The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Advertising Peep Show …
October 15, 2009, 6:21 am
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One of my fave shows is the UK comedy, Peep Show.

The basic premise is that you get to hear what the characters are thinking, even if in reality, they end up replying with something entirely different.

Anyway I bring this up because Matt pointed me in the direction of a clip that kinda reminds me of it.

I’ll leave it up to you to decide why …

For some reason, everytime I watch this clip, the song “War” by Edwin Starr comes into my head, except the lyrics change to …


“What are they good for”

“Absolutely nothing [with clients like these]”

Can’t work out for the life of me why that would be the case …

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you were bored when you wrote this werent you rob. bored and focused on making any poor and unfortunate fucker who reads this to feel the same way.

well confuckingratulations, you succeeded.

theres a pissload of creatives and suits whove been singing your version of “war” well before seeing that clip. ill leave your super brain to work out why that is.

won big yet?

Comment by andy@cynic

This isn’t a documentary about cynics early years?

Comment by Pete

early years? years more fucking like.

you think we listen to you going on about some deep & meaningful planning shit without a fuckload of comments going off in our heads? shows what you know. or how naively trusting you are.

Comment by andy@cynic

Don’t worry Pete, you’re still pretty new – you’ll get used to it.

PS: Andy, did you note how I totally ignored your comments? I’ve had years of practice.

Boom Tish.

Comment by Rob

And Pete, this is more a documentary on what goe through Jill’s ‘designer’ mind with certain clients than anyone at Cynic. We’re such a lovely, kind bunch of people and I’m hurt you would even say such a thing. Everyone knows we chose our name as an ironic statement. Or was that Sunshine? 🙂

Comment by Rob

Should any of our clients read this post and Andy’s comment (Lee. And hopefully that is all) please be assured he is joking.
We have wonderful and intelligent clients and the only organization where Andy’s comment could be classed as accurate are thankfully a dark and distant memory.

Thank you.

Auntie G.

Comment by George

looking after my pension. what a fucking guy.

3 cheers for aunite g. ok, make it 1 and a bit.

Comment by andy@cynic

Thats a word for word reinactment of my old conversations with Rob and George and you don’t need CSI to say which character is me. Great lyrics Rob, could be your best insight yet.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Great, this should be part of the induction program to ad land !

Comment by bhaskar

Planners are often (in Asia) there as a veneer of intellectual credibility which is why if they’re not used then it’s spunking money down the drain.

Comment by Charles

That reminds me… when is your brand character war starting?

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Good afternoon.

Comment by Marcus

it fucking isnt marcus, not when you know what i know about mr fucking blagger.

Comment by andy@cynic

miscommunication and swearing at strange expectations at its best. i m almost crying every time i watch it

the client seems to be pretty relaxed though. until it s seventeen minutes later, i presume

and it s old, but

Comment by peggy

what has he done now Andy?

Comment by Marcus

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