You may of seen the original Sony Bravia advert where they hurled thousands of balls down a steep street in San Francisco. Initially a lot of people thought it was cgi, but it turns out they really did do it.
For those that havn’t seen it, you can watch the advert here.
The advert was hugely successful and spawned a slew of imitators. One of these was one relativly short lived take off by Tango (Clear).
Now, its more likely you havn’t seen this advert. Same music, same concept though replacing the hilly streets of San Francisco for a street in Swansea.
Also, the balls are now fruit. You can watch this one here.
But thats not the interesting part. The interesting part is this website:
Examining the site you can find various interviews about how terrible the advert was – how it ruined their lovely street, even how Aled Edward’s was late to work that evening because he had to wash the pulpy mess off his car. You just can’t make this stuff up.
My personal favourite is the video interviews with the shocked and angered residents. With this quote from this woman, being my favorite.:
Eileen survived both wars with the utmost composure, but couldn’t contain her anger when her home was bombarded by kiwis and citrus fruit.
I think I may just sign the petition, I mean, its their street today, what about tommorrow? These terrible TV types, will be flinging fruit down everybody’s streets. Oh No!
I guess its one way to get kids to eat fruit.
(I’ve got a slightly nasty feeling this may be part of a failed viral campain – I mean it just seems too lame to make up doesn’t it?)