me! This is like the BBC programme Film/Comedy Connections! Yes, Billie Whitelaw was married to Peter Vaughn. And she was most recently seen in Hot Fuzz!

Mr Beastie: Yes, I think I need to explain Bette Davis.. she was famous for being a great actress. And smoking.

Sx

ChrisV82 said...

Davros says, "Exterminate! all smoking devices before entering buildings."