Commercial Break: It's my Favourite tie

5 February 2009

Perplexing bit of vintage commercial here from 1971. For Favourite, a brand of ties. Did people REALLY have a preferred brand of tie back then? Don’t you just go to somewhere that sells ties, point at it and buy it?

How about other everyday items – like bandages? Imagine the scene as a carpenter works on your home (as they often did in 1971)

CARPENTER: “Aaaargh, I’ve sawed my arm and it’s gushing blood. Have you got a bandage?”

YOU: Certainly. It’s a Henderson bandage. That okay?

CARPENTER: A Henderson? You can stick that up your arse pal. I only wear Cougar bandages. I’m a Cougar man till the bitter end.

YOU: Oh. I see. Will you be okay?

CARPENTER: Yes, but I expect there’ll be a lot of blood spurting about the place until I pass out. You’d better cover up that tie.

YOU: Yes, I’d better. It’s a Favourite.

CARPENTER: Thought it was [Faints.]

TOPICS:   Advertising

4 comments

  • Darren W.
    HEY BW, I have my preferred favourite brand of ties... nothing wrong with having a bit of style!
  • The B.
    Terylene AND Crimplene, bloody hell, no wonder it's your favourite, I aspire to Terylene OR Crimplene but both in the same tie is just pure beyond my price range.
  • The B.
    The carpenter's grammar is terrible.
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