I hate watching commercials. I can endure a few but more often than not they are played end to end for way to kong. But, Poo-Pourri’s Television Commercial On You Tube Is Genius. If all commercials were as well made as this one not only would I watch them, I’d write about them here.
Skip The Commercials
Like most television watchers with the means and/or challenging schedule, I record shows for viewing later when I have time to watch and enjoy them. Known as “time shifting”, we can watch when there is time and we can use the fast forward button to skip through commercials (we call this “boofing” as in “can you boof through the commercial”). This is especially handy for watching NFL and NCAA Football. Where strings of ads play after every punt, quarter change, halftime, kickoff and let’s not forget the long breaks where plays are reviewed. A sixty minute game can and will stretch to four hours with all of the ads, and unfunny blather from Howie and Terry, but I digress.
Television Ads Are Reborn
Now, the television or video commercial is reborn on You Tube with this ad for Poo-Pourri, a spray that covers the smell of public pooping. Who hasn’t not wanted to poop at a party, friends house, airliner, etc.? Poo-Pourri not only makes it O.K. but is incredibly entertaining. If you have not seen the ad, picture the Orbit chewing gum model of “dirty mouth” fame, talking about taking a big old, stinky dump and you have the picture.
This ad works because it is relatable, informative and entertaining if not downright funny. It also asks for the order in that the charming, British pooper-actress on screen tells you how and where to buy it.
Watch for yourself. This ad is genius.