To say I was shocked would be verbal shorthand....... I found those ads irreverant, sick, disturbing, without shame, a slap in the face to hand puppets (you need an extra hand to do that if you're the puppeteer), possibly carcinagenic (sp?), maybe a contributor to some STD........
........... can I have another cup of Wilkins please? (my kind of humor)
From the all-knowing Wizard of Wikipedia: "The first seven-second commercial for Wilkins was an immediate hit and was syndicated and reshot by Henson for local coffee companies across the United States; he ultimately produced more than 300 coffee ads."
There's no reason you couldn't. For shops that don't have bean procurement gimmicks or some other marketing angle then the whole "drink here or we'll stab you" route might prove effective. I think people like a little kink in their cup!
Bam Bam said:
Wow! That's amazing. I wish I could see advertising like this today. Jim Henson is a genius.
Of course there was the greatest threat promotion of all time: National Lampoon's "If you don't buy this magazine, we'll kill this dog." Voted #7 best magazine cover of all time by Magazine Publishers Association. I think it came from the evil genius mind of Michael O'Donaghue
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