Daily Archives: 05/09/2004

Snort – Chuckle

Has anybody else seen those United Healthcare tv spots that are running right now? The ones about people not thinking much about their healthcare, so fortunately United Healthcare does? Obviously the ad agency was thinking about the Darwin awards when they cooked up this campaign.

There’s one ad with a guy out on the African savanna in a cheesy lion suit, approaching a pride of lions while a wildlife documenter films it. “Begin agitation phase,” the film maker announces as the poor sap enters the circle of lions. That got a chuckle out of me.

I just saw another one this morning. Two suburban dads out in the backyard trying to get rid of an enormous swarm of bees by cutting the branch and dropping the swarm into a trash can. Of course dad #1 trips off the ladder and falls right onto the swarm, sending dad #2 skittering across the yard and into the lit bbq pit. I couldn’t stop laughing at that one.

I guess I’m just a sucker for physical comedy. But they are damn funny ads.