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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 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.

 

 

 

 


An Iconic Ad to Emulate

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Remember This Duncan Donut Commercial? Of Course You Do

Sometimes you have to wonder why a company decides to discard a successful ad campaign. Such is the case with the iconic Duncan Donuts’ “Time to Make the Donuts” ads.

Remember this Ad for Wonderbra?

I’m a big fan of many of the old ads for Wonderbra. The one above is among my favorites. Of course this type of advertising wouldn’t fly today because of Social Media’s affinity of attaching anything that a minority may construe as not being politically correct.

 

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Insurance Ad With a Sense of Humor We Can Relate To

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Funny Israeli Migdal Insurance Ad

Click here to see a funny 30 second spot for Migdal Insurance.

Citroen Dog Knows What to do During Fill Ups

Apparently the Citroen in this funny ad can go a long way between fill ups. But a smart dog knows how to work out the muscle kinks and stiffness of a long drive when its owner pulls in to a desert gas station.

Surprise! Caffeine-infused Underwear Does Not Induce Weight Loss

Infusing ladies’ undergarments with caffeine does not make them weight loss aids, as it turns out. This news may not come as a surprise to most of us, but two companies were trying to sell just such a product with the claim that it would indeed have a slimming effect.

The not-so-magical underwear has made one thing significantly smaller, though: the bank accounts of the two companies in question, which have reached a $1.5 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

Who Approved the Copy for This Billboard?

The Dean of Ventriloquists

Take 10 minutes to enjoy laughs provided by the best comedy writer and ventriloquist ever … Edgar Bergen. This was taped shortly before Bergen’s death. Some criticized Bergen’s technique because his lips moved. But his character development, puppet manipulation and brilliant comedy writing skills overshadowed that flaw. Even if you close your eyes and just listen to his routines, you’ll laugh … which is why Bergen was one of the most popular radio personalities in history.

 

 

 


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