New Think! advert - this times its for us

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Jacomus-rides-Gen, 10 Mar 2008.

  1. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    I saw a new Think! road safety advert tonight.

    It is two basketball teams, and you are instructed to try and count the number of passes the white team makes. Then in the middle of it a guy in a bear suit walks in, does a moonwalk and walks out.

    The announcer then tells you this has happened, and says "you won't see something that you aren't looking for" or something.

    Its good stuff.
  2. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid


    its this. but you might want to edit your post a bit :biggrin:
  3. magnatom

    magnatom Guest

    That's a good advert! I have seen this type of clip before so I didn't fall for it. It might have been better if they had a bear cycling through the group.

    Of course if he had been wearing hi-viz......:ohmy::biggrin:
  4. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Yehhhh i got the right number of passes and saw the bear. Was a rubbish costume.
  5. Clever ad, I hope a) it works and :biggrin: they roll it out nationwide. Got to admit, I missed the bear the first time :ohmy:
  6. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    we had a similar basketball vid at a course i attended [only ours was a guy aping around in a gorilla costume]...lesson learnt being that we need to pay attention to detail or something patronising like that.

    i too didnt see the gorilla 1st time round.
  7. I was unable to count the number of passes due to watching out for the previously aforementioned spoiler bear.
  8. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    It was just on C4.
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Hasn't this been on before ?
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Slight problem - in this case, it ought to be "It's easy to HIT something you're not looking out for". If it was easy to miss us, we'd be safer!

    But it's a good ad. I saw the bear, but like Mickle I'd been forewarned. Didn't spot it until it was centre of the frame though.
  11. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    its a good ad, but as soon as youve seen it once it will lose its appeal in a flash.
    it'll be one of those ads with a very short shelf life i think.
  12. frog

    frog Guest

    And I'd only just bought that bear cycling kit too! Bloke in the shop said 'Wear something destinctive and they won't hit you'.

    Bugger! I'm going to ask for a refund.
  13. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    i fell for it.

    Amazed I haven't hit any bears in all this time.
  14. catwoman

    catwoman Well-Known Member

    North London.
    Excellent public information broadcast. It may have a short shelf life but it's worthwhile. :biggrin:
  15. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    So did anyone else see the giraffe playing an accordian? (far right about 1 min 20 secs in)
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