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A Dummy's Puppet's Ramblings - from Chip Martin
Mannequin American views and guidelines on marketing/PR trends, news from the world of puppets and ventriloquism, bits of humor and other interesting but useless information. I post every Tuesday and Friday.
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Funny Animal Commercials

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Scooter the Nurtured Cat

 

 

 


I don’t usually include “cat oriented” ads in this blog. But the words to this jingle about Scooter the Neutered Cat made me LOL. And besides, I think a “neutered” cat is the best kind of cat.

Another Funny Animal-Related Ad

 

Actually this ad is about killing animals. Tom Cat Bait is “Engineered to Kill” mice. And they offer ideas on what to do with all of those dead mice. In this case, Dead Mouse Theater.

“Pounds and Personality”

 

Hard to imagine that even vintage ads went this far off a cliff. “Send her back to school in the slenderizing magic of a Chubbette Wardrobe.” And you received a free book, “Pounds and Personality,” full of advice on how chubby girls could achieve happiness. Can you imagine how social media would respond to this type of message today?

This Just Made Me Laugh

 

 

 


An Ad With No Product to Sell

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No Product … Just Sex (NSFW)

NSFW because of language at the end: This rather humorous ad is not selling any products. It’s simply selling sex … with a pencil sharpener. 

Equal Payback Project … (NSFW)

NSFW: In this video Sarah Silverman goes to drastic measures to avoid the wage gap between men and women.

 


Funny Spirits Commercials
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Chip’s Philosophy: What happens after you die? Lots of things happen. They just don’t involve you.

THE Bourbon

 

This ad for Jim Beam Bourbon is about six years old … but it’s new to me, and it’s funny. It could be from the UK. It’s called … THE Stalker.

Another Funny Spirits Ad

 

Click here to see an even funnier spirits ad. This one is for JP Wiser Whiskey.

Vintage Sweater Ad

 

What better way to sell women’s sweaters than to not really show the product, but rather show a woman on her back with her legs in the air??? I really have no idea what the ad guys were thinking with this layout. (What is “duration service,” anyway?)

Glove and Boots Movie Theater Etiquette 

 

“If your baby is so small it can’t hold its own head up, don’t take it to the movies.” That’s just one of the many funny but useful movie etiquette tips from Glove and Boots.

Here are more hilarious etiquette tips from my favorite Mannequin Americans, Glove and Boots.

 


 


Progressive Insurance Employs a Mannequin American

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Progressive Ad Features Mannequin American

 

 


This scary stereotypical use of a Mannequin American is never good for my banquet business, but at least they keep puppets and puppeteers employed.

The Lazy Environmentalist

Some people think we’d all be environmentalists if it were easy. Click here to see a really funny Canadian ad for the WWF that promotes the “easy” concept.

Speaking of “Weird”

Good Wine … in a Can … “Worth Lifting a Finger For”

 

 

 

No more arguing whether or not “good” wine should have a corked bottle instead of a screw top. The ad above promotes “Ridiculously Good Wine in a Can.” Yeah, right.

Order “Two and Only” Now

 

 

In time for the holidays, you can order a DVD of Jay Johnson’s Broadway show, The Two and Only. The DVD will ship from Amazon on December 16th. It’s a tremendous show.

 

 

 

 


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