Sunday, March 7, 2010

Splish, Splash, I Was Taking A Bath...

Telus, one of our local telephone and internet companies, has an ad that is so popular, it has gone viral on YouTube. The only problem is, people love it so much they're going out and buying toy hippopotamuses, and not telephones. Everyone here in Canada is in love with this hippopotamus. Enjoy!

18 comments:

Nicole said...

Cute! I can see why people are out buying the hippo and not the phone.

I recall that when I was a little girl I had a stuffed hippo. I could not pronouce the word correctly and called it a HISSapotomous.

Arley said...

I love it!!! Sean works for a large mobile carrier that has the original Andriod devices. (G1 and MyTouch) Too bad us Americans couldn't come up with such cute commercials.

Belizegial said...

LOL, what cute ears you have Mr. Hippo.

momcat said...

Well thats advertising gone in the wrong direction. They're going to have to start making hippo-shaped phones now!

Pauline said...

singing hippos are much more fun than phones.

dudette214 said...

cute

Pauline said...

Jo - as an aside, my URL has been changed to: www.writingdownthewords.blogspot.com

The old URL kept taking folks off to a mega-religious site!

Carol E. said...

Cute ad, but I think it's so funny what grabs attention and becomes popular... you can just never predict.

Susan said...

Love the hippo/bunny race. I never thought hippos were cute before. I stand corrected.

DJan said...

Canadians have cute commercials, as I learned watching the Olympics on CTV. Thanks for sharing this!

Katy said...

Okay, how cute is that? Am I the only one who is totally over the whole BESTPHONEEVER! crap that seems to happen every other week or so? We all have cell phones, but not many of us have hippos!

Land of shimp said...

That's very cute :-)

Here, I brought you a link to a commercial that evidently aired here only in states where HEB has stores...for obvious reasons. It's a few years old, but it's hilarious!

Fun with yogurt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWdWUICWulo

kenju said...

Very, very cute!!

VioletSky said...

Telus has the BEST ads!

A few years ago the song I want a Hippopotatmus for Christmas became very popular again after a Telus ad.

I haven't seen this one - but Telus is BC is different than the rest of the country so we get slightly different ads.

Alicia said...

That was pretty darn cute. Love when the ear wiggle.

Eddie said...

Who is singing this version of the Splish Splash song in this commercial? Any ideas? It's certainly not Bobby Darin (original) or Barbra Streisand (popular remake).

Paula Slade said...

Actually - it's very cute! (Also, love the new look of your page - don't think I mentioned that before.)

baracine said...

The singer is Mina Mazzini, Italian, 1958. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5VhA4l7e2c