Commercial Break: Thomas Cocks

28 December 2009

Screen shot 2009-12-28 at 08.53.03 Phew - Christmas is over and that means the barrage of ads for summer holidays is underway again. Thomas Cook have decided to go for a top-of-the-range celebrity couple to help them big up their foreign fortnights, but they could only get Jamie and Louise Redknapp, the pair who will happily flog or turn up to the opening of anything.

It’s bewildering why anyone would aspire to becoming the Redknapps – he made a tidy packet by being a staggeringly ordinary and perpetually crocked midfielder who now brings his own unique brand of addled, marble-mouthed punditry to Sky Sports, while she is famous for being a footballer’s wife. Something for all the kids to aspire to there.

Ah yes, kids. The Redknapps have two, but they seem to have been lucky enough to have dumped them for the dream break they’re enjoying in this ad. For most of us, a summer holiday is all about the kids, encompassing tantrums, near-death pool incidents, a smattering of illness and inevitably, palpable tension between mum and dad.

Let’s face it, if you came across a loved-up, self-involved pair like the Redknapps while on your hols, you’d be hassling your rep to get you moved to another resort, for the sake of your own bile ducts.

TOPICS:   Travel

7 comments

  • Sideysid
    A program called Orbit is your friend if you want to grab embedded videos for your 'personal' collection. Obviously thats if mr.state-the-obvious-tight-trouser-aficionado and mrs.washed-up-posh-spice-wanabee celebs float your boat that is...
  • zeddy
    Jamie done his hamstring whilst filming this whereas Louise just does everyone's fucking head in.
  • The B.
    At least the c**ts have stopped advertising the wii now, now if only we could get rid of those geordie twats and bring out some decent *NEW* games for it then it might stop gathering dust on my shelf.
  • ssme
    redknapp was far from staggeringly ordinary as a player. he was, however, staggeringly injured. and is staggeringly bad as a pundit.
  • Junkyard
    Odd strapline at the end of the ad - have they changed the name of the company to Thomas Kewk?
  • Warwick H.
    Where would one be without Daddy ?. And as for Thomas Crook, I wouldent travel with them for free.
  • Commercial B.
    [...] covered two ads that are down there with the worst that 2009 had to offer (we’re talking about the Redknapps’ bullshit holiday film and Iggy Pop going for a drive with his own penis. Now here’s the third – the wacky new [...]

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