Thursday, September 13, 2007

Favorite Commercial

Several weeks ago Frank Baron made a post about the Clio Awards -- awards for the year's best television commercials. He shared his favorite. And this made me think of the commercial that makes me smile these days.

It took me awhile to find it, and I still can't embed it in this post (no super powers here). However, I finally found a link. But first, the set up.

It's extremely short. A school play. I'm no good with kids' ages but I'm guessing like first grade or something. The play is of some underwater scene (Urashima Taro?). You can briefly see the fish, turtles -- all giving embarrassingly lackluster performances. In the audience stand a couple of proud parents videoing taping their little boy. The boy isn't the hero of the story or a fish or even a turtle. He's seaweed. But he's the best damned seaweed you ever did see. I love this commercial. Although I admit the first few times I saw it I thought he was a pea pod. Shame my Western mind.

Here!

9 comments:

Hilary said...

Very cute.. flapping his little weeds like that! :)

Kappa no He said...

Hilary: Thanks so much for stopping by. Yep, I like that flapping too.

Jamie said...

Love it! That's adorable. I record everything I watch, so I always skip the commercials, but sometimes, I know, I miss something good.

Kappa no He said...

Jamie: I must admit though most of the commercials drive me nuts. I think they are a good deal shorter here which means they don't have as much time to tell an entire story. But when my parents come to visit they always amaze at how when a show says they'll be right back, they really ARE right back. Makes them fight for bathroom breaks.

Frank Baron said...

That was indeed very cute. (And thanks for the plug.) ;)

Virginia Lee said...

In my former life as an actor it was instilled in me that there are no small parts, only small actors. That kid? He might actually survive as an actor if he keeps that enthusiasm.

Kappa no He said...

Frank: Thank you!

Virginia: They've got a whole series of them with him rooting for his mother at a volleyball game, etc. The lad does have enthusiasm! I want to hear more about your acting now.

Bk30 said...

oh he is just to cute! how ya been stranger?

Kappa no He said...

Yay!! Bekka is back!