Monday, March 30, 2009

Tryin' to Play Gorilla

I can't quite put my finger on what makes this clip one of the greatest things I've ever seen on the whole innanet. Is it the Phil Collins? Is it the gorilla? It really is hard to say. Somehow though, the match made between nature's largest primate and the genius who brought us "Sussudio" seems like one that was made in heaven. Judge for yourself (video NSFW but only if you work in a zoo or are a member of Genesis).

21 comments:

  1. A piece of advertising genius...Not surprising, coming from those limeys at Cadbury:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw_gEyg7Nt8

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  2. While that is, in my opinion, the finest chocolate bar made, saying that the ad makes any damn sense would be a complete lie.

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  3. I have eaten 7 cadbury bars today. Advertising really works.

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  4. I must agree with sir flintskins that this doesn't make any sense, but it is great nonetheless.

    However, I miss the clucking bunny.

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  5. I'm gonna put my two cents in here as well, and say that this ad, although incredible to watch, is so disappointing in the end when there is no connection whatsoever made to the fucking candy bar.

    Is this candy bar so glorious that we are supposed to assume that upon eating it, miraculous things happen? Like Gorillas playing the drums? I mean wouldn't it have been better if something actually ended up coming in the air that night--like the delicious smell of a cadbury candy bar being unwrapped in the forest somewhere subsequently causing the gorilla to abandon his drum solo and maul a camper for the tasty treat?

    Now that would be effective. I'm just sayin.

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  6. Sayne, Skins and Dubs, i am appalled by your collective need for a literal definition of this brilliant clip. Can we not just enjoy the remarkabe sight of nature's most regal beast getting down on some wet wet drums? Who cares what it's for, or why? We as a culture have all too often been trapped by our relentless need to define our surroundings, and to seek an explanation for everything. It behooves us every once in a while to step back and enjoy the sublime and ridiculous without worrying about why it occurs. Asking what this ad has to do with chocolate is like asking why Ghostface's telephone watch leaves bartenders topless. Sometimes, it's better not to know.

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  7. The fucked up part is that all makes sense to me.

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  8. First of all, kudos to your well thought out and persuasive argument.

    Second, a gorilla is hardly nature's most regal beast.

    Third, I did enjoy this for what it was, but don't tell me that had the commercial ended in the way I proposed then it wouldn't have just enhanced it and made it even MORE AWES while simultaneously actually making a connection to the product being advertised. That's all I'm screamin.

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  9. Maybe if it was a bear, but gorillas don't really maul campers....at least not in my experience

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  10. What if the Gorilla had cum in the air?

    And with regards to campers, it's not gorillas or bears doing the mauling:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Q1TvAVMCE

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  11. you guys are a bunch of fools. this commercial makes perfect sense, you just have to look deeper into it and consider the backstory of this gorilla.

    think about it. he is a gorilla. he probably comes from the wild, where there is neither cadbury, drumsets, or phil collins. sad sad life, right? however, when he enters civilization, he tries a cadbury chocolate delight and is struck by the feeling of "a glass and a half full of joy". immediately after his first bite of cadbury, phil collins starts bursting out from over his head, and when he looks down, he finds that he is seated at a grade A top quality drum set. not knowing what else to do, his monkey brain tells him to rely on his instincts and embrace the warm chocolaty feeling that is filling up his heart and telling him "play, monkey, just play." and that is exactly what he does, and what we are all capable of doing, if we simply eat some cadbury chocolate.

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  12. Sor-ryyyy, Willa. Not all of us went to Yale. "...And she stepped on the ball."

    My infantile gorilla brain just cannot grasp the complex genius concocted by the Cadbury Ad-wizards.

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