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Old 22-08-2005, 22:36
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The Cillit bangs ads are ridiculous but I have to know who IS barry scott? Plus what other fake ads have you heard of/seen?

And why is his voice dubbed so badly?
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Old 22-08-2005, 22:43
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I always expect him to go all Ming the Merciless on us...

"I'm Barry Scott. See my Cilit Bang. Behold me, for BANG! and the dirt is gone!!!!"
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Old 22-08-2005, 22:49
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Ohh....!! What next - him getting a Hollywood walk of Fame!! !
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Old 22-08-2005, 22:54
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Originally Posted by mprince
The Cillit bangs ads are ridiculous but I have to know who IS barry scott? Plus what other fake ads have you heard of/seen?

And why is his voice dubbed so badly?

How is it a fake ad? Does it not really advertise something?
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Old 22-08-2005, 23:00
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to sizzle: i mean in that the character/person doesn't exist! WHO IS Barry Scott? A recognised tradesman? A popular TV decorating expert? I never heard of him before last year!
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Old 22-08-2005, 23:02
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You should see the Techno Remix version of the Cillit Bang advert, one of the funniest things you'll see when *ahem* intoxicated.

Click Here!

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Old 22-08-2005, 23:02
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I hate to shatter anyone's illusions but, Barry Scott is
Spoiler



Bang!
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Old 22-08-2005, 23:10
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He also appeared in the Brian McFadden music video for "Real To Me". Brian gets very annoyed with him and throws flowers at the wall as a reault. Probably was angry that Cillit Bang couldn't clean the skidmarks on his Y-fronts or something...

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Old 22-08-2005, 23:11
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Originally Posted by Paddy C
You should see the Techno Remix version of the Cillit Bang advert, one of the funniest things you'll see when *ahem* intoxicated.

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lol

thats brill

maybe they should release it as a single
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Old 23-08-2005, 03:02
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Originally Posted by Paddy C
You should see the Techno Remix version of the Cillit Bang advert, one of the funniest things you'll see when *ahem* intoxicated.

Click Here!

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That is so so fanny! That it has to be said has doen more than cheer me up on a day when i am quite depresed - i am sat hit laughing my face off with tears streaming from my eyes!

Is is just me or dose it have that effect on anyone else?
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Old 23-08-2005, 07:51
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Originally Posted by mprince
The Cillit bangs ads are ridiculous but I have to know who IS barry scott? Plus what other fake ads have you heard of/seen?

And why is his voice dubbed so badly?


It's funny you should start this thread, because for the last day or two I've been meaning to start the same thread with the same question.

He come swanning on saying...."Yes it's me...Barry Scott here again....."

"Yes it's me"?
Like I'm supposed to know him from the telly or something?
Who are you trying to kid mate?

So I'm watching this advert thinking "Who the f**k is this guy? He's acting like some celeb who I'm supposed to recognise and know from somewhere".

So it turns out that he really is just an actor pretending to be a celebrity.

The thing is though, is that they must be really trying to con the public into thinking that this guy really is a celebrity.
Like they don't have to bother with a real celebrity endorsement, they can save money getting a real celeb in, because the public are stupid enough to listen to an actor pretending to be a celebrity.

I wonder how many people watch these cillit bang adverts and really believe that this guy is a celebrity that they must listen to.
We've had the reality TV craze, OK and Heat magazine, and the advent of the neo-celebrity that exists as a celebrity mainly in the celeb magazine world.
So I really, really wouldn't be surprised if this is the next stage.....

...just any old person appearing on telly and introducing themselves as a celebrity.
It's the next logical step in easier ways to make someone famous.
And I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people go along with it too, and want to read about them and see more of them on TV.

Didn't there used to be something a bit like this in the old "Slimfast" adverts?
I remember another "Barry" bloke introducing himself on those ads.

Like we're really going to give a f**k who their names are.
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Old 23-08-2005, 08:25
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Originally Posted by Alrightmate
Didn't there used to be something a bit like this in the old "Slimfast" adverts?
I remember another "Barry" bloke introducing himself on those ads.
Yeah that was Barry Bethell - he was supposed to be a radio DJ
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Old 23-08-2005, 08:32
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Yeah that was Barry Bethell - he was supposed to be a radio DJ
Ah yes, ..Barry Bethall...that's the one.

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Old 23-08-2005, 08:41
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Why is it so badly dubbed though!
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Old 23-08-2005, 08:44
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Originally Posted by RobbieUK
Why is it so badly dubbed though!
I read somewhere that it's cheaper to make - actors get paid less for 'silent' work and 'voiceover work' than it would cost to pay 'Barry Scott' to have a 'speaking role'.
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Old 23-08-2005, 09:49
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Cillit Bang is really good though. If you haven't tried it yet, I can thoroughly recommend it. It cleans the bath like no-ones business. Much better than other cleaners I have tried (Cif power spray I am looking at you)
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Old 23-08-2005, 10:23
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The new cleaning sensation I say. I have about a 5 foot 11 cardboard cutout of him with Cillit Bang in his hand!
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Old 23-08-2005, 10:31
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
The new cleaning sensation I say. I have about a 5 foot 11 cardboard cutout of him with Cillit Bang in his hand!
Does his nozzle follow you round the room? Or should that be eyes
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Old 23-08-2005, 10:53
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No No, it stand by my mirror.
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Old 23-08-2005, 11:30
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Cillit Bang, whatever does the name mean?. However it cleans my kitchen floor tiles better than anything else ever so thank you Mr Barry Scott whoever you are.
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Old 23-08-2005, 11:41
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Cillit Bang, whatever does the name mean?. However it cleans my kitchen floor tiles better than anything else ever so thank you Mr Barry Scott whoever you are.
You ARE Barry Scott and I claim my free sample size of Cillit Bang!

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Old 23-08-2005, 11:53
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Originally Posted by Paddy C
You should see the Techno Remix version of the Cillit Bang advert, one of the funniest things you'll see when *ahem* intoxicated.

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That is bloody brilliant!

'Glass, metal, ceramic-stone.."

He should release this as a dance tune- beats the Crazy Frog any day!
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Old 23-08-2005, 13:02
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Originally Posted by Paddy C
You should see the Techno Remix version of the Cillit Bang advert, one of the funniest things you'll see when *ahem* intoxicated.

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Paddy
That is brilliant, but the e-sure one is even better!

"Calm down dear..."
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Old 23-08-2005, 13:31
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haha.

Those remixes are great, epseically the Esure one!
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Old 23-08-2005, 13:51
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Originally Posted by Paddy C
You should see the Techno Remix version of the Cillit Bang advert, one of the funniest things you'll see when *ahem* intoxicated.

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Brilliant Paddy loved it !!
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