Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Would you buy a used car/sandwich/antacid from this man? Apparently, some people think so

Proof that Obama is still popular.

An Obama lookalike endorses Hong Kong's Kentucky Fried Chicken in commercial. (KFC stopped running the commercial, however, even though no one seemed to be complaining.)

And here he is promoting a local car dealerhsip:

Here he takes a stand against an upset stomach:

Which do you think is best?

UPdate: Some background on the Filipino commercial.


At 2/7/11, 9:44 AM, Anonymous RPM said...

Antacid wins with the gliding matron.
The car ad seemed more sincere if one can attach such concepts to these.
KFC POTUS was too brief, but it's all that was needed.

At 2/7/11, 10:36 AM, Blogger Monster, Indeed! said...

The gliding matron is supposed to be Philippine's President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who was played in the commercial by the Filipino impersonator known as “Ate Glow.” My guess is that Glow, a man, was seated on a scooter to disguise his height. Nonetheless, it's the part of the commercial everyone seems to like best.

The car commercial is strictly a local production, though a pretty good one. The Obama impersonator's resemblance was the least impressive of the three, but he gets props for being the only one to apparently supply his own Obama voice.

The Hong Kong KFC commercial is a great example of how brilliantly some Asian ads use their short running time. The Obama character shows up for less than one second, but the image is very memorable.


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