UPDATE: Mr Mann points out that, incredibly, it’s already been done:
honestly… one of the worst things i’ve seen, ever.
And just when you think it couldn’t be any worse, you realize that it’s even been done already:
Thank you for seeing this and putting it up as the fucking embarrassing car crash that it is. I saw this last night and nearly shat out the curry I was eating. So so so bad. How to get something wrong on every level…and the arrogance of thinking it is good enough to buy the extra long Xfactor ad break is unacceptable. WHo did it?
BBH did it.
And serves you right for watching X Craptor
Its actually worse than Go Compare.
arguing going on in the comments whether yeo valley is a rip off.
Can we expect more of these?
By the way, I was alerted to this ad on Twitter.
I don’t watch X-Factor because I’m too good for it, both socially and intellectually.
Both of which are ripping off this, which is excellent:
Not forgetting this and all, which is three years old.
i’m not. xfactor is right up my alley.
and when this came on, i laughcried.
shame on you. you know who you are.
it’s much worse than go compare.
Talking of massive car crashes, what about THIS??!!
Fuck. Ing. Hell.
Anon 10 – that was so cool.
At the end of the Yeo Valley ad, it says “search yeo valley” I can’t watch it again to check – so I did what I was told. I found this amongst other things.
This is there is their own youtube
140,00 views in 1 day – is that alot?
bunyunkid said “This is the best advert ever. Really relevant culturally, witty, well executed, funny and actually quite catchy whilst somehow even managing toÔªø be cool”
All of them are ripping off Noah Vanderhoff
“come bust a move where the games are played,
it’s chill, it’s fresh,
it’s Noah’s arcade”
Shockingly, wincingly poor. The usual adwank array of good-looking ‘farmer types’ who resemble the creative team and planner, the phrase ‘the great british public will love it’ ringing in their tone-deaf ears. God, it’s so fucking depressing and strangely joyless. The girl, however, is smoking. What’s the ‘X-Factor?’
Wow, some pretty hysterical reactions here to an ad that seems pretty harmless to me. Okay it’s a bit long and it could definitely be funnier, but apart from that what’s wrong with it?
And if you read the caption at the start you’ll see it was directed by the guy who made the ‘Tea Partay’ video, so if he doesn’t care about his work being ‘ripped off’ then why should we?
And they failed to ghost ride the Massey.
re the director of tea partay.
it wasn’t his idea.
he executed someone else’s idea.
You got me. Forgot the tea partay thing was an advert…
I liked the owl. The girl won Britain’s Next Top Model a couple of years ago. Goes to show, doesn’t it?
I saw this as well and was stopped in my tracks.
Then the next day my mum started a sentence with “oh, there was this really great advert on last night…” and I was like “Oh no, please don’t say that ridiculous Yeo Valley one…”. There was actually a bit of friction over it. But maybe if I hadn’t had advertising snobbishness instilled in me I’d like it too.
Also why are people not liking X Factor? I think it’s a bit like the gladiators’ arena – a centuries-old format which inherently appeals to people. They do spin it out a bit but I can’t help myself.
Ben, since you appear to be in in a brilliant over the top mood today, maybe you will like this, see link.
I watched the Yeo Valley ad, so youtube recommended I watch it. Did they recommend it to you too btw?
It’s a man making the most amazing, most moist ever carrot cake (with yeo valley icing) in the world ever, it’s absolutely stunning.
Oh, c’mon, it’s not that bad.
It shouldn’t deserve any award for its exceptional creativity, but those angry comments are a bit too much.
The music is catchy, the girls are hot, the owl is funny… a bunch of good scenes in there to keep the average viewer tuned for a while.
Watch the comments on youtube, people love it. (not that means anything… they love farting dogs… oh, I said farting dogs? where?! where?!)
Are you joking? I can’t tell.
Who doesn’t like farting dogs? As long as they’re not yours.
I think BBH are rather proud of it as it’s being shared on facebook. Oh dear. Just thinking: I wonder if those white middle class Conservative Young Farmer’s are actually rapping the lyrics or whether they got some session rappers in to do the track? Would be a bit naughty if they did wouldn’t it?
After watching the IKEA ad I was looking forward to this being comparably as good.
I’ve written up a whole blog about why this is shit. Just because it’s rap doesn’t mean it’s culturally relevant. Rap has evolved quite a bit and rap in the UK is a bit different than rap in the US. The beat sounds like one of those prestocked synthesised tunes you’d find on a Casio keyboard.
No one in the video is believable and it’s disturbingly obvious that their lipsyncing.
After I watched it I completely forgot what I had just seen.
Clearly the public don’t seem to care it has been done to death before. They seem to be lapping it up if you scan the comments across youtube and twitter.
Oh and amazed nobody has put forward the Toyota – Swagger Wagon.
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