Now I've never really believed in the power of telly advertising. Most of them just get on my nerves with their flying cars, stupid mobile phone ads and washing powders that don't get your clothes any whiter or cleaner than the cheapest stuff on the market.
They interrupt the programmes but at least you can go for a loo break or make a cuppa! One thing the BBC has in its favour is no adverts. Well only the ones advertising their programmes!
I can remember the first time I ever saw a TV advert, it was in a Jerry Lewis film. Yes I'm ancient and remember the golden time when we had no adverts on telly. It made me laugh as I'd never seen anything like it. There was this old woman watching a huge colour telly and as each product advert came onto the screen she started using it. As I said I laughed, it was so stupid. The only thing I can remember about the products was one turned her hair bright pink. No wonder I don't believe in TV ads.
I had started to write a posting on telly adverts when they started to show the new one about Harvey last week which shows the power of TV advertising. My grandchildren were falling about laughing at it just like I did with the Jerry Lewis film.
Maybe I should rethink my ideas a bit. I need a Harvey!