Having a Sky box that allows you to fast forward through adverts is great technology and a real perk of being an adult. But sometimes, I don't mind watching the adverts. In fact, sometimes I quite like them.
As a student, my housemates (and my ex’s housemates) and I used to play The Advert Game; guessing the advert before the product or company was revealed. It made forced advert time fun and some of us became pretty competitive.
I’m a particularly big fan of funny adverts and thought I’d put together a short playlist — about the length of an advert break I'd say — with some that have cropped up recently as well as some old favourites.
An advert about loans with a singing satsuma. An advert about free television channels with a singing cat and budgie. One about an online hotel comparison website that I cannot decide whether I like the Black Country accents. Child adults or adult children talking about Haribo (love the 'SANDWICH' moment). A olympian advertising internet services. Finally, diary milk.
And my favourite older adverts? EDF Energy featuring the EDF Flame (which looks more like an orange poo really), oh I simply love(d) him/her. My housemates found it quite odd. Then there's Old Spice. An advert for featuring eurodance hit 'Rhythm is a Dancer'. Finally, a moonwalking pony.
There must be many more but I simply cannot remember any others. I do enjoy a good advert!