Imag From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 192 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1389 times:
I can’t remember whether the advert was for Ansett, Qantas or TAA. I can remember it cause some controversy as a female passenger check out a male attendants bottom. I think it had the lyrics “you’re so smart you should have been a teacher”.
Have had a search of youtube and can’t find anything. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Ditzyboy From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 695 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
Funnily enough I was talking about that ad with some ex-TAA/Australian women on my last trip. As mentioned it was part of the 'You should see us now' campaign.
The closest thing I have seen on youtube is an ad for Australian Air Express which has the jingle 'You should phone us now'. Not quite the same, though!
A bit of trivia for you. The FA that hands the newspaper to the female customer is not the same person as when she turns around and looks at his bottom. The ad gives the impression that it is the same guy. Apparently it was a running joke, at the time, between the two guys whether it was better to be the face double or the ass double.
Airbear From Australia, joined May 2001, 642 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
Quoting Imag (Reply 4): Qantas is definitely on a winner with there "I still call Australia home" ones... like advertising gold...
Hi Imag. Sorry mate, but IMHO, you only find the "I Still Call Oz Home" ad a "winner", because perhaps being in the UK, you may not be over-exposed to it! I personallly find it nauseating, and hypocritical in the extreme, given QF's current modus operandii in the way of engineering, crewing etc etc. Yes, I know that many carriers are doing the same, but QF could do all this without wrapping the flag around itself.
Many folks here of an unkind disposition already years ago - pre-dating QF's use of the song - re-named the original Peter Alllen song "I Still Call Aust. My Meal-Ticket", given his more or less permanent and long-term expat status. Then, I guess the telling thing for HIM is that following the ad as performed by the umm.. "Dixon Youth", hardly anyone would associate that song any more with P.Allen.
Anyway, some trivia: a) Geoff Dixon purchased the rights to the song while he was still with Ansett, where it was never used, and he took those rights (somehow) with him to QF. And .. b) what with dragging the choir, their minders, film crews and other hangers-on around all of creation to film the various versions of the ad, I read somewhere that that campaign was one of the most, if not THE most expensive series of ads ever made, anywhere! Perhaps any a.netters in the ad industry might confirm or contra this.