Monday, April 14, 2008

The greatest ad ever

Folks in the advertising industry often cite Apple's 1984 ad as the greatest TV commercial ever (full ad available on Google video). But nooooo... they are sadly mistaken. This ad from the Ivory Coast surely deserves the honour. It features Super Timor, a bug spray.

video

Transcription (in French, thanks Mireille!):

(Aïe)
Ne tuez plus les moustiques avec des claques sur vos joues !
(Aïe)
Des claques sur vos cuisses !
(Ouyouyouille)
Des claques sur vos bras !
(Aïe)
Super Timor est là !

Super Timor est encore plus fort, avec sa nouvelle formule.
(Super Timor)
Le temps de sentir l'odeur Super Timor,
(pchiiit, pchiiit)
les insectes sont déjà morts !
(Super Timor)

Super Timor, avec sa nouvelle formule, vraiment, vraiment plus fort !
(Super Timor !)
(Super Timor !)
Le numéro un.

English translation (thanks Google translate, et al):

(Aee)
Don't kill bugs anymore with slaps on your cheeks,
(Aee)
Slaps on your thighs,
(O yo yo)
Slaps on your arms;
(Aee)
Super Timor is here

Super Timor is even stronger With its new formula
(Super Timor !)
Just a whiff of the Super Timor odour,
(_Spray sounds_)
and the bugs drop dead !
(Super Timor !)

New formula Super Timor; Much MUCH stronger !
(Super Timor !)
(Super Timor !)
The Number One.