Thursday, April 06, 2006

Bang to rights


Having spent the weekend listening to too many parodies of the Cilit Bang advert, I actually ended up buying some Cilit Bang on Monday. Advertising works! I don't know what I was expecting. I mean, their product sounds like a 1970s Danish porn film.

Anyway, it wasn't very good. If left smears all round my shower-screen. Still, nothing can beat Cilit Bang. Over at their website you can "be the first to see their latest commercial". My favourite is the one which involves Barry Scott (the Cilit Bang spokesman with the odd hair) and his "friend" Jill (she looks like trouble). I also like the advert for Cilit Bang Power Grime and Lime Cleaner ("take that nasty scum away" - now there's no need to be rude about Barry and Jill). Although shock!!! On the FAQ page is the Q. Is Barry Scott real? And the answer is, "Barry Scott is a fictional character created to demonstrate the benefits of the Cilit Bang range." I feel rather cheated, having invested a lot of time thinking about Barry Scott. It's like finding out that Santa isn't real.

7 comments:

Dane said...

This product is available in Australia under the name "Easy Off Bam". It isn't very good either. And the guy in the ad has weird eyebrows. And shouts.

Lee said...

Not real? Then who on earth came up with the hideous name Barry Scott? I'm sorry, if fiction is involved, it must be far more glamorous.

Dicky Entrails said...

Barry Scott has, however, been responible for a truly awful gaffe. That was really tasteless.

Mr McGuinness said...

I've never tried it. I've also never eaten an olive......bye.

Dessie said...

Does it clean flying horse shit? Or could it get Toblerone out of a rug? I very much doubt it...

comatose said...

I quite fancied the first Barry Scott, then they replaced him with that pillock. The shouty voice is the same though. Who remembers Barry Bethel the DJ from the slimfast ads? he was real!

Ian said...

Thank goodness! I thougt I was the only person who'd noticed he wasn't the real (1st) Barry Scott, I feel vindicated!